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The first time I had Cajeta was in Mexico. It was drizzled over this fluffy vanilla cake and was thick, slightly tangy and delicious! It’s a sweet sauce very similar to dulce de leche or caramel sauce, except its made with goat milk, giving cajeta its distinct…
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Homemade Whole Grain Mustard Recipe

I love making whole grain beer mustard to keep in the fridge as well as for gifting to people whether it’s the holidays or as a nice hostess gift. It’s incredibly easy to make and only requires a handful of ingredients. It can be used right away, but gets better after allowing the finished condiment sit for about a week. This recipe can also be easily tweaked depending on your flavor preferences. We made ours…

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Homemade Whole Grain Mustard spread on some toast points with prosciutto on top.

I love making whole grain beer mustard to keep in the fridge as well as for gifting to people whether it’s the holidays or as a nice hostess gift. It’s incredibly easy to make and only requires a handful of ingredients. It can be used right away, but gets better after allowing the finished condiment sit for about a week. This recipe can also be easily tweaked depending on your flavor preferences. We made ours with beer because we like the flavor, but also provided a non-alcoholic alternative for you guys. 

Ingredients for our Whole Grain Mustard recipe overhead.

How to make Homemade Whole Grain Mustard

  1. Combine yellow and brown mustard seeds.
  2. Stir vinegar and beer (or water) into the mustard seeds.
  3. Cover the mixture and set in a cool, dry place for 12 hours or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Stir in brown sugar, honey and sea salt.
  5. Pour the mustard seed mixture into a food processor. Pulse 6 times, then run for about one minute.
  6. Pour mixture into a sterilized glass container and refrigerate.
Yellow Mustard seeds overhead which we use for our recipe.
Yellow mustard seeds can be found at the grocery store or you can order them here.
A glass jar full of brown mustard seeds and a wooden spoon in the seeds.
Brown Mustard Seeds are a little bit more difficult to find, but we like to order them here.
Mustard seeds that have been soaking overnight. You  can see how nice and plump they are.
Whole Grain Mustard shows in a sterilized glass container overhead.

FAQs

What is Whole Grain Mustard?

Whole grain mustard is a prepared condiment that is only partially blended, with some of the mustard seeds still visible, creating an overall coarse and slightly pasty texture.

What is the difference between yellow and brown mustard seeds?

Yellow mustard seeds are the most widely used mustard seeds. They are also the largest in size and mild in taste. They have European roots and are easily found in local grocery stores. Brown mustard seeds are smaller in size and more pungent (and spicy) in flavor. They’re derived from Indian cuisine and more commonly found in international grocery stores, but can also be found here.

How do you store Homemade Whole Grain Mustard?

Homemade mustard can be stored in an airtight jar or container, in the refrigerator for maximum freshness.

How long does it keep?

When properly stored, homemade mustard will keep for up to 1 year.

What do you use Whole Grain Mustard for?

Not only does whole grain mustard make a great spread for sandwiches, but it’s a great condiment to serve with a charcuterie and cheese board. It’s also really lovely in a vinaigrette, combined with minced shallots, garlic, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper.

A close up overhead view of the Whole Grain Mustard.

Tips and Tricks

  • The most important thing about homemade mustard is to allow it to sit for a day two before using it. This will allow for the bitter flavor to dissipate from the mustard.
  • If you want a spicier mustard you can add some chiles or horseradish to the mixture before grinding it. If you want a more mild flavor, you can add more sugar and honey to cut through the heat of the seeds.
  • Sometimes the mustard seeds will plump up and absorb the liquid faster and you won’t have to wait the full 12 hours. So it’s best to keep an eye on the mustard seeds. If they have absorbed everything sooner you can move onto the next step.
  • Sometimes the mustard seeds won’t absorb the liquid within the 12 hours. Although unusual it may mean you got a bad batch of mustard seeds. Don’t worry! You can drain the excess liquid, and leave about 1/4 cup and move onto the next direction. You can also blend it for a bit longer in the food processor and it will help it come together better.
  • If you are choosing to use beer with this recipe, we find that a beer with more flavor such as a Belgian Style Wheat Beer like Hogaarden or Hefeweizen works well for this recipe. Beers like bud light don’t have enough flavor, and IPAs tend to overwhelm the mustard. This isn’t to say you can’t use those options, but it’s just not our preference.

Things to use with Whole Grain Mustard?

It’s a great condiment to use in vinaigrettes and dressings, as a spread on charcuterie and cheese plates or sandwiches, and as a dip for sausages, just to name a few uses.

Our Homemade Whole Grain Mustard is also a really great dip for our Pretzel Dogs recipe! Enjoy!

Creamy Potato Salad in a bowl overhead with a wooden spoon in it.
Creamy Potato Salad – we use our Whole Grain Mustard in the dressing!
Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket overhead with mustard and ketchup on the side.
Serve the mustard as dipping sauce with out Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket
Broccoli Crunch Salad in a bowl with a wooden spoon nearby.
Use our Whole Grain Mustard as a part of the dressing in our Broccoli Crunch Salad
Whole Grain Mustard in a bowl on a plate with cheese and prosciutto.
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Homemade Whole Grain Beer Mustard recipe

A simple recipe for homemade whole grain beer mustard that's delicious and easy to make. We love using this mustard to make dressings and as a spread for sandwiches or on a cheese plate.
Course condiment
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 2 days 12 hours
Total Time 2 days 12 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Calories 532kcal

Ingredients

  • cup yellow mustard seeds
  • ¼ cup brown mustard seeds
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup pale ale or water
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Pour both types of mustard seeds into a small mixing bowl and whisk together until well blended.
  • Stir vinegar and beer (or water) into the mustard seeds until just combined.
  • Cover the mixture and set in a cool, dry place for 12 hours or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Stir the remaining ingredients into the mustard seed mixture and pour into a food processor.
  • Pulse mixture 5 to 6 times before running the motor for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Pour mixture into a sterilized glass jar, seal and refrigerate.
  • Allow mustard to sit for 1 to 2 days before trying it.

Notes

  • Makes 1 1/2 cups
  • Homemade mustard can be stored in an airtight jar or container, in the refrigerator for maximum freshness.
  • When properly stored, homemade mustard will keep for up to 1 year.
  • The most important thing about homemade mustard is to allow it to sit for a day two before using it. This will allow for the bitter flavor to dissipate from the mustard.
  • If you want a spicier mustard you can add some chiles or horseradish to the mixture before grinding it. If you want a more mild flavor, you can add more sugar and honey to cut through the heat of the seeds.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1188mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 6mg

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