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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.

Common Gluten Free Measuring Tips

Common Abbreviations


Cup———— c
Tablespoon— Tbs
Teaspoon—– tsp
Quart———- qt
Package——- pkg
Ounce——— oz
Degrees——- °
Pound——— lb
Pint———— pt

Measurement Back Ups
3 tsp = 1 Tbs
2 T = 1/8 c
5 T + 1 tsp = 1/3 c
1 oz = 2 Tbs
4 oz = 1/2 c
16 oz = 1 lb
2 c = 1 pint
4 c sifted flour = 1 lb
1 lb butter = 2 c or 4 sticks
2 pints = 1 quart
1 quart = 4 c
4 quarts = 1 gallon
Pinch = less than 1/8 tsp

Measuring HoneyFor an easier way to measure honey, coat the measuring tool with a dash of vegetable oil before measuring the honey. The vegetable oil will allow for the honey to simply glide right off.

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

Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Check out tasty gluten free dessert recipes the whole family will enjoy.