10 Handy Substitutes for Baking Powder

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This combination is like homemade baking powder. Cream of tartar, offered in most baking aisles, acidifies baking soda to help baked products rise. 

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Cream of Tartar + Baking Soda

If you want your baking soda recipe to rise, add acid. Luckily, buttermilk is acidic. Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to dry ingredients and 1/2 cup buttermilk to wet ingredients for 1 teaspoon baking powder.

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Buttermilk + Baking Soda

Baking powder may also be substituted with yogurt and baking soda. Use plain, unflavored yogurt. The formula for 1 teaspoon baking powder is the same as buttermilk: 

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Yogurt + Baking Soda

Lactic acid in sour milk activates baking soda. You'll seldom have properly sour (but not spoilt) milk to use as a baking powder alternative, but if you do, use it as buttermilk or yogurt with baking soda.

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Sour Milk + Baking Soda

Lemon juice activates baking soda as a baking powder alternative because to its citric acid content. Beware: lemon juice tastes strong.

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Lemon Juice + Baking Soda

Like lemon juice, vinegar is very acidic. You undoubtedly have it in your kitchen! Rice or apple cider vinegar would work in a pinch, but white vinegar has the most neutral taste and may go unnoticed in baked goods.

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Vinegar + Baking Soda

Molasses isn't acidic, but baking soda makes it leaven like baking powder. Sugar (boiled sugar cane juice) adds sweetness to a dish. Take it into consideration and cut sugar in your recipe. 

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Molasses + Baking Soda

If you don't have baking soda, whipped egg whites may add volume to certain recipes. Most baking powder replacements need it. 

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Whipped Egg White

Was you aware that self-rising flour contains baking powder and salt? That means you may use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose and skip the baking powder and salt! 

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Self-Rising Flour

Guess what? Water + baking soda = club soda. This moderately salted carbonated water may replace milk or water in your recipe if you don't have baking powder or soda to add volume. 

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Club Soda

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