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Chai Spices Blend Recipe

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Susan Kifer


3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground fennel seed (optional)

Mix together all the spices. (Note that fennel is usually sold as fennel seeds: you can grind it in a mortal and pestle, spice grinder or coffee grinder.) Store 6 months to 1 year in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:

Masala chai: Try this quick masala chai, an easy version of the traditional Indian drink.

Chai latte: Make a frothy chai latte like at your favorite coffee house, or vegan chai latte with oat milk. Or, add espresso to make it dirty chai!

Coffee: Place 1 tablespoon chai spices in your coffee grounds when you make your morning coffee.

Muffins: Use instead of cinnamon in muffin recipes.
Banana bread: Substitute for cinnamon in this Banana Bread.

Oatmeal: Or, use it instead of cinnamon in your morning oatmeal or baked oatmeal.

Cookies: Use in these chai snowball cookies (substitute 2 teaspoons for the listed spices), or add 1 teaspoon to oatmeal cookies.

Waffles: Add 2 teaspoons to make chai waffles.

Pancakes: Use 2 teaspoons instead of the spices in apple cinnamon pancakes or

Greek yogurt pancakes or banana oatmeal pancakes.

Jam or compote: Add it to homemade jam or compote, like cherry chai jam.




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