Homemade gingerbread spice mix

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There is nothing better than homemade gingerbread spice mix. It’s super easy and quick to make. Easy enough to be made by kids too and give it out as holiday gifts.

This gingerbread spice mix made with cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, cardamom, cloves and ginger goes well with almost anything. From desserts, liquors, drinks to gravy. You can use it to make gingerbread cookies (Lebkuchen), apple rolls (instead of using cinnamon), baked apples, rice pudding, spiced tea or the non-alcoholic version of Glühwein just to mention a few. But feel free to throw it in any dessert or drink of your choice to add that gingerbread flavor.

So if you’ve never thought of making your own gingerbread spice mix at home, you just have to give this easy peasy spice mix recipe a try.

DIY German gingerbread spice blend

Prep Time: 5 min
Yield: 6 tablespoons (32 g/ ½ cup)

 

What you’ll need to make German gingerbread spice blend (Lebkuchengewürz)

  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground star anise
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

How to make Lebkuchengewürz

All you have to do is combine all the ingredients very well and fill in small air-tight containers. Store in cool and dry place for up to one year.

More gingerbread spice mix uses (just replace cinnamon with this spice mix)

Homemade gingerbread spice mix (Lebkuchengewürz)

This gingerbread spice mix is so easy and quick to make! Perfect for holidays! The bonus is that it goes well with almost anything, from desserts, liquors, drinks to gravy.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Baking, Spice blend, spice mix
Cuisine: European, German
Keyword: Christmas, DIY, gluten free, holiday gifts, holiday season, how to, Vegan
Servings: 6 tablespoons
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • 3 x small glass containers with Lids
  • spoon
  • Bowl

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground star anise
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  • All you have to do is combine all the ingredients very well and fill in small air-tight containers. Store in cool and dry place for up to one year.

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