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Homemade Baking Powder Recipe

Cindy L Warriner

"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 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (4 teaspoons)


  • Calories:
  • 4 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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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...

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

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...

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 ...

Thank you for this recipe!! Works great!

I like making my own baking powder because I can make a small amount so it doesn't go stale (like the stuff you buy from the store) and there is no aluminum in it.