A few months ago I was making some cookies and when I went to rach for the baking powder, the container was empty! I was like, NOOOOOO! So, I put on my thinking cap and did a search “Can you make your own baking powder?” Low and behold a million results came up as a loud resounding YES!! And it’s super easy too!
I had no idea was baking powder consisted of. Only 3 simple ingredients. The word on the street says that homemade baking powder doesn’t have the metallic taste store bought does. I can attest to that!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR
Baking soda: I used a good quality baking soda.
Cream of tartar: I used your basic cream of tartar.
Corn starch: I used organic cornstarch.
HOW TO MAKE BETTER THAN STORE BOUGHT BAKING POWDER STEP BY STEP
STEP 1: THE MAD SCIENTIST
All you need to do is mix together one part baking soda, one part corn starch and 2 parts cream of tartar. I usually place the ingredients in a zip loc bag and shake shake shake until well combined.
Example: 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter and 1 teaspoon corn starch. You can increase the measurements to make more. There is a feature in the recipe card below that automatically convert the measurements for doubling and tripling the recipe.
WHAT IS HOMEMADE BAKING POWDER?
Making your own baking powder will safe you a few pennies as well as being more healthy. To create baking powder, you will need sodium bicarbonate, an acid and stabilizer. The baking soda is the bicarbonate, the cream of tartar is the acid and the corn starch is the stabilizer. The corn starch prevents moisture form building.
Simple store your better than store bought baking powder in an airtight container such as mason jar or reuse and empty spice jar. Be sure to thoroughly clean out the spice jar before using.
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