Looking for a recipe for homemade baking powder? No? Maybe you should be!
Thinking that maybe this “make your own stuff” has gotten a bit out of hand, eh? Well, read on.
Just yesterday, one of my readers was looking for a recipe for baking powder due to special dietary needs.
So I dug out this recipe and am sharing it with her — and with all of you — today.
In one sense, I guess this shows how far I am willing to go to modify a special needs diet, but it also shows how easy it can be to do so. Whether you:
- are allergic to corn
- are trying to avoid genetically modified (GMO) corn (most baking powders are made with GMO corn)
- are trying to avoid additives like aluminum (did you know that aluminum is in lots of commercial baking powders — sodium aluminum sulfate) or
- have run out of baking powder, or yours has expired (mine once did this when I was very young. I ended up using the resulting “cake” as a frisbee. I’m not kidding!)
- just like making your own everything :-),
I present to you today my latest addition to my “make your own” collection — I don’t always make my own baking powder, but I have.
And when I don’t, I use non-GMO, aluminum free Rumford Baking Powder.
However, there was a time during our path towards health (that we are still on, ahem) when my oldest son and I underwent IgG food allergy testing.
Both of us turned up as being sensitive to corn and so we need to remove it from our diets for three months.
Ever tried to take corn out of your diet for three months? How about for three days? It isn’t easy. Now, avoiding tortilla chips, popcorn and plain corn is hard enough.
But even for this family that strictly avoids corn syrup, if you really get into the nitty-gritty of ingredient labels, you will find that corn is in everything.
Well, one of the surprises that I got when I went into my cupboard to look for the offending ingredient on every label was that baking powder contains corn.
I was not willing to give up baking, so I went hunting for a baking powder substitute. So here is one of the mainstays in my special diets recipe repertoire.
Aluminum and Corn-Free Baking Powder Substitute
Makes 1 cup
1. Blend all ingredients with a whisk to mix well.
2. Use as you would regular baking powder.
3. Store in a tightly closed container to prevent moisture from entering and causing the ingredients to begin to react.
One of our family’s favorite low carb recipes that calls for a good amount of baking powder is my Oat Bran Muffins. You just might want to give them a try with your new homemade baking powder substitute!
Other Homemade Pantry Staples you can make yourself:
– Best Cinnamon Sugar (and no sugar) Ever
– Vegetable Broth Mix | All Purpose Seasoning
– Homemade Vanilla Liquid Stevia – Homemade Rice Milk
– Powdered Egg Replacer (like Ener-G)
– Easiest Coconut Milk
Do you have a favorite “Make Your Own” recipe to share?
Or something you’ve been wanting a DIY version of?