Struggling with Lyme disease

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RECIPE: Mix up your own Baking Powder (corn free, potato free)


I have reacted negatively to all commercial baking powders that I’ve tried… so it must be true that a lot of them contain potato starch.  sigh.  I then stumbled upon a blog called “my allergen-free lifestyle manual” by Michelle where she has a recipe for mixing your own baking powder!  For those of you avoiding Salicylates, be wary of the cream of tartar as I think it might be problematic - it doesn’t affect me like the store bought baking powder, though.

Here’s a direct link to the original recipe with pictures:

It worked pretty well except that it really foamed up good for our pancake recipe.  My significant other said it was super foamy and laughed at it.  But, he LOVES the pancakes, so I’m not complaining  :-)

And, here’s a summary of the recipe in case her website disappears in the future as personal websites tend to do over the years:

1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
2 teaspoons cream of tartar

Thoroughly mix all ingredients together, breaking up any clumps with a spoon or pestle and store in an airtight container.


1/8 teaspoon storebought = 1/8 + 1/16 teaspoon homemade (if you don’t have a 1/16 teaspoon, just use a 1/8 and swipe out half of the powder with a butterknife)

1/4 teaspoon storebought = 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon homemade

1/3 teaspoon storebought = 1/3 + 1/6 teaspoon homemade (again, since you don’t have a 1/6 teaspoon, use the 1/3 and swipe out half of the powder with a butterknife)

1/2 teaspoon storebought = 1/2 + 1/4 teaspoon homemade

2/3 teaspoon storebought = 1 teaspoon homemade

3/4 teaspoon storebought = 1 + 1/8  teaspoons homemade

1 teaspoon storebought = 1 + 1/2 teaspoons homemade

1/2 Tablespoon storebought = 3/4 Tablespoon homemade  (2 + 1/4 teaspoons)

1 Tablespoon storebought = 1 + 1/2 Tablespoons homemade (1 Tablespoon + 1-1/2 teaspoons)

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