Tired of buying spices that go to waste after you use them just once a year? Then this is the recipe for you! This DIY Gingerbread Spice Mix uses staple spices you likely have on hand (hello ginger, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice) so all you have to buy is just one: allspice! It’s the perfect way to stretch your dollar (and spice cabinet) while still relishing in the beauty of gingerbread spice this season.
My husband and I had a big debate about whether or not I could use the base of pumpkin pie spice and create my own DIY Gingerbread Spice Mix from scratch.
I bought both the ingredients to make it solo, then used only one I had to purchase, allspice, to create this beauty!
We taste tested the recipes below with each… and I pinky promise, no difference was found!
Relish in the beauty of making this Gingerbread Spice Mix and saving a dollar (or $20!) on all those additional spices you won’t use but once a year!
What You Need to Make this Recipe
How to Make this Recipe
Literally it’s not rocket science! That’s why I love these types of recipes!
(1) Measure all spices into a glass jar.
(2) Shake and mix! Store in that airtight container and use as needed.
Make sure to give it a good mix to ensure all those spice layers are combined uniformly!
See, there are layers! While beautiful, we want them to be uniform to get the right spice hints!
You can even use a small whisk to help as well. Then viola, this Gingerbread Spice Mix is ready to use!
I haven’t tried swapping this recipe up, so honestly I can’t vouch if you want to change up the portions or spices I’ve used!
However, do keep this tip in mind as you are mixing the spices:
Make sure your spices are less than a year old!
Dried spices and herbs lose their flavor after about 1-2 years, so you do not want to start with an already older spice when making this if you want it to last a year to two!
Recipes to Use this Mix In
Whatever you want, go ahead and use this Gingerbread Spice Mix in! I’ve mixed it into pancakes, baked goods, and sprinkled into my coffee!
Here are a few other recipes from the Shaw Kitchen we use this beauty in:
Gingerbread Spice Mix
- 2 tbsps pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- Combine all spices in a glass jar fitted with a secure lid. Use within 1 to 2 years for best quality.
- Make sure your spices are less than a year old!
- Dried spices and herbs lose their flavor after about 1-2 years, so you do not want to start with an already older spice when making this if you want it to last a year to two!