Ever read the labels on your spices? No? You really should.
Yesterday I made a very delicious Coconut Chai Muffin in a Mug using a chai spice blend that I had purchased some time ago. Normally, I read labels very carefully. For some reason I didn’t read the label on this particular item.
Had I read it first, it would not have come home with me from the store. It had two things in it that I did NOT want in my chai spice blend at all:
I immediately dumped it out.
Then I got on the internet and discovered that chai is as unique as the people who make it.
There are tons of recipes out there, so I took notes from several and then headed to my kitchen to work some chai magic.
A little bit of this.
Pinch of that.
Sprinkle of something else.
Stir and breathe in the chai-y aroma. Aaaahh.
It is so easy to make your own chai spice blend, and other spice blends as well. Just measure, mix and store. Piece of cake!
The best tasting spice blends will be made with freshly ground spices.
You can also grind your spices the old fashioned way (and get a little arm workout) with a mortar and pestle. My mother in law gave me one years ago and it’s one of my favorite kitchen tools!
Grab your ingredients and let’s get our chai on!
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp cardamom
- 2 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp white pepper
- ½ tsp allspice
- ½ tsp coriander
- Mix well with a wire whisk
- Store in an airtight container, such as a repurposed spice jar.
- Makes just over 3 tablespoons.
Use this Homemade Chai Spice Blend in my delicious Coconut Chai Muffin in a Mug, in oatmeal, cookies, breads, teas or any other place you would use Chai Spice Blend.
Want more suggestions for homemade spice blends? Scroll down for my most-used spice blend recipes…
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Need some other ideas for homemade spice blends?
Try these easy recipes:
- Taco Seasoning Mix – No MSG!
- My Favorite Creole Seasoning Blend
- Dry Onion Soup Mix – vegan and no MSG!
- Homemade Chili Powder – with a secret ingredient!
- Pumpkin Pie Spice