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 a lifesaver when you are in the middle of a recipe and find yourself without baking powder.
- You will 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, or right off the shelf I should say.
What are the 3 Ingredients?
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.
Don’t buy the small container of expensive cream of tartar. Look up potassium bitartrate instead and buy online or from a baking store with bulk items.
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
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
- Combine all 3 ingredients and store in an air tight jar.
- This keeps indefinitely when kept clean and dry.
Here is the recipe in printable form.
Note that I’ve added a recipe for baking powder in bulk. Remember to purchase potassium bitartrate in bulk so that it’s still a very frugal recipe.
Homemade Baking Powder Recipe
- Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight jar in your cupboard.1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
It’s really that simple.
Remember that you can purchase the three ingredients in bulk and make baking powder that is aluminum free and cheaper than buying baking soda.
Plus, you’ll have all three ingredients to use for other purposes like tooth brushing powder.