Baking powder replacement

Those of you who are gluten free or GAPS already know you need to avoid baking powder. You probably already have a bunch of recipes that use baking soda instead.

But if you come across a recipe you want to try out that calls for baking powder, it’s handy to know how to replace it.

To replace 1 teaspoon of baking powder:

Option 1

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

Option 2

If you have something acidic in the recipe, or can add something acidic (eg 1 teaspoon or two of yoghurt, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar), use just:

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Option 3

If you don’t have cream of tarter, and can’t add anything acidic to the recipe, you can try just the 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, but it may not rise as well.

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