Some Common Sugar substitutes chart with Glycemic index(GI).
|Sweet N Low||Artificial||Low|
|Pure Maple Syrup||Natural||Medium|
|Brown Rice Syrup||Natural||Medium|
Substitutes with low GI is best for diabetics.Substitutes with medium GI when used in moderation are good for a low-suger diet.Adding fruits to your recipe is also a healthy way to substitute sugar.Stevia is considered best substitute for diabetics.
Biscotti,the toasty twice-baked biscuits with sugar substitutes are just the right start for a healthy low-sugar or sugar-free diet.
(Following recipe with honey\maple syrup\brown rice syrup\barley malt is low in sugar and with a natural\artificial sweetener is sugar-free)
3/4 cup Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup All-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder(Aluminum free)
1/4 cup pure honey or 1/2 cup agave nectar(also available in health stores) or 3/4 cup artificial sweetener(Splenda)
2 Organic eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup dried cherries or cranberries(unsweetened)
1/4 kosher salt
1/4 cup olive oil.
The method is same as the Biscotti recipe I posted earlier.
Enjoy this crunchy delight with tea ,coffee or milk. Gift them to some one health conscious and let them know about the sugar secret of the recipe.
Other Low-sugar wonders to try :
|Fig Linzer Cookies||Blueberry Almond Banana Muffins|
|Fruit Dark Chocolate and Almond Granola Bars||Whole Wheat Biscuits with Apple Butter|
|Plum Clafoutis||Nutty Fruity Granola|
|Cherry Blueberry Scones|
All of the above Low Sugar and Sugar free recipes are off to Sangeeth's Eat Healthy : Fight Diabetes Contest.