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How To Substitute Honey for Sugar in Recipes

Substituting Honey for Sugar in Recipes

When substituting honey for granulated sugar in recipes, begin by substituting honey for up to half of the sugar called for in the recipe.

For baked goods, make sure to reduce the oven temperature by 25°F to prevent over-browning; reduce any liquid called for by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used and add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used.

Because of its high fructose content, honey has higher sweetening power than sugar. This means you can use less honey than sugar to achieve the desired sweetness.


CAUTION–avoid the use of honey in any form, for infants younger than one year. This includes honey that has been baked into a cookie or bread or used in any other type of food. There is a concern that infants’ gastro intestinal tract can’t handle the botulism toxins that are sometimes found in raw honey.


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