I got this request:
“I am looking for a substitution for dried milk so I can make breads in my bread maker. I cannot have cow's milk.”
I’ve heard this question a lot, not just for bread making and bread machines but for other recipes also. I did a little research and this is what I found.
Milk Powder Substitute for Bread Machines
Leave it out. A lot people just leave the powder out of the bread machine recipes and like the results just fine.
Milk Powder Substitute for Other Recipes
Others add Soy Milk Powder as a substitute. I also saw a few people state they have tried Potato Starch and like the flavor.
If you can handle goat’s milk, Meyenberg sells Goat Milk Powder. It has an excellent review on Amazon.com.
Milk Powder Substitute for Reconstituting
If you need your milk powder to reconstitute it into a liquid for a recipe (for example, hot chocolate or carob), then any powdered milk will work.
A word of caution!
Not all cow free milk powders are safe. Some milk powder contains casein, which is a milk derivative. Make sure you read your ingredients carefully. It might say “great dairy alternative” and be anything but that when it comes to allergies.