How to Make your Own Mustard from Scratch Easily

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Have you ever tried to make your own mustard from scratch? You may have noticed that I’ve been learning how to make many of the foods that I used to buy pre-made from the grocery store. I have found that making things from scratch is a great way to save money and be more aware of what you’re eating. Like most of you, I have always purchased mustard already made up in a jar.  I honestly didn’t give a lot of thought to where mustard came from.  After checking out the recipe, I realized that mustard is really very easy to make yourself. This post has been sponsored. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

How to Make your Own Mustard from Scratch


How to Make your Own Mustard from Scratch

Prepared mustard is really not much more than mustard seeds, a few spices, and a little vinegar. It needs to sit for at least a day to allow the flavors to merge so plan ahead.   This simple mustard recipe uses yellow mustard seeds but if you prefer, you can substitute brown mustard seeds for a homemade spicy mustard.

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  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup whole yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves


  1. Place water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add mustard seeds. Cover saucepan; remove from heat. Let stand one hour or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Combine mustard seeds, honey, vinegar, ground mustard, salt and cloves in food processor; process using on/off pulsing action until mixture is thickened and seeds are coarsely chopped, scraping down side of work bowl once. Refrigerate at least 1 day before serving. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

How to make your own mustard from scratch

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Now that you know how to make your own mustard from scratch, will you be trying the recipe?

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  1. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
    I definitely will. I use mustard for a lot of things, even for marinating chicken. :D I'm definitely going to try this.
  2. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
    Wow, I didn't even think of making my own when I am out. Nice to know! What a great app, downloading it now, thanks!
  3. Really? I never thought of doing this, how cool! Will have to give it a try. I tried making honey mustard and can never seem to get it right. 
  4. I would love to try and make my own mustard. If I can make mayonnaise, I can do this right? Thanks for the recipe. Bookmarking now.
  5. Oh definitely! I didn't realize it was so easy. Thanks so much Ellen!!
  6. Mindy Grant says
    That mustard looks great - so fresh!  I would love to try this, and also the Butterball app.  It sounds like they have a lot of really amazing recipes on there!
  7. This is so cool that you made it from scratch.  I love it when I can make things like this with items I have on hand.
  8. Dawn Lopez says
    Oh yum! I've always wanted to try making my own condiments. This looks awesome!
  9. Amber Edwards says
    Oh this is brilliant! We love homemade from scratch. It always just tastes so much better. I haven't tried homemade mustard before; but I want to!
  10. I'd never even thought about making my own mustard! This is such an awesome idea! I pinned it so I can try it later!
  11. I was so surprised to see that they even have desserts in the app! There are some really delicious options for sure!~
  12. Love Honey Mustard. Never thought of making my own. Will have to try now.
  13. Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom says
    I love your How to posts... soo clever and useful; I can not wait to try this.. thanks for sharing Ellen, my husband loves different mustard and I bet he will be in love when I dish my very own up...
  14. It's funny to me that I had never thought of making my own mustard. But I am sure it would taste so much better than any store bought mustard. I will have to give this a try.
  15. Sarah @ Must Have Mom says
    I've never even thought of making mustard from scratch! What a great idea
  16. I use mustard in so many dishes. I had never thought about making mustard from scratch. I am going to try this-- sounds so easy and flavorful. 
  17. I had no idea it was so easy to make mustard. I can't wait to try ths recipe
  18. Krista Whisner says
    I made mustard for the first time last year. It was amazing. I don't think I will every purchase mustard ever again! 
  19. wow, Ellen! That's awesome! I've never made my own mustard, but I'm incredibly inspired.
  20. Mama to 5 Blessings says
    What a great idea, looks easy enough to make, my husband would enjoy this especially since it's spicy!
  21. I am going to have to try this.  My kids love mustard, it would be great if I could make it myself.
  22. I love making my own mustards. I'm a bit of a mustard snob, though, and like what I like.
  23. Amanda - RunToTheFinish says
    OMG you just made my day. I had no idea it was this simple!!
  24. Great recipe. I've never tried making my own mustard before, but I can't wait to now!!
  25. I love making things from scratch - and it never occurred to me to try making mustard!  I need to find good mustard seeds I wonder where to get really fresh ones - and I definitely want to try this - and with kielbasa, yum!
  26. my son loves mustard...he would dip all sorts of things in it. I have never considered making something like this from scratch before!

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