Yes! A Homemade Baking Powder Recipe! Did you know you can make baking powder yourself? “Why would I?” you may ask. Well, simply said…
- It’s frugal
- You gain some extra knowledge on how to do something yourself
- It only has 3 ingredients!
- AND you stay away from baking powders with aluminum.
4 great reasons right off the bat, right off the shelf, or whatever other expression you want to use. 🙂
Cream of Tarter
What is it and is it ok to use in my Homemade Baking Powder Recipe?
Cream of Tarter is potassium bitartrate – or tartaric acid that has chemically reacted with potassium hydroxide. Kind of like how oil is busted open and transformed into soap through a chemical reaction with sodium hydroxide, tartaric acid is transformed into a type of salt when combined with potassium hydroxide.
Crazy enough, it is found naturally in wine barrels after fermentation or at the bottom of wine bottles over time.
Commercial Cream of Tartar is scraped off the barrels, heated, and then pulverized and processed. As far as I can tell in my research, what is used to process it is a type of sodium and then carbon. It seems as though it has been kept pure without any bleaching and other harsh agents. Thumbs up!
In your grocery store, Cream of Tartar can be expensive, thus eliminating the frugal part of making baking powder yourself. But if you want to make your own baking powder in bulk and store it for use indefinitely, then buy Cream of Tartar online or at a local store that sells it in bulk. I’ve bought mine from Amazon HERE.
Why Arrowroot Powder?
Arrowroot powder is a natural alternative to today’s GMO cornstarch. If you don’t have Organic Corn Starch, then grab some Arrowroot Powder. Use in your baking powder, gravies, and any recipe that calls for cornstarch.
You do not need to add the arrowroot powder if you are making a small batch to use right away. The arrowroot powder works to absorb moisture so that you can keep your baking powder in an airtight jar and store on the shelf.
Homemade Baking Powder Recipe
- Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight jar in your cupboard.