Tape This List of Common Food Substitutions to the Side of Your Fridge at Meetinghouse

March 6, 2014

We’ve all been there: You’re in the middle of making your favorite recipe only to discover you’re missing a crucial ingredient. But all’s not lost! It’s very possible that you have a perfectly suitable substitution in your kitchen cabinets at Meetinghouse in Boothwyn. Here are three common substitutions to keep in mind next time you find yourself in a pinch.

You’re missing: Oil or Butter
Good news! A number of things can replace oil or butter. These include applesauce, mashed avocado, and mashed bananas. In fact, all three ingredients are common replacements in recipes for baked goods, especially in reduced-fat variations.

You’re missing: Eggs
Your fridge at Meetinghouse likely holds substitutes for eggs. Here are a few egg replacements: 1/4 cup pureed silken tofu; 2 egg whites; and half a banana mashed with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. If you’re baking cookies or bars, 2 egg yolks plus 1 tablespoon water can replace one egg.

You’re missing: Sour Cream or Mayo
Dense and creamy, Greek yogurt is a common replacement for sour cream, mayo, buttermilk, and cream cheese. Using Greek yogurt is a good way to reduce the fat and calories in your favorite recipes, like dips, dressings, and baked goods.

Common Ingredient Substitutions [AllRecipes]
Emergency Substitutions [Betty Crocker]
Top 10 Food Substitutions for Healthier Cooking [TLC]