Corn Free Baking Powder: A simple alternative to store bought baking powder made with arrowroot powder, tapioca starch or potato starch in lieu of the traditional cornstarch. (gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, nut free, soy free, corn free, oil free and refined sugar free)
It’s no secret that baking powder is a staple in the kitchen. When my family first went corn free due to my daughter’s corn allergy I felt lost in the kitchen. There were so many small tweaks that needed to be made to my diet in order to continue breastfeeding her. Her body was reacting to the small amounts of corn that I was eating through my breast milk. Soon after we realized that my son has a sensitivity to corn as well. He had been reacting to something for years and we just couldn’t figure out what! It turns out that corn was the culprit.
We have gone through many dietary changes as a family but I must admit that so far going corn free has been the hardest. Corn is hiding in just about every processed food on the market. It does not have to be disclosed on ingredient labels, which means that manufacturers can use sneaky names on their ingredient list to hide corn without putting it in bold print or under the “contains” section at the bottom of the food label. For example a food label will read, contains: wheat, coconut and soy. Corn will not be disclosed in this section. Wheat is hidden under sneaky names as well but it is always disclosed either in bold print or under the “contains” section so it is much easier to pinpoint.
Corn free baking powder is hard to find in the grocery store as it is typically made with cornstarch. If you are unable to find corn free baking powder or simply want a more economical solution then fear not. It is super simple to make your own baking powder at home. I have provided a traditional (starch based) baking powder recipe below. If you are looking for a paleo friendly starch free baking powder recipe click here.If you make this recipe use my hashtag #imalleats and tag me @imalleats on Instagram or share a photo to I’m All Eats on Facebook.
Corn Free Baking Powder
- 1 cup cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup starch arrowroot powder, tapioca starch or potato starch
Whisk together cream of tartar, baking soda and starch of choice. Store in a jar. Use this baking powder as a 1 to 1 replacement for store bought baking powder.
References: Worth Cooking