A lot of recipes tend to have include the same spices and other mics ingredients. If you don’t have any of these, your initial purchase might be pricey but you’ll have these items for months so you won’t have to purchase them every time you go grocery shopping.

This list is entirely personal preference but is based around the majority of recipes I have made for Keto and non-Keto.

Dried Herbs & Spices

  • Allspice
  • Bay Leaves
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Fennel Seed
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Cumin
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Mustard
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Thyme

Oils & Vinegars

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Coconut Oil (Virgin retains the flavor; Processed/Refined does not)
  • Olive Oil
  • White Vinegar
  • Rice Vinegar


  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
  • Dry Milk
  • Flour: All-Purpose, Bread
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pure Almond Extract
  • Xanthan Gum (Cornstarch alternative)


  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Erythritol (alternatively: Splenda; For Keto)
  • Granulated Sugar

Sauces & Condiments

  • Hot Sauce
  • Mustard (Yellow, Deli, Dijon, et al.)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Worcestershire Sauce