How to Make Baking Powder Substitute

Your sweet baby boy (ok, he’s 10, but still… humor me) wakes up and comes to you in his half awake stupor, snuggles up to you on the couch and says, “Mama, can you make waffles for breakfast today?”

Naturally, you oblige. His request is simple and if it makes him happy, it makes you happy.

You head into the kitchen with your favorite waffle recipe in hand, ready to serve up a scrumptious breakfast. You whistle along as you start dumping in the ingredients… a little flour here, some salt there, crack a couple of eggs, baking powder… baking powder!! 

It is only then you remember you made your Big Batch Pancakes to freeze over the weekend and used the last of your baking powder. What’s a mom to do? Is it worth dragging all the kids to the store to pick up baking powder? You can’t disappoint your son after you told him you could make his breakfast request happen. It’s too early to call the neighbors. You…

When things turn grim and you don’t know what to do, you turn to Google, of course! And Google to the rescue! You make your own baking powder substitute, your waffles get gobbled up, and everyone is happy. The day is saved. Thank goodness for Google!

Baking Powder Substitute
A quick and easy Baking Powder Substitute recipe for when you need it in a pinch! From
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons cream of tartar
  1. Whisk together the baking soda and cream of tartar. Use immediately.
  2. Creates 1 Tablespoon baking powder.

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  1. jpbell says

    thank you so much! I like to use aluminum-free baking powder but my local grocery store doesn’t carry it and I have to order it online, so this comes in handy while waiting for the mail to come!

  2. says

    Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful information particularly the last part :) I handle such information a lot. I used to be looking for this certain information for a very lengthy time. Thanks and best of luck.


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