Ever find yourself missing a basic ingredient right in the middle of a recipe? Looking for ways to reduce the amount of fat or increase the amount of fibre in your favourite baked goods? Or maybe you simply want to replace an ingredient you’re not fond of or can’t eat due to allergies or a food intolerance.

Whatever the reason, the good news is that many basic ingredients can be easily substituted. Take a look at some of these tried-and-true and even less well-known substitutes that can come in very handy when cooking and baking.