How to Substitute Sweeteners With Agave Nectar

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Agave nectar is a sweetener that can be used in a variety of ways. This article will tell you how to substitute various sweeteners with it.

Steps

  1. Take into consideration the type of recipe you will be making; e.g. batter, dough, liquid, etc. The best substitutions are sauces, syrups, some drinks, desserts, and salad dressings. Mostly because of their liquid states.
    • Liquid Sweeteners
      • Honey - Substitute 1 for 1, like replace a cup of honey with a cup of agave syrup.
      • Maple Syrup - Substitute 1 for 1, like replace a cup of maple syrup with a cup of agave syrup.
      • Brown Rice Syrup - When you replace a cup of brown rice syrup, use 1/2 to 1/3 as much agave, and increase other liquids in the recipe by up to 1/2 a cup.
      • Corn Syrup - When you replace a cup of light corn syrup, be sure to use 1/2 as much agave, and increase other liquids in the recipe by up to 1/3 of a cup. Like corn syrup, agave nectar will not crystallize.
    • Granulated Sweeteners
      • White Granulated Sugar - For each cup of white sugar that you are replacing, use 2/3 of a cup of agave and reduce other liquids by 1/4 to 1/3 cup. This substitution will also work for Demerara Sugar, Turbinado Sugar, Evaporated Cane Juice, or Sucanat.
      • Brown Sugar - For each cup of brown sugar replaced, use 2/3 of a cup of agave and reduce other liquids by 1/4 cup. Because the moisture content of Brown Sugar is higher than that of white sugar, liquids may not have to be reduced as much when substituting agave nectar.
  2. Be sure that you are making the proper adjustments when the substitution is not 1 for 1.

Warnings

  • Agave may cause your food that you are cooking to brown more easily, so reduce the temperature by about 25 °F (−4 °C) and cook slightly longer.
  • There are some who debate the 'healthfulness' of agave nectar.
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