Welcome to our collection of recipes and tutorials for making your own baking ingredients at home! Making your own extracts, leaveners, sweeteners, and more from scratch is easier than you think. Not only does it save money, but you can control the quality and flavor precisely.

Browse our articles to find step-by-step instructions for homemade vanilla extract, almond extract, baking powder, brown sugar, powdered sugar, cake flour, cornstarch, and more essential DIY baking pantry items. You’ll be surprised how simple it is to whip up your own versions of common ingredients.

Our homemade options will elevate your baked goods with purer, more pronounced flavors. Discover the joy of baking with ingredients made from scratch!

Pouring lavender simple syrup from a measuring cup into a glass jar.

Must-Have Tools and Ingredients:

If you’re looking to get started making your own ingredients, having the right tools can make this process so much easier. Here are some of our top equipment recommendations:

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