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Old 01-05-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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ISO subs for maple syrup

Making a weight watchers recipe that calls for maple syrup, anyone have any suggestions for a sub? Thanks in advance,

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Old 01-05-2009, 12:47 PM   #2
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You can buy a sugar free syrup that is pretty good. That's what I use when watching my sugar intake. I think it's in a green-ish bottle.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:51 PM   #3
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Any syrup you make is going to have tons of carbs in it. I would just use a "B" grade maple syrup, which is cheaper, and has a more pronounced flavor than "A" grade maple syrup. This allows you to use less for the same amount of flavor.

Another trick you can use is to make a spread of nuefachatel cheese, Splenda, and Maple extract. This will give you a low-fat, maple spread that is sweet and delectable. You could also mix maple extract and Splenda with low-fat marscapone cheese, or even yogurt. Hope this helps.

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Old 01-05-2009, 01:07 PM   #4
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As my mom is diabetic, she use to use: Carys Sugar Free Syrup Maple Flavor
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:19 PM   #5
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Expensive but I am told it tastes good..

Vermont Sugar Free Syrup<br><b>starting at $11.95</b>
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:22 PM   #6
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It does taste good.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:56 PM   #7
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This depends both on the recipe & why you need/want a substitution.

If it's a Weight Watcher's recipe, then the calorie count can't be all that high, so I'm assuming you don't want a sub for the calories. If it's a recipe that definitely depends on the maple syrup for maple flavoring, then the only subs would be some type of artificial maple flavoring. If all you want is sweetness, then I imagine corn syrup would work.
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not sure how this works for weight watchers but I asked DH's gramma this question once......

she said make a simple syrup and add maple flavoring (like I had that on hand!!!!)

bless her soul she brought us some maple flavoring the next week. still have the bottle and will never let it go.

bottle says for instant syrup use 1 cup boiling water poured over 2 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp flavoring and stir....

for "thick syrup"
2 TB water 1/4 c sugar 1 1/2 c corn syrup 1/2 tsp flavoring boil 2 min.

my guess would be the 1st way is the more "maple-ey" way. #2 for pancakes.
HTH.

but it probably doesn't.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:33 PM   #9
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That's exactly what my mom used to do when I was a kid!
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:58 PM   #10
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not sure how this works for weight watchers but I asked DH's gramma this question once......

she said make a simple syrup and add maple flavoring (like I had that on hand!!!!)

bless her soul she brought us some maple flavoring the next week. still have the bottle and will never let it go.

bottle says for instant syrup use 1 cup boiling water poured over 2 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp flavoring and stir....

for "thick syrup"
2 TB water 1/4 c sugar 1 1/2 c corn syrup 1/2 tsp flavoring boil 2 min.

my guess would be the 1st way is the more "maple-ey" way. #2 for pancakes.
HTH.

but it probably doesn't.
My grandmother made this syrup...It was called Mapleine...an imitation flavoring...I ate a many pan of biscuits with it as a kid!! I loved it, and have several bottles in my bunker.
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