Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What to eat (part two)

My child is lucky and can tolerate ordinary table sugar (sucrose) just fine, but I know that many children can't. Here are some simple ways to convert the recipes found on this blog so they can work for you.

Substitutes for granular sugar
1 Tsp Stevia=1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Tsp Stevia=1 Tbsp Sugar
A pinch of Stevia=1 Tsp sugar

Substitute for brown sugar
Substitute as for granular sugar. Additionally, add 1/8 teaspoon maple or anise extract for every 1/2 cup of sugar replaced.

Substitute for powdered sugar
1 Tsp Stevia + 1 tsp cornstarch =1 Cup powdered sugar

Substitutes for molasses
Use an equal amount of dark corn syrup plus 1/4 teaspoon maple or anise extract. Depending on the recipe, you may find that you need to increase the amount of other spices in the recipe. You may also use liquid creme Stevia if you prefer.

Substitute for honey
Although there is very little sucrose in honey (on average less than 2%) many people can't tolerate it at all. In this case, use an equal amount of light corn syrup.

1 comment:

  1. I have been needing something to convert! thank you so much!