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Common Substitutions

It’s the perfect time of year to take care of some holiday baking.

Spending time with family and attending holiday parties has us reaching for our aprons so that we can whip up a batch of our favorite cookies or a tray of brownies. But sometimes preparing your favorite treats for your family and friends takes a little extra planning when someone you’re baking for has dietary restrictions or allergies. Here are some common substitutions for traditional baking ingredients that might help you adjust your favorite recipes and add some fun new challenge for you as you get your next batch of cookies ready.


For friends and family that are avoiding traditional flour, there are several different options depending on the recipe that you choose. Almond flour, coconut flour and millet flour are just three of the great versatile options for baking.


When baking something vegan friendly for a holiday party, you’re going to want to replace eggs whenever the recipe calls for it. Ingredients like flax or chia seeds soaked in water, applesauce, banana puree, or soy flour mixed with water can be substituted for eggs!


Substituting milk in recipes for those with lactose sensitivity is simple with many dairy-free milk alternatives available, such as soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, and oat milk. We’ve found that substituting milk really depends on personal tastes and your recipe, as some have stronger, more pronounced flavors than others.


Whether someone is counting their carbs to watch their waistline or for health reasons, substituting simple sugar in recipes is also simple. With options like honey, stevia, coconut sugar, and xylitol – you can appease your sweet tooth while avoiding simple sugar. 

What’s your favorite thing to bake during the holidays? Let us know in the comments!

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