Tips for Substituting With Natural Sweeteners
- When using any liquid concentrated sweetener in place of granulated white sugar, reduce liquid content in the recipe by 1/4 cup. When replacing a liquid sweetener with a dry one, increase the liquid content in the recipe by 1/4 cup (or reduce the flour by 3-5 tablespoons).
- Some malted sweeteners (brown rice syrup or barley malt) should be boiled 2-3 minutes before using, in order to prevent them from liquefying the consistency of the mixture.
- Heat thick syrups by setting before using them.
- Dried or granulated natural sweeteners tend to absorb liquid. Add a tablespoon of water or oil to the recipe if it seems dry.
Contributing Writers: Sydney Maupin, Staff Writer; Cynthia Lair
Revised and reprinted with permission from Cynthia Lair's Feeding the Whole Family.
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