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Can I substitute sugar with brown sugar in most muffin/sweet bread types of recipes? How will it change the outcome?

I am making zucchini choc chip loaves. I usually use half sugar and half brown sugar and it has been great but out of regular sugar right now. Should I make a trip to the store or just use all brown sugar?Thanks!!

asked by bolityzo over 4 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

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added over 4 years ago

You can use all brown sugar. It has a little more moisture in it but shouldn't make a huge difference.

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added over 4 years ago

Brown sugar will continue to draw moisture from the environment, so be careful if you are doing a fruit muffin that's already moist. I made rhubarb muffins with brown sugar instead of white, and they were wonderful on the first day, but but the second, and then third day they were pretty mushy.

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added over 4 years ago

Yes and it will add a new and more interesting flavor layer