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.


Other Baking Substitutions

Baking powder, 1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar plus 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Cornstarch, 1 teaspoon (as a thickener)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour or 1 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot

1 1/4-ounce envelope = about 2 1/4 teaspoons

Vanilla bean, 1 whole
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Yeast, regular or quick/instant active dry
1 1/4-ounce envelope = about 2 1/4 teaspoons

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