White sugar is devoid of nutrients, and lacks flavor when compared to raw honey from Hawaii. In order to include more honey in your diet, use it in place of the white sugar in your favorite recipes. Here are some tips to help you adjust your recipes properly, so your end results are even tastier than dishes made with white sugar.
- When using honey in place of sugar, substitute it cup for cup. That means if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup of white sugar, you can use 1/2 cup of honey.
- Honey is moister than white sugar, so you’ll need to adjust the liquid content of your recipe accordingly. For every cup of honey that you use, decrease the liquid (milk, water, juice, etc) in the recipe by 1/4 cup.
- Baked goods made with honey tend to brown more quickly than those made with white sugar. To prevent over-browning, bake your items at a temperature that’s 25°F lower than that specified in the original recipe.
- When using honey in baked goods, add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to the recipe. This helps neutralize the acidity of honey, which may alter the texture of some baked goods.
- Remember that honey will add an extra layer of flavor to your recipe. You may wish to leave out bolder flavors like vanilla extract or cinnamon so you can better enjoy this honey taste.
- Keep in mind that baked goods made with honey often turn out denser than those made with sugar. This is not a bad thing — but it’s important to note as you sample your creations.
Our raw honey from Hawaii is full of flavor and healthy natural compounds. Visit Hawaii’s Local Buzz to explore our selection of honey and other delicious Hawaiian treats, such as macadamia nuts and chocolate.