Video:5 Good Sugar Substitutes for Bakingwith Michelle Barton
With all of the delicious substitutions available, sugar-free cooking does not mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Learn about some tasty substitutions for sugar in baked goods in this how-to video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:5 Good Sugar Substitutes for Baking
Hi, I'm Michelle Barton, here at Clementine Bakery for About.com to give you tips on sugar substitutes.
Sugar Substitutes for Baking
5 good substitutes for sugar are molasses, agave, maple syrup, any kind of fruit like bananas, applesauce or dates.
Molasses is a wonderful sugar substitute because it gives your baked goods a wonderful brown sugar flavor and it's also good in muffins, breads and cookies. Molasses also gives your baked good a really beautiful brown tone to it.
Agave is another good sugar substitute because it doesn't have an overpowering flavor, so it won't dominate your baked goods. The con to agave is that it gives your baked goods an overall orange coloring.
Maple syrup is also another wonderful sugar substitute because it gives your baked goods a wonderful maple syrup flavoring. The cons though are that maple syrup is pretty costly. If you're looking to save cash you can always cut your maple syrup with agave.
Fruit-based Sugar Substitutes for Baking
Applesauce is one of my favorite sugar substitutes. It gives your baked goods overall moisture and it does not have a distinct flavoring to it.
Bananas and dates are another good sugar substitute because they give your baked goods an overall constituency and they also lock in moisture. The cons of using these however is that they do have distinct flavorings, so if your not looking to have that overpowering banana or date flavor I'd use applesauce.
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