Sweetener Alternatives for Baking

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Nowadays many pre-made goods include high fructose corn syrup and/or high amounts of refined sugar. There are many reasons to want to cut back on corn syrup which could be a whole topic on its own. I’ve been searching for alternatives for my baking. I eat a lot of granola bars and want to make a cheaper and healthier option which doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup. There are several great alternatives that keep baked goods moist such as brown rice syrup, honey, maple syrup, etc… Brown rice syrup is a good substitute since it is all natural and is mostly complex carbohydrates and is low in simple sugars. Due to these properties it metabolizes slower in the body and doesn’t spike blood glucose levels as dramatically as simple sugars. This option is good for diabetics and those watching their sugar intake. The attached website has some good info about some alternative sweeteners. http://www.wellness-interactive.com/foodlife/alternativesweeteners.htm