It’s simple and easy to make this Paleo baking powder recipe. I must admit that for a long time I thought Bob’s Red Mill baking powder was Paleo. I don’t know why I thought this. Clearly, if you read the label, it has corn starch – which is definitely not Paleo. So I searched and searched to buy Paleo baking powder so I could tell my readers what kind to buy.
But I can’t find any available to purchase. I think it’s because it’s #1 so easy to make yourself and #2 doesn’t last very long. In fact, most Paleo recipes say to only make enough for one day or to only store it for a few weeks.
If you are reading this post, it’s probably because you are making one of the recipes on my blog that calls for Paleo baking powder. What I recommend is that you make just enough for the recipe you are making since it’s easy to make and doesn’t last that long. Since you will use different amounts for each recipe, I think this simple recipe will make it easy for you to create any amount you want.
Please note that there are several different ways to make your own. The basic idea is to mix baking soda with an acid. Please choose ONE of these recipes, based on what you have on hand. I have ranked them in order to try.
I think you’ll appreciate how there isn’t any cornstarch in this recipe. Most of you should have these ingredients already in your pantry and be able to whip up this homemade baking powder in a jif!
Is Baking Powder Paleo?
No. Store-bought baking powder is not Paleo. It contains additives like cornstarch or wheat to keep it from sticking or clumping. However, it is generally gluten-free.
What is Paleo Baking Powder?
It’s a leavening agent, which means it helps your baked goods rise. With it or without enough of it your yummy treats would be flat.
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Simple Easy Paleo Baking Powder Recipe
- First off, please make sure your baking soda is Paleo friendly.
- Whisk ingredients together.
- Store in an airtight container if there is any remaining baking powder and use within a few weeks. It’s preferred to use immediately for best results.
This paleo baking powder substitute is single-acting, not double-acting. Commercial double-acting baking powder reacts (releases gas) once when it’s mixed with liquid, and then again a second time when heated (such as during baking). Homemade baking powder only reacts at the first step, which means your baked goods can go flat if you don’t use the batter immediately.