Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Let’s say you are craving your favorite cookies and pull out the recipe to begin making them. So you’ve already begun putting the ingredients together, when all of a sudden you realize that you don’t have all the ingredients. Well, I have found a few substitutions that you can use if you ever get stuck in this situation. You won’t have to stop everything you’re doing to go to your grocery store because the ingredients you can use to substitute the missing ones in your recipe will most likely be found in your kitchen. If you want to know about more substitutions and about other substitutions for the ones I have already listed you can find them Here!

•Baking mix - 1 cup - 1 cup pancake mix
•Baking powder - 1tsp - ¼ tsp baking soda plus 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
•Brown sugar - 1 cup, packed - 1 cup white sugar or 1 ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar
•Butter (salted) - 1 cup - 1 cup shortening plus ½ tsp salt
•Buttermilk - 1 cup - 1 cup yogurt
•Corn syrup - 1 cup - 1 cup honey
•Egg - 1 whole - Half a banana mashed with ½ tsp baking powder
•Vegetable oil - 1 cup - 1 cup applesauce


  1. Great info! This is very useful! :)

  2. These substitutions are very helpful! Lack of ingredients always stops me from baking, especially on a rainy day when I do not want to run to Publix and pick up a few more eggs or brown sugar. I have never heard of or seen substitutions like these. They are the most useful things that I never can find at home, but can be substituted by things that I ALWAYS have in the pantry.