Homemade Phosphorus-Free Baking Powder

Diet Types:

CKD non-dialysis Diabetes Dialysis

Portions: 6

Serving Size: approximately 1 tablespoon per recipe (varies depending on number of servings and other ingredients)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda

Nutrients per serving

Calories 15

Protein 0 g

Carbohydrates 4 g

Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1261 mg

Potassium 990 mg

Phosphorus 0 mg

Calcium 0 mg

Fiber 0 g

Preparation

  1. Sift together cream of tartar and baking soda using a fine strainer.
  2. Store in an airtight jar or baggie at room temperature until ready to use.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 0

Carbohydrate choices

0

Helpful hints

  • This baking powder recipe uses a 2-to-1 ratio of cream of tartar to baking soda. To replace one tablespoon of commercial baking powder in a recipe, use 2 teaspoons cream of tartar and 1 teaspoon baking soda.
  • You can use this mixture in the same proportion as commercial baking powder when making cakes, quick breads, muffins, tortillas, pancakes and waffles.
  • Cream of tartar is the potassium acid salt of tartaric acid, which is a by-product of wine making. One teaspoon contains 495 mg potassium. When using cream of tartar with baking soda to replace phosphorus-containing baking powder, be aware the potassium content of food will be higher but phosphorus is much lower.

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