Gluten Free Corn Free Baking Powder Recipe

Baking powder usually contains cornstarch. For those who are also corn-intolerant, you should note that there is a brand that does not contain corn, made by Hain Foods. It’s called Featherweight Baking Powder. It is gluten free, corn free and sodium free. If you cannot find it locally, you can order some on Amazon in sodium free or low salt. Note that they do not guarantee against cross-contamination of corn.

Another option is to make your own.

Adjust amounts as needed. I suggest making a large batch to keep on hand, using one baking soda to 2 parts cream of tartar. You use 3/4 of this mix to each portion called for of baking powder in a recipe. For 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder see recipe below:

Gluten Free Corn Free Baking Powder Recipe


Yield: 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

Gluten Free Corn Free Baking Powder Recipe

An easy gluten free corn free baking powder used as a substitute for regular baking powder.


  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Mix together well. If you need 1 teaspoon of baking powder you'd use 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/4 baking soda.


If you are not corn intolerant you may use the following brands: Rumford, Bob's Red Mill (GMO-free), and Ener-G. I know these to be trustworthy. If you know of more, please leave a comment below.

One Reply to “Gluten Free Corn Free Baking Powder Recipe”

  1. I wrote to the company that makes Feather Light to get a confirmation about any corn content in their process of making it. Here is there vague reply:
    (Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding our Featherweight® Baking Powder.
    If a corn ingredient is directly added to a product, it will be specified in the ingredient list. Corn is widely used as a carrier and processing aid in the manufacturing of foods and may be present in trace amounts in natural flavors, spices, or added vitamins. We encourage you to consult with your health care provider to determine if this product is appropriate for you.)
    Now I ask you, how can a Doctor know anything about a product unless the company making that product if upfront with the information? I don’t trust this company and would not recommend anyone with a corn allergy dealing with them.

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