Honey and honey products at Hunter's Honey Farm

Did you know that honey can be used instead of sugar in certain recipes? The beekeepers at the century-old Hunter’s Honey Farm offer these tips on substituting honey in recipes for baked goods.

Honey is sweeter, so use about one-third to one-half as much honey as you would sugar. Also, know that 12 ounces of honey equals one cup, as containers are measured in weight, not volume. Honey is 18 percent water, so reduce the amount of liquids in the recipe by one-fifth. Lower your oven temperature by 25 degrees, and coat your utensils with cooking spray to prevent the honey from sticking to measuring cups or spoons. Finally, if the recipe doesn’t include sour milk or sour cream, add a pinch of baking soda to counteract the acidity in honey, which can cause over-browning.

Check out some of our favorite recipes using honey.

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  1. All you hear is all sweetners are bad for you so I tried using 1/2 t of honey in my morning coffee- It takes out the bitter taste and is a natural sweetner and more healthy for you.

  2. Please do not pass my email address to anyone else.

    I have cooked with honey, and like it. Was looking for ways to substitute honey in regular recipes. This looks like a very good page. Will print it off. Thank you.


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