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How to Substitute SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia for Honey in Baking

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author image Lydia Stephens
Lydia Stephens began writing professionally in 2009. She has written online for Nile Guides, SheKnows.com and various other websites and has been published in "Stringing Magazine" and "Xiamen Wave." Stephens played competitive soccer for 19 years, has been weight lifting since 2007 and enjoys running, biking and sailing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Texas.
How to Substitute SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia for Honey in Baking
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SweetLeaf brand liquid stevia is a natural sweetener made from the leaves of a South American plant. The extract has been used in South America for hundreds of years as a way to sweeten foods and beverages without adding calories or altering blood sugar levels. Stevia is 10 to 15 times sweeter than sugar and honey and must be used so sparingly in your baking that you'll need to tweak your other ingredients to preserve the consistency of your finished product.

Step 1

How to Substitute SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia for Honey in Baking
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Substitute 1 teaspoon of Stevia Liquid Concentrate for 1/4 cup of honey in the recipe.

Step 2

How to Substitute SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia for Honey in Baking
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Substitute 1/3 teaspoon SteviaClear Liquid for every 1/4 cup of honey in your recipe. A little liquid stevia goes a long way, so experiment with this ratio until you find a sweetness level you're happy with.

Step 3

How to Substitute SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia for Honey in Baking
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Subtract the volume of liquid stevia you added from the amount of honey called for in the recipe to determine the missing liquid volume. For example, if you subtract 2 tablespoons of added Stevia Liquid Concentrate from the 1/2 cup of honey, or 8 tablespoons, the recipe calls for, you're left with 6 tablespoons of missing moistening agent.

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Step 4

How to Substitute SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia for Honey in Baking
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Add an alternative moistening agent to your recipe to account for the missing honey. Water will add moisture without altering the flavor or nutrition profile of the cake. Add nutrition and moisture by adding milk or silken tofu, or make the finished product fluffier by substituting egg or egg white. Add additional sweetness and moisture with unsweetened apple sauce or pureed banana.

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