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Truvia Baking Blend Review

I have been using stevia as my primary sweetener for coffee, fruit, yogurt and more for the past four years. When baking however, I still had to rely on sugar. Recently, Truvia® has added a new product to their line of all natural calorie-free sweeteners which has changed the way that I bake for my family.

Truvia® has combined stevia and erythritol with sugar to make a delicious baking blend. If you are not yet familiar with stevia, it is a plant that is naturally very sweet and a small amount goes a very long way. By combining these three natural ingredients together, Truvia® has developed a product that “bakes and browns like sugar” with a fraction of the calories. In fact it has 75% fewer calories than using sugar by itself!

My husband is extremely picky about any sweetener besides sugar so I knew that this would be the ultimate taste test for the new Truvia® Baking Blend. I baked one of my family’s favorite treats, peanut butter cookies. I didn’t tell my husband that I had used the new Truvia® Baking Blend and he gobbled up cookies by the handful calling it, “delicious”! When I told him what I had used to sweeten the cookies he was shocked because he did not taste any aftertaste.

Determining how much Truvia® Baking Blend to use in place of sugar in my recipe was easy by using the conversion chart on the product bag. In place of 1 cup of sugar, I only had to use ½ cup of Truvia® Baking Blend.

Here is the Truvia® recipe that I used for our Peanut Butter Cookies and you can find this recipe and more recipes at Truvia®:

Peanut Butter Cookies with Truvia® Baking Blend

Makes: 2 ½ dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup Truvia® Baking Blend
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp shortening
  • 3 Tbsp + 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Nutrition Facts per serving: (2 cookies; 27g)

Calories 120; Total Fat, 7g; Saturated Fat, 2g; Trans Fat, 0g; Cholesterol, 10mg; Sodium, 115mg; Total Carbohydrate, 13g; Dietary Fiber, 1g; Sugars, 3g; Erythritol, 3g: Protein, 3g; Vitamin A, 0% DV; Vitamin C, 0% DV; Calcium, 0% DV; Iron, 4% DV.

These cookies have 120 calories and 3 grams of sugar per serving as compared to the full sugar version that has 150 calories and 11 grams of sugar per serving

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Combine Truvia Baking Blend, peanut butter, shortening, butter, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl and mix on low speed until combined.

3. In a second smaller bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add slowly to the larger bowl and mix until combined.

4. Shape dough into 1 ¼ inch balls, flattening slightly on the top and bottom.

5. Place cookies 3 inches apart on a parchment-lined or ungreased cookie sheet.

6. Using a fork, press a crisscross pattern in each cookie.

7. Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.

8. Allow to rest 5 minutes on pan, then place cookies on a wire rack to cool

I also made the most delicious Oatmeal Raisin cookies from another recipe that I found at Truvia. It was a huge hit with my friends and I was pleased to be able to make a healthier treat for my family that I can enjoy myself since I have eliminated most sugar from my diet.

I am very pleased with the taste of the new Truvia® Baking Blend and plan to use it in all of my recipes. You are invited to visit Truvia® to learn more about this product and look for it this month at your local grocer or retailer.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Maureen

Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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