Cooking with Honey


Honey drips from spoon

Honey is also sweeter than sugar while having less calories which means that you can use less honey when baking and still retain the sweetness in your favorite recipes.

For best results, use recipes developed for honey. When substituting honey for granulated sugar in recipes, begin by substituting honey for up to half of the sugar called for in the recipe. With a little experimentation, honey can replace all the sugar in some recipes.


When baking with honey, remember the following:

  • Reduce any liquid called for by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used.
  • Reduce oven temperature by 25F to prevent over-browning.