There are a few general rules to note when substituting a liquid for a solid or dry ingredient, you must

  1. Reduce other liquids in the recipe.
  2. Add some baking soda (the natural sweeteners are acidic, so they must be balanced).
  3. Bake slightly longer at a lower temperature (by 25 *F)

How to replace 1 cup of white sugar?

Use the following quantities, and adjust liquids as below:

  • 1/2 cup raw honey (not processed) : reduce liquids by 3 TBSP add 1/4 tsp soda
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup : reduce liquids by 4 TBSP add 1/4 tsp soda
  • 1 1/3 c molasses: reduce the liquid by 5 TBSP, add ? tsp. soda
  • 1/4 c fruit juice concentrate: reduce the liquid in the recipe by 3 TBSP.
  • 1 1/4 c brown rice syrup: reduce liquids by 4 TBSP.
  • 1 c coconut palm sugar : (straight substitution)
  • 2/3 -1 c date sugar (depending on how sweet you like it) and increase flour by 2 TBSP if using 2/3 c)