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Remember, when making a substitute for cornstarch be sure to measure accurately for best results.
These cornstarch substitute suggestions are best when using cornstarch as a thickening agent, and will make little or no difference in the finished gravy or sauce - whichever alternative for cornstarch that you choose. Some cornstarch substitutes may alter slightly the taste, texture, weight, or moisture content of the finished product but it will be an ever so slight difference. Whether this is good, bad or indifferent depends on your tastebuds, but we've tried others and feel that these are the best alternatives for a cornstarch substitute in a pinch and make the least difference in resulting recipes.
Hopefully you found a cornstarch substitute to suit your needs. If your problem is the opposite and you actually have plenty of the white stuff, see where else you can use cornstarch.
To find out the shelf life of cornstarch check our webpage how long does cornstarch last.
A note regarding Substitutions...
Using these substitute suggestions may slightly alter the taste, texture or appearance of your resulting recipe. However, we recommend these substitutions as similar replacement ingredients when the original ingredients are unavailable.