Dr Oz: Healthier Sugar Substitutes
Dr Oz was challenging his viewers to come up with healthier dessert recipes using specific sugar substitutes. One viewer already shared her recipe for gluten-free Cinnamon Buns using date sugar instead of white sugar. Next, Dr Oz turned to Paticia, who had to use coconut palm sugar as her white sugar substitute in her recipe. She made ginger molasses cookies using the sugar. Try another idea: Chocolate Brownies with liquid stevia.
Dr Oz: Coconut Palm Sugar Vs White Sugar
Paticia works at Sweet Corner Bakery and said she had actually never used coconut palm sugar before. She said her recipe didn’t change at all, because she used 1-1 ratio and it turned out exactly the same. Dr Oz said that the cinnamon buns were actually dried out a bit with the sugar change, but Patricia’s cookies were wonderful. Dr Oz explained that coconut palm sugar doesn’t cause the same blood sugar spike as regular sugar.
The taster testers said they thoroughly enjoyed the cookies and couldn’t tell a sugar substitute was used.
Dr Oz: Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe Ingredients
- 3/4 C coconut palm sugar
- 1 tbsp cold water
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 4 1/2 oz butter
- 1/2 C molasses
- 2 C flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Dr Oz: Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix butter & sugar until combined.
- Add the molasses & water & mix until combined.
- Add in the dry ingredients until combined.
- Make balls, approximately 3.45 oz each, out of the dough.
- Roll the balls in additional coconut palm sugar.
- Bake for 5-10 minutes.