Trying to avoid granulated sugar in today’s world can be tough—even if you opt for low-sugar desserts. Lucky for us, there are plenty of alternatives that still give a nice boost of natural sweetness. From maple syrup to blackstrap molasses, read on for the complete guide to sugar alternatives and when to use them.
Maple syrup is a thick, sugary liquid. Although it is all natural and contains minerals like calcium and potassium, it’s still very calorie-dense. It has a deeply sweet flavor and is a delicious substitute for sugar in recipes like barbecue sauce and orange chicken. Go beyond pancakes with these sweet and savory recipes for maple syrup.