Fructose is a very sweet, but simple carbohydrate. Naturally occurring in fruits, vegetables, and honey, fructose is sweeter than granulated sugar. Baking with fructose is similar to baking with granulated sugar, except you just need less. Baked goods made with fructose will not only be sweet, but incredibly moist because fructose attracts more water than granulated sugar.
Refined or crystalline fructose
Review how much granulated sugar your recipe calls for. Measure one-third less than the amount of sugar the recipe indicates. For example, if your recipe calls for 2 cups of granulated sugar, swap the sugar for 1 2/3 cups of fructose.
In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients, such as the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a larger bowl, cream together the fructose, margarine, butter, or shortening and eggs.
Slowly add the flour mixture into the fructose mixture; mixing until it's well blended. Pour the batter into a prepared pan or shape the batter onto a cookie sheet.
Bake in a preheated oven according to your recipe's instructions.
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Hillary E. Berner is a registered dietitian and certified dietitian-nutritionist. She specializes in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, weight management, healthy cooking and behavioral health. Berner holds a Master of Science in nutrition and a Bachelor of Science in dietetics.