Liquid Sweetener Recipes
Timothy Said:I want to make some cookies for my grandmother for mothers day, but she's diabetic.?
We Answered:C'mon. Cookies aren't really good for anyone! But use lots of oatmeal (instead of white flour) eggs, and just a tiny bit of brown sugar and let her have just one or two.
Virginia Said:Does anyone have a recipe for sugar free fudge?
We Answered:How bout sugar-free fudge balls?
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
* 1/3 cup margarine or butter
* 3 tbsp evaporated skim milk
* 1/8 tsp salt
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* Â¼ cup cocoa powder
* 1 cup Splenda sugar replacer
* 1 tsp cornstarch
* 1 lb sugarfree chocolate coating
1. Place Splenda and cornstarch in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend at high speed for 1 minute, or until mixture resembles powdered sugar, stirring if necessary.
2. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter or margarine, evaporated milk, salt and vanilla.
3. Once well combined, turn mixer to low and gradually add sugar and cocoa powder. Mix until smooth.
4. Cover mixing bowl with saran wrap and place in refrigerator to chill for an hour.
5. Once chilled, scoop teaspoonfuls of candy about 1â€ in diameter. Roll between palms to make them round, and place them on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil.
6. Melt chocolate coating in a double boiler or microwave.
7. Dip fudge balls into the coating using dipping tools or two forks. Place back on foil-covered tray and refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
Alfredo Said:How do I convert sugar sub liquid into powder. Making banana bread for a diabetic?
We Answered:The small amount of butter won't really do them any harm, just use regular butter. If you have a heart healthy margerine like Becel, that would be even better.
Each packet of Sweet N Low is equal to 2 teaspoons of sugar, there are 28 teaspoons in a cup, so ...
1 cup of sweetener would be equal to 24 packets of SweetnLow.
Make sure you add the same amount of liquid as the sweetener. In this case, because it calls for 1 cup liquid sweetener, you need to substitute 1 cup of water AND 24 packets of Sweet N Low.
If it just says 1 cup of sweetener, it probably means a dry sweetner like Granular Splenda, and you wouldn't need to add any water at all.
Here's a chart to help you convert in future recipes.
They have a recipe on their website for banana bread
You can skip the Butter Buds if you don't have them, but you need to add the water they should be mixed into so that it won't be too dry.
I would use a bit more vanilla extract, 1.5 teaspoons instead of only 1 teapsoon to help improve the flavour if you skip the Butter Buds.
If you make this recipe make sure you let the diabetic person know that it has 15 carbs per slice if sliced into 18 slices.
Whatever recipe you use, you should have the carb count and the serving size available for the diabetic.
Jaime Said:dose anyone have any tasty recipes for diabetic cookies or cakes using liquid sweetener?
We Answered:I find it's always best to go to the source, so the link below is to the Splenda site, and they have many pages of recipes for cakes, cookies, and pies made with Splenda, in addition to all other types of recipes, too.
FYI, all the recipes I have used call for the granulated or brown sugar Splenda, not the liquid.
Hope this helps!
Lena Said:How much Splenda do I use in place of a liquid sweetener?
We Answered:Do you know what artificial sweeteners do to the human body, including Splenda? Well, here's a list:
Reduced growth rate in newborns and adults at levels above 500 mg/kg.day
Decreased red blood cells -- sign of anemia (at levels abofe 1500 mg/kd/day
Decreased thyroxine levels (thyroid function) (According to McNeil, since this only occurred on male rats and no abnormalities were observed with the thyroid tissue, this was considered insignificant.)
Mineral losses (magnesium and phosphorus) McNeil stated that these patterns were variable and at times not dose related so they were not significant.
Enlarged colon (The FDA Final Rule states cecal enlargement is often seen with poorly absorbed substances and is not significant.)
Enlarged liver and brain (McNeil stated these were insignificant due to a lack of a dose response.)
Shrunken thymus aboe 3 grams per day
Enlarged and calcified kidneys (McNeil stated this is often seen with poorly absorbed substances and was of no toxicological significance. The FDA Final Rule agreed that these are findings that are common in aged female rats and are not significant.)
Increased adrenal cortical hemorrhagic degeneration (McNeil stated that this is a variable finding common in aged rats and not toxicologically significant.)
Increased cataracts (McNeil stated that cataracts were discovered upon microscopic sections of the eye tissue and that this was not as accurate as in-life ophthalmological examinations and did not reveal any treatment- related ocular findings.
Abnormal liver cells (The FDA Final Rule states that this was only marginal and probably not treatment related due to the severity of the lesion was not contaminant with the dosage.)
ALSO ... The ADA (American Diabetic Association) chief medical officer simply does not believe that sugar OR artificial sweeteners have anything to do with diabetes. What does that tell you.
Be informed & do the research. Diabetes is not a disease of blood sugar! The FDA just wants you to believe that.
Dianne Said:What about the 'bulk'?
We Answered:Sugar is a relatively minor ingredient here and only serves to sweeten the pie filling. I found a recipe that used brown sugar substitute and a couple of T of real sugar but, I'm sure you could use strictly sugar free sweeteners completely. You can easily find several sugar-free recipes around including, I'd bet, on Splenda's site. Very nice of you to consider them, tho I'd make sure it's something they'd want first, some people have a hard time learning to consume foods w/ artificial sweeteners. Also pumpkin may not cover the taste so well. Splenda, I think (personal usage) disappears behind lemon very well, I'd also assume that chocolate should be able to cloak the taste as well. Good luck.