Homemade Mustard

Simple Homemade Mustard :: Five Little Homesteaders

If you know me, you know I’ve been working for over a year to make more and more food at home, from scratch.  I like to know what ingredients are put into my food and I like to know how it was made.  I also just have fun making things!

This homemade mustard recipe is my latest discovery.  (If you recall, I’ve already done homemade ketchup.)  I had to tweak a few things and pull parts from about five different recipes to figure out a flavor that worked for me but in the end, I’m really happy with what I came up with.

Homemade Mustard


1/4 cup water
4 tbsp ground, dry mustard
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp raw honey
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp garlic powder


1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.

2.  I then ran the liquid-y homemade mustard mixture through a small food processor (like this one) but a blender or something similar would probably work.  I just wanted to get rid of all the lumpiness of all the powders.

3.  Pour into a small saucepan and heat on medium-low until it thickens.  This will happen pretty quickly, especially with this small quantity – less than 5 minutes.

That’s it!  So simple!

Homemade Mustard - Five Little Homesteaders

There are some ways you can tweak this recipe, for sure.  You can add more honey.  You can use other types of vinegar (i.e. apple cider).  I even saw one where someone used wine.

** A Warning **
At first this homemade mustard will be REALLY spicy.  I was kinda blown away by how spicy it was, actually!  But, it will mellow out over time.  If you leave it out of the fridge, it will mellow more.  If you stick it right in the fridge, the spiciness will tend to stick around.

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