5 Healthy Alternatives To Sugar In Baking

By: Mary Jones


A calorie-free natural sweetener that is significantly sweeter than sugar, requiring smaller amounts in baking recipes.


A natural sweetener with a rich flavor that can be used as a substitute for sugar, but should be used in moderation due to its sugar content.

Maple syrup

A natural sweetener with a distinct flavor that adds depth to baked goods, best when using pure maple syrup.

Coconut sugar

An unrefined sweetener made from coconut palm trees, providing some nutrients and serving as a 1:1 replacement for granulated sugar.


Unsweetened applesauce can be used as a sugar substitute to add moisture and natural sweetness to baked goods.