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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- 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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