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Add healthy sweetness to your baked goodies

Baked stuff is today a part and parcel of our lives and people are trying different ways of making baked goodies healthier. They are replacing refined flour with whole grain flour and trying out recipes using less butter etc.

One aspect of concern in the case of baking is the use of sugar in most of the baked food. But you might not have to worry about this if you learn the knack of replacing sugar with honey in baking.

So, what makes honey better than sugar?

Honey has more health benefits as compared to white sugar and it should be noted that it has a wide range of nutrients. Honey is a powerhouse of nutrients like calcium, flavonoids, phenolic acid, zinc, potassium, vitamin C and many other antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Also as compared to sugar honey has a lower glycemic index.

The antioxidants in honey are associated with better gut health and this in turn helps in reducing inflammation and it also helps in reducing the risk of certain diseases. Honey which is truly a gift from nature has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

As you can see that honey surely has several health benefits as compared to white sugar. Hence you have to try and replace sugar with the healthy option of honey.

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After knowing about the immense benefits that honey has as compared to white sugar you surely want to replace sugar with honey while baking. But before you do that there are some tips that you must remember to get the best results.

  • Honey is sweeter compared to refined sugar and so you have to use less amount of honey as compared to sugar.
  • You are adding a bit of liquid when you are using honey and so if you are using honey in baking then you have to try and reduce the total amount of liquid to get the best results.
  • Since honey is acidic make sure that you add baking soda in the right proportion to balance the acidity due to honey. Ideally, if you are adding 1 cup of honey then you have to add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda.
  • The sugar content in honey is higher and at high-temperature honey caramelizes and as compared to granulated sugar burns faster. To overcome this problem you have to try reducing the oven temperature.
  • You might not be able to try out recipes in which butter and sugar have to be creamed with honey and so it is better to avoid these types of recipes using honey.
  • Keep practicing and trying out different recipes with honey and you shall eventually reach the level of perfection.

Yes, adding a touch of health to baked goods is possible by replacing granulated sugar with honey. But for this, you have to make use of quality honey and for this, you have to choose honey from the leading brand that is Natures Nectar.

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