Money Saving Tips: Baking Powder Substitutes

July 6, 2012 3 Comments | Disclosure

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Need baking powder?

Here are 3 recipes that make useful substitutes for 1 teaspoon baking powder (for those times you get caught without it):

  1. 1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  2. 1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 C sour milk, buttermilk, or yogurt (decrease liquid called for in recipe by 1/2 C)
  3. 1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/4 to 1/2 C molasses (decrease liquid in recipe by 1 to 2 tbsp


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  1. Helen in Meridian says:

    A half cup of molasses is 50 times more expensive than a
    Tbsp baking powder.

    • Good point Helen. It is nice to have an alternative to wasting time and gas running to the store when you are caught in a pinch though.

  2. Interesting substitutes do they act just the same? or is there minor differences. Looking for a decent replica of baking soda its hard to source here in the UK.

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