Recipe Ingredient Substitution Converter

Recipe Ingredient Substitution Converter

If you suddenly find yourself missing a basic ingredient needed for you recipe, this converter will offer up some possible substitutions for your missing ingredient.

Allspice
1 teaspoon
1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, and 1/4 tsp cloves
Baking powder
1 teaspoon
1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Beef Broth
1 cup
1 bouillon cube combined with 1 cup boiling water 

 1 Tbsp soy sauce plus enough water to make 1 cup 

 1 cup of liquid strained from a can of beef or vegetable soup
Beer
1 cup
1 cup chicken broth
Brown sugar
1 cup, packed
1 cup white sugar plus 1/4 cup molasses 

 1 cup white sugar 

 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
Butter (salted)
1 cup
1 cup margarine 

 1 cup shortening plus 1/2 tsp salt 

 7/8 cup vegetable oil plus 1/2 tsp salt 

 7/8 cup lard plus 1/2 tsp salt
Butter (unsalted)
1 cup
1 cup shortening 

 7/8 cup vegetable oil 

 7/8 cup lard
Buttermilk
1 cup
1 cup yogurt 

 1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup
Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded
1 cup shredded Colby cheddar 

 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

If for baking, 8 slices melted American Cheese plus 1/4 tsp salt
Chicken Broth
1 cup
1 bouillon cube combined with 1 cup boiling water 

 1 cup of the strained liquid from 1 can of chicken soup
Chocolate (Semi-Sweet)
1 ounce
3 tbsp chocolate powder plus 3 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp butter

1 (1-ounce) square of unsweetened chocolate plus 4 tsp sugar 

 1 ounce semisweet chocolate chips plus 1 tsp shortening
Chocolate (unsweetened)
1 ounce
3 tbsp chocolate powder plus 1 tbsp butter

3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa plus 1 Tbsp shortening or vegetable oil
Corn syrup
1 cup
1 1/4 cup white sugar plus 1/3 cup water 

 1 cup honey
Cottage cheese
1 cup
1 cup ricotta cheese
Cream (half and half)
1 cup
7/8 cup milk plus 1 Tbsp butter
Cream (heavy)
1 cup
1 cup evaporated milk 

 3/4 cup milk plus 1/3 cup butter
Cream (light)
1 cup
1 cup evaporated milk 

 3/4 cup milk plus 3 Tbsp butter
Cream (whipped)
1 cup
3/4 cup milk plus 1/3 cup softened butter 

1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
Cream cheese
1 cup
1 cup pureed cottage cheese 

 1 cup plain yogurt, strained
Cream of mushroom soup
1 (10.75-ounce) can
1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of celery, cream of chicken, or golden mushroom soup
Cream of tartar
1 teaspoon
2 tsp lemon juice or vinegar
Egg
1 whole (3 tablespoons or 1.7 oz)
3 Tbsp mayonnaise 

 half a banana mashed with 1/2 tsp baking powder
Evaporated milk
1 cup
1 cup light cream
Flour - Cake
1 cup
1 cup all-purpose flour minus 2 Tbsp
Flour - Self-Rising
1 cup
7/8 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt
Garlic
1 clove
1/8 tsp garlic powder 

 1/2 tsp minced garlic
Green onion
1/2 cup , chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion 

 1/2 cup chopped leek
Hazelnuts
1 cup whole
1 cup almonds
Honey
1 cup
1 1/4 cup white sugar plus 1/3 cup water 

 1 cup corn syrup 

1 cups simple syrup
Hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper plus 1 tsp vinegar
Ketchup
1 cup
1 cup tomato sauce plus 1 tsp vinegar plus 1 Tbsp sugar
Lard
1 cup
1 cup shortening 

 7/8 cup vegetable oil 

 1 cup butter
Lemon juice
1 teaspoon
1/2 tsp vinegar with a pinch of sugar

 1 tsp white wine 

 1 tsp lime juice
Lemon zest
1 teaspoon
1/2 tsp lemon extract 

 2 Tbsp lemon juice
Lime juice
1 teaspoon
1 tsp vinegar with a pinch of sugar

 1 tsp white wine 

 1 tsp lemon juice
Margarine
1 cup
1 cup shortening plus 1/2 tsp salt 

 1 cup butter 

 7/8 cup vegetable oil plus 1/2 tsp salt 

 7/8 cup lard plus 1/2 tsp salt
Mayonnaise
1 cup
1 cup sour cream 

 1 cup plain yogurt
Milk - whole
1 cup
1/3 cup dry milk powder plus 1 cup water 

 2/3 cup evaporated milk plus 1/3 cup water
Mint - fresh
1/4 cup chopped
1 Tbsp dried mint leaves
Molasses
1 cup
Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp cream of tartar
Mustard - prepared
1 tablespoon
Combine 1 Tbsp dried mustard, 1 tsp water, 1 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp sugar
Onion
1 cup, chopped
1/4 cup dried minced onion 

 1/4 cup onion powder
Orange juice
1 tablespoon
1 Tbsp of any other type of citrus juice
Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup, grated
1/2 cup grated white cheddar cheese 

 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
Parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 

 1 tsp dried parsley
Ricotta
1 cup
1 cup cottage cheese, strained
Shortening
1 cup
1 cup butter 

 1 cup margarine
Sour cream
1 cup
1 cup plain yogurt
Soy sauce
1/2 cup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce plus 1 Tbsp water
Vegetable oil - for baking
1 cup
1 cup applesauce 

 1 cup fruit puree
Vinegar
1 teaspoon
1 tsp lemon or lime juice 

 2 tsp white wine
White sugar
1 cup
1 cup brown sugar 

 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 

 3/4 cup honey 

 3/4 cup corn syrup
Wine
1 cup
1 cup fruit juice mixed with 2 tsp vinegar
Yeast-active dry
1 (.25-ounce) package
 2 1/2 tsp rapid rise yeast
Yogurt
1 cup
1 cup sour cream 

 1 cup buttermilk 

 1 cup sour milk

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