This Christmas Spice Blend is the perfect spice blend for Christmas and winter in general. You can use this spice for any sweet dishes you would use gingerbread spice in or anything you'd add cinnamon to. It's truly my favorite spice and I add it to anything and everything I can. This is my version of the traditional Czech Gingerbread Spice Blend.
What is this Christmas Spice Blend made with:
This blend is made with 9 different spices. That might seem like a lot but I promise you it's worth it. This is similar to gingerbread spice and you can use it interchangeably. I compare it to that because for me this is what we use as gingerbread spice back home in the Czech Republic. Czech gingerbread spice doesn't have ginger. The word "ginger" isn't in the original name, it just translates as gingerbread spice because we use it in gingerbread cookies. I know how confusing that sounds. The Czech name for this spice is "Pernikove Koreni".
Because I live in Toronto now, I do miss Czech flavors from time to time and I've mentioned how I was going to start sharing more Czech cuisine-inspired recipes so I'm excited to share this spice blend as the first one.
This spice blend is basically just a blend of warming winter spices that go well with pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, sweet bread, ice cream, cookies, snacks, or drinks. It goes great with vanilla, chocolate, and winter fruit.
- All Spice
- Star Anise
- Anise Seeds
- Coriander Seeds
- Ginger (optional as the original doesn't include it)
Recipes to use this blend in:
Here are some recipes you can use this spice in. Some of them don't call for it but you can just replace the spices in the recipe with this blend.
- Christmas Spiced Hot Chocolate
- Chocolate Gingerbread Oatmeal
- Tangerine Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Gingerbread Banana Bread
- Gingerbread Granola
- Spiced Christmas Bread with Nuts and Dried Fruit
- Gingerbread Quinoa Porridge with Toasted Coconut
I'll update this post with links as I share more recipes that use this spice blend in the coming weeks.
Can you believe it's already almost the end of November? American Thanksgiving is around the corner and before we know it, we're in December. I don't know about you but I actually can't wait. We've heard everyone mention how fast time flies a thousand times this year so I'll skip that and just tell you to make the most of the rest of the year. Christmas is honestly my favorite holiday and my favorite time of the year. I'm so excited to share Christmas themed recipes with you next month! I decided to share this Christmas Spice Blend today so that you already have it when I start sharing recipes that use it in the coming weeks.
What is your favorite holiday spice or your favorite recipe you like to make at Christmas? I'd love to know! If there's anything specific you'd like to see on the blog, let me know too. I'm always open to suggestions.
I hope you have a great week and keep your eyes peeled for Thursday's recipe. I'll be sharing a new fun holiday cocktail! xoPrint
Christmas Spice Blend
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: Approx. ¾ cup
- Category: Spice
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: Christmas
- Diet: Vegan
This spice blend beats gingerbread spice for me. Perfect for any sweet winter recipe.
- 4 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tbsp + 1 Tsp ground cloves
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp ground star anise
- 2 tsp ground anise seeds
- 2 tsp ground coriander seeds
- 2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp ground fennel seeds
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground ginger (optional)
- Place all the spices in a mason jar, cover with a lid and shake till combined. Store at room temperature away from heat for 1-2 months.
Feel free to adjust the amounts for the spices to your liking.
Keywords: christmas, winter, spice, blend
What a fantastic blend. I love spices, but I have to admit I don't have enough knowledge to know how to mix them!
Oh I bet this smells so good and delicious is perfect for the holiday this should be a great addition to every Christmas dish especially desserts
I love the smell of xmas spices - especially in Yankee candles. I never knew the particular xmas spices. This post helps clarify to me on that. Thank you for sharing this post.
That would be delicious in almost any kind of fall baked good. Those spices are classic holiday deliciousness.
Oh! First to hear this spice mixing thing, seems interesting! And, I love the colors of the spices!
Love the spices. Love the Christmas. Full of cookies and happiness. The Ginger Bread Banana is look yummy. I would love to make this on Christmas
Yeah Christmas Spice Blend. Time to baking.
This is a perfect blend! I can smell the inviting aroma already! Great one!
This is the first time I heard about Christmas Spice Blend! I will definitely use it for December. Sounds so delish!
What an awesome idea and it could be packed nicely and given as gifts with a list of recipes to boot. I love this combo and will try making one of the recipes
Can we replace anise seed with star anise? .. by any chance can you share the proportions for whole spices? .. i grind my spices fresh so its difficult to get measurements correctly
Veronika | thehealthfulideas
Star anise tends to have stronger taste than anise seeds so I would recommend skipping the anise seeds completely if you don't have any. Or replace them with only half the amount (1 tsp) of ground star anise.
Unfortunatelly, I don't have the exact measurments for whole spices. I think 4-5 pieces of star anise should be enough for this but I'm not sure about the rest, I'll make a note of this and make sure I add those measurements in the fall so it's up on the blog before Christmas! :)