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Topic: healthy cookies! help with sugar substitutions?  (Read 557 times)
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« on: September 20, 2010 09:35:52 AM »

i would like to bake cookies that are guilt-free, but im a tad iffy on a few things...

-i know you can reduce the amount of oil in a recipe by adding unsweetened applesauce, but by how much?

im iffy on trying artificial sweeteners, because its something ARTIFICIAL that i would be putting into my system. i would really like to try adding agave instead of using sugar.

-does anyone kows how much agave to use in place of 1 cup of sugar?

-ive thought about honey, splenda & truvia, but im not sure about them. honey, would just cost ALOT. splenda....well, lets just say ive read enough about splenda to where i wouldnt dare even pick up a package, let alone EVER eating it. & truvia, i know nothing about! if anyone knows anything about it, please let me know.

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010 07:10:34 PM »

Agave, honey, and sugar from sugar cane are all pure sugar and have the same amount of calories. If you're trying to restrict calories none of those is really better than any of the others. It's possible that they have different effects on your blood sugar, but people like to argue about that all day long, so who knows.

Truvia is made from stevia I believe, which is all natural and calorie free, but can be extremely bitter if you use too much of it. Personally I don't care for the flavor but my best friend carries a bottle everywhere to sweeten her iced tea.

I've made these before, they do have small amounts of oil, brown sugar, and flour, but they have a lot of oats and sweet potato too.

http://carrotsncake.com/2009/11/sweet-potato-oatmeal-raisin-cookies.html
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