In the Kitchen

Whip Up a Batch of Baking Powder

Baking powder from scratch? And here I always thought baking powder was “the” scratch. I never knew you could make your own, but it’s certainly good to have this recipe on hand in a pinch.  This post is courtesy of my new friend, Lori, at A Bright and Beautiful Life. You can find all kinds of deliciousness on her blog, so it’s definitely worth a visit.


 Repost from A Bright and Beautiful Life – 4.18.13

You may ask, “why make your own baking powder?”  I would have asked the same question before I realized that most baking powder has aluminum added to it.  {So that’s why some baked goods taste a little bit metalic.}  The human body is able to excrete aluminum in it’s natural form but aluminum, like mercury, as an additive is toxic to the body, specifically the brain.  It’s hard to avoid all aluminum, but this is a small thing I can do to help keep it out of my body and those of my family.  It is possible to purchase aluminum-free baking powder, but it’s a lot less expensive to make it.

Homemade Baking Powder clumps together so some people add cornstarch to the mixture.  I personally don’t add it ~ I just break up the clumps with a fork.

Baking Powder is super easy and inexpensive to make, and using homemade cuts out the toxic aluminum so baked foods taste better and our bodies will be healthier.

Why not make some today?

Visit Lori at A Bright and Beautiful Life for the recipe.