Replace Your Sugar

I’m working on replacing the sugar we use with healthier choices.  Date sugar is really intriguing because it has 1/2 the calories of regular sugar, you use less, and it has more nutrients (in theory).

Agave Nectar               1 cup = 960 calories     For 1 cup sugar use ¾ cup agave, and reduce liquid by 2 TBSP for each cup you are replacing.

Honey                            1 cup = 960 calories     Same as for agave (above).  Contains antioxidants – buckwheat honey having the most.

Molasses                       1 cup = 960 calories      For 1 cup sugar use 1 1/3 cup molasses and reduce liquid by 2 TBSP for each cup you are replacing.  Dark molasses contains the highest amounts of antioxidants of any sweetener.

Pure Maple Syrup       1 cup = 800 calories    For 1 cup sugar use ¾ cup maple syrup and reduce liquid by 2 TBSP for each cup you are replacing.

Coconut sugar              1 cup = 720 calories     For 1 cup sugar use 1 cup coconut sugar.  Has a nutty flavor and does not taste like coconut.  Use it as you would brown sugar.

Date Sugar                    1 cup = 480 calories      For 1 cup sugar use 2/3 cup date sugar.