Most healthy bakers need a brown sugar and a powdered sugar substitute. Most of us are tired of spending the money and time to gather so many substitutes. Good news!
With these two little “recipes,” you can whip up your own brown sugar and/or powdered sugar quickly without constantly buying more products!
They are both very simple and both use whatever granulated sweetener you usually use. (See my choices of sweeteners in the blog post containing my sweetener chapter and charts from Sugar-Free Solutions here or get the e-book here!)
Keep in mind that if you use the regular granulated Pyure (pink packaging) or Gentle Sweet (from THM) or homemade Pyure/Truvia, you only need half a cup of these per cup of “regular sugar.” Thus, when you make your brown or powdered sweeteners, you will still only need half a cup per cup of these compared to regular brown sugar or powdered sugar.
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- 1 cup Pyure* (or Gentle Sweet or Homemade Pyure or other stevia-blend) *Or 2 cups cup-for-cup sugar sub and doubled molasses and maple extract
- 1 tsp molasses
- ¼ tsp maple extract
- Put granulated bulk sweetener in a bowl or glass measure.
- With a fork, cut in 1 teaspoon molasses and ¼ teaspoon maple flavoring (like vanilla extract but maple).
- Add more molasses or maple flavoring to get the brown sugar look and taste that you like.
- You may do this for many cups of granulated bulk sweetener—just keep increasing the amount of molasses and maple flavoring according to how many cups of Pyure (or whatever) you use. (If I am mixing a lot of this up and I have my Kitchen Aid ready for a project, I’ll often just whisk it in there instead of trying to cut in the molasses and extract with a fork.
- Granulated sugar substitute of your choice
- Put ¼ to ½ cup granulated sweetener in coffee grinder.
- Hold down (grind) for ten to twenty seconds. Check to see if fine enough. Push more if needed.
- Empty into container and repeat until you have your powdered container full or you have what you need for what you are making. (I make a whole canister full at one time, and it keeps just like regular powdered sugar.)
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Thanks so much for sharing this technique. I have a lot of food sensitivities in my family, one being maltodextrin (usually the main ingredient in storebought powdered sweetener,among other things). Now I can make a healthier version at home. I used my magic bullet to make powdered pyure with great success! I will definitely try the brown sugar substitute too!
You are wI welcome! And thanks for much for writing. I hope this helps you out with some of those sensitivities! Blessings!
Just a note for anyone who has a ninja. If you have the little smoothie attachment that looks like a Nutribullet thingy, that does work very well. But it does NOT work in the regular Ninja blender jar. I actually tested my Cuisinart food processor against my spice Grinder coffee grinder against my ninja with the smoothie jar. I got slightly better results in my ninja bullet type attachment than I did with my coffee spice grinder. But I don’t have the same type of coffee grinder as in the links on your website, so mine may not work as well. I have been able to make frosting out of my homemade powdered erythritol stevia sugar sub.