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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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Sarah
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Sarah
1 month ago

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

Susan Tyma
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Susan Tyma
3 months ago

1 tsp of Stevia for a cup of sugar?

Rosemary
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Rosemary
4 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

Barb
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Barb
11 hours 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
5 days 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

maria
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maria
13 days ago

can I bake the portuguse coconut custard tart in a microwave

Alene
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Alene
18 days ago

Question. If a gluten free baking recipe calls for 3/4 cup of maple syrup, what can I substitute that with? Maple syrup is expensive, and I would prefer to bake with brown sugar or regular sugar. I am not trying to be keto or anything else. Just gluten free. The taste of maple syrup doesn’t seem to be intrinsic to the recipe. I think it’s just a sweetening agent.

Shivani
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Shivani
19 days ago

How much quantity of jaggery can I substitute sugar with ?

Member
21 days ago

What if you use Splenda? How does that affect your chart? Inquiring minds want to know. I want to know. (Old 1980s TV commercial stuck in my head there for a second, LOL) Thanks in advance for the help.

David
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David
21 days ago

I was looking at your chart and I am guessing that your stevia amount is not considering the one-for-one granulated style. Would I be correct?

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