If you are looking to add flavor to any meal seasonings and spice mixes are a must. Discover 21 homemade spice mixes and seasoning blends you can make at home to add more flavor and help save you money.
DIY Spice Mixes
Doing it yourself. Homemade spice blends are super easy to make and cost pennies compared to the store bought flavor mixes. Plus when you make your own you can add more heat, less salt or more flavor depending on your taste.
When it comes to seasoning mixes most people think BBQ meat seasonings or dry ranch dressing mixes. These are all great. And you can learn how to make these and similar mixes at home for a fraction of what you pay in the store.
How To Make Your Own Spice Mixes
It’s super simple to make your own spices. You will need a mason jar (or more) or a well sealed food safe container. Spice blends are usually combinations of popular common spices like pepper, cinnamon, clove, coriander combined to make a seasoning blend used in beverages or on food.
Homemade Seasonings Versus Store Bought Spice Mixes
Homemade seasonings are 100 times better that store bought spice mixes because they are homemade. They don’t contain fillers or added salt. And you can refine your mixes to suit your taste. Say you really want a sweet and spicy BBQ rub that has a bit of heat but not too much. You can add chili powder or pepper flakes to create the right blend for you.
Homemade All Purpose Seasoning Recipe
We use this all purpose seasoning blend on roasted chicken, in pasta salad, added to burger mixes and so much more. My husband even sprinkles a bit on his Sunday morning pan fried potatoes.
Herb Blend Recipes
Herb blend recipes include blends that use garlic, thyme, marjoram, cilantro, sage and other herbs. Herb blends can also include herb and spice combinations. Tea blends are also herb blends.
Homemade Tea Blends
Herbal teas and green teas are essentially blends of herbs, tea leaves, flowers and spices. We DIY our own mint tea blend with garden fresh peppermint leaves, spearmint leaves and ginger mint. This is all dehydrated raw to create an amazing homemade mint tea blend we use for hot and cold tea. And it costs pennies to make.
Fall Spice Mixes
Fall recipes and spice mixes go hand in hand. The most common being pumpkin spice. Last year we had two popular post full of fall recipes Fall Slow Cooker Meals and Hot Chocolate Bombs. Both use spice and flavor mixes.
Seasoning Mixes For Chicken
What spices go well with chicken? Garlic, rosemary, sage, oregano and thyme. This chicken seasoning blend from Allrecipes is a dry mix of herbs and spices that can be used on chicken, in soups or on other meats.
Seasoning Mixes For Dip
Everything from chips, to fruit, to vegetables is better with dip. Sprinkle Some Fun has an amazing list of seasoning mixes for dip. Plus she suggests putting it in ornaments or containers for gifting which is a great DIY gift idea. She even includes a popular ranch dip recipe.
Seasoning Mixes For Popcorn
Popcorn is a widely popular snack for movie night, patio parties, sleep overs or just because. Amp up your popcorn bowl with some super easy seasoning mixes from Live, Eat, Learn. She even suggests using these flavor shakers over kale chips.
21 Homemade Spice Mixes and Seasoning Blends
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice – Adventures Of Mel Homemade
Italian Seasoning Recipe – Happy Mothering
Steak Seasoning – Snappy Gourmet
Burger Seasoning Blend – It’s A Keeper
Chili Seasoning – Bake It With Love
Chai Spice Mix – Masala Herb
Fajita Seasoning – Montana Happy
Lipton Onion Soup Mix – Shane & Simple
Homemade Garam Masala Seasoning – Vegan In The Freezer
Herbs de Provence – One Hundred Dollars A Month
Hot Apple Cider Spice Mix – Savory Nothings
Homemade Ranch Seasoning – Happy Mothering
Mediterranean Seasoning Blend – Key To My Lime
Homemade Taco Seasoning – Tastes Of Homemade
Montreal Steak Seasoning – Jen Around The World
Old Bay Seasoning – A Couple Cooks
Piri Piri Seasoning – The Tortilla Channel
Italian Seasoning – Little Sunny Kitchen
Vegetable Broth Powder – Whole New Mom
Homemade Moroccan Spice Blend – Sweet Peas & Saffron
Mexican Spice Blend – Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Homemade Poultry Seasoning – Fresh Food Bites
Pulled Pork Rub – Tastes Of Lizzy T
Homemade Spice Mixes For Gifts
DIY gifts are the way to go whether you are trying to save money, find an individual unique gift or to create something your own. People love homemade items, useable items and food related items.
Homemade spice mixes make perfect gifts because they are cheap to make, easy to package and everyone at some point uses a spice mix.
Make Money Selling Homemade Seasoning Blends
If you are looking for a DIY side hustle selling homemade seasoning blends at your local farmers market or holiday craft fair could be a great money maker. People love homemade, people love food and people love flavor. Spice mixes are all of these and easy to make and prepare.