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Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

If you’re looking for a super easy DIY Christmas gift, then this homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix is just what you need! I am giving most of my clients my homemade Brown Butter Butterscotch Sauce for gifts this year.

However, I do have a couple people on my list that are vegan. Therefore, I can’t give them my Brown Butter Butterscotch Sauce as a gift because they wouldn’t be able to enjoy it! So, I had the idea to make this homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix.

homemade gingerbread spice mix

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Easy DIY Gift: I thought this homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix was such a cute idea. This easy DIY Christmas gift is perfect for anyone who loves to bake or just loves gingerbread. You can use this homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix in recipes for cookies, cakes, or breads. You can also use in your coffee or hot chocolate. And you can even use it in French toast, pancakes, or even as a toast topper!

Naturally Vegan & Gluten Free: If you have people on your list who have allergies or are following a specific diet, then this homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix is the perfect gift! It's naturally vegan and gluten free, making this easy DIY Christmas gift perfect for literally anyone!

Many Uses: You can use this homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix for so many things! You can use it in cookies, cakes, brownies, and pies – of course! But, you can also use this in pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, babka, sprinkle on toast, or even on top of hot cocoa!

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Ingredients for Gingerbread Spice Mix

Watkins 1868 Organic Cinnamon

Watkins 1868 Organic Cloves

Watkins 1868 Organic Ginger

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Small Bowl

Whisk or Spoon


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Things You’ll Need to Gift Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

Spice Jars (these are the jars I used here, and they come with a funnel and labels)

Small Funnel (most spice jars come with this!)

Labels (most spice jars come with these too!)

Holiday Ribbon

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How to Make Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

Step 1

You add all the spices into a bowl together and mix them up. This is so easy! If you have kids, this can be a great recipe to make with kids as they can easily help.

My recipe weighs the spices, but the main thing is that this recipe calls for equal parts of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. So, if you don’t have a scale then you can use a tablespoon measurement and add 2 heaping tablespoons of each spice.

To make more jars, then you can double or triple the recipe and use a large bowl.

homemade gingerbread spice mix
homemade gingerbread spice mix
homemade gingerbread spice mix

Step 2

Use a small funnel and add the spice mix into spice jars.

Step 3

Label the spice jars with “Gingerbread Spice Mix” and add labels on. I like to do a top label and a front label if I’m gifting these, as you never know how people have their spice cabinets organized. But one label will also be just fine!

Step 4

Add a pretty ribbon and give this easy DIY Christmas gift to friends and family!

homemade gingerbread spice mix

How to Use Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix in Recipes

Baked Goods

Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix can be used in any baked goods such as cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, and more! For example, if you’re baking something labeled ‘gingerbread’ and the recipe calls for multiple spices to create the gingerbread flavor, you can add up all those spices and use this instead. For example, my Frosted Gingerbread Cookies calls for 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ginger, and 1 teaspoon of cloves. So, together that is 3 total teaspoons. So, you’d just add 3 teaspoons of homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix into the recipe instead.

Breakfast & Brunch

Add homemade Gingerbread Spice mix into pancakes, french toast, or waffle recipes. For most of these recipes 1 teaspoon of homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix will give you great gingerbread flavor! You can also add into scones, donuts, and more!


Add homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix into hot chocolate, coffee, or even smoothies for a holiday twist on your favorite drinks!

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What can I use this for?

You can use this in any recipe that calls for gingerbread spice. Or, if a recipe is labeled gingerbread, but it gives specific spices (such as cinnamon, ginger, cloves, etc.) you can add up the total amount of spice and use this mix in place of all the spices! You can also use this in brunch recipes like waffles or french toast and in drinks like coffee and hot chocolate.

How long will this last?

Ground spices will usually stay good for about 6 months to a year in the pantry.

Can I make more than one jar?

Yes, just 2x or 3x the recipe and you can make multiple jars!

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

Mimi Council
This recipe for homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix makes 1 full spice jar. You can double or triple this recipe to make multiple gifts!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Makes 3 ounces
Calories 80 kcal




  • In a small bowl, add the cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Whisk or stir together with a spoon to combine completely.
  • Transfer the mixture to a spice jar.
  • Label the jar and if gifting, tie with a ribbon.


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Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 29mgPotassium: 259mgFiber: 9gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 163mgIron: 4mg
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