There are differences between the two sweeteners. However, many bread recipes call for such a small amount of sugar that it doesn’t really matter. So for the most part, substitute away!
Does Your Recipe have a Quarter Cup of Sugar or More?
If your recipe calls for a quarter cup of sugar (four tablespoons) or more, a straight swap might affect the bread. You’ll want to keep these things in mind:
- Honey is sweeter than sugar. So reduce the sweetener amount by 1/4. Say that the recipe calls for four tablespoons of sugar. Use 3 tablespoons of honey instead.
- Honey is liquid. Decrease the amount of liquid in the recipe by about 1 tablespoon per quarter cup of honey. Another way of dealing with this issue is to add about 1 tablespoon of flour per quarter cup of honey.