Help, I’m out of… Baking Substitutions
I’ve been fascinated lately with baking substitutions. And sprouting wheat berries. And making water kefir. Maybe I would enjoy a nutrition class from www.onlineuniversities.net/. Hmm…
The holidays generally means lots more baking! It’s easy to run out of things in the midst of baking and that’s definitely an inopportune time for a run to the store (or even the neighbors’!) I’ve put together a list of common things I tend to run out of, and some easy substitutions, some of which are even healthier than the originals! Please feel free to add your own favorite baking substitutions in the comments to help round out the list!
|Arrowroot Starch||1 teaspoon||Cornstarch|
|Buttermilk||1 cup||1c milk & 1 Tb lemon juice or white vinegar OR 1 cup yogurt|
|Chocolate (unsweetened)||1 oz||3 TB cocoa powder & 1 TB veg oil|
|Corn Syrup||1 cup||1 cup honey|
|Cream (heavy)||1 cup||3/4c milk & 1/3c butter|
|Cream of Tarter||1 teaspoon||2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar|
|Crème fraiche||1 cup||1 cup heavy cream & 1 Tb yogurt. Let stand for 6 hours at room temp.|
|Egg||1||1 TB ground flaxseed & 3TB water OR 3 Tb mayo OR half a banana mashed with 1/2t baking powder|
|Evaporated Milk||1 cup||1 c light cream|
|Lemon Juice||1 teaspoon||1/2 t vinegar|
|Sugar (white)||1 cup||3/4 c honey|
|Sugar (brown)||1 cup||1 c white sugar & 1/4 molasses, decrease liquid in recipe by 1/4 c|
|Vegetable Oil||1 cup||1 c applesauce or 3c ground flaxseed|
(Thanks to Hodgson Mill and All Recipes for help with the substitutions!)
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What do you tend to run out of when you’re baking?
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Coconut oil can be substituted for Crisco when baking. It’s about the same conversion. 3T=3T
That’s great to know, Melinda! I’ve just been skipping over recipes that have shortening in them and am excited to have a substitute!