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Our Homemade Mushroom Powder Recipe, made out of dehydrated mushrooms, is the best mushroom seasoning blend to flavor your dishes. Learn how to make mushroom powder seasoning used as umami powder in your savory cooking to sprinkle on meats, stews and soups, sauces, and even for our keto snacks.

Powdered mushrooms with fresh mushroom on top.
Mushroom Seasoning Powder

Once mixed with my favorite truffles, it is a way to add umami to everything I eat. I even sprinkle it on my bread slice with cheese spread. Even our keto popcorn benefits from this.

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Great Seasoning

Having homemade food flavors in your pantry at all times is the greatest thing you can offer your dishes.

I was hooked on homemade mixtures when I made my first taco seasoning for taco dishes. I love how different the depth of flavors is compared to the store-bought blends. 

To make an enchilada seasoning was another accomplishment, and having sausage seasoning and curry powder under my sleeves means I can slowly open a spice market for you.

Let us not forget our everything bagel seasoning. I now make it in big portions for the whole family.

What is Mushroom Powder?

A mushroom powder is made from dehydrated mushrooms you have personally foraged in the woods. For us, this is a yearly ritual to pick porcini mushrooms. They are the best in everything imaginable. The smell is unreal and brings every dish to a pure complexion.

What Does Mushroom Seasoning Taste Like?

Suppose you can imagine being in the middle of the woods and all the fresh mushrooms around you. You take a deep breath and remember the smell. Fresh, woody, and filled with various mushroom flavors. That is precisely how our umami mushroom blend smells and tastes.

How To Make Mushroom Seasoning Condiments?

Our easy recipe combines dried porcini mushrooms with shiitake and white button mushrooms. Dried and blended with your food processor into a fine powder mix, you can use it on anything one can imagine. Soups, stews, spreads, salads, meat, appetizers, and even keto popcorn. All this is made without msg or glutamate.

Mushroom powder on a plate.
Powdered mushroom

Is This Dried Mushroom Seasoning Salt-Free?

Totally. Our dried mushroom blend contains only a pure mix of mushrooms that have been dried. Nothing else. No salt, no extra herbs or spices.

A Healthier Alternative to Bouillon Maggi Cubes

Because of the strong flavor of this mix, you can easily replace it instead of old-school bouillon Maggi cubes. If you need to have the taste of all, make a homemade blend called Vegeta, where all of your garden herbs and spices are blended into a perfect soup base flavoring for bouillon.

Ideas for Umami Seasoning

As we already have great flavors out of mushrooms, there is not much you need to add. But great ideas are to use diamond crystal kosher salt, used other types of dried spices, or:

Powdered mushrooms in a bowl with fresh mushrooms behind.
Homemade mushroom powder

Umami Mushroom Powder Seasoning Blend Recipe

Kitchen gadgets needed:

  • Dehydrator
  • Magic bullet
  • Sharp knife

Ingredients needed:

  • Porcini mushrooms
  • White button mushrooms
  • Shiitake mushrooms

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MUSHROOM POWDER SEASONING BLEND

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

Make sure your mushrooms are fresh and clean. Only wash them if needed. Use a towel to clean fresh mushrooms. Gently clean all debris from each mushroom.

Using a sharp knife, slice the mushrooms into approximately half a millimeter or 1/4 of an inch thick slices.

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How to make mushroom powder

Second Step: Dehydrate

Layer one by one all of the slices onto your dehydrating tray. Make sure all are single-layered for the best drying process. Place all of the trays onto a dehydrator and close the lid. Switch on the lowest temperature for approximately 5 to 7 hours. Every 2 hours, change the trays for uniform drying.

Homemade mushroom powder cutting and layering.
Mushroom powder recipe

Third Step: Grind

Once all of your mushrooms have been dried, let them fully cool. Check if they crack or snap while breaking the slice. That means they are thoroughly dried.

Place the dried porcini mushrooms, champignons, and shiitake into a Magic bullet, coffee grinder, blender, Vitamix, or a food processor.

Blend and pulse a few times into smooth fine mushroom dust. Let the powder to settle, and open the lid. Transfer to an airtight container. 

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Porcini Powder

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Clean – use a towel only to clean your mushrooms before use. Do not wash.
  • Dry – they need to be fully dry to get the best powder condition. Make sure all of the slices are fully dry. They should snap while breaking a piece.
  • Settle – after blending, let the powder settle for a minute or two before you open the bowl of a food processor to avoid a whole mushroom blitz.
  • Extra spicy – add a few red pepper flakes in.
  • Types of dried mushrooms – Any dried mushroom-like crimini works. Porcini brings the best flavor, so try to use those as the base.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How To Use Mushroom Seasoning?

Mushroom seasoning is one of the best blends to use on almost all of your recipes.

Add a teaspoon to enhance the flavor wherever you use fresh mushrooms, such as in our stuffed mushrooms recipe.

As a seasoning, great examples are:

You can also add it into the mixture of herbs to make even more flavorful chicken bouillon ready in your pantry at all time.

Can I Dry Mushrooms In The Oven?

If you do not have a dehydrator, you can also dry your mushrooms using an oven. Just make sure the oven is switched on to the lowest temperature. Also, keep checking them repeatedly, ensuring they do not burn before they dry. You might have a different color as the dehydrator usually keeps them beautifully white.

Mushroom seasoning powder on a white plate.
Mushroom powder

Is This Like Trader Joe’s Umami Powder?

Trader Joe’s umami seasoning powder consists of kosher salt, dried onion, ground mustard seeds, crushed red pepper, black pepper, and dried thyme, apart from porcini and white button dehydrated mushroom powder. You can add 1 teaspoon of each and make a homemade substitute.

Our blend consists of pure mushroom powder with an addition of shiitake type. 

Can I Make Umami-Packed Seasoning Salt With This?

You can add other ingredients, even using salt for perfect umami. I always have my salt blend mixture at home with freshly dried herbs from the garden and use it in place of salt.

Can I Use Only Shiitake Mushrooms?

You can use any mushrooms you prefer. If shiitake is your favorite, you can only dry them and blend them into a fine powder.

How Do I Store Mushroom Powder?

It is best to store your mushroom powder in an airtight glass container in your pantry at room temperature. This seasoning will keep fresh for over 3 to 4 months.

I usually store dried mushrooms in a huge jar and make a smaller batch of powder whenever needed.

Can You Freeze Mushroom Umami?

If you plan to store the powdered mushrooms for longer than 6 months and keep them as fresh as possible, it is recommended to freeze your powder.

More Dehydrating Powders:

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Porcini Powder on a plate.
Powdered mushroom

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Yield: 1 Cup

Homemade Mushroom Powder Seasoning

Powdered mushrooms with fresh mushroom on top.

Our Homemade Mushroom Powder Recipe, made out of dehydrated mushrooms, is the best mushroom seasoning blend to flavor your dishes. Learn how to make mushroom powder seasoning used as umami powder in your savory cooking to sprinkle on meats, stews and soups, sauces, and even for our keto snacks.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Porcini Penny Bun
  • 1 Cup Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 1 Cup Champignons

Instructions

  1. Gently clean all debris from each mushroom. Using a sharp knife, slice the mushrooms into approximately half a millimeter or 1/4 of an inch thick slices.
  2. Layer one by one all of the slices onto your dehydrating tray. Switch on the lowest temperature for approximately 5 to 7 hours.
  3. Once all of your mushrooms have been dried, let them fully cool. Place the dried porcini mushrooms, champignons, and shiitake into a Magic bullet, coffee grinder, blender, Vitamix, or a food processor. Blend and pulse a few times into smooth fine mushroom dust. Let the powder to settle, and open the lid. Transfer to an airtight container. 

Notes

  • Clean - use a towel only to clean your mushrooms before use. Do not wash.
  • Dry - they need to be fully dry to get the best powder condition. Make sure all of the slices are fully dry. They should snap while breaking a piece.
  • Settle - after blending, let the powder settle for a minute or two before you open the bowl of a food processor to avoid a whole mushroom blitz.
  • Extra spicy - add a few red pepper flakes in.
  • Types of dried mushrooms - Any dried mushroom-like crimini works. Porcini brings the best flavor, so try to use those as the base.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1 Tablespoon

Amount Per Serving Calories 18Total Fat 0gCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gProtein 2g

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