Substitutions for Common Ingredients

From our kitchen to yours… sometimes we just don’t have the ingredients we need and have no time to run to the store. That’s why we’ve put together this list of substitutions for common ingredients. While we know there are tons of substitutions for ingredients out there, we chose the ones we have had to use in a pinch. Happy cooking!

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Substitutions for Ingredients:

substitiutions for ingredientsAllspice (1 tsp) → cinnamon (1/2 tsp plus ground cloves (1/2 tsp)
Baking Powder (1tsp) → Baking Soda (1/4 tsp) plus Cream of Tartar (5/8 tsp)
Baking Soda → No Substitution
Balsamic Vinegar → Sherry or Cider Vinegar
Basil → Oregano or Thyme
Butter → Margarine, Avocado Puree, Mashed Banana, Vegetable Shortening (baking), Oil (when melted butter specified)
Chocolate (unsweetened, 1 oz) → Cocoa (unsweetened, 3 Tbsp) plus Butter or Vegetable Oil (1 Tbsp)
Cilantro → Parsley
Cinnamon (1 tsp) → Allspice (1/4 tsp) or Nutmeg (1/4 tsp)
Cornstarch (for thickening, 1 Tbsp) → Flour (2 Tbsp, will require more cooking time)
Cream → Coconut Milk
Egg (1 large) → Mayonnaise (2 Tbsp)
Flour → Black Beans (drained, in equal amounts, substitution may not work well in some baking recipes)
Fresh Herbs (any type, 1 Tbsp finely chopped) → Dried Leaves (1 tsp) or Ground Dried Herb (1/2 tsp)
Garlic (fresh, 1 small clove) → Garlic Powder (1/8 tsp)
Mayonnaise → Sour Cream, Plain Yogurt, or Pureed Cottage Cheese
Mustard Powder (1 tsp) → Prepared Mustard (1 Tbsp)
Oregano → Thyme, Basil, Marjoram
Powdered Sugar (1 cup) → Granulated Sugar (1 cup) plus Cornstarch (1 Tbsp), mix in food processor until powdery
Red Wine → Red Grape Juice or Cranberry Juice (keep general flavor of dish in mind when choosing which juice to use)
Sugar → Applesauce
Vinegar → Lemon Juice
Wheat Flour (1 cup) → Almond Flour (3/4 cup)
White Wine → Apple Juice or White Grape Juice (keep general flavor of dish in mind when choosing which juice to use)