Cooking and Baking with Stevia

Cooking and Baking with Stevia

Cooking and Baking with Stevia

Firstly, if you are reading this, it means that you probably have made the switch from Sugar to Stevia. Or you are trying to determine if you can easily make the shift.

In any case, it is simply great that you are concerned about your health and are looking for ways to make your diet better!

It is undeniable that sweet food invokes a pleasant feeling for most of us. We have fond associations with sweets through our childhood memories and celebrations. Can Stevia help you do the same? Is it easy to Cook & Bake with Stevia? Yes! To both the questions. Read on to find out tips on incorporating Stevia in your diet. 

Stevia in Baking

Compensate for the sugar mass

Stevia is many more times sweeter than sugar. So in place of 1 cup of sugar, you only need a small measure of Stevia. Which means that you have to compensate for the mass that is lost. What you need to do -  Add 1/3rd cup of bulking agent for every cup of sugar that you are replacing. Bulking agents could be either Applesauce, Banana Puree, Milk, Orange Juice, Thick Buttermilk or Yogurt. If any of these are already a part of the recipe, you can just add some more or choose another one depending on your recipe.

Additional Baking Powder

To make your Stevia cakes light, double the baking powder from the traditional recipe that has sugar.

Remember to Experiment

It may take some tries to get the perfect recipe. We encourage to try some variations to find the right match for you. You can also substitute half the sugar with the appropriate amount of Stevia, thereby reducing calories by half. You can try our Red Velvet Cupcakes from the Recipes section.

Stevia in Drinks

Switching from sugar to stevia in drinks like tea, coffee, lemonade is pretty easy. Most Stevia packaging come with measure by measure recommendations. It would be nice to add flavours to drinks sweetened with Stevia. Some examples -

Tea - Ginger, Cardamom, Tulsi

Coffee - Unsweetened caramel, Cocoa

Lemonade - Mint, Pepper, Chaat Masala

Stevia in Cooking

Using Stevia to make indian sweets like Besan Laddoos, Halwas, Kheer etc is easy. The substitution measures are mentioned on the packaging. We recommend that you add flavours of cardamom (elaichi) and saffron (kesar) wherever possible. This would enhance the taste and mask and taste of stevia sweetener. You can try our Carrot Halwa recipe in the recipe section.

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