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How to enjoy it: David Grotto, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life!, stirs a few tablespoons into baked beans. When cooking with molasses, consider blending it with other sweeteners to temper its acidic flavor: Swanson replaces up to half the sugar in a recipe; every cup of sugar removed becomes 1¼ cups molasses. She also cuts the liquid by up to ⅓ cup and adds 1 tsp. baking soda per cup of molasses.*
* When baking with agave, honey, or molasses, lower the oven temperature by 25 degrees to avoid overbrowning.
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