"Brown Sugar Kitchen: New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland" by Tanya Holland © Chronicle Books 2014. Provided courtesy of Tanya Holland. All rights reserved.
Yield: About 1/2 cup
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Ease of preparation: Easy


  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cascabel or ancho chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, allspice, salt, nutmeg, chili powder, cinnamon, cayenne and black pepper in a small bowl. Store extra spice in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.

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