Clean Treat Substitutes - What To Use When You’re In A Jam

Your clean treat order has just arrived and you’re keen as a bean to get the ball rolling (literally). Unfortunately, upon checking your cupboards once, twice, three times over, you realise you don’t have the ingredients required for the mix. Fear not, our list of alternatives is here to save the day.

Now before you read any further, we do need to mention that we have not yet trialled every substitute listed, but we are confident that these alternatives will perform similar functions. It is important to keep in mind you may experience a slight difference in the overall taste and texture of your clean treats when using alternative ingredients, but for the most part it will be similar. 

Rice Malt Syrup

Rice malt syrup is a low fructose sugar alternative derived from brown rice, boasting a mild sweetness often likened to butterscotch. If you don’t have a jar of this in your pantry, you can always use:

  • Agave Syrup
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Date Paste

 

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a difficult component to replace due to its ability to solidify when refrigerated. In saying that, we recommend using cacao butter if you don’t have coconut oil on hand.

 

Peanut Butter

In the unlikely and extremely traumatic instance of a peanut butter shortage, you can totally replace this pantry staple with:

  • Cashew Butter
  • Tahini
  • Almond Butter
  • Coconut Butter
  • Sunflower Butter

 

Almond Butter

The healthiest of all the nut butters, almond butter is a spread we simply can’t get enough of. If you don’t have it on hand, you can use:

  • Cashew Butter
  • Peanut Butter
  • Tahini
  • Coconut Butter
  • Sunflower Butter

 

Almond Milk

As is the case with nut butters, almond is one of the healthiest options among plant-based milks which is why so many of our clean treat mixes call for it. If you find yourself running low on supply, simply replace it with:

  • Coconut Milk
  • Oat Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Rice Milk
  • Dairy Milk

 

Tahini

Tahini is a paste made from toasted ground hulled sesame, commonly used in salad dressings and hummus. It offers a very potent flavour, with a texture similar to many nut butters. If your jar of tahini has pulled a Houdini, you can use:

  • Smooth Peanut Butter
  • Cashew Butter
  • Coconut Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Sunflower Butter