Honey as a Replacement for Sugar

All Natural Baker's Special Pure Honey - a hearty robust flavor, perfect as an ingredient to make a loaf of whole wheat bread, Cakes, Cupcakes or to sweeten a spicy BBQ sauce. Our Baker's Special Honey is composed of a dark honey consisting of wildflower and other honeys and crafted specifically for use as a baking and cooking ingredient.

 

Notes for using Honey to replace Sugar in Recipes:

  • If your recipe doesn’t include baking soda, add ¼ tsp of baking soda for each cup of sugar replaced
  • Using more than 1 cup of honey? Lessen additional liquid ingredients by ¼ cup per cup of honey – it retains more moisture than sugar
  • Slow it down – baked goods made with honey will brown faster in the oven. Lower your oven temperature by about 25°F to prevent browning

Sugar

Honey

Reduced Liquid

Baking Soda

1 Tbsp (15mL)

2 tsp (10mL)

no need

no need

2 Tbsp (30 mL)

1 Tbsp 1 tsp (25mL)

no need

no need

1/4 Cup (50mL)

2 Tbsp 2 tsp (40mL)

no need

1/8 tsp (0.5mL)

1/3 Cup (75mL)

4 Tbsp (60mL)

no need

1/4 tsp (1mL)

1/2 Cup (125mL)

1/3 Cup (75mL)

2 tsp (10mL)

1/4 tsp (1mL)

2/3 Cup (150mL)

1/2 Cup (125mL)

5 tsp (25mL)

1/4 tsp (1 mL)

3/4 Cup (175mL)

2/3 Cup (150mL)

2 Tbsp (30mL)

1/2 tsp (2mL)

1 Cup (250 mL)

3/4 Cup (175mL)

2 1/2 Tbsp (37mL)

1/2 tsp (2mL)

2 Cups (500mL)

1 1/4 Cup (300mL)

5 Tbsp (70mL)

1 tsp (5mL)

 

Honey equivalent measurements

Measurement

Grams

Ounces

Tablespoons

1 Teaspoon

7.16

0.25

1/3

1 Tablespoon

21

0.724

1

1/8 cup of honey

43.5

1.5

2

1/4 cup of honey

85

3

5

1/3 cup of honey

111.3

4

5.3

3/8 cup of honey

127.5

4.5

6

1/2 cup of honey

170

6

8

5/8 cup of honey

212.5

7.5

10

2/3 cup of honey

226.7

8

10.7

3/4 cup of honey

255

10.5

12

7/8 cup of honey

297.5

12

14

1 cup of honey

340

14

16

1 1/3 cup of honey

451.3

16

21.3

6 2/3 cups

2,266.7

5lbs

106.7

 

What are the benefits of using honey instead of sugar?

Honey is 100% natural and adds distinct flavor notes to recipes. Honey also absorbs and retains moisture; this keeps your items fresh for a longer period of time. Honey is also sweeter than sugar, allowing you to use less of it to gain the same sweetness level.

Written by G B

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