Dr Oz: Healthier Sugar Substitutes
Dr Oz was challenging his viewers to come up with healthier dessert recipes using specific sugar substitutes. Two viewers already shared their recipes for gluten-free Cinnamon Buns using date sugar and Ginger Molasses Cookies with coconut palm sugar instead of white sugar.
Dr Oz: Baking With Liquid Stevia
Dr Oz then talked to Tina, who used liquid stevia in her brownies. Tina said the liquid stevia was really easy to cook with. Tina is a baker at Milk & Cookies. Dr Oz said stevia is much sweeter than sugar, so just a little bit is needed. It’s also a part of the Total 10 Rapid Weight-Loss Plan.
Dr Oz talked to the taste-testers who couldn’t see or hear a thing during the entire segment, and they shared that they loved the cookies and the brownies and were shocked to hear that there was no white sugar in them. They said the brownie was “out of this world.”
Dr Oz: Celestial Brownies Recipe Ingredients
- 2 C semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 eggs
- 4 egg yolks
- 9 oz unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 C 72% dark chocolate pistols
- 1 tsp liquid stevia
- 2 tbsp brewed espresso
- 3/4 C all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Dr Oz: Celestial Brownies Recipe Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 9 by 9 inch cake pan with cooking spray & then line with parchment paper.
- Combine the flour & salt in a separate bowl.
- Combine the chocolate & butter & melt over a low-heat double boiler. You can also melt the chocolate very carefully in the microwave, but either way be sure to stir until the chocolates are combined & then set aside.
- In another bowl, combine the eggs and yolks in a mixing bowl & whisk until slightly frothy. Add in the stevia, vanilla extract, & espresso & whisk until combined.
- Add the chocolate & butter mixtures to the eggs, stirring the whole time, & then stir until combined.
- Add the flour & salt mixture & mix until combined then spread into the pan.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.