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Missing an ingredient? Here are substitutions for 15 common ingredients

Need a quick substitute? No worries. Chances are something you already have in your kitchen will work.

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Whether you can’t find the ingredient you’re looking for at the grocery store or you just forgot to grab it on your last supermarket run, don’t worry. There’s no need to run back to the store.

Here are some creative ingredient swaps you can use, according to a Eat By Date, a database for food product expiration dates and ingredient substitutions.

Milk substitutes: Coconut milk, oak milk, soy milk or nut milk like almond or cashew.

Egg substitutes: 1 egg is equivalent to a ¼ cup of egg whites, 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise, ¼ cup pureed silken tofu or ½ a banana combined with ½ teaspoon baking soda.

Fish sauce substitutes: Soy sauce, worcestershire Sauce

Baking powder substitutes: 1 teaspoon of baking powder is equivalent to ¼ teaspoon baking soda and ½ teaspoon cream of tartar and ¼ teaspoon cornstarch.

Baking soda substitutes: 1 teaspoon of baking soda is equivalent to ¾ teaspoon ammonium bicarbonate or 2 teaspoons of baking powder along with the substitution of acidic liquid (like vinegar or citrus juice) ingredients with non-acidic liquid (like water or milk).

Butter substitutes: 1 cup of butter is equivalent to one cup of shortening, ⅞ cup of vegetable oil or one cup of coconut oil. Depending on the recipe, smashed avocado, applesauce, prune puree and Greek yogurt can function as substitutes for butter.

Beef broth substitutes: 1 cup of beef broth is equivalent to a beef bullion cube, 1 cup of vegetable broth, 1 cup of red wine or 1 tablespoon of soy sauce combined with 1 cup of water.

Chicken broth substitutes: 1 cup of chicken broth is equivalent to a chicken bullion cube, 1 cup vegetable broth or 1 cup of white wine.

Cornstarch substitutes: 1 tablespoon of cornstarch is equivalent to 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 4 teaspoons instant tapioca, 1 tablespoon arrowroot or 1 tablespoon potato starch.

Corn syrup substitutes: 1 cup of corn syrup is equivalent to 1 ¼ cups of granulated sugar and ¼ cup water boiled until all sugar is dissolved or 1 cup of honey or maple syrup.

Mayonnaise substitute: Greek yogurt

Rice substitutes: Quinoa, barley, shredded raw cauliflower.

Vanilla extract substitutes: Almond extract, vanilla bean

Shortening substitutes: 1 cup of solid shortening is equivalent to 1 cup of butter or margarine. 1 cup of melted shortening is equivalent to 1 cup of cooking oil like vegetable oil.

Sugar substitutes: Maple syrup, honey

Visit http://www.eatbydate.com/substitutions/ for more substitutions.

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