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Homemade Baking Powder Recipe

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"My mom came to visit one summer, and we decided to bake cookies. Since I had just moved into my new home, I could not find any baking powder. My mom saved the day when she said 'We just have to make our own!'"
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5 m servings 4
Original recipe yields 6 servings (4 teaspoons)


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  1. Mix cream of tartar with baking soda in a small bowl. To store, whisk cornstarch into mixture and keep in an air-tight container.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 4 calories; 0 1 0 0 210 Full nutrition

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This is a good solution if you happen to run out of baking powder but there is a difference between double action and this single action recipe. The absence of calcium acid phosphate and sodium...

I did add the “optional cornstarch” and used this for making worked. Cream of tartar is expensive, so at least for me, this won’t be a substitute for buying a can of baking powder,...

I use this recipe a lot. Maybe it is just me but I do not like the flavor that baking powder adds in any recipe. I don't mind the extra expense, it's not that much more, since where we are loc...

5 Stars! This recipe saved the day! While making cornbread I realized I didn't have baking powder. As soon as I said, "OMG I'm out of baking powder", I remembered my folder. There it was, a ...

Worked like a charm when I realized I was out! Thanks for saving the day.

Thank you for this. This saved my butt when I told my toddler we were gonna make a cake and then realized we were out of baking powder. Thank you, thank you, thank you

So I did a substitute for baking powder before using baking soda and cream of tartar. Was not this recipe. Reason I do it was because I did not have baking powder. I went and bought some. Happen...

Thank you for this recipe!! Works great!

Did not use the cornstarch. Used it make pancake batter and it worked like a charm!