Mushroom Powder

Yield: 4 to 5 shiitake mushrooms will make about ¼ cup powder

It’s simple, economical and a super antioxidant!

  • Add dried mushrooms to blender and pulverize into a powder. Personal blenders and designated coffee grinders can work well for this task.
  • Save mushroom powder in an airtight container and use as desired to add nutrition and enhance flavor.

Why to Use

  • It’s full of nutrients and adds flavor!

How to Use

  • Add ½ teaspoon to 2 teaspoons mushroom powder to soups, veggie burgers, chilies, spaghetti sauce, and casseroles.
  • Add mushroom powder to cooking water when cooking whole grains or even when cooking dried beans.


  • Change up mushroom powder by using different mushrooms, or combine a couple of varieties. A good place to start is with shiitakes.
  • Dried mushrooms can be purchased in most grocery stores and all Asian stores.
  • Always keep dried mushrooms in an airtight container. If they have picked up moisture they won’t powder well. If that happens, you can dry them again by putting them on a baking sheet and put them in a warm oven (170°F) for a few hours. Or if you prefer leave them in the oven overnight with the oven light on. Dried mushrooms should feel brittle and that’s when they make beautiful powder.