We’ve all been there… you decide to bake up something special for the family and BOOM! You’re missing a vital ingredient! Not only is that frustrating because it’s thwarting your plans, but it can cause you to waste a lot of product if you’ve already started.
Knowing about suitable baking substitutions is an excellent skill to have in a pinch. Especially in these times where food is getting incredibly difficult to get. I have family around the world who are finding it difficult to locate basics like flour and eggs. While that’s a bit of a frightening thought, remember, where there’s a will there’s a way. Stay positive and think of ways to work with what you’ve got. When you think of it, that bit of advice is not only good for baking but for life in general.
Since running out to the store for that one little thing is feeling like a long lost privilege, I’ve compiled a list of common and surprising baking substitutions that should hopefully get you going along your merry baking way. And to be extra sweet, I’ve even added a free printable at the end of this post for you to print out and keep so that you can refer to it whenever you’re in a pinch.
This easy to follow substitution chart will become your go-to resource! Print it out and stick it up on your pantry cupboard door to find out what ingredients you can use to replace so many standard baking ingredients, whenever you find yourself in a bind.
While I might not recommend substituting every ingredient in your recipe, I do encourage you to experiment. Baking is all about having fun and trying new things, after all.
And if you’re a person with allergies this is really something that is perfect for you. Now you can try some of those delicious sounding recipes that you thought you couldn’t eat because they contain dairy or gluten.