Pantry Basics 101 – What should you have in your pantry?

Pantry Basics 101

What should you have in your pantry?

Of course, every pantry is different, but there are some staples that most pantries do include. Below you will find a list of suggestions for stocking your pantry. 

This list is organized into categories. You may find there is too much on the list for your taste, or perhaps you have much more in your pantry. This is to be used as a guideline to help you organize and have the majority of basic ingredients for daily / weekly cooking.

LIST OF PANTRY STAPLES:

Baking

Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Chocolate
-Cocoa powder
-Bitter-sweet chocolate chips
-Milk chocolate chips
-White chocolate chips 
Cornmeal
Cornstarch
Flour
- All-purpose flour or GF Flour
- Whole-wheat flour
Sugars
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Powdered sugar
Vanilla extract (non-imitation)
Sweeteners
- Agave syrup
- Honey
- Maple syrup
- Molasses

Oils

Coconut oil
Olive oil
Sesame oil
Vegetable oil

Nuts

Almonds (sliced)
Cashews
Peanuts
Pecans
Walnuts

Dried Fruits

Apricots
Craisins
Prunes
Raisins

Condiments, Sauces & Liquids

Barbecue Sauce
Chicken stock
Ketchup
Mustard
Peanut butter
Soy Sauce
Teriyaki sauce
Vegetable stock
Vinegars
- Balsamic vinegar
- Cider vinegar
- Red wine vinegar
- Rice vinegar
- White wine vinegar
Worcestershire sauce

Spices, Seasonings & Herbs

Bay leaves (dry)
Black Pepper 
Chili powder
Crushed red pepper
Curry powder
Dried basil
Dried oregano
Dried rosemary
Dried thyme
Garlic powder
Ground cinnamon
Ground cumin
Ground ginger
Ground nutmeg
Paprika 
Salt 

Vegetables (canned/jarred)

Beans
- Black beans
- Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans
- Kidney Beans
Diced green chillies
Tomatoes
- Diced tomatoes
- Sun-dried tomatoes 
- Tomato paste
- Tomato sauce

Your pantry may also contain snacks, I did not include these, as most people have their favourites. So crackers, chips, puddings, granola bars, etc...may also be part or your basic pantry list.

Would you like a printable version of this list? There are a few extra suggestions on the print out as well.
CLICK HERE to download and print!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.