9 Sweet Sugar Substitutes Infographic

A cookie’s sweet side draws us in and satisfies a sweet tooth like nothing else. Traditionally, granulated sugar is the main sweetener in cookie recipes. However, it might seem like cookies are off-limits for those looking to reduce sugar intake. Fortunately, there are various sugar substitutes available. Honey is an excellent substitute, though it’s sweeter than sugar, so you’ll need less. Use about half a cup of honey if a recipe calls for one cup of sugar. Maple syrup, another natural sweetener, comes from maple tree sap. Though expensive due to its labor-intensive production, it can be used similarly to honey. Applesauce offers a lower-calorie alternative packed with vitamins and fiber. Mashed fruits like bananas and mangos or dried fruits like dates also serve as sweet alternatives. Coconut sugar, though high in calories and expensive, has a lower glycemic index and can replace sugar at a 1:1 ratio. Palm sugar, derived from sugar palm or date palm trees, is another option. Stevia, a zero-calorie sweetener from a South American plant, is 200-400 times sweeter than sugar, so use it sparingly. Monk fruit, a small fruit from China, offers health benefits and is low-calorie, helping to reduce blood sugar levels. Finally, agave syrup, derived from the agave plant, is sweeter than sugar, has a similar texture to honey, and has a lower glycemic index. With these substitutes, enjoying cookies without the extra sugar is entirely possible.

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