“Best healthy sweeteners that can be used in BAKING”
Baking is actually one of the fun things you can do as your hobby, discovering various recipes and different types of patterns of how you could actually bake a cake. However, what has happened ever since 3rd of March 2020 up till now has been limiting people’s activity towards the outside world. At the same time, giving the opportunity for everyone to learn to bake. According to the news, home bakers have been growing dramatically and most importantly, people are becoming more aware of eating healthy or having their own customized diet to their own body conditions.
If you are a baker who likes to bake and are concerned about your health at the same time, then this is an article specially written for you! Today we will be looking at the best healthy sweeteners that you can actually use in baking that provides you healthy nutritions.
- Coconut Sugar
Coconut Sugar can be known as coconut palm sugar, as it is obtained from the nectar of coconut however it does not taste like coconut. It is high in calories and contains nutrients such as short-chain fatty acids. If you are aiming to gain weight and built yourself some natural muscles, coconut sugar is what you are looking for while doing bakeries and pastries.
Measurements: 1 cup of sugar = 1 cup of coconut sugar
2. Maple Syrup
As a baker myself, I should say maple syrup is definitely a horrible substitute as a sweetener for regular sugar in baking. However, you might not acknowledge the treasures that are concealed within its ingredients. It contains about 4 carbohydrates and 15 calories per teaspoon. Is also one of the recommended sweeteners that you can use to improve the function of your heart, your immune system and reproductive system.
Measurements: 1 cup of sugar = ¾ of Maple Syrup or Crystal
3. Monk Fruit Crystals
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Do you know? The sweetness of monk fruit ( also known as Luo Han Guo in Chinese) comes from an antioxidant that is called mogrosides. It’s sweetness are 200 times sweeter than sugar! One of the health components that you can find from this fruit is its anti-cancer properties. They are also known to be fruits that can cure throat cancer!
Measurements: 1 cup of Sugar = ½ cup of Monk Fruit Extract
- Blackstrap Molasses
Molasses are known to be the overall sweetener which contain the highest level of antioxidants compared to the others. It also contains a great amount of calcium, iron, and potassium as well as vitamin B.
Measurements: 1 cup of Sugar = 1 – ⅓ cup of Molasses
As a matter of fact, there are more types of sweeteners that literally provide healthy nutrients in a baking process like the few we have talked about from above.We hope you have fully acknowledged the information & functions of each sweetener.
We see you in the next article!