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Chili Powder Substitute

Chili powder contains Cayenne pepper, which is a great medicinal spice. However, I seek to limit this spice in my foods. In speaking of all stimulating spices, the less the better. However, in its use, cayenne should be thought of wholly distinct from other irritating peppers as it has none of the internally irritating effects (See Back to Eden, p. 694). Cayenne’s external effects will have you sneezing and with sore, burning eyes.

This recipe gives you an alternative to the store version. You may use the cayenne (1/2 teaspoon) or leave it out, but the recipe is provided for an alternative to all stimulating spices. So, it’s all up to you.

Now, without further ado…

Chili Powder Substitute


  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Papaya/Monk’s pepper


  1. Blend all ingredients together until they appear unified.
  2. Store in a sealed container up to 1 year.

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