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Common Gluten Free Substitutions

We sometimes forget to pick up all the items we need at the store. The last thing anyone wants to do is run back to the store for one more item.

Here are common gluten free substitutions to help get you by:

1 Tbs cornstarch = 2 Tbs gluten free flour
1 tsp baking powder = 1/4 tsp soda & 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup milk = 1/2 cup evaporated milk & 1/2 cup water
1 cup heavy sour cream = 1/3 cup butter & 2/3 cup milk
1 cup thin sour cream = 3 Tbs butter and 3/4 cup milk
honey = molasses = agave nectar = maple syrup = brown sugar
almond milk = soy milk = rice milk = cows milk
1 egg = 2 egg whites
1 egg = 3 Tbs water & 1 Tbs flaxseed meal
butter or oil = applesauce

Betty Crocker
Check out this great list of emergency substitutions for when you’re really in a pickle.

Converting Gluten Free Recipes
Gluten free cooking doesn’t have to involve extreme changes. Learn how to convert recipes to gluten free simply by substituting the right ingredients to your favorite recipes.

How to Measure Dry Ingredients

When cooking gluten free it is very important to accurately measure dry ingredients. Use these simple steps to ensure your recipe turns out right.

Use standard kitchen dry measuring cups for the following steps:

1. Always lightly spoon dry ingredients into measuring cups.

2. Level off dry ingredients using flat side of kitchen knife.

Do not scoop measuring cups directly into dry ingredients, or you will end with more ingredients than the recipes calls for. This can cause recipes to turn out  shorter, thicker and less moist.

Also use these guidelines for measuring dry ingredients with measuring spoons.

Make Your Own Mixes
Learn ways to save time and money by making your own gluten free mixes.

Gluten Free Baking Tips
Check out useful gluten free baking tips for making gluten free recipes and converting old family recipes.