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Chai Spice Blend

This homemade Chai Spice Blend is the perfect warm and cozy spice mixture for the holiday season. Add it to pancakes, oatmeal, cakes, lattes and more!

This homemade Chai Spice Blend is the perfect warm and cozy spice mixture for the holiday season. Add it to pancakes, cakes, lattes and more!

Let’s chat Elf on a Shelf for a minute, shall we? After doing a Facebook Live last week and mentioning our little elf, Ella, I’ve received some pretty hilarious emails and comments about it.

One thing I’ve figured out is that people either love it *raises hand* or absolutely freaking loathe it.

We’re #teamelfonashelf around here and honestly, I think Eric and I adore it just as much as Elle.

This homemade Chai Spice Blend is the perfect warm and cozy spice mixture for the holiday season.  Add a cute tag and festive ribbon for the perfect DIY gift!

And if you promise to keep the hate mail to a minimum, I’ll confess that although Ella refrains from doing anything too mischievous, she does have quite the wardrobe, her own mailbox, and adorable mini stationery.

We even have a set of magical red tongs that allow us to move her back to her shelf if we find her in a particularly precarious spot in the morning.

Overboard? Absolutely. But this holiday tradition is truly one of my absolute favorite things about the season and no one can convince me otherwise.

This homemade Chai Spice Blend is the perfect warm and cozy spice mixture for the holiday season.  Add a cute tag and twine for the perfect handmade hostess gift!

So, tell me, are are you an elf lover, or loather?

One of my other favorite things about the holidays are super simple DIY gifts for neighbors, coworkers, friends and family. There’s just something so memorable about a handmade gift that makes it extra special.

This homemade Chai Spice Blend is the perfect warm and cozy spice mixture for the holiday season.  Add a cute tag, twine and little greenery for the perfect handmade hostess gift!

From homemade vanilla extract and infused vodka to an indoor s’mores kit and homemade hot cocoa mix, I’ve got you covered in the adorable homemade gift department!

And if you’ve been following My Baking Addiction for any length of time, you also know that I am a huge fan of homemade spice blends – especially during the holidays.

My homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe pretty much ends up in everything I make from September through February and is always one of the most popular recipes on my blog every fall.

This homemade Chai Spice Blend is the perfect warm and cozy spice mixture for the holiday season.  Add a cute tag, twine and little greenery for a super simple hostess gift!

I’ve also shared apple pie spice which is equally as amazing and perfect for any apple dessert!

This year, I’ve been on a Chai tea kick and I decided that I wanted to infuse those deliciously cozy flavors into pretty much everything I am baking this holiday season.

If you’ve never made a homemade spice blend, they’re pretty much the easiest thing ever. Measure everything into a jar, give it a shake, or whisk, add a pretty tag or bow and you’re good to go.

You can double, triple and even quadruple the recipe for holiday gift giving.

This homemade Chai Spice Blend is the perfect warm and cozy spice mixture for the holiday season.  Add a cute tag, twine and little greenery an easy and thoughtful handmade gift!

This chai spice blend is delicious in just about everything you’re whipping up this holiday season from cookies and cakes to pancakes, eggnog and lattes!

I also love it mixed with some granulated sugar and sprinkled over warm, buttered toast for a spicy spin on cinnamon toast. It’s also great for cinnamon rolls and spiced nuts. Seriously, I could go on and on!

Whether you’re whipping this chai spice blend up to sprinkle on your morning oatmeal or for the perfect hostess gift, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

This homemade Chai Spice Blend is the perfect warm and cozy spice mixture for the holiday season. Add a cute tag, twine and little greenery for a super simple hostess gift!

Chai Spice Blend

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This homemade Chai Spice Blend is the perfect warm and cozy spice mixture for the holiday season. Add it to pancakes, oatmeal, cakes, lattes and more!

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • pinch of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine spices in a small bow, mix well to combine.
  2. Store in a small jar or spice container.

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Gayle

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

I love your page. I’ve tried recipe after recipe and all so good. Thank you!

Jamie

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

Thanks so much for stopping by, Gayle! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie

kim

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

I put a teaspoon of loose black tea in the paper tea bags I get at the health food store then add about 1/2 teaspoon of this chai spice to it, steep for a few minutes and add milk for my chai. Works great. If I have ready made tea bags, I just cut the top off, add some spice, then close it up and do the same. This mix is also a good addition to vanilla cup cake mix, a couple of teaspoons or so gives you a nice chai flavor.

Jamie

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Thanks so much for your input, Kim! I so glad you're digging the spice blend! -Jamie

Abigail Kreiss

Saturday 16th of December 2017

The mix can be added to hot liquids like or milk..

Jamie

Saturday 16th of December 2017

You can mix it in lattes, smoothies, and pretty much any baked goods! Thanks so much for stopping by! -Jamie

Maurita

Wednesday 13th of December 2017

I have tried your Vanilla Ext and like it a lot My friend loves Chai Tea how much of this spice blend would you add to a cup of black tea?

Jamie

Wednesday 13th of December 2017

Maurita- Because of the powdery texture, I don't think I would use this in plain black tea. I would recommend it for lattes and smoothies as far as beverages go. And it's definitely amazing in baked goods, pancakes, etc. -Jamie

Barbara Tighe

Wednesday 13th of December 2017

I can remember back 37 years ago, my husband of the time was stationed at 29 Palms, Ca. I baked all the cookies I could, placed them in all the tins I had bought at garage sales. Made as much Hot chocolate mix I could make, placed it in canning jars. Then passed it to all the Marines that were working with my husband. They couldnt go home but I tried to bring them a little of home.

Jamie

Wednesday 13th of December 2017

Such a thoughtful idea, Barbara! Hot cocoa mix is always a favorite of mine at this time of year! Happy holidays to you and yours! -Jamie

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