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How to substitute regular sugar for artifical sweetners in recipes

I have found a few recipes that I would like to try but they call for artifical sweetners and I do not use those. How would I substitute regular sugar for the sweetners?


Asked by tyfry7496 at 11:06 PM on May. 29, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (7)
  • Splenda can be replaced by sugar on a 1 for 1 basis. Other sweeteners, like stevia and agave syrup would be trickier. has a guide to swapping sweeteners.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:36 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • I would search for a similar recipe using sugar. It depends on the type of sweetener.

    Answer by chefjen at 11:08 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • Use Splenda...They also have brown sugar substitute...It's great can't even tell the differance unless you tell...

    Answer by GmaPam7257 at 11:12 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • GmaPam: I don't like Splenda either. I also can't use any sweetners because it has a bad affect on my dad's MS, so he wouldn't be able to eat anything that I made.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:29 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • What about using apple sauce and or fruit like raisins?


    Answer by pnwmom at 3:23 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • You can also use barley malt or rice syrup. You can find those in the health food section at most grocery stores. Definitely try a health food store. They can help you with substitutions and have great recipes.


    Answer by pnwmom at 3:26 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • When I lived in a small town, I would carpool to a health food store that was an hour away once a month. We all bought in bulk and divided up the goodies once we got home.

    Answer by pnwmom at 3:28 PM on May. 31, 2009