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Food Substitutions

Do you ever find yourself missing just one ingredient from a recipe? Instead of heading to the grocery store, try these simple substitutions:

 

If you don’t have:

Use:

  • • Breadcrumbs
  • • Cracker crumbs, or sliced bread toasted, cubed and crumbled
  • • Buttermilk (1 cup)
  • • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar and milk to make 1 cup. Stir and let stand about 5 minutes
  • • Cornstarch (1 Tablespoon)
  • • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • • Corn Syrup (1 cup)
  • • 1 1/4 cups sugar plus 1/3 cup water, boiled together until syrupy
  • • Egg, large, fresh
  • • 2 1/2 Tablespoons sifted dry whole egg powder and 2 1/2 Tablespoons lukewarm water
  • • Honey (1 cup*)
  • • 1 1/4 cups sugar plus 1/3 cup water, boiled until syrupy, or 1 cup corn syrup

*Warning: Do not give honey to children under the age of one. Children under the age of one are at increased risk of getting foodborne illness from eating honey.

 

  • Adapted from Eating Smart, Being Active