We’ve all been there…You’re about to cook a meal and realize that you are out of one of the ingredients. And while having a friendly neighbor to borrow from is great in these cases, sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got. I’ve put together the following list of my favorite baking and cooking substitutions so you don’t have to fret when you don’t have everything you need. (I’ve even found that I like some of these food substitutes better – in my opinion, applesauce in place of eggs in brownies is MUCH better!)

If you are out of a key ingredient when cooking, don’t worry! There are plenty of healthy cooking substitutions that you can use in its place! Learn how to substitute for various spices, oils, egg, butter, and more! These substitutions are also great when you are looking for clean eating and healthy alternatives to your favorite recipes! #cookingsubstitutions #bakingsubstitutions #kitchenhacks

Substitutions for Allspice

Substitute This…

1 tsp allspice

For That.

1/2 tsp cinnamon AND

1/4 tsp ginger

AND 1/4 tsp cloves

Substitutions for Baking Powder

Substitute This…

1 tsp baking powder

For That.

1/4 tsp baking soda AND

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

OR

1/4 tsp baking soda AND

1/2 cup buttermilk (*decrease other liquid in recipe by 1/2 cup*)

Substitutions for Beer

Substitute This…

1 cup beer

For That.

1 cup chicken broth

Substitutions for Broth

Substitute This…

1 cup broth

For That.

1 bouillon cube AND

1 cup boiling water

OR

1 tbsp soy sauce AND

1 cup (minus 1 tbsp) water

Substitutions for Brown Sugar

Substitute This…

1 cup brown sugar

For That.

1 cup white sugar AND

2 tbsp molasses

Substitutions for Butter

Substitute This…

1 cup butter

For That.

3/4 cup vegetable oil (add 1/2 tsp salt if recipe calls for salted butter)

OR

1 cup applesauce

Substitutions for Corn Syrup

Substitute This…

1 cup corn syrup

For That.

1 1/4 cup white sugar AND

1/3 cup water

OR

1 cup honey

Substitutions for Egg

Substitute This…

1 egg

For That.

1/2 banana (mashed)

OR

1/4 cup applesauce

Substitutions for Honey

Substitute This…

1 cup honey

For That.

1 1/4 cup white sugar AND

1/3 cup water


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Substitutions for Ketchup

Substitute This…

1 cup ketchup

For That.

1 cup tomato sauce AND

1 tsp vinegar AND

1 tbsp white sugar

Substitutions for Lemon Juice

Substitute This…

1 tsp lemon juice

For That.

1/2 tsp vinegar

OR

1 tsp white wine

Substitutions for Mayonnaise

Substitute This…

1 cup mayonnaise

For That.

1 cup sour cream

OR

1 cup yogurt

Substitutions for Sour Cream

Substitute This…

1 cup sour cream

For That.

1 cup plain or greek yogurt

Substitutions for Soy Sauce

Substitute This…

1 cup soy sauce

For That.

1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce AND

2 tbsp water

Substitutions for Vegetable Oil

Substitute This…

1 cup vegetable oil (for baking, not frying)

For That.

1 cup applesauce

Substitutions for White Sugar

Substitute This…

1 cup white sugar

For That.

3/4 cup honey

OR

1 cup brown sugar

OR

2/3 cup agave

OR

3/4 cup maple syrup

(For liquid substitutes, reduce other liquid in recipe by 2 – 3 tbsp)

Substitutions for Wine

Substitute This…

1 cup wine

For That.

1 cup broth


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