Billy Bee

Sugar to Honey Converter

Did you know you can substitute honey for sugar?

From bold and musky, to herbal and aromatic, Billy Bee honey is the versatile must-have for every baker’s pantry. Satisfy your sweet tooth and swap Canada’s favourite honey for sugar in your next batch of baking. To help you make the switch, follow our top five tips for baking with Billy Bee:

  • The darker the honey, the stronger the taste. Choose something light and neutral that won’t overpower the flavour of your delicacies.
  • Use ¾ cup of honey to replace 1 cup of sugar. If your recipe calls for less sugar, let our handy honey calculator below guide the way.
  • If your recipe doesn’t include baking soda, add ¼ tsp of baking soda for each cup of sugar replaced.
  • Using more than 1 cup of honey? Lessen additional liquid ingredients by ¼ cup per cup of honey – it retains more moisture than sugar.
  • Slow it down – baked goods made with honey will brown faster in the oven. Lower your oven temperature by about 25°F to prevent browning.

Sugar Honey Reduced Liquid Baking Soda
1 Tbsp (15mL) 2 tsp (10mL) no need no need
2 Tbsp (30 mL) 1 Tbsp 1 tsp (25mL) no need no need
1/4 Cup (50mL) 2 Tbsp 2 tsp (40mL) no need 1/8 tsp (0.5mL)
1/3 Cup (75mL) 4 Tbsp (60mL) no need 1/4 tsp (1mL)
1/2 Cup (125mL) 1/3 Cup (75mL) 2 tsp (10mL) 1/4 tsp (1mL)
2/3 Cup (150mL) 1/2 Cup (125mL) 5 tsp (25mL) 1/4 tsp (1 mL)
3/4 Cup (175mL) 2/3 Cup (150mL) 2 Tbsp (30mL) 1/2 tsp (2mL)
1 Cup (250 mL) 3/4 Cup (175mL) 2 1/2 Tbsp (37mL) 1/2 tsp (2mL)
2 Cups (500mL) 1 1/4 Cup (300mL) 5 Tbsp (70mL) 1 tsp (5mL)

Honey Conversion Chart for Baking

Using Honey in recipes can make baked goods brown more quickly- it is suggested to lower the recipe's
recommended baking oven temperature by 25 degrees.

Sugar Honey Reduced Liquid Baking Soda
1 Tbsp (15mL) 2 tsp (10mL) no need no need
2 Tbsp (30 mL) 1 Tbsp 1 tsp (25mL) no need no need
1/4 Cup (50mL) 2 Tbsp 2 tsp (40mL) no need 1/8 tsp (0.5mL)
1/3 Cup (75mL) 4 Tbsp (60mL) no need 1/4 tsp (1mL)
1/2 Cup (125mL) 1/3 Cup (75mL) 2 tsp (10mL) 1/4 tsp (1mL)
2/3 Cup (150mL) 1/2 Cup (125mL) 5 tsp (25mL) 1/4 tsp (1 mL)
3/4 Cup (175mL) 2/3 Cup (150mL) 2 Tbsp (30mL) 1/2 tsp (2mL)
1 Cup (250 mL) 3/4 Cup (175mL) 2 1/2 Tbsp (37mL) 1/2 tsp (2mL)
2 Cups (500mL) 1 1/4 Cup (300mL) 5 Tbsp (70mL) 1 tsp (5mL)