Dutch Speculaas Spice Blend Recipe

The Speculaas Spice Blend Recipe originated in the Netherlands and it’s Indian inspired, this sweet and aromatic spice mixture is widely used to give flavour to the region’s biscuits and pastries. Around Christmas period you will find Speculaas flavoured biscuits all over Europe, as it is a festive tradition.

Speculaas Spice Blend recipe:


  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground anise
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom


Mix all the spices together.


Other Spice Blends Recipes:

Middle Eastern Baharat Spice Blend

North African Harissa Spice Blend

Middle Eastern Za’atar Spice Blend

North African Chermoula Spice Blend

Indian Garam Masala Spice Blend


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