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The Best Sugar Substitutes for Baking & FREE Substitutes Chart!

Learn the best sugar substitutes for baking and get a FREE chart so you can substitute white sugar in all of your baking.
Best Sugar Substitutes for Baking with Free Chart

Hi Bold Bakers!

My Bold Baking style is all about giving you the confidence to bake anytime, anywhere. In this Bold Baking Bootcamp episode, I want to share useful tips and techniques on how to become a bigger and Bolder Baker including the best sugar substitutes for baking. This Sugar Substitutes post, video and chart will help you find the best alternatives to white sugar so you can keep on baking no matter your dietary preferences.

Last week I shared a Free Downloadable Weight Conversion Chart that allows you to easily convert ingredients from cups to grams to ounces in your recipes. Growing up in Ireland if a recipe was in cups then I couldn’t make it. So, no matter what metric you use or country you live in you should never come across a recipe now that you can’t make. With Bigger Bolder Baking having such an international audience it’s really important to me that not only my recipes, but all recipes are accessible to you. Preferably, they would all be my recipes. Smiley face.

[ For information on how to replace eggs in your baking be sure to check out my free downloadable egg substitute chart. ]

What are the best sugar substitutes for baking?

Nowadays people like to use more all natural sugars, some of my favorites being maple syrup, stevia, agave and honey. Since creating this chart I’ve discovered 2 other sugar substitute brands I really like, Lakanto Sweetener and Swerve. Lakanto brand offers both liquid and powdered sugar replacements while Swerve is a great alternative dry sweetener.

How to substitute 1 cup of sugar

To replace 1 cup of white sugar you can substitute it for 3/4 cup honey, or 3/4 cups maple syrup or 2/3 cup agave or 1 teaspoon stevia.

How to use liquid sweetener

Take care to fully read the chart because there are tips below the measurements about adjusting  the liquid used in the recipe if you choose to use the liquid sugars like agave, honey or maple syrup. Likewise if you use stevia, you will also need to make adjustments to make up the weight of the sugar left out.

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Susan Tyma
Susan Tyma
10 months ago

1 tsp of Stevia for a cup of sugar?

Gillian DidierSerre
Gillian DidierSerre
5 months ago

Hi Gemma..can you upload a chart for lakanto and swerve substitute..at present your chart is showing honey and maple syrup tks from Gillian

Radhu
Radhu
5 months ago

Hi, can you please tell me which stevia brand do you use? I like to cook for my diabetic parents. thanks

Rosemary
Rosemary
11 months ago

Hi can any one help me i have got a cake recipe which use organic sugar i cant get it were i live so is they any sugar i can use in its place

Sarah
Sarah
8 months ago

If I use 1 tsp. of stevia to replace 1 cup of sugar, how much apple butter should I use?

Ace
Ace
3 months ago

Hi Gemma! This guide is really helpful, so thanks for that! I’m planning on making your best ever chocolate chip cookies, which requires 3/4 cup of white sugar. If I were to use maple syrup, would I also have to cut that down by a quarter (so 1/2 cup of syrup)?

Shelly Merritt
Shelly Merritt
6 months ago

Cooking for someone with cancer using no sugar. Needs to gain weight. Any suggestions are appreciated. Ty

Haya
3 days ago

What about for cookies

Prateek
Prateek
13 days ago

Hey Gemma!
If I’m to replace white or brown sugar in a cookie recipe, do i still follow the creaming method or simply mix it in melted butter?
And what would be the best substitute for getting the closest results as we do with regular sugar, in case you know, please let me know!

Poonam Bhat
Poonam Bhat
22 days ago

Hi Gemma this is very useful. I’m planning to bake a chocolate walnut cake using honey, so do we need to adjust any dry ingredient Quantity as honey liquid

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