Substitutions for Common Baking and Cooking Ingredients as Seen on Global Morning Show 4/29

Substitutions for Common Baking and Cooking Ingredients as Seen on Global Morning Show 4/29

With stay at home orders, we’ve all been baking and cooking like gangbusters. However, getting groceries can be challenging with long lines, many items flying off the shelves and wanting to stick to a budget. In other words, you don’t want to spend money on ingredients you will only need a small portion of for a single recipe. Or maybe you started a recipe and realize you don’t have an ingredient. Whatever you do, don’t give up on the dish. Chances are you’ve been a superstar and have done enough shopping that your kitchen can bail you out with a suitable substitution. Here are our top 10 substitutes for common recipe ingredients.

Photo by Maya Visnyei

1. EGG

1 tbsp ground flax seed and 3 tbsp water (let sit) (Use a coffee grinder to grind flax seeds, these are good for cookies and brownies but you may want to use a banana or applesauce for a cake)

2. BUTTERMILK

1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar for 1 cup milk (let sit for 15 minutes) for 1 cup buttermilk

3. VANILLA EXTRACT

1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cinnamon per 1 tsp vanilla extract

4. BROWN SUGAR

1 cup granulated sugar mixed with 2 tbsp molasses for 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

5. OIL

 1/2 cup applesauce per 1/2 cup oil

6. HALF AND HALF

1 1/2 tbsp melted butter and 1 cup milk for 1 cup half and half

7. VINEGAR

1/2 tsp lemon juice for 1/2 tsp vinegar

8. MAYO

1/2 cup plain yogurt for 1/2 cup may

9. YEAST

 1/2 tsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp baking soda for 1 tsp active dry yeast

10. MILK

1 cup water with 1 tablespoon of melted butter per 1 cup milk

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