Homemade Chai Spice Mix
Homemade Chai Spice Mix is an easy chai spice mix that’s the perfect addition to quick breads, pancakes, oatmeal, topping lattes, and so much more!
It’s officially the last day of summer, and I’m definitely not sad about it. That might be because it’s been so hot here that I’m literally melting. Not to sound like a cranky old lady, but I can’t take the heat like I used to and I’m over it!
We got a teaser of cooler fall temps last week and I want them back stat, because it’s much more enjoyable eating soups, chili, and adding warm Homemade Chai Spice Mix to anything and everything.
I like feeling warm and cozy on the inside…not sweltering heat on the outside. 🙂
I’m going to stuff my crabby attitude now because there’s no place for it when discussing this chai spice mix. I mulled over whether it deserved its own post for about 5 minutes and obviously went with a resounding YES.
Chai Spice Mix
I plan to use this chai spice mix in so many different ways, including oatmeal, pancakes, quick breads, crisps, and even topping lattes or cappuccinos. The sky is the limit on the different ways that you can use it, which is why it deserves its own post.
I know a lot of you are like me and can’t get enough chai spice flavors, so this chai spice mix is bound to be a staple for you too!
This is the same chai spice blend that I used in my Chai Spice Chia Overnight Oats, which happens to be one of my most popular recipes. Overnight oats are a sensation on their own, but add chai spice to the mix and people go crazy.
We like our chai, and we need an easy way to add these flavors into everything.
If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a couple of stories last week when I developed a recipe using this Homemade Chai Spice Mix. If you saw those stories then you probably know what I added this spice mix to….and the rest of you will know very soon. Let’s just say you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
The glory of making your own spice blends is the fact that you can customize them exactly the way you want to, and this is my interpretation.
I know some chai blends include allspice and even black pepper, and if you like these spices in your chai you can easily add them to the mix too.
The bottom line is that this Homemade Chai Spice Mix is something you need in your life. These flavors make you feel all warm and cozy inside, so it’s perfect for fall and winter.
I’m going to be dreaming of cooler fall temperatures because warm and cozy is what fall is all about. 🙂
Use this chai spice blend in the following recipes:
Chai Spice Chia Overnight Oats
Banana Chai Spice Smoothie by Whole and Heavenly Oven
More spice blends you’ll love:
Homemade Chai Spice Mix
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- Place all spices into a small bowl and stir to combine.
- Place in an airtight container and store in a cool dry place.
- This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you find yourself going through it quickly!
- This chai spice mix is customized to my liking. You can customize this to include other spices like allspice and black pepper as found in some traditional chai spice blends.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
24 Comments on “Homemade Chai Spice Mix”
Chai is basically my middle name 😉 I love making a big batch of tea for the week. All the different ways you listed to try this spice mix have me going chai baking crazy! So glad you posted this!
Thank you, Megan! I pretty much want to add this to everything!
I have yet to make my own chai mix, but I definitely need to because it’s my favorite combination of spices! My drink of choice from Starbucks are chai lattes, so I can only imagine how delicious a homemade mix tastes. And I love that there are so many ways to use this, too!
Thank you, Gayle! This is the best time of year for these flavors! 🙂
I’m ready for the fall, too! It’s been cooling off during the nights here in Reno, but it’s still super toasty during the day. Bring on the chilly breeze and cozy Chai everything! I’ve been meaning to make my own Chai spice for yeeeeears, so this post is definitely lighting a fire under my booty. Now I’m craving all things Chai!
It’s cooled off here some thank goodness, and I hope you get some cooler temps too! Thanks, Julia, and Happy Fall!
this looks like a great mix to have no hand, so versatile!
Thank you, Manali — I want to add it to everything!
This looks dleicious and sooo much healthier than the chia concentrate you get in coffee shops- plus, it’s so much more versatile. I’d love this in oatmeal for sure 🙂
I never order chai tea at coffee shops — that’s the funny thing. I’ve heard it’s concentrate and that threw me! Thanks, Medha, and this is really versatile!
I am ready for fall now, too! The heat has been too much and I can’t wait for fall foods like soups and chilis!
I love making my own spice mixes! It’s much more convenient than buying a bunch of them at the grocery store and then running out right when you need them. 😉
I’m so thankful it’s cooled off quite a bit so I can get to making a new chili recipe! Thanks, Kristine!
Thanks, Heather, and I’m saying my prayers too! 🙂
There is nothing like a homemade spice. I make my own chai spice, so next time I will make sure to try your version. Lovely share, Marcie.
Thank you, Anu!
I LOVE making my own chai spice! I literally add it to so many things when I’m baking, it’s crazy! And yes, totally bring on fall! It’s still a little too warm in Wisconsin for my liking and I’m ready for those fall temps already!
I can’t stop adding it to everything either! I hope you’re getting those cooler temps, Sarah — we most certainly are not! 🙁
How much of this spice mix would you substitute into the overnight chai oats in place of the listed spices? Thanks for the recipe!
Hi Elizabeth! I would add about 2 teaspoons, taste, and go from there. I hope you enjoy them!
This may sound stupid, but how much do I use to make a cup of hot Chai Tea? Do I make a cup of hot tea and then add a teaspoon of the spice or do I brew it with black tea?
Hi Kimberly! This spice mix is for baking or oatmeal…I wouldn’t recommend it for tea. You should definitely pick up a package of chai tea bags for that as this would be ultra messy!
Thank you Sarah!
Thank you Francine. ❤️