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20 Substitutes for Popular Ingredients

I've been there too many times... I'm just about to cook and I'm missing a key ingredient or spice. I don't always have the freedom to run to the store so I've learned some substitutes over the years to help. Here are 20 of my favorite tried and true substitutions for recipe ingredients:



NON-BAKING SUBSTITUTES

  1. Butter - Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, or Ghee.

  2. Chicken Broth - 1 Cup of water + 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce = 1 Cup Chicken Broth.

  3. Dijon Mustard - 1 Tbsp Dry Mustard + 1 Tbsp Mayonnaise + 1 tsp White Vinegar + 1 tsp Water + Pinch of Sugar = 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard.

  4. Sour Cream - Plain yogurt or greek yogurt.

  5. Tomato Sauce - Tomato Puree or Canned Whole Tomatoes blended.

  6. Worcestershire Sauce - 2 tsp Soy Sauce + 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice + 1/4 tsp Sugar + dash of Hot Sauce = 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce.

  7. Milk - Use Yogurt or Sour Cream mixed with water to thin.

  8. Yogurt - Sour Cream BAKING SUBSTITUTES

  9. Baking Soda - 3 tsp Baking Powder = 1 tsp Baking Soda

  10. Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar + 1/4 tsp Baking Soda = 1 tsp Baking Powder

  11. Buttermilk - 1 cup of Milk + 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice or White Vinegar = 1 Cup of Buttermilk

  12. Butter - Greek Yogurt, Applesauce, or Oil.

  13. Corn Starch - 1 Tbsp Arrowroot + 2 tsp Potato Starch = 1 Tbsp Corn Starch

  14. Vanilla Extract - Maple Extract or Bourbon SPICE SUBSTITUTES

  15. Cayenne Pepper - 2 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes = 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper

  16. Chili Powder - 1 tsp Paprika + 1 tsp Cumin + 1/2 tsp Onion Powder + 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder + Pinch of Cayenne = 1 Tbsp Chili Powder

  17. Nutmeg - Mace or Allspice

  18. Thyme - Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, or Rosemary.

  19. Parsley - Basil, Chervil, or Celery Leaf.

  20. Oregano - Thyme or Basil.

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