What’s Making My Biscuits and Muffins Taste Bitter?

updated May 1, 2019
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Q: Sometimes when I bake, the finished product has a yellowish tint to it and is slightly bitter. This is most noticeable when I make biscuits or muffins, and it seems hit or miss whether this happens or not.

I’ve always attributed it to too much baking powder, but I’m not sure this is the culprit. Any ideas?

Sent by Charlene

Editor: Yes, chemical leavening agents like baking powder can impart a bitter taste! Try using less next time and see if it makes a difference.

Readers, what do you think is making the baked goods taste bitter and turn a yellowish color?