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Homemade Gingerbread Spice Recipe

Homemade gingerbread spice is easy to make. Then use it for baking bread, muffins, or add to your coffee during the holidays for added YUM.

gingerbread spice

If you’re having a hard time finding bottled gingerbread spice at the store, no problem! You can make the same thing at home for a lot less and then you can enjoy it year round too. (affiliate links present)

Gingerbread Spice

We used a similar combination to make ginger banana bread which turned out amazing. I usually just bottle it though and use it as an added holiday cheer in a cup of hot chocolate or coffee though. If you want to enjoy Christmas flavors year round, this is how.

You will need 6 spices that you may already have in your cabinet already. If you don’t I will provide links where you can grab what you need online. It is helpful to have an empty container with a shaker on top too.


Gingerbread Spice Mix

If this is the first time mixing your own seasonings you just need a bowl and spoon to blend it all together. A small funnel and empty spice jars are a must and you can get it all together in one order. You’ll get a few so you might choose to make some of our steak dry rub too and fill another.

  1. You most likely already have cinnamon
  2. Allspice and nutmeg
  3. Ginger
  4. Cardamom
  5. Ground Cloves of course

None of these are left whole, I think that is a given but always want to be specific when I explain something. If you love gingerbread in all baked goods this is a great way to add a tad or more to your holiday baking items this year.

You’d want this if you wanted to make homemade gingerbread dough. If making cookies from cake mix like we did with our air fryer gingerbread cookies you wouldn’t need this. You could add it though to amp up the flavor more.

Ground allspice

Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

Once you have your cinnamon allspice ginger mixture ready and bottled all up you can use it in all sorts of things. I rotate this with pumpkin spice inside a cup of hot cocoa for the girls and they’re perfect for pancakes too. Put a dollop of whipped cream on top sprinkled with this in December for a fun morning treat.

Add it into a number of other recipes to kick it up a notch like the combo of zucchini gingerbread loaf we love.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Gingerbread Spice

  1. Combine

    Mix all dry ground spices in a sealable container. Then add a sprinkle into your hot holiday drink to add an extra seasonal flavor to it. On top of some whipped cream is a great way to serve it.

  2. Bake

    Sprinkle into your recipe of choice instead of packaged ready made mixes.

Gingerbread Spice Recipes

Looking for a recipe for gingerbread loaf you love at Starbucks? We have that for you. Another favorite is a German cookie called Lebkuchen. Like I said, this is more of a sprinkle for added flavor vs. using it inside a baked good but I have done that if this spice is called for.

I love it added into dalgona coffee, a sprinkle on top with some whipped topping, or inside hot cocoa for an added gingerbread flavor.

dalgota whipped coffee

Do you have a different way you are planning to use this? I would love to hear so we can try that the next go around. I typically grab larger jars of the ingredients below at Christmas time because they always offer them on sale. Then I mix this up in small jars and enjoy it in all the things year round. It is fun to surprise someone in February. lol

What is the taste of gingerbread?

If you’re looking for a Christmas flavor but aren’t familiar with the classic cookie that bears it’s name it is hard to explain. I would say it is a stronger version than the flavors you taste when eating a spice cake. It is very distinct and is usually a love it or leave it for most.

What is the difference between pumpkin pie spice and gingerbread spice?

Both actually include most if not all of these same ingredients, though in different amounts. This one is much heavier on the ginger and allspice (great for chocolate gingerbread cake) where the other has more cinnamon in it. When you make it homemade though you can adjust all of that to your liking, that is the great part about it.

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Gingerbread Spice

Homemade gingerbread spice is easy to make. Then use it for baking bread, muffins, or add to your coffee during the holidays for added YUM.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbread, homemade, spice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 4kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Mix all dry ground spices in a sealable container. Then use in baking recipes or added into coffee or drinks for an added gingerbread flavor.


Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Spice
Amount Per Serving (0.3 oz)
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 4IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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