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Vegan recipes using baking powder, a leavening agent used in baking. It helps with rising and is a combination of baking soda, acid and cornstarch. Baking powder is activated with moisture and heat.

Tip: Baking powder can be used as an egg replacer. Simply whisk together 2 tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of oil (such as light flavored olive oil) and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. One serving of this mixture is equivalent to 1 missing egg.