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Substitute for Molasses

ChefGirl412 Feb 24, 2007 11:53 AM

Making a banana bread recipe, but don't have the molasses. Can I use honey or maple syrup for a substitute? Not sure. Thx.

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    ChefRoger RE: ChefGirl412 Feb 24, 2007 12:00 PM

    For 1 cup of molases you can substitute 1 cup of Dark Corn Syrup or 1 Cup of Honey, Or 1 cup of Maple Syrup or 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar.

    Obviously the Maple syrup will have the most profound impact on the final flavor. Any will work well though and you may end up with better than what you expected! Many of the worlds great recipes were made by mistake.

    Good luck!

    1. ChefGirl412 RE: ChefGirl412 Feb 24, 2007 12:28 PM

      Thanks ChefRoger - I think I'll use the brown sugar since it contains molasses.

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        maillard RE: ChefGirl412 Feb 24, 2007 12:30 PM

        I like to use the Cook's Thesaurus when I need to make food substitutions:


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