Apr 22, 2012
Healthy Homemade Brown Sugar
Did you know that brown sugar is even more processed than regular ole’ granulated white sugar? Yet another reason to avoid brown sugar… and white sugar 🙂 It’s a pretty easy thing to do when this stuff is around!
Compared to storebought brown sugar, this:
- has 1/7th the calories and carbohydrates
- is low glycemic (safe for diabetics)
- is just as sweet and just as tasty!
Super soft, super fluffy, and full of flavor! It even “packs” like real brown sugar, which is a big plus to me. Not to mention, you can use it in any recipe to take place of brown sugar (yes, that means coookieeessss
!!!). So add this to your tea, sprinkle it over your dessert-for-breakfast
, and use it in your desserts!
Healthy Homemade Brown Sugar (low calorie!)
- In a medium bowl, add the erythritol and the molasses on top. Stir with a fork until molasses is fully mixed in (takes about 2-3 minutes). Store it in an airtight container, as you would with regular brown sugar.
*Erythritol is a natural, calorie-free sweetener that looks and tastes exactly like sugar. Erythritol isn't manmade like Sweet n Low, and doesn't contain ammonia like Splenda. I'm sure granulated xylitol would work but I've never tried it.
**You can add about half a tablespoon more if you want darker brown sugar.
This recipe is: fat free, low sugar, gluten free, vegan!
My DIY Brown Sugar nutrition label is on the left, Storebought Brown Sugar‘s nutrition label is on the right:
I think we can all agree that the DIY version is a much better choice ;D
1 cup = 16 tbs = 48 tsp
so 1 tsp has 2 calories!!
:O *makes shocked face*