Technique: Substitute Honey For Sugar In Baking
To substitute honey for sugar in your recipes, follow these simple guidelines.
Substitute honey for up to half the sugar called for in the recipe. With a little experimentation, honey can replace all the sugar in certain recipes.
Reduce the liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used.
Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used.
Reduce oven temperature by 25 F to prevent over-browning.
Remember, honey has a higher sweetening power than sugar. It will take less to sweeten your recipe.
For easy measuring and fast clean-up, coat measuring cups and spoons with vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray before measuring honey.
One 12-ounce jar of honey equals a standard measuring cup.