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Make Your Own Baking Powder

Don't have any baking powder handy? Here's a recipe for making your own.

  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch

Mix all ingredients well. For bigger batches you can multiply this recipe.


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By guest (Guest Post)
September 7, 20070 found this helpful

Where I live, cream of tartar is outrageously expensive. Is that just a Canadian problem?

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August 3, 2011
This is homemade baking powder that does not contain aluminum. I like it, since I want to keep aluminum out of my family's diet, and it works just as well as store bought baking powder.


  • 2 parts cream of tartar
  • 1 part baking soda
  • 1 part cornstarch or arrowroot


Sift together all ingredients. Mix well and store in an airtight container.


By Catherine W. from TN

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August 3, 20110 found this helpful

If aluminum is so bad for us as some of the experts are saying, then it would seem that using a baking powder which doesn't include it would be very beneficial. It's easy enough to make our own obviously.

Thank you for a very helpful recipe.

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