100+ Recipes For Homemade Mixes & Seasonings

Looking for a few ways to save money on your next grocery bill? Making your own pantry supplies is one way to shave those dollars!

IngredientsYou can whip up batches of homemade cake mix, Bisquick, Hamburger Helper, dry soups plus a whole lot more…even your own spice and seasoning blends.

Not only are these ideal for stocking up the pantry, many are also suitable for packaging as gifts in a jar (see this page for more ideas). They also come in handy as a substitution for out-of-stock items when you’re in a pinch.

Here are over 100 goodies you can check out, you’ll find them separated into two groups for easier browsing. I’ve included a few recipes from the Baking Substitutes and Herbs & Spices: Storage Tips Guide pages.

Lots here folks, enjoy!

PS: This is just the start! As with all collections here on Tipnut, I’ll be adding more goodies as I come across them. You may want to bookmark this page for future reference, it’s sure to come in handy ;).

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Apple Cider:
theblessedhearth.blogspot.com

Bisquick – Biscuits – Baking Mix:
heart-hands-home.blogspot.ca
practicalselfreliance.com
chocolatechocolateandmore.com
allrecipes.com
washingtonpost.com

Bread:
bhg.com (Cheddar/Herb)
bettycrocker.com (machine)
joyfullythriving.com (machine)

Breadcrumbs (Seasoned):
marthastewart.com

Brown Sugar:
3 cups Sugar (white) plus 1/4 cup Molasses, combine with your hands or a fork then store in an airtight container.

Brownies:
littlehouseliving.com
oldworldgardenfarms.com
sixfiguresunder.com

Cake Mix:
Chocolate: afewshortcuts.com
Yellow: chickensintheroad.com
White: iambaker.net

Cocoa/Hot Chocolate:
handletheheat.com
(Peppermint) myrecipes.com
momadvice.com
melskitchencafe.com

Confectioners’ / Icing Sugar:
mynewoldschool.com

Cornbread/Cornmeal:
heart-hands-home.blogspot.com
chickensintheroad.com
washingtonpost.com

Flour:
Gluten-Free: tasteofhome.com
Almond: pastrypal.com
Cake: Add two level tablespoons of corn starch to a one cup measuring cup, then fill with bread flour. Sift three times then use as needed.
Self-Rising: In a one cup measure, place 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt, then fill to top with flour.

Gingerbread:
foodformyfamily.com
heart-hands-home.blogspot.com

Hamburger Helper:
chickensintheroad.com
my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com

Italian Salad Dressing:
eatnourishing.com

Mocha:
(Iced) thricethespice.blogspot.com
(Assorted) tipnut.com (see bottom of this page)

Nesquick:
sugarbananas.blogspot.ca

Pancake:
treehugger.com
superhealthykids.com
(Blueberry) eatingwell.com
(Buttermilk) phemomenon.com

Instant Pudding:
Vanilla: browneyedbaker.com
Vanilla: creativeprincessbrandi.com
Chocolate: satisfymysweettooth.com
Chocolate: ponderedinmyheart.typepad.com

Ranch Dip & Dressing:
taracooks.com
everythingscomingupdaffodils.blogspot.ca

Rice-A-Roni:
cheftessbakeresse.blogspot.com
chickensintheroad.com
chefmichele.blogspot.com

Shake ‘N Bake:
momskitchencooking.blogspot.com
KFC Coating: chickensintheroad.com

Stuffing:
tasteofhome.com
noordinaryhomestead.com
palatablepastime.com

Teas:
Dried Fruit & Herb: wholefoodsmarket.com
Chai: cookinglight.com
Chai: faithfulprovisions.com
Spiced: tasteofhome.com

Tortilla:
heart-hands-home.blogspot.com
tasteofhome.com

Soups

Cream Soup Substitute:
thyhandhathprovided.com
food.com

Instant Noodle:
ellenskitchen.com

Onion:
selfreliancebyjamie.blogspot.com
cheftessbakeresse.blogspot.com

Potato:
ellenskitchen.com

Vegetable Noodle:
ellenskitchen.com

Magic Pan Release

2 C. of Crisco + 1 C. flour
OR
1 C. shortening + 1/4 C. flour + 1/4 C. vegetable oil
From tipnut.com (scroll down a bit)
*Keep Refrigerated*

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All-Purpose Rubmarthastewart.com
Apple Pie2 TBS ground cinnamon + 1 TBS ground nutmeg + 1/2 TBS ground allspice + 1/2 TBS ground cloves
Arabianwhatscookinginyourworld.blogspot.ca
Bouillon/Stock101cookbooks.com / blendtec.com
Cajuntideandthyme.com / joyofkosher.com
Chinese 5-Spicegeorgiapellegrini.com
Curry Powderwholenewmom.com / deliciousobsessions.com
Emeril’s Essencejocooks.com
Fajita Seasoningjonesinfortaste.com
Garam Masalazestysouthindiankitchen.com
Garlic Pepper (Herbed)bettycrocker.com
Garlic Powderevergrowingfarm.com
Greektickledred.com
Grillingfeathersinournest.com / myrecipes.com
Italian1/4 teaspoon oregano + 1/4 teaspoon marjoram + 1/4 teaspoon basil + 1/8 teaspoon sage
Italian Herb Rubdavidlebovitz.com
Jamaican Jerkglobaltableadventure.com
Lemon Peppersimplyscratch.com
Mandarin Orange Dustpenandfork.com
Montrealcoffeepot.wordpress.com
Old Baykayotic.nl / healthycrush.com
Paula Deen’s House Blendcountryliving.com
Peppery Orangepenandfork.com
Pickling2 TBS allspice berries + 2 TBS cardamom seeds + 2 TBS coriander seeds + 2 TBS whole cloves + 2 TBS mustard seeds + 2 TBS peppercorns

Add: 2 bay leaves (crumbled); 2 cinnamon sticks (broken); 2 small pieces dried gingerroot (chopped); 2 small dried red chilies (crushed) or 1-2 tsp hot pepper flakes.

Poultry2 TBS sage + 1 TBS thyme + 1 TBS marjoram + 1 TBS savory + 1/2 tsp ground black pepper + Pinch of cloves
Also see: sagetrifle.blogspot.com
Pumpkin Pie Spice1 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg + 1/8 teaspoon allspice + 1/4 teaspoon ginger
Red Robinpractical-stewardship.com / pocketchangegourmet.com
Seasoning Saltsavedbytheeggtimer.blogspot.com
Sesame Rubmarthastewart.com
Tacoveggieterrain.com / smells-like-home.com / thewaytohisheartblog.com
Flavored Salts:Bacon: notquitenigella.com
Celery: teenytinykitchen.com
Chipotle Lime: rosemarried.com
Sriracha: braisedanatomy.com

Cappuccino, Mocha & More

These can be made in bulk and stored for your own use or to package up and give away over the holidays.

ExampleTop with whipped cream and serve with candy canes or peppermint sticks for a festive treat.

For gift giving, see this page for packaging and label ideas.

Directions: Combine ingredients and store in an airtight container or glass jar.

Instant Cappuccino:

1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C. sugar
3/4 C. instant coffee (granules)
1 C. instant hot chocolate (powder)
1 C. non-dairy creamer (powder)

  • Use 2 to 3 TBS per mug of boiling water, stir to dissolve.

Spiced Mocha:

1 C. cocoa
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. non-dairy powdered creamer
1/4 C. instant coffee
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 cup mix per 1 cup hot water.

Flavored Cafe Viennoise:

Part 1:

1/4 C. sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Part 2:

3/4 C. instant coffee
1/2 C. non-dairy powdered creamer
1/2 C. skim milk powder
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  • Step 1: Stir Part 1 items first with a fork until there is no more moisture.
  • Step 2: Add the rest of the ingredients (Part 2). Sift everything together to blend thoroughly.
  • Step 3: 2 to 3 tsp per 1 cup of boiling water.

Flavored Mocha:

1 C. sugar
1 C. instant coffee
1 C. instant milk powder
1/2 C. cocoa (powder)
4 TBS Coffee-Mate (powder)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • In a bowl sprinkle vanilla over the sugar. Stir until well blended and there are no moisture lumps.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, stir then sift the whole batch so it’s combined well.
  • Add 3 tsp per cup of boiling water (or to taste). Top with a bit of whipped cream if you like.

Amaretto Blend:

1 C. skim milk powder
2/3 C. Coffee-Mate
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. sifted cocoa
1/3 C. Instant coffee
2 tsp Almond extract

  • 1/3 cup per 1 cup hot water.

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What Readers Are Saying: 10 Comments
  1. Miranda says:

    Thank-you so much! This is a fantastic collection! It is going to be so useful. As always, just love your site. I spend hours on it every week. Should be doing things around the house but it’s so interesting I can’t resist!

    • Sheryl says:

      Just found this web site. Do you know it you could get a book from this web site with all you recipes and tips. Would really be nice.

  2. Judy says:

    I have been wanting to find these kinds of recipes, but haven’t had the time!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOOO Much for compiling them! I really appreciate it!

  3. Bee Girl says:

    What a wonderful list! Thanks for including my garlic powder! Cheers!

  4. Jackie says:

    I love your recipes but I did not see a recipe for making my own Self Rising Flour. Do you have one somewhere that I can use?

    • Tipnut says:

      Hi Jackie, there’s one listed under the “flour” section. You will also find at the top of the page a link to baking substitutes, more are listed there.

  5. Regina says:

    I have started canning again wondering how well these dry recipes last…Wanting to can some and put back…

  6. Roberta says:

    Thank you soooo much for this web site. I am cooking for the homebound and will deffinitly use the recipes you have provided.

  7. Roberta says:

    Thank you for this web site. I am making meals for the homebound and will definitely use the recipes I find here.

  8. Ally says:

    I gotta start making things at home than buying just about everything. I bet it’s rewarding.


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