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Homemade Gluten Free Baking Powder Without Cornstarch

Homemade Baking Powder

As many of you already know I have developed a sensitivity to corn. Corn hides in many more foods than even gluten does. After many unexplained stomach aches and some research on the Facebook Corn Intolerance Group I realized that cornstarch was in my baking powder. I had never looked at the label assuming it was safe and duh there it was right on my Clabber Girl Baking Soda container. I found this easy recipe posted on many forums and could not find an original source. I asked my mom if she had heard of this recipe and she says it has been around for a very very long time. This is not an original recipe made up by me, but it is one I use as in all of my recipes when I refer to baking powder as an ingredient. If you know the original source please let me know in the comments section so I may properly credit them.

This works exactly as baking powder would work in any recipe. I was really excited to find this simple corn free baking powder recipe. Many things can not easily be made corn free, but this just happens to be an easy solution.

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Homemade Gluten Free Baking Powder Without Cornstarch
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  1. Mix 1 part baking soda with 2 parts cream of tartar in an airtight container.
  2. Shake well to combine.
  3. Use as you would baking powder in any recipe.

Posted on: Gluten Free Fridays




Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

Very neat! Thanks for sharing!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

Hope your week is great!

Cindy from

Jodi Stewart

Ah! Very clever! I wondered how you got around the corn thing with baking powder.


I love this substitution! However, I had a problem when I used this in a bread recipe because the recipe already called for baking soda and when I added the extra amount it ruined the taste! Do you suggest I just omit the first baking soda requirement? Thanks!


Is there a way to make baking powder without using corn starch or cream of tartar. Both of those contain sulfites and I need an option without sulfites. Since the corn starch or cream of tartar is an acid ingredient, what other acid ingredient could be used?


    If you’re baking, you can add vinegar as your acid.

    1 tsp baking powder= 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp vinegar

    You can use white vinegar or even apple cider vinegar.

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