Tips To Prepare Sugar Free Peanut Pie

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Peanut pieSugar free baking is being done in many homes to provide a healthy and wholesome dessert that can be eaten safely by overweight individuals and weight watchers. A sugar free peanut pie tastes so good, that one can never guess it has been made with sugar substitutes. Though there are many artificial sweeteners present in the market, it is better to go for the huge range of natural options that are also available. Calories are not always the concern, the important thing is the use of ingredients that are safe and healthy for children, pregnant women and the elderly too. This blog focuses on natural sweeteners that meet this requirement and provide the body with many essential nutrients too. A list of sugar substitutes you can use to make a sugar free peanut pie are listed below.

 


Sugar Free Ingredients For Making Peanut Pie

 


1. Dates

Date

These are nature's best and healthiest sweeteners and must be a part of a sugar free menu . The whole dates can be used after chopping into tiny bits and mixing well in the pie crust or the filling. If you do not wish for the dates to be seen, you can turn them into a sweet and sticky syrup. This is really simple to do and involves soaking dry dates in water and blending them to a thick syrup. It does not need to be cooked and is ready in a jiffy. It contains high quantities of iron and potassium, two minerals that perform many useful body functions. Do not use fresh dates as it will not give you the same results.

 


2. Coconuts

Coconut

Notice how coconuts have a mild sweetness in them when they are eaten? They can be added to peanut pies for a unique tropical flavor and sweetness. If roasted they make a crunchy topping too. The water from a tender coconut is  rich in natural sugars and can also be used. The flavor is mild and does not overpower the taste of the peanuts which is the important highlight. It is best to use fresh nuts for the sweetest taste. They provide us with medium chain fatty acids which can lower the levels of cholesterol and triglyceride in the body.

 


3. Jaggery

Jaggery

It is also known as cane sugar and is an unrefined sweetener that is made from sugar cane and date palm. Both have a different flavor and one can choose which suits the taste buds the best. Jaggery is recommended for use as it is non processed and has benefits such as a higher amount of iron when compared to table sugar. It is also available in the form of a liquid which is more suitable for baking. It has a distinct taste and is a must try for a sugar less peanut pie.

 


4. Stevia

Stevia

It is a herbal sugar substitute that is 300 times sweeter than sugar and is very popular as it is extracted from the leaves of a plant. It is preferred by diabetics as it does not have any effect on blood sugar levels and since it is needed in small quantities, does not contribute to too many calories either. It stays stable when used for baking and does not have an unpleasant aftertaste. It is the perfect choice to help bake a healthy peanut pie.

 


5. Apple Sauce

Applesauce

This baby food is a great sugar free ingredient for all your baking needs. It can be made well in advance and used instead of sugar when making the peanut pie. Two to three fresh apples need to be peeled, cored and cooked. Then put it straight into the blender and get a very sweet tasting sauce. Commercial ones can be bought, but it is much better to make this at home. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber and can be used by people of all age groups.

 

 

Do your health a big favor by incorporating these ingredients while making a peanut pie. High in flavor and nutrients and low in chemicals and additives, these natural sugar substitutes are sure to win your taste buds!

 

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