When substituting natural sweeteners for sugar in recipes, you will find that every sweetener differs in the quantity required to match the sweetness of sugar. Most blended sweetener mixes are blended to replace sugar in a 1:1 ratio, i.e., 1 cup sweetener = 1 cup sugar.
Virtue Sweetener is formulated for greater sweetening power: 1/4 cup Virtue = 1 cup sugar. This means that a 10-ounce bag of Virtue provides the same sweetening power as 2 1/2 pounds of sugar or several bags of other sweetener blends! In the end, not only do you take advantage of the cleaner taste profile of Virtue, but you also save a lot of money while getting the best sweetener available.
To convert a recipe from sugar to Virtue Sweetener, use the following guidelines:
1 cup sugar with 1/4 cup Virtue Sweetener
1/2 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons Virtue Sweetener
1/3 cup sugar with 1 1/2 tablespoons Virtue Sweetener
1/4 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon Virtue Sweetener
1 tablespoon sugar with 1/4 tablespoon Virtue Sweetener (3/4 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon sugar with 1/4 teaspoon Virtue Sweetener
It’s also a good policy to taste-test any dish you are preparing, especially as taste perception can be heightened for those people who have made dietary changes, most notably elimination of wheat and grains. You may find, for example, that the sweetener power of one cup of sugar in a muffin recipe yields a too sweet end-result. You can anticipate this by tasting your batter before baking and adjusting the amount of sweetener or other ingredients to adjust to your taste.