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Common Baking Substitutions You Can Make If You Don't Have One Ingredient

Redbook Logo By Jessica Booth of Redbook | Slide 1 of 18: Few things are more frustrating than realizing you're out of one key ingredient while getting ready to bake something delicious. Whether you can't head out to the store to grab that item or you simply can't find it anywhere, you may be tempted to scrap the entire recipe and move onto something else. But you don't always have to do that! It's totally possible that you can make a quick and easy baking substitution with something you do already have in your pantry or fridge. It's possible that some of these substitutions might change the end result just a little bit, but chances are good you won't even notice. These are great to keep in mind whether you don't have something you need or you have food allergies or intolerances that make it hard to navigate most recipes you find online. Here are a few of the most common baking substitutions you can make, including the best substitutions for baking powder, buttermilk, and heavy cream.

Few things are more frustrating than realizing you're out of one key ingredient while getting ready to bake something delicious. Whether you can't head out to the store to grab that item or you simply can't find it anywhere, you may be tempted to scrap the entire recipe and move onto something else. But you don't always have to do that! It's totally possible that you can make a quick and easy baking substitution with something you do already have in your pantry or fridge.

It's possible that some of these substitutions might change the end result just a little bit, but chances are good you won't even notice. These are great to keep in mind whether you don't have something you need or you have food allergies or intolerances that make it hard to navigate most recipes you find online. Here are a few of the most common baking substitutions you can make, including the best substitutions for baking powder, buttermilk, and heavy cream.

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