Honey is the original all-natural, unprocessed sweetener. And, since it’s sweeter than white sugar, you can use less of it when baking:
- Use ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon of honey for every cup of sugar
- Decrease the liquid in the recipe by ¼ cup
- Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda for every cup of honey
- Reduce your oven temperature by 25 degrees
Another reason honey is great to use when baking is because it’s hygro-scopic (water-attracting): it absorbs moisture from the air, keeping your baked goods moist and delicious for days.