Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar (it’s Sugar Free!)

Want to know a little baking secret?  Well here it is:  this Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar!  Don’t just add sweetness, add some flavor too.  Vanilla Sugar is every baker’s secret weapon, and for good reason.

Vanilla Sugar is every baker’s SECRET WEAPON! But I’ll let you in on MY secret: this Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar! It has far fewer calories and carbs than regular Vanilla Sugar for the same great taste. It’s sugar free, nearly calorie free, gluten free, and vegan too! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, and dairy free options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Just like DIY Vanilla Paste, this DIY Vanilla Sugar is an ingredient that will set you apart from all the other bakers out there.  This will make your cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and muffins that much better than the competition.

Vanilla Sugar is every baker’s SECRET WEAPON! But I’ll let you in on MY secret: this Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar! It has far fewer calories and carbs than regular Vanilla Sugar for the same great taste. It’s sugar free, nearly calorie free, gluten free, and vegan too! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, and dairy free options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

But this DIY Vanilla Sugar has a secret…  it’s healthy.  It has just a fraction of the calories and carbs as regular sugar, and it tastes better too.  Add this to your coffee, sprinkle some in your tea, or use it as a 1:1 replacement for sugar in baking!

Who doesn’t want a more flavorful baked good??

Vanilla Sugar is every baker’s SECRET WEAPON! But I’ll let you in on MY secret: this Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar! It has far fewer calories and carbs than regular Vanilla Sugar for the same great taste. It’s sugar free, nearly calorie free, gluten free, and vegan too! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, and dairy free options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

4 cups

Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Calories per serving: 48

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Put the erythritol in a large, airtight container.
  2. Slice the vanilla beans in half, lengthwise.  Scrape the beans out with the dull edge of the knife and add to the container with the erythritol.  Place the vanilla bean pods in the jar as well.
  3. Seal the container and shake, shake, shake!  Let sit for 1 week.
  4. Remove the vanilla bean pods and give the sugar another shake. It’s now ready to use!
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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Vanilla Sugar is every baker’s SECRET WEAPON! But I’ll let you in on MY secret: this Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar! It has far fewer calories and carbs than regular Vanilla Sugar for the same great taste. It’s sugar free, nearly calorie free, gluten free, and vegan too! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, and dairy free options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Ummmm yes, puh-lease.  An entire CUP of this Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar has just 48 calories, while 1 cup of typical sugar has 768 calories.  Can you believe that difference?!

Vanilla Sugar is every baker’s SECRET WEAPON! But I’ll let you in on MY secret: this Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar! It has far fewer calories and carbs than regular Vanilla Sugar for the same great taste. It’s sugar free, nearly calorie free, gluten free, and vegan too! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, and dairy free options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Can you believe how many calories you would save if you used this Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar in place of regular white sugar?  Not to mention, you will save yourself from a pretty dreadful sugar-rush and sugar-crash.

Vanilla Sugar is every baker’s SECRET WEAPON! But I’ll let you in on MY secret: this Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar! It has far fewer calories and carbs than regular Vanilla Sugar for the same great taste. It’s sugar free, nearly calorie free, gluten free, and vegan too! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, and dairy free options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

So, make this Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar ASAP!  It’s incredibly delicious, shelf-stable, and will make everything you bake worth it’s weight in gold.  Seriously.

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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11 comments on “Healthy DIY Vanilla Sugar (it’s Sugar Free!)”

  1. I know sweeteners like aspartame have a lot of bad effects, but do you know if there are any known problems with erythritol or sucanut? I tend to cluster all sugar substitutes together, and I figured you must have a good reason for using these, but I’d love to hear your opinion! Thanks!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      I have done quite a bit of research on erythritol and I have not found one conclusive study proving that it has any negative side effects. I experience problems when I consume aspartame, Splenda and other artificial sweeteners, but erythritol is natural and I feel perfectly fine when I have it. Erythritol has far less calories than xylitol, too, so it’s good for making lower calorie desserts 🙂
      And sucanat is just unprocessed sugar, so it contains the natural molasses, vitamins and minerals of the sugar cane. Hope I answered your question!

  2. I’ll have to try this, if only so I can give me (slightly one-dimensional) brownie recipe a nice vanilla-y undertone!

  3. So pretty Jessica. Never saw sugar looking that good and healthy! And your new layout is just beautiful 🙂

  4. What a brilliant idea to add real vanilla beans to a natural sweetener! I still have yet to try erythritol… is it similar to xylitol? How does it compare with sugar in baked goods? PS- I am in love with those tea cups!!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Erythritol is very similar to xylitol, just with much less calories. It depends what baked good it’s used in, for cakes and cupcakes I feel like it works like a perfect sugar replacement, but in brownies and some difficult baked goods (like meringues, marshmallows, etc), it does not work as the only sugar replacement, it works best when paired with something else (like sucanat, coconut sugar, etc)

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  6. Is there anyway I could make this with vanilla powder (I think it’s just ground up vanilla) instead of vanilla beans, I can’t find them. If so, what would be the measurements and would I still use the same instructions or not? Thanks 🙂

    • Jessica-
      I’m sure vanilla powder will work! Good idea!
      I would use 4 cups Granulated Erythritol + 4 tsp Vanilla Powder. No need to process the vanilla beans in a food processor, just shake the two ingredients together in a large jar that is tightly sealed. You probably don’t need to wait a week either, you can use it right away 🙂
      -Jess

  7. I couldn’t find any erythritol nearby, can I just substitute it with stevia powder?

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