Homemade Wholegrain Mustard

Homemade wholegrain mustard

A while ago I posted what was soaking mustard seeds to make homemade mustard. I finally got around to blending up the seeds to make mustard and I’m happy with the results. I made a basic mustard with just mustard seeds, apple cider vinegar and honey, but I’m looking forward to trying different seasoning combinations that I’ve found online like lemon and horseradish, raspberry or lacto-fermented mustard.

The flavour is more intense than I am used to with store-bought mustard, which means you don’t need to use as much. If it is too bitter, add more honey (or your preferred sweetener) to balance out the flavour.

Mustard seeds can be bought cheaply at Asian and Indian supermarkets, making this a frugal condiment to make at home. I’m always excited about making things from scratch, so it’s great to be able to add mustard to my repertoire.

Basic wholegrain mustard recipe (modified from this one)

Ingredients (makes 3/4 cup of mustard)

3 tbsp of yellow mustard seeds

3 tbsp of brown mustard seeds

2/3 cup of apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp honey

Mustard seeds soaking


Place mustard seeds and apple cider vinegar in a clean glass jar. Allow to soak for up to one week.

Add honey and leave to infuse for at least another day.

Place mixture into your food processor and process to your desired smoothness. Season with salt and pepper and add extra honey if it is too bitter.

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  1. WIll definitely try this one using my next batch of cider vinegar. Looks great.

    Dan @ ZenPresence.com

  2. That’s very interesting. I’ve never thought about making mustard.

  3. I haven’t made mustard in many years. I knew a lady, years ago that made it for a local fund-raiser. My mom and I would also make some to sell and some to give at Christmas time. Along with some crackers, cheese and pickles, homemade mustard makes a lovely gift basket. It does have a strong flavor, I think that is what I enjoy about it.

  4. I love a good strong mustard, but have never thought to make it at home. Thanks for sharing … will definitely be giving this a try.


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