Baking and Cooking with Agave Nectar

The sweetness of either Domino® Organic Blue Agave Nectar Syrup or Organic Blue Agave Nectar Amber Syrup lends itself perfectly for baking and cooking recipes. Since agave nectar is a liquid, it will incorporate easily into favorite desserts. Follow the conversions below.

Adjusting a Recipe for Agave Nectar

If there are no added liquids in the recipe, you can increase flour by 1/4 to 1/3 cup to absorb the extra liquid added by the agave nectar. Make sure any solid ingredients, like butter, are softened and that the agave nectar is at room temperature. Also, if the recipe is being sweetened by other ingredients, such as chocolate chips, you may want to use slightly less agave for those recipes. When adding agave to traditional baking recipes, first whip softened butter, then pour the agave in and mix. You would then follow with the eggs.

Baking with Agave Nectar

Since the properties of agave nectar are different from granulated sugar, some baked items may brown quicker. We recommend reducing the oven temperature by 25°F and increase baking time a few minutes. It is also important to note that cookie recipes using agave nectar will not bake crisp, as with sugar. They will have a different cake-like texture, but taste delicious!

What else can you use Agave Nectar for?

Domino® Organic Blue Agave Nectars are perfect for everyday cooking, such as making salad dressings and to liven up sauces. Because of how easily it mixes into cold beverages, agave nectar is also great for sweetening smoothies and summer drinks. Try our Delicious Recipes for great sweetening ideas using Domino® Organic Blue Agave Nectars.

Recipe Conversions:

2/3 cup Organic Blue Agave Nectar Syrup
is the same as 1 cup Granulated Sugar; reduce other liquids by 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup.

2/3 cup Organic Blue Agave Nectar Amber Syrup is the same as
1 cup Brown Sugar; reduce other liquids by 1/4 cup.