What Can Substitute Nutmeg?


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Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
You don't have to add nutmeg, most people don't, so don't worry about it, if you are really worried about it, then add a little clove, but not much. Hope this helps.
Mark Westbrook Profile
Mark Westbrook answered
If I had run out of nutmeg and had to find a substitute I think I would try one of the following spices. Firstly I would try ground cinnamon, often used in sweet and savoury dishes. No cinnamon, then how about ground ginger? The piquancy should give your zucchini cake a real zing. As a last resort, sparingly - ground cloves.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
All spice is a really great subsitute for baking. It has a bunch of spice,including nutmeg.Just go easy on it because it can over power the zuccini bread if you use to much.
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Anonymous answered
My husband does not like nutmeg so I substitute cinnamon in my recipe
Rachele Grover Profile
Rachele Grover answered
I would also use allspice which has a little bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices which is good in apple pie and banana bread and pumpkin bread or pie.
Jennifer Bone Profile
Jennifer Bone answered
For zucchini bread, I would definitely agree with epictetus: Cinnamon!

I would also add that it will taste fine without nutmeg or cinnamon if you are really stuck.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Allspice is a separate spice altogether. I think you are thinking of pumpkin pie spice that has those other ingredients. Allspice would be a good substitute though.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If you are using a yeast type bread recipe, cinnamon is not really good sub as it can counter the yeast production

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