Chai Spice Mix

Making chai spice mix at home is so easy! Add it into your baked goods, morning oatmeal, or smoothies for a taste of fall!

A photo showing spices on a marble table to make chai spice mix.

I’m currently obsessed with all things chai. In fact, I’m not ashamed to say I’m sitting at Starbucks with a chai tea in hand and munching down on one of their Almond Coconut Cashew Chai Kind Bars while I write about chai! Some would call it a bit excessive, but I call it dedication.. well to chai. 

If you’re wondering what chai is, it essentially just means tea. Cardamom is typically the most dominant spice in this mixture, with cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper commonly making appearances.

Beyond that, it seems that chai spice mix diverges in many directions depending on the creators taste. For my version, I went with what was on the back of my Almond Coconut Cashew Kind Bar that I eat more often than I care to admit: cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, finer, nutmeg, black peppercorn, and allspice.

A spoon full of chai spice mix.

Why not try to create the version of the spice that I already love so much right?

What I came up with may be different than other varieties of chai spice, but I love my version! It is warming and comforting, though it has a little bit of a bite from the black peppercorn.

I can’t wait to include it in lots of baking this season – I have a few ready to share with you soon!

What is your favorite chai spiced treat?

A small bowl of chai spice mix surrounded by individual spices used to make it.

Chai Spice Mix

Making chai spice mix at home is so easy! Add it into your baked goods, morning oatmeal, or smoothies for a taste of fall!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Megan


  • 2 tbsp cardamom
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp allspice
  • 1/2 tbsp cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper


  • Add spices together in a bowl.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Store in a small spice container until ready to use.


  • This recipe makes approximately 3/4 cup of spice mix. 


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 3.3mg
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  1. I didn’t know that many spices were involved in Chai! Neat.

    My favorite has got to be a chai tea latte–it tastes just like Christmas!

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    1. 5 stars
      I double up the recipe. I sprinkle it into oatmeal bakes, overnight oats, ginger tea, on almond butter toast, apple slices. The flavor is amazing and adds a wonderful touch..Thank you!

    2. So glad to hear that, JoJo! 🙂

  2. I was just recently thinking that I should get around to making my own chai – this time of year it’s necessary. Love it!

    1. Thanks Sarah! Yes! Chai is so necessary this time of year!

  3. Kylie | A Slice of Ky says:

    This is great! I would love a few ideas on how to use this. Looking forward to some recipes on that!

    1. Thank you Kylie!! There will be lots of chai recipes coming up! I’m loving your blog by the way! So many great paleo recipes!

  4. Megan, how much of this chai mix per cup of chai? Thanks sharing ur recipe look firward to ur reply.

    1. I’d love to know the same!

  5. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. I now can drink every day with my decaf tea. Tks. It is good with or without milk!!

    1. I’m so happy to hear this Adele! Glad you enjoyed it!

  6. I loved the Stash Chai spice black tea they have at the store, but came across this. Can’t wait to give it a try! Do you add the mix while the tea is steeping or when you add the milk?

  7. Cecily hassett-Salley says:

    How do you make the tea?

  8. Summer Acton says:

    How did you calculate the nutritional info for this spice blend recipe? I thought spices themselves had no caloric/carb value…Thanks!!

  9. Hi ,
    To make One cup of chai how much spice is required

  10. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! My favorite is to put some in with my coffee while it is brewing.

    1. That’s such a great idea, Erin!