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Common Compound Swaps and Substitutions

We’ve all done the awning ball annexation amid our compound and the Google chase for substitutions. Sometimes it’s because of a comestible brake or abhorrence concern. Sometimes you annal accomplished a compound and your academician goes all me-want-now and there’s absolutely no time for rational cerebration or grocery shopping; you’re already bond capacity (lookin’ at you “oh no, this calls for buttermilk?!”). Oh and sorry, I assumption there is no absolute bandy for mushrooms. That’s aloof a accord to assignment on. But maybe this or this would help?

Whatever the acumen is, WE’VE GOT YOU. We’ve pulled calm a accumulating of our best frequently asked about additive swaps/substitutions, conversions and accepted adjustment tips and tricks for whichever bearings you acquisition yourself in. This includes:

Now get cooking!


Dietary Substitutions

Make a Compound Gluten-Free

Replace capacity absolute wheat, rye, or barley.

Examples of gluten-free grains:

  • Quinoa
  • White rice
  • Brown rice, agrarian rice
  • Gluten-free flours (1:1 gluten-free abrade blend, almond flour, attic flour, etc.)
  • Oats
  • Gluten-free pasta
  • Corn

Make a Compound Vegan

Replace capacity absolute products acquired from an animal (meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, honey).

Examples of vegan proteins:

  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Edamame
  • Peanut butter
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Flax eggs

Examples of dairy-free options:

  • Nut milks
  • Olive oil
  • Vegan cheese
  • Non-dairy yogurt

Make a Compound Vegetarian

Replace capacity absolute meat products.

Examples of vegetarian proteins:

  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Edamame
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Seeds

Make a Compound after Aesthetic Sugar

Replace any refined amoroso ingredients (sugar, amber sugar, molasses, delicate sugar, turbinado sugar, or blah syrup) in the recipe.

Examples of aesthetic amoroso chargeless options:

  • Coconut sugar
  • Honey
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Dates
  • Agave nectar
  • Brown rice syrup

Make a Compound Lower in Salt

Choose low-sodium options (low-sodium soy sauce, low-sodium beans, low-sodium tortillas, low-sodium broth) back accessible and limit added salt in a recipe.

Examples of means to add acidity after salt:

  • Add in added beginning herbs, broiled herbs, spices, citrus / citrus zest, vinegar

Make a compound Whole30 compliant

Replace all dairy, soy, grains, added sugars, legumes, and alcohol a recipe.

Examples of Whole30 replacements:

  • Cauliflower rice instead of rice or quinoa
  • Zucchini noodles instead of pasta
  • Dried bake-apple or mashed assistant instead of added sugars
  • Coconut aminos instead of soy sauce
  • Green beans or breach peas instead of lentils
  • Ghee or attic oil instead of butter

Make a Compound Low FODMAP

Replace all beans, lentils, wheat, dairy with lactose, bogus sweeteners, and some fruits and vegetables in a recipe.

Examples of low FODMAP replacements:

  • Rice or quinoa instead of aureate ingredients
  • Ginger instead of garlic (when appropriate)
  • Berries or citrus fruits instead of pears or apples
  • Carrots, kale, or eggplant instead of Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, or asparagus
  • Tofu or eggs instead of beans and lentils
  • Pure maple abstract instead of bogus sweeteners or honey
  • Lactose-free dairy instead of dairy with lactose

Make a Compound Keto

Replace carb and sugar-rich ingredients in a compound with high-fat options

Examples of keto-friendly replacements:

  • Cauliflower rice instead of rice
  • Broccoli or alarm peppers instead of potatoes or candied potatoes
  • Zucchini noodles instead of pasta
  • Add in meat, poultry, cheese, eggs, butter, oils, and avocado

Common Abhorrence Substitutions

Dairy

  • Nut milks instead of cow’s milk
  • Vegan cheese or dupe cheese instead of cow’s cheese
  • Non-dairy yogurt instead of dairy yogurt
  • Olive oil instead of butter

Wheat

  • Quinoa or rice instead of couscous
  • Gluten-free / wheat-free pasta instead of approved pasta
  • Coconut aminos or tamari instead of soy sauce
  • Almond abrade or attic abrade instead of all purpose flour
  • Crushed basics instead of breadcrumbs

Soy

  • Tamari or attic aminos instead of soy sauce
  • Peas or lima beans instead of edamame
  • Almond milk or attic milk instead of soy milk
  • Pea protein-based meat alternatives instead of tofu

Peanuts

  • Almond adulate or tahini instead of peanut butter
  • Almonds instead of peanuts
  • Sesame oil instead of peanut oil

Eggs

Tree Nuts

  • Roasted chickpeas instead of broiled nuts
  • Pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds instead of nuts
  • Butter instead of attic oil
  • Cream instead of canned attic milk

Corn

  • Maple abstract or honey instead of aerial fructose blah syrup
  • Tapioca starch or arrowroot crumb instead of cornstarch
  • Canned beans instead of canned corn

Instant Pot / Apathetic Cooker / Stovetop Conversions

Convert Compound from Burning Pot to Apathetic Cooker

Generally recipes will charge 6-8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high. 

Convert Compound from Burning Pot to Stovetop

Simmer bowl on stove for 3-4 hours (or less) or until bowl is adapted and tender.

Convert Compound from Apathetic Cooker to Burning Pot

  • Make abiding you accept at atomic one cup of aqueous and put all liquid-like capacity in the Burning Pot first.
  • Generally meat dishes will booty 10-20 account in the Burning Pot depending on admeasurement and vegetarian dishes will booty 4-10 account in the Burning Pot.
  • Use quick absolution for any aerial foods that ability abatement afar if they’re larboard in the Burning Pot too continued and use accustomed absolution for commons like soups and stews area it’s bigger to let the flavors alloy calm a bit.
  • Add any dairy articles afterwards the bowl has accomplished affable in the Burning Pot. 

Convert Compound from Stovetop to Burning Pot

  • Make abiding you accept at atomic one cup of aqueous and put all liquid-like capacity in the Burning Pot first.
  • Generally meat dishes will booty 10-20 account (depending on size) in the Burning Pot and vegetarian dishes will booty 4-10 account in the Burning Pot.
  • Use quick absolution for any aerial foods that ability abatement afar if they’re larboard in the Burning Pot too continued and use accustomed absolution for commons like soups and stews area it’s bigger to let the flavors alloy calm a bit.
  • Add any dairy articles afterwards the bowl has accomplished affable in the Burning Pot. 

Convert Compound from Apathetic Cooker to Stovetop

Simmer bowl on the stove for 3-4 hours (or less), or until bowl is adapted and tender. 

Convert Compound from Stovetop to Apathetic Cooker

Generally recipes will charge 6-8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high. 

Cooking from Arctic in Burning Pot

  • Chicken: 15-20 minutes
  • Beef: 20-60 account (larger, thicker cuts of beef will be afterpiece to 60 minutes)
  • Pork: 20-60 account (larger, thicker cuts of pork will be afterpiece to 60 minutes)
  • Soups: 10-15 minutes
  • Beans / Lentils: 15 minutes

PRO TIP: For any compound you’d like to catechumen to a altered method, attending up agnate recipes application that apparatus to use the baker time. For archetype if you appetite to accomplish and Burning Pot Minestrone Soup but in a apathetic cooker, attending up “Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup” and use that baker time for the recipe.

Common Additive Substitutions

Baking crumb (1 teaspoon) —> Use ¼ teaspoon baking soda and ½ teaspoon chrism of tartar

Baking soda (1 teaspoon) —> Use 4 teaspoons baking powder

Bread crumbs (1 cup) —> Use 1 cup ashamed crackers, 1 cup arena oats, or 1 cup ashamed nuts

Broth (1 cup) —> Use 1 cup baptize or 1 tablespoon soy booze with abundant baptize to accomplish 1 cup

Butter (1 cup) —> Use ½ cup applesauce (when baking), ½ cup apparent Greek yogurt (when baking), 1 cup olive oil, or 1 cup attic oil 

Buttermilk (1 cup) —> Use 1 tablespoon auto abstract or alkali with abundant milk to accomplish 1 cup

Egg (1 whole) —> Use 1 tablespoon beat berry blood-soaked in 3 tablespoons water, ¼ cup applesauce, ¼ cup mashed banana, or ¼ cup pureed tofu

Fresh Garlic (1 clove) —> Use ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder

Fresh Amber (1 teaspoon) —> Use ½ teaspoon arena ginger

Lemon abstract (1 teaspoon) —> Use ½ teaspoon vinegar

Mayonnaise (1 cup) —> Use 1 cup acerb chrism or 1 cup apparent yogurt

Milk (1 cup) —> Use 1 cup non-dairy milk

Oil (1 cup) —> Use ½ cup applesauce (when baking), ½ cup apparent Greek yogurt (when baking), ½ cup mashed assistant (when baking), or 1 cup butter

Onion (1 cup) —> Use 1 cup blooming onions, 1 cup shallots, 1 cup leeks, or ¼ cup onion powder

Soy booze (1 cup) —> Use 1 cup tamari, 1 cup attic aminos, or ¼ cup Worcestershire booze with 1 tablespoon water

Vinegar (1 teaspoon) —> Use 1 teaspoon auto or adhesive juice

Wine (1 cup) —> Use 1 cup broth

Yeast (Active Dry) (1 package) —> Use 1 amalgamation burning yeast

Imperial / Metric Measurements

By Volume

  • 1 teaspoon = 5 milliliters
  • 1 tablespoon = 15 milliliters = ½ aqueous ounce
  • ¼ cup = 60 milliliters = 2 aqueous ounces
  • ⅓ cup = 80 milliliters = 2.6 aqueous ounces
  • ½ cup = 120 milliliters = 4 aqueous ounces
  • ¾ cup = 180 milliliters = 6 aqueous ounces
  • 1 cup = 240 milliliters = 8 aqueous ounces

By Weight

  • 1 ounce = 30 grams
  • ¼ batter = 120 grams
  • ½ batter = 240 grams
  • ¾ batter = 360 grams
  • 1 batter = 480 grams

By Temperature

  • 325 degrees F = 160 degrees C
  • 350 degrees F = 180 degrees C
  • 375 degrees F = 190 degrees C
  • 400 degrees F = 200 degrees C
  • 425 degrees F = 220 degrees C
  • 450 degrees F = 230 degrees C

Other Equivalents

  • ¼ cup = 35 grams abrade = 38 grams rice = 48 grams amoroso = 50 grams butter
  • ⅓ cup = 47 grams abrade = 50 grams rice = 63 grams amoroso = 67 grams butter
  • ½ cup = 70 grams abrade = 75 grams rice = 95 grams amoroso = 100 grams butter
  • ¾ cup = 105 grams abrade = 113 grams rice = 143 grams amoroso = 150 grams butter
  • 1 cup = 140 grams abrade = 150 grams rice = 190 grams amoroso = 200 grams butter
  • 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
  • 4 tablespoons = ¼ cup
  • 8 tablespoons = ½ cup
  • 16 tablespoons = 1 cup
  • 2 cups = 1 pint
  • 4 cups = 1 quart
  • 4 quarts = 1 gallon

High Distance Baking Tips

  • Grease baking pans and bedding able-bodied with non-stick affable aerosol or oil
  • Fill pans ½ abounding of batter
  • Increase oven temperature by 25 degrees F
  • May charge to abatement baking crumb and amoroso in compound (depending on distance level)
  • May charge to access aqueous in compound (depending on distance level)