Little Chef Baking Tips – Substitutes

Can I Substitute Ingredients?

Can the whole milk in Butter + Whisk Little Chef Baking Kit recipes be substituted with other milks? The short answer… YES!

Milk is one of the easiest ingredients to substitute in baking. Non-dairy milks and water are suitable replacements with only subtle effects on taste and texture. Some ingredients may affect the coloration of the finished product. Soy will often cause a darker color or browning effect.

Whole Milk

Why do you like to use whole milk in Butter + Whisk Little Chef Baking Kit recipes? 
Fat content is one of the biggest differences in milk options, but fat plays an important roll. It acts as a tenderizer and moisturizer for recipes. When you use whole milk to bake cakes or muffins, the cake will be moister and finer than if it were made with skim. This is why we love it.

Oh no, I am out of milk!
Your little chef is ready to put on an apron and get baking, but uh oh you are out of milk. Its ok! Water is actually a suitable replacement.



Can the eggs in Butter + Whisk Little Chef Baking Kit recipes be substituted?


Absolutely! There are several egg substitutes for baking. Although adding eggs makes for a difference in the end result, it does not mean that we cannot do without. There can be a slight change in taste and texture of your recipe.

Most Commonly Used Egg Substitutes for Baking

  • Apple Sauce
  • Mashed Banana
  • Bananas
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Buttermilk
  • Sweetened Condensed milk

Egg Substitutes for Cakes and Cupcakes

1 egg is roughly 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) Your egg substitute needs to equal the amount of egg you are leaving out. For each whole egg used you can substitute it with one of the following:

  • ½ a medium Banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) Apple sauce
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) Buttermilk


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