Substitutions for Baking Ingredients

Flour substitutions, sugar substitutions and more substitutions for common baking ingredients.

Forgot to pick up whole-wheat flour? Have brown sugar but not white? Don’t have quite enough eggs to prepare that batch of muffins you want to make today? Not to worry, EatingWell’s guide to substitutions for common baking ingredients will help you make adjustments so you don’t have to run to the supermarket on the fly.



Eggs, 1 large
2 large egg whites or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried egg whites combined with 2 tablespoons water or 3 tablespoons liquid egg replacer (or liquid egg whites) or 1/2 mashed banana plus 1/2 teaspoon baking powder [for baking]

Egg, white, 1 large
2 tablespoons liquid egg whites

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