Ingredient Equivalents Chart

Equivalents
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Equivalents and substitutions in cooking are a way to help you streamline the preparation process when cooking and baking. Substitutions are ingredients that can be substituted for others, such as using cocoa powder for unsweetened chocolate, while equivalents are the yields of foods, such as how much cheese you need to make 2 cups grated.

Equivalents are the measuring amounts of standard ingredients.

If a recipe calls for 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, do you know how many whole graham crackers you need? Or if a recipe calls for 1 large egg yolk and all you have on hand is medium eggs, how much do you need? How many ripe bananas do you need to make 1 cup of mashed banana? How much cheese do you need to buy to 2 cups grated?

Print out this chart and keep in your kitchen for instant reference. It's much easier than measuring as you go; just buy the amount you need and prepare it. If you can think of anything you'd like added, email me and I'll expand the chart.

 INGREDIENT EQUIVALENT MEASUREMENT
1 large egg yolk1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon egg yolk
1 large egg white2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons egg white
1 large egg4 tablespoons
1 pound cheese4-1/2 cups grated
3 pounds cooked chicken4-1/2 cups chopped meat
8-10 large egg whites1 cup
12-14 large egg yolks1 cup
3 medium bananas1 cup mashed banana
1 egg1/4 cup egg substitute
28 saltine crackers1 cup crumbs
3 slices bread1 cup soft crumbs
1 lemon2 to 4 tablespoons juice and 1 teaspoon grated rind
12 ounce package chocolate chips2 cups
1 pound tomatoes1-1/2 cups chopped
1 pound fresh spinach12 cups or 1-1/2 cups cooked
1 pound onions3 cups chopped
19 chocolate wafer cookies1 cup crumbs
1 pound cherries2-1/2 cups pitted
1-1/2 pounds chicken breast3 cups cooked and chopped
1 large onion3/4 cup chopped
1 medium orange6 to 8 tablespoons juice and 2 to 3 tablespoons grated rind
22 vanilla wafers1 cup crumbs
14 square graham crackers1 cup crumbs
7 paired graham crackers (rectangle)1 cup crumbs
1 cup uncooked white rice3 cups cooked
1 cup uncooked pasta2-2/3 cups cooked
1 pound brown sugar2-1/4 cups
1 package active dry yeast2-1/4 teaspoons
1 medium apple1 cup apple slices
1 stick butter1/2 cup, 4 ounces, 1/4 pound
1 tablespoon fresh herbs1 teaspoon dried herbs