Baking Powder is used in many recipes, but is it OK to eat on the Paleo diet? In this article we will review if this common ingredient and leavening agent is Paleo friendly.
No, Baking Powder is Not Paleo friendly!
Why is Baking Powder Not OK?
Baking Powder might seem like a harmless white powder but it is actually made of many cooking agents that are not OK on Paleo. Almost all store bought Baking Powders are not Paleo friendly but if your favorite recipe calls for some you can make a Paleo safe homemade baking powder
Commercial Baking Powder is really just sodium bicarbonate and carbon dioxide and is designed to produce consistent food, not meet strict Paleo standards. A teaspoon of Baking Soda goes a long way but arrowroot powder and grain-free paleo baking powder do exist, you just might have to search your local grocery store and make sure to store it in an airtight container so it does not spoil.
- Absorb moisture
- Leavening agent
- Mixed with Cream of Tartar
- Around the house cleaning agent
Hi there! My name is Estelle and I am a Paleo Lover! I like helping other people learn about the health benefits of the paleo diet.