I recently started using Truvia packets in my beverages and I love the taste! I even decided to carry a small bag of them in my purse. Our friend Landa, which is our son-in-law Kenny’s Mom, asked me for some diabetic dessert recipes. As most of you know, baking with sugar substitutes can be a little tricky and baked goods made with sugar substitutes usually don’t taste as good as recipes made with regular sugar. But, after reading about Truvia® Baking Blend I can hardly wait to make a sweet treat that tastes great but lower in sugar for you!
Truvia – Stevia Leaf Extract – Erythritol
Truvia is a natural zero-calorie sweetener. It’s made from the best tasting part of the stevia plant. What is stevia? It is a plant native to areas of northeastern Paraguay. For more than 200 years stevia has been used to sweeten foods and beverages. Truvia natural sweetener is made from stevia leaf extract, erythritol and natural flavors. Erythritol is an all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener that has been a part of the human diet for thousands of years. It is present in foods such as pears, melons, grapes, mushrooms and fermentation-derived foods such as wine, soy sauce and cheese. It is added to foods and beverages for sweetness and to enhance taste and texture.
Interesting facts about Truvia Baking Blend:
- Provides amazing taste and texture in baked goods
- 75% lower in calories than regular sugar
- Made from natural ingredients
- Bakes like regular sugar
- Use 1/2 as much in recipes as regular sugar
- Each 1.5 lb. bag comes with a closable, easy-to-use pour spout which is comparable to a 3 lb. bag of sugar
Truvia natural sweetener is safe for people with diabetes, because it has no effect on the glycemic index, while Truvia Baking Blend does contain 1 gram of sugar per ½ teaspoon. Because Truvia Baking Blend contains a small amount of sugar, diabetics need to consider the amount of sugar it provides for each serving in a recipe, so they can manage their diabetic condition. If you or a family member are concerned about diabetes, please talk with a health care professional.
Wow, thanks Landa for asking about diabetic baked goods! I’m really excited about trying Truvia® Baking Blend and can’t wait to use it in an upcoming recipe. Next on My Sweet Mission I’ll show you how to individually wrap gourmet cookies in a beautiful gift box for any special occasion!