18 Brilliant Ingredient Swaps

Written by Aunna Beckemeyer

Social Media Coordinator

It’s baking season! Pies, cookies, cakes and more are being mixed up in houses everywhere and there is nothing worse than realizing you are out of an ingredient mid-stir. We are here to help! Check out our ingenious ingredient substitutions below.


Dry Bread Crumbs

An equal amount of crushed potato chips will give the dish a similar taste and texture.

Breadcrumbs

Light Corn Syrup

An equal amount of Honey is a tasty (cleaner) swap to light corn syrup.

Biofuel or Corn Syrup sweetcorn

 

Cornstarch

Out of cornstarch? Flour will do the trick! Just make sure to use double the amount called for (ex: 1 tbsp. cornstarch = 2 tbsp. flour).

Bowl of finely ground flour suitable for cake recipes

 

Cream of Tartar

Adding the same amount of lemon juice to a recipe will take the place of Cream of Tartar.

CreamofTartar

 

Margarine

Margarine and vegetable shortening are both interchangeable in recipes.

Margarine

 

Allspice

Equal parts of cinnamon + ginger + cloves makes a great dupe of Allspice.

allspice in spoon

 

Flour

Since Pancake Mix is almost entirely made up of flour, it can be used in recipes when your flour runs out.

Flour

 

Evaporated Milk

An equal amount of light cream makes for a handy ingredient swap when there is no evaporated milk available.

EvapMilk

 

Green Onion

Shallots and green onions are very similar in taste, so equal parts can be swapped in many recipes.

GreenOnion

 

Honey

Mixing equal parts of white sugar + water will give any recipe the hint of sweetness in place of honey.

Honey flowing on white background. Clipping paths.

 

Ketchup

Since ketchup is comprised of tomato sauce + vinegar + sugar, it makes sense that mixing these (to taste) will satisfy your recipe.

Ketchup

 

Mayonnaise

An equal amount of plain yogurt will swap with mayonnaise for a (healthier) recipe.

Homemade mayonnaise

 

Vegetable Oil

Applesauce and vegetable oil are a 1:1 ratio when it comes to baking!

Pouring oil

 

Wine

Equal parts of fruit juice + vinegar will suffice for a recipe (but not for drinking!).

Wine

 

Baking powder

Mixing equal parts of baking soda + cream of tartar can be swapped with baking powder.

baking soda

 

Buttermilk

Equal parts of vinegar + milk will allow for a delicious recipe that calls for buttermilk.

Buttermilk

 

Chocolate

Although it is hard to run out of chocolate, mixing equal parts of cocoa + butter will do the trick for a recipe.

Chocolate

 

Egg

1/4 cup of mayonnaise will act as the binding agent for every one egg that is missing.

Group of brown eggs and yolk in wooden spoon on wooden backgroun

 

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IngredientSwaps