This homemade chai spice blend is so easy and delicious! Perfect for Fall-inspired baked goods and beverages so you’ll want to keep this blend on hand to sprinkle on all the things! Trim Healthy Mamas will be happy to have this chai mix in their cupboards – there’s no unwanted ingredients, just pure, fragrant spices.
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.
The Many Faces of Chai.
What does one do when one wants to DIY something? Hop on the interwebs of course! There I 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!
Best of all, you can customize it to suit your own taste preferences. Love cinnamon? Add some more. Not a fan of cloves? Cut back on that or even eliminate it all together.
It’s YOUR chai, baby!
The best tasting spice blends are made with freshly ground spices.
However, if you don’t have a spice grinder like this one to grind spices, no worries. Just use what you have. It’s certainly better than something with added sugars and sulfiting agents.
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!
Whether you use this DIY chai seasoning blend in baked goods, smoothies, or hot beverages you’ll love the spiced flavor and aromas. You’ll also love saving money and knowing you’re using a healthy product!
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
Let’s Make Some Homemade Chai Spice Blend!
Homemade Chai Spice Blend
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. No artificial ingredients!
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp cardamom
- 2 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- In a small bowl, mix all ingredients well with a wire whisk
- Store in an airtight container, such as a repurposed spice jar.
- Makes just over 3 tablespoons.
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Judy Yarbrough says
cannot wait to make these spices!
Enjoy! I know I love the homemade spice blends more than what I buy in the store and I love knowing that there are no unwanted ingredients in them!
For your chai tea recipe it doesn’t say how much to use it just says the recipe makes 3 tablespoons. Is this recipe for just one cup ??
Hi Patricia! I’m sorry that there seems to be some confusion about this recipe. It is not for chai tea, but a seasoning blend for baking, etc. I do not have any experience with making chai tea at home (aside from using tea bags) as it’s not my favorite tea. I enjoy it occasionally but not enough to make my own!
I did a quick internet search, and it seems you could use this spice blend to make tea. Just brew some black tea and add a pinch or so of this blend to your tea (3 Tbs would be WAY too much!!). You’ll have to experiment with the amounts of this spice blend, of course. Thanks for stopping by and asking! I’ll have to try making some and add my results to this post. The more I’m thinking about it the better it’s sounding on this cold morning!