Looking to substitute ingredients in your baking, then here is the quick reference guide for you. This infographic will be your go to guide when you find a recipe you want to bake but there are ingredients that you don’t like or can’t tolerate.

Baking Substitution Infographic

Baking Substitutions – Quick Reference Guide

Eggs – (per Egg)

Choose based on the flavors you are trying to create.
• 1/4 Cup Silken Tofu
• 1 TBSP Ground Flax Seed plus 3 TBSP Water
• 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
• 3 1/2 TBSP Gelatin Mix    (1 Cup Boiling Water + 2 Teaspoons Gelatin)
• 1/2 Cup Mashed Banana


Oil (per cup)

What you use will depend on if your dish is sweet or savory.
• Fruit Puree
• Sour Cream
• Yogurt
• Banana
• Melted Butter
• Coconut Oil


White Flour (per cup)

When substituting something for white flour the rule is to mix different types of substitutes together to get the right flavor and texture, at least two but three sometimes is better. Also use Grams instead of Cups. 140 Grams of any mixture below will equal 1 Cup of Flour.

• Coconut Flour
• Almond Flour
• Cornmeal
• Rice Flour
• Oat Flour
• Rolled Oats
• Soy Flour

White Sugar (per cup)

You may need to reduce the liquid in the overall recipe for these substitutions.

• 2/3 Cup Agave Nectar
• 3/4 Cup Honey
• 1 Cup Chopped Dates    (puree with 1 Cup of liquid after soaking for 1 hour)
• 1 Cup Mashed Ripe Banana
• 1 Teaspoon Stevia

Buttermilk (per cup)

• Sour Cream
• Plain Yogurt + 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda + 3 Tablespoons Butter
• Milk + 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice + 3 Tablespoons Butter

Milk (per cup)

• Almond Milk
• Coconut Milk
• Soy Milk
• Oat Milk
• Rice Milk

Sour Cream (per cup)

• Plain Yogurt + 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
• Silken Yogurt + 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice Blended

Salt (per teaspoon)

• 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
• Seaweed Flakes (to taste)
• Dried Celery Flakes or Powder

Cocoa Powder

• Carob Powder


• Double Acting Baking Powder
• Equal Parts Baking Soda + Lemon Juice, Vinegar or Buttermilk


• Vegetable Shortening
• Olive Oil Spread
• Coconut Oil
• Avocado

Let us know of other substitutes that you use in your baking and we will add it to our list. 



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