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Amazing Sugar Substitutes

On a diet? Looking for some great substitutes to replace your sugar usage? Well, Shack-OH-Merry has you covered in this regard.

If you are looking for replacing sugar in your baking recipes or any dessert to make them taste better or just out of fun, you need to get the measurements right.

So we have listed down some of the best sugar substitutes along with their measurements for you:

  1. Coconut Sugar:

To start with this is the easiest 1-on-1 substitute for our regular white or brown sugar and does not need any extra efforts to replace sugar with it.

  • Honey:

A locally sourced honey is the best sweetener and adds a very rich flavor to all of your sweet treat recipes. Use ¾ cup of honey for every 1 cup of white sugar in your recipes. It adds a bit of a natural flavor and is equally sweet.

  • Maple Syrup:

Maple Syrup is an amazing natural substitute for sugar but is in a liquid form so you will have to reduce the amount of liquid in your recipes by 3-4 tablespoons. Try using ¾ cup of syrup as a substitute for 1 cup of sugar.

  • Agave Nectar/Agave Syrup:

In place of 1 cup of sugar use 2/3 cup of nectar but the nectar comes in a liquid form so you will have to take some extra measures. Reduce other liquids used in the recipes by ¼ cup; since using agave helps in browning the baked goods lower your oven temperature by 25⁰F and slightly increase the baking time for best results.

  • Molasses:

Molasses is a by-product of refined sugar production. For every cup of sugar you will want to add in 1-1/3 cup of molasses and reduce your liquids by 4-5 tablespoons.

  • Fruit Concentrates:

Use ¾ cup of fruit concentrate for every 1 cup of sugar and reduce the amount of liquids in your recipes by 4 tablespoons. This substitute is more suitable for recipes that are based on fruity flavors.


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