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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
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Susan Tyma
8 months ago

1 tsp of Stevia for a cup of sugar?

Gillian DidierSerre
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Gillian DidierSerre
2 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
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Radhu
2 months ago

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

Rosemary
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Rosemary
9 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

Ace
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Ace
1 month 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
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Shelly Merritt
3 months ago

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

Sarah
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Sarah
6 months ago

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

adamfamly1959
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adamfamly1959
9 days ago

Hi can you help me i want to make a buttermilk pie for my father in law but he cant have all the suger hr is the recipe.1/2 cup of butter milk,13/4 cups of suger,2 eggs,3 tbsp of flour,1 stick of butter,1tsp of vanillia i need to substute the suger but it still still be be good this is his very favorite pie he just cant have all the suger this and the traditional punkin pie the recipe thats on the back of the can of pumpkin those are only pies he loves for me to make for him lol…Thank… Read more »

Rumela Bhowmick
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Rumela Bhowmick
9 days ago

If I use only liquid stevia , how to compensate for the extra liquid in the wet ingredients. My cakes are very dense and more frudge like using liquid stevia.

Vidhi
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Vidhi
9 days ago

Hi Gemma,

Can you please suggest how to use dates for baking instead of sugar? Also, can dates be used as a sugar substitute in all the recipes? I am planning to bake muffins.
Thank You.

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