I make this Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix to enlighten my holiday baking. And while I know it is easy to buy spice mixes, I always seem to run out, and rather than running to the store or waiting for something to arrive at my doorstep, I can whip some up.
If you keep a well-stocked spice cabinet, as I do, and in an effort to use up spices so you always have fresh to pull from, I whip up my own spice mixes. It is so great to do, and so easy! Plus, if you like a little extra flavor from one spice or another, you can customize it just the way you like it!
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Making this Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix is as easy as placing all the spices in a bowl or jar and mixing them together to evenly disperse them among each other. I usually throw everything in the jar and just shake it up real good! LOL.
Notes & Tips
If you like to go the extra mile, you can grind all of the spices from scratch. I do not do this for most of these. The ONE that I would recommend, and that I do grind from whole every time I use it, is nutmeg. I have THIS LITTLE GRINDER so I can easily have fresh nutmeg any time I use it.
There really aren't many swaps you can make here, aside from using whole spices and grinding them yourself.
I will note, I love to use Vietnamese cinnamon in my kitchen. There are so many great cinnamons out there, and really any will work, that is just my preference.