Low Sugar, Seriously

Posted by on June 13, 2011 | 7 Comments

From all of the cookie recipes I post here, you would probably think that I truly am a sugaraholic … well, I am. But, I have to give myself credit. Since I’ve never been a pop or juice drinker, I actually consume far less of the sweet stuff (as defined by me as ALL sugars – agave, honey, maple, coconut sugar, etc.) than your average American. Still, I wanted to do better than better than average. Do you follow me?

What this is all leading up to is My Guest Post on Run to the Finish! Check it out and you will see the strategy I incorporated a couple of months ago to make a lifestyle change. And yes, it is working! I’m just not very good at documenting recipes from meals … so my blog will probably still look like a cookie and snack fest!

 

 

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Comments (7)

 

  1. Alex says:

    Yes! I’ve been doing the 30-days sugar-free thing and I love it.

  2. Kathryn says:

    I used to be a sugar fiend. I’d eat a pack of SweeTarts a day and then those frozen lemonade things… Then I looked at what I was eating and kinda just stopped with all the added sugar. I still have honey now and then, mostly for sore throats, but I’ve cut out most added sweeteners and it feels great!

  3. Michelle says:

    I’m seriously considering switching to Raw Honey and Agave. Need to know how to sub those things when baking, though! HELP?

  4. Michelle says:

    Hi again:

    Well, like say, for the Chocolate chip cookie recipe in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar book. Thanks 🙂

    • alisa says:

      Hmm, well I probably wouldn’t replace all of the granulated sugar with a liquid one, as it will tend to make them more muffin-like rather than cookie-like. But if you wanted to, I would start with about 2/3 cup liquid sweetener in place of the 3/4 cup granulated sweetener. Honey and agave are sweeter and will add more moisture to the recipe. I would then add just enough extra flour, as needed, to make it a good cookie dough consistency. The good thing about vegan cookies is no eggs, so you can taste-test as you go!

      Personally, I would use coconut / palm sugar and just a little bit of liquid sweetener if I wanted to replace the white and brown sugar in cookies with a less refined option.

  5. Loved the post! I’m trying to get better about not using so much stevia. I love it. I’m not much for sugar though. I want to start using dates more for a sweeter.

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