One of the biggest things that I learned when we were doing our elimination diet with Seth earlier this year was how many places grain hides. I found it in spices, lunch meat, chips, powdered drink mixes, some body care products, and more.
In the first few things on the above list the offender is corn. Corn syrup, maltodextrin and dextrose. Even xanthan gum can be derived from corn. (I did use xanthan gum during our grain-free months, but I didn’t use it often.)
I also found it in baking powder. Another place I was not expecting to find grain.
Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar are a good substitute for baking powder, but they don’t work the best in everything, so I decided we needed to make our own.
Grain-free Baking Powder is really simple and quick to make. You only need three ingredients. Baking Soda, Arrowroot Powder and Cream of Tartar.
To make it you add one part baking soda, one part arrowroot powder and two parts cream of tartar.
Here are the exact measurements I used to make a cute little half-pint jar:
Grain-Free Baking Powder
*6 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
*3 Tablespoons Baking Soda
*3 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until there are no clumps. Place in an airtight container. Use in any recipe that calls for baking powder.
It is so easy to make your own grain-free baking powder. If you try it let me know how you think it works!