How to Make Blueberry Muffins with Stevia


Blueberry Muffins Made with SteviaStevia, a natural sweetener 300 times sweeter than refined sugar, has made a huge change when it comes to cooking and baking. It has no calories or carbohydrates and can even control cravings making it ideal for individuals who are watching their diet. People who love sweet food but are afraid of sugar’s negative effects on their health can find refuge in many stevia recipes available nowadays. There is no reason a person cannot taste the sweetest food life can offer now that baking with stevia is possible. Stevia sweeteners come in powder or syrup forms making it easy to apply during cooking or baking. In addition, because of this natural product’s popularity, you can find it in any store near you or via online.

Now, if you happen to love baking and eating sweets, you’ll find that substituting stevia for sugar in any of your recipes quite easy. But if you’re not comfortable doing the changes yourself, there are loads of stevia recipes that you can find online. Below is an easy recipe on how to bake a delicious and healthy Blueberry Muffins with stevia as our main sweetener. Not only are these baked goodies a delightful treat, it can also be a healthy breakfast for you and your family.

 

Stevia Recipe for Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/3 cup stevia

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

2 ½ tsp baking powder

1 egg or 3 tbsp egg white liquid

¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

½ cup skim milk

1 tsp stevia (to sprinkle to top)

 

Directions:

  1. Start pre-heating your oven to 400F. Apply some cooking spray on your muffin tin. It will help in removing the muffin from the tin once it’s cooked.
  2. While waiting for your oven to heat, gather all the ingredients. Make sure your stevia is within reach as this is the key to making your blueberry muffins exceptionally sweet and healthy.
  3. Wash and drain the blueberries and then set them aside.
  4. In a large bowl, use a mixing spoon (if you don’t have a sifter) to mix flour, baking powder, and 1/3 cup of stevia.
  5. Place all your wet ingredients in a small bowl. Grab your egg and stir it together with applesauce and milk.
  6. Carefully pour some of your small bowl’s contents into the large bowl. Blend all the ingredients together by stirring gently. Pour the blueberries in and continue to stir.
  7. Pour the batter into the muffin tin but make sure that it only reaches half to 2/3 full.
  8. Get the remaining stevia and sprinkle it on top of each muffin to add some last-minute sweetness to your muffins.
  9. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until the muffins turn brown.
  10. Let them cool for two minutes before you remove the muffins from the pan.

 

Important notes when cooking or baking with stevia:

  • Use stevia moderately. When it comes to stevia recipes, it is always advisable to start with a small amount first then add some more according to your taste.
  • Too much stevia can give excessive sweetness and leave an aftertaste.
  • While it is healthy to use stevia in any kind of food, baking with stevia can be a bit different compared to baking with sugar because:
    • It lacks the ability to add texture
    • It cannot easily soften the batter
    • It cannot caramelize or enhance the browning process

One great attribute of stevia though is its ability to withstand high temperature without affecting its sweetening capability.

If you’re more interested in using your own blueberry muffin recipe and making the substitutions yourself, you’ll need to be aware of the sugar-to-stevia conversion table:

Amount of Sugar

Amount of Powdered Stevia

Amount of Liquid Stevia

1 teaspoon

A pinch to 1/16 teaspoon

2 to 4 drops

1 tablespoon

¼  teaspoon

6 to 9 drops

1 cup

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

In addition, when baking, sugar normally adds volume and consistency to a mixture. However, when replaced with stevia, this volume and consistency gets lost. To get that same volume and consistency, you will need to use ¼ to ½ a cup of apple sauce, fruit puree, yogurt, fruit juice, or canned pumpkin for every 1 cup of sugar that you need to replace. If you aren’t comfortable in using the ingredients mentioned above, you can also use any ingredient that can be added to your recipe that tastes right and adds moisture to the mix.

 

 

 

 

 

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