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Homemade Baking Powder – Aluminum, Corn, and Potato Free

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Homemade baking powder without corn starch, potato starch, or aluminum, which is in almost all store-bought baking powders.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream Of Tartar
  • 2 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder

Preparation

Thoroughly mix all ingredients together, breaking up any clumps with a spoon or pestle and store in an airtight container.

1 teaspoon storebought = 1 ½ teaspoons homemade

Conversions:

1/8 teaspoon storebought = 1/8 + 1/16 teaspoon homemade (if you don’t have a 1/16 teaspoon, just use a 1/8 and swipe out half of the powder with a butterknife)

1/4 teaspoon storebought = 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon homemade

1/3 teaspoon storebought = 1/3 + 1/6 teaspoon homemade (again, since you don’t have a 1/6 teaspoon, use the 1/3 and swipe out half of the powder with a butterknife)

1/2 teaspoon storebought = 1/2 + 1/4 teaspoon homemade

2/3 teaspoon storebought = 1 teaspoon homemade

3/4 teaspoon storebought = 1 + 1/8 teaspoons homemade

1 teaspoon storebought = 1 + 1/2 teaspoons homemade

1/2 Tablespoon storebought = 3/4 Tablespoon homemade (2 + 1/4 teaspoons)

1 Tablespoon storebought = 1 + 1/2 Tablespoons homemade (1 Tablespoon + 1-1/2 teaspoons)

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myallergenfreelifestylemanual on 3.15.2010

Thanks for stopping by Pioneerwomanwannabe :)

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pioneerwomanwannabe on 3.10.2010

Thanks for posting this one, too! I never realized baking powder had all that stuff in it. I’m actually about to run out so may try to make my own instead of buying this time. Thanks again!

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myallergenfreelifestylemanual on 2.8.2010

Thank you! I basically did a google search and found a few recipes for baking powder (since all the store-bought ones had corn or potato starch), substituted arrowroot powder for the cornstarch and messed with the ratios until I found the one that worked for my recipes.

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Renee on 2.8.2010

Thank you for sharing! I use Arrowroot powder instead of corn starch all the time.

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yumscrum on 2.8.2010

Very interesting! How did you come up with this? Thanks for posting!

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