Sugar Substitute ConsiderationsRemember, when making substitutions be sure to measure accurately for best results. Some substitutions for sugar may alter slightly the taste, texture, weight, or moisture content of the finished product. Whether this is good, bad or indifferent depends on your tastebuds, but we feel that they are the best alternatives in pinch. These sugar substitutes and other alternatives are meant to save you a trip to the store during your cooking process.
Beware of the qualities that your substitutions possess and make sure they are similar to what is called for in your recipe. For instance, when making cookies and you are replacing granulated sugar you want to pick a substitute for sugar that is also dry. If you were to pick corn syrup as a sugar replacement (ie. a liquid for a dry ingredient) then the cookies would run and stick all over your pan.
For information on the shelf life of sugar visit our webpage on how long does sugar last.
A note regarding Substitutions...
Using these substitute suggestions may slightly alter the taste, texture or appearance of your resulting recipe. However, we recommend these substitutions as similar replacement ingredients when the original ingredients are unavailable.