Sugar Substitutes During WW2

During WW2, when sugar was in short supply, chefs and housewives alike also had to find sugar alternatives. Today’s common sugar substitutes, such as Spenda and Equal were unheard of at that time, so natural sugar substitutes were used. These natural substitutes can still be used today by health conscious cooks and bakers who enjoy sweet treats but want to avoid unnatural sweeteners. Below is a chart from Rosie’s Riveting Recipes on natural sweeteners which can be used as sugar substitutes. The amount of each listed is equal to one cup of sugar.
Enjoy your sweet treats.

  • Maple sugar — 1 cup
  • Maple syrup — 1 cup
  • Honey — 1 cup
  • Sorghum syrup — 1 1/2 cups
  • Cane syrup — 1 1/2 cups
  • Corn syrup — 2 cups

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