Homemade Garlic Powder

Who knew homemade garlic powder could be so easy? If you’re anything like me, when a recipe calls for garlic, you use twice the amount – okay, three times. Making your own homemade garlic powder is not only incredibly simple but it tastes wildly better than store-bought.

Want to take it a step further? Grow your own garlic. Garlic is easy to grow and store. There are many varieties available for any zone. Garlic is a staple to the homestead and has many medicinal uses, even topical uses

homemade garlic powder

Homemade Garlic Powder


  • Garlic cloves, as many as you'd like.
  • Tools: Dehydrator


  1. Peel the garlic
  2. Thinly slice it 1/8" thick, if you have a mandoline, that's perfect.
  3. Spread in a single layer on dehydrator trays
  4. Dehydrate at 125 degrees.
  5. Your garlic is finished when it snaps. If it bends, it needs more time. Typically, this takes 8-10 hours.
  6. In batches, put the garlic slivers in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder until powder.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to a year.
If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can use your oven on its lowest heat setting; however, this method isn’t ideal as the garlic is more prone to burning and the higher temps denature the beneficial enzymes and antioxidants. A dehydrator is an incredible investment. This is an affordable option.