How to Make Homemade Mustard – the Basics

A Simple Mustard Recipe

Here is a breakdown of how to make a whole grain mustard at home. This is a base recipe that you can use to start your own mustards. Add in other ingredients to make a unique combination.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword condiment, mustard
Prep Time 5 minutes
Absorbing 1 day
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 50
Calories 17 kcal


  • 1 cup mustard seeds yellow, brown, and/or black
  • 2 cups liquid of choice Try a mixture of beer or water and vinegar
  • Extra ingredients/flavorings – amounts are variable


  1. Add the mustard seeds and liquid to a large glass jar. Give it a solid shake and seal it up.
  2. Set into a dark place like the cupboard for a day or 2 to allow the seeds to absorb the liquid.
  3. Process the mixture in a food processor with your extra ingredients. Adjust with a bit of salt, if desired. You can add in a bit of water if you feel the mustardis too thick.
  4. Return the finished mustard to the jar and seal.

Recipe Notes

The flavors will be quite pungent at first, though they will mellow out over time as the mustard ages. Serve it as is, or process it for a thicker consistency. Vary up the liquids and add additional ingredients to make your own unique mustard recipes. Refer to the post above for ideas and suggestions.

Nutrition Facts
A Simple Mustard Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 17 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Potassium 25mg1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.