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Delicious, but not low-carb,
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This review is from: Cooking with Coconut Flour: A Delicious Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Alternative to Wheat (Paperback)This book is very valuable for the basic information on working with coconut flour, as well as the recipes. I would NOT call it low-carb though, because there is a lot of sugar in the recipes. Even the "low-sugar" recipes are still half sugar and half stevia. I really liked the coconut muffins, but am working on which sugar substitute would be best so they can really be low-carb. The meatloaf tasted good, but had an odd, grainy texture that the baked goods did not. I'm very excited about baking with coconut flour, but will probably end up using a few of these recipes (the lower sugar and not quite so many eggs ones) more often than the others.
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Initial post: Jun 9, 2008 8:10:10 AM PDT
Jo Ana Starr says:
A natural sugar substitute is Xylitol which can be purchased in natural food stores or online. It has the taste and consistency of sugar but it metabolizes like a carb. I use it in place of sugar and highly recommend it. Hope this helps !
Posted on Apr 25, 2009 1:19:47 PM PDT
Honey is often a good substitute for sugar in baked goods. It makes them moist, and honey's slower carb uptake can be helpful. Honey also has other properties that are good for us, such as vitamins and minerals, that other sweeteners do not. Studies now show that many sugar substitutes raise blood sugar even though they have no calories. Since that is case, honey may turn out to be healthier than all subs.
Posted on Jul 10, 2011 11:09:40 AM PDT
C. Ash says:
If you don't mind using an artificial sweetener, I've been reading that Splenda can be substituted 1:1 for sugar. However, I'm not anxious to add another chemical to my diet, so I will probably start relying more heavily on coconut sugar, which also can be subbed 1:1 -- it is a natural sugar, so not totally low carb, but it does have a very low glycemic index (35?) so it's a natural release. Happy eating!
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