Basic Baking Substitutions
Hi hi hi! Oh my you guys, what a crazy few weeks it has been! I am truly hoping this post finds you all home, cozy, happy, + healthy. Given that most of us are hunkering down and staying in, I wanted to provide you all with a substitutions guide.
Baking and cooking can both be amazingly therapeutic. They’re calming and creative; plus, you get to make other people happy! On top of that, when following the directions in you a recipe you gain a sense of control, something we could all use a little of right now. So go hop in the kitchen, help yourself release some stress, and eat some damn scrumptious food!
Keep in mind that all substitutes are not perfect but they do the trick 😊
Arrowroot powder: 1 tsp = 1 tsp corn starch
Baking soda: ¼ tsp = 1 tsp baking powder
Baking powder: 1 tsp = ¼ tsp baking soda + ½ tsp cream of tartar
Basil: oregano or thyme
Beans: white, black, kidney, pinto, and chickpeas can all sub for each other, have fun with it!
Bread crumbs: quick cooking oats, rolled oats, or crushed up tortilla and/or potato chips
Brown sugar: 1 cup white sugar + 1 Tbsp molasses
Butter: 8 oz = 6 oz shortening or vegetable oil
Buttermilk: 8 oz = 8 oz milk + 1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
*can use almond and/or soy milk here too
Cocoa: ¼ cup = 1 oz unsweetened chocolate square or chocolate chips
Corn starch: 1 tsp = 1 tsp arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
Corn syrup: 1 cup = 1 cup sugar + ¼ cup water
Chicken: cauliflower, white beans, or tofu
Chives: onion, scallions, or leeks
Egg: 1 large = 1 smaller banana or ¼ cup applesauce
*1 large egg weighs 1.67 oz so getting near this amount is the goal
Heavy cream: sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk
Honey: Agave or maple syrup
Lemon Juice: Apple cider vinegar
Lemon Zest: 1 tsp = ½ tsp lemon extract
Mustard: 1 Tbsp = ½ tsp ground mustard + 2 tsp vinegar
Oregano: thyme or basil
Rice: brown rice, quinoa, mashed potatoes, cauliflower rice, or pasta
Sage: marjoram, poultry seasoning, or rosemary
Sour Cream: 4 oz = 4 oz mayonnaise or 4 oz yogurt + ½ tsp baking soda
Thickening agent for soups: mashed potatoes, 1 can of beans + 2 Tbsp water blended, or 1 cup roasted cauliflower + 1 Tbsp water blended
Thyme: basil, marjoram, or oregano
Tomato sauce: 2 cups = ¾ cup tomato paste + 1 cup water
White Sugar: 7.5 oz = 7 oz brown sugar
Wine (when cooking): 8 oz = 8 oz apple juice + 2 tsp vinegar
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