12/05/2014 07:38 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Baking Substitutes For Dummies: How Alternative Ingredients Stack Up To Conventional Ones

Not all ingredients are created equal.

When most people think about baking, they think butter, flour and sugar. But those traditional days are far behind. With alternative ways of eating -- such as veganism and the gluten-free diet -- gaining popularity, subbing in new ingredients has become the new "traditional."

Carob powder in place of chocolate, flaxseeds to replace eggs, coconut oil instead of butter, and bean flours in place of all-purpose are just a few ways people are baking these days. But how do those ingredients stack up to the older, more traditional ones? The infographic below created by Simply Worktops broke it down for all of us, in terms of proteins, sugars, fibers and more. Plus, they also give insight on all the baking substitutes appropriate for each diet. Check it out and bake smarter.

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