A simple and delicious homemade chai spice blend made with 7 common spice: cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, allspice, nutmeg, and black pepper. This warm and cozy spice blend adds so much flavor to baked goods, lattes, treats and so much more. Also, perfect for Holiday baking!
7 ingredient homemade chai spice blend
This time of year, it’s all about the warm and cozy spices to add magical, Holiday flavor to your dishes. People go crazy for pumpkin spice or apple pie spice, but let me introduce you to another spice blend that’s my new favorite. Chai spice blend! It’s made up of bold, Indian spices that give a warm, flavor-punch to your dish. I am confident it will be your new fav too!
spices in this homemade chai spice blend
I used the spices commonly used in a chai spice blend and likely found in your spice cabinet (especially this time of year!):
- ground cinnamon
- ground ginger
- ground cardamom
- ground allspice
- ground cloves
- ground nutmeg
- ground black pepper
Together, these warm and uniquely flavored spices create a bold, sweet, and irresistible spice blend that makes your baked goods and other treats feel like a big warm hug on a chilly day!
how to make this chai spice blend
I highly recommend making your own spice blends at home. It’s incredibly easy, more cost effective, and allows you to control the flavor to your liking.
I bought all pre-ground spices and simply added them together based on ratios I thought provided the best, most robust flavor (but you can play around with the ratios based in what spices you like best!). Cinnamon is the star ingredient with it’s warm, slightly nutty flavor. The two next big flavors are ginger and cardamom which add a nice sweet spicy bite and lemony flavor. The back-up but still important flavors are allspice, cloves, and nutmeg, which all add subtle warm, toasty notes. Finally, a touch of black pepper adds a small hint of savory heat without being overpowering. Together, it creates a symphony of flavor that brings life to any dish!
Of course, you could buy whole spices and grind them yourself for a super fresh blend! But pre-ground works beautifully too!
how to use chai spice blend
This homemade chai spice blend works well in so many dishes. It adds extra flavor to baked goods or breakfast treats like muffins, granola or granola bars, banana chai spiced waffles, or pumpkin overnight oats. You can add it to drinks like lattes, chai spiced hot chocolate, or even smoothies, like my cherry chai smoothie. The possibilities are endless and you can get creative!
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Chai Spice Blend
A simple and delicious homemade chai spice blend made with 7 common spice: cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, allspice, nutmeg, and black pepper.
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Add all the spices to a bowl. Mix together until well-incorporated.
Transfer to airtight container or jar.
Store in spice cabinet until ready to use!