Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Real Food White Sugar Substitutes - Healthy Recipes

This morning I was searching for some yummy healthy brownie recipes to make for my family. I found a lot of them online, but wanted to try my hand at something new! As I am just beginning this Real Food journey I thought it would be fun to take a well used family recipe and tweak it to a "healthier" version. I have never tried this on my own and we'll see how these brownies turn out - will they pass the husband/son taste test? I will keep you posted!

Okay, back to the reason for this post! I found while searching the internet, using basic "food" knowledge, and using what I had in my pantry that there are a lot of Real Foods to use as substitutions for white sugar! Some of these can be used for more than just baking!

Here is a list that I have compiled of Healthy Real Food Substitutions for White SUGAR! These conversions/substitutions are based on 1 cup of white sugar.

1. Honey - replace with one cup of Honey
2. Maple Syrup (grade B is best) - substitute with 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
3. Agave Nectar - substitute 1 1/4 cup Agave Nectar
4. Molasses - use 1/2 to 3/4 cup Molasses
5. Stevia Drops - 1 teaspoon of Stevia drops is equivalent to 1 cup of white sugar.
6. Brown Rice Syrup - replace with 1 1/3 cups of Brown Rice Syrup
7. Date Sugar - use 2/3 cup date sugar

This is just a starter list for me, but I must add that it will continue to grow as I continue to grow and learn as well!

Oh, how did the brownies turn out? I replaced 1 cup of white sugar with 1/2 cup of Maple Syrup. They are cooling now, but the kitchen is filled with a wonderful aroma!

{ Melissa }

I'm sharing this at: Real Food Wednesdays

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