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Jan 19, 2011 07:20 PM

Baking with Stevia [split from the Quebec board]

can you bake with it? we're talking cakes, cookies, etc. some people won't eat splenda which is what I usual;ly use for sugar-free baking. I've heard stevia is pretty powerful like 300x sugar, so not sure how to substitute with it.

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  1. The flavour changes when you cook or bake with Stevia. In baking, I prefer to use Xylitol (birch sugar, brand name Emerald Forest) which can be found in health food stores. It substitutes cup for cup for sugar. It's a little pricey, but low calorie and low glycemic index, so it's great for diabetic-friendly dishes.

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    1. re: Choirgirl116

      Just don't give too much of anything with Xylitol to a dog, it's highly toxic to them.

      As for humans, it's best to start taking xylitol slowly. If you replace sugar by xylitol too fast, it will cause 'digestion problems'.