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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
5 months ago

1 tsp of Stevia for a cup of sugar?

Sarah
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Sarah
3 months ago

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

Rosemary
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Rosemary
6 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

Gillian DidierSerre
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Gillian DidierSerre
1 day 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

Ellie
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Ellie
6 days ago

White sugar. Is this caster or granulated? I’ve been looking at your crazy cookie dough and would love to get my girls to make them. Also, the brown sugar, is this light or dark brown or can I use demerara ? Thank you.

Frankie G.
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Frankie G.
7 days ago

Hi I have a question.How do you subsitute half a cup of icing sugar?

Shelly Merritt
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Shelly Merritt
24 days ago

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

Georgia
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Georgia
1 month ago

Hi Gemma,

Looking at substituting the caster sugar in you vegan chocolate cake with stevia. If this is 2 1/2 cups of caster sugar and I use 2 1/2 tsp of stevia how much apple sauce would I then add to this?

Thanks for you help 🙂
Georgia

Barb
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Barb
1 month ago

What about Coconut sugar? I understand from other baking sites that it is a 1-1 substitution for white sugar, which makes the substitution easier. Also, is Coconut sugar a healthy substitution?

Manpreet kaur
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Manpreet kaur
1 month ago

Hi Gemma , I want to ask you can honey, mayple syrup,or jaggery is good to use in basic recipes for baking …conserned for diabetic patients

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