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Old 01-22-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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Substituting stevia for sugar in baked goods

I'm sensitive to sugar and want to try replacing it with powdered stevia in my baking recipes. I have the Whole Foods 365 brand which is just plain powdered stevia with nothing added. I read on a website that 1 cup of sugar is equivalent to 1 tsp of powdered stevia. Has anyone tried this substitution? Is there another ratio that has worked well?

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Old 05-13-2014, 01:50 AM   #2
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Stevia will still leave you craving calories like any artificial sweetener. Stevia doesn't make syrups so it won't act like a sugar in recipes. Corn syrup, honey, maple is out of the question?
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Stevia will still leave you craving calories like any artificial sweetener. Stevia doesn't make syrups so it won't act like a sugar in recipes. Corn syrup, honey, maple is out of the question?
Refined sugar has the same effect as artificial.

Stevia does come in liquid form; I've seen it but have never tried it.

Interesting tidbit: At least 80% of the packaged food-like stuff sold in grocery stores has sugar added to it in at least one form (and often times more than one!).
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Stevia will still leave you craving calories like any artificial sweetener. Stevia doesn't make syrups so it won't act like a sugar in recipes. Corn syrup, honey, maple is out of the question?

Raw honey would also work.
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Stevia will still leave you craving calories like any artificial sweetener.

Thankfully stevia doesn't have that effect on me. I find it very satisfying, and it doesn't stimulate any cravings.
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I won't use artificial sweeteners. Not only because they have an awful after-taste to me but there may be some health concerns about long term use.

But if want to bake desserts without sugar here are some recipes: I haven't tried any of them because I do use white sugar.

Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes - Allrecipes.com

But your decision to use Stevia is your prerogative and I hope others can help you with that.
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I won't use artificial sweeteners. Not only because they have an awful after-taste to me but there may be some health concerns about long term use.



But if want to bake desserts without sugar here are some recipes: I haven't tried any of them because I do use white sugar.



Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes - Allrecipes.com



But your decision to use Stevia is your prerogative and I hope others can help you with that.

Thanks for the resource. Stevia is very different from manmade artificial sweeteners. It is an herb an has numerous health benefits. There are many articles online about it.
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Thanks for the resource. Stevia is very different from manmade artificial sweeteners. It is an herb an has numerous health benefits. There are many articles online about it.
I understand what Stevia is made from. I've tried it and it still has an awful aftertaste to me. I've read articles online about Stevia and depending on who or what agency was writing about it there's a lot of confusion.

Herbs are not always safe.

As I said---- please use what you deem safe.
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