Dr Oz: Healthy Sugar Substitutes
Dr Oz shared that he was going to help satisfy many people’s cravings for sweets with healthier sugar substitutes. The rules for his bake-off was that you had to take your most popular recipe and switch out the while sugar for one of his sugar substitutes. He then asked three Oz viewers to do the taste test, but they couldn’t see or hear. He said they’re trying the food but have no idea that the sugar was substituted in the recipes.
Dr Oz: Baking With Date Sugar
The first sugar substitute was date sugar, and Michelle uses it in her cinnamon buns. Michelle works at the Whipped Pastry Boutique and said her bakery only does gluten free. She said her cinnamon bun recipe was gluten-free as well as dairy free, but she was disappointed that the bottom of the bun wasn’t as gooey as she typically likes them to be. She said she used about 3/4 a cup of date sugar to replace one cup of white sugar.
Dr Oz: Gluten-Free Cinnamon Bun Recipe Ingredients
- 3 oz white rice flour
- 2 oz soy flour
- .14 oz xanthan gum
- 1 3/5 oz tapioca flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 oz date sugar
- 1 tbsp dry yeast
- 1 3/10 oz coconut milk
- 1 7/10 oz vegetable oil
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 3/10 oz rice milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 9/10 oz margarine
- 2 tsp maple extract
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 4/5 oz date sugar
- 3 9/10 oz chopped pecans
Dr Oz: Gluten-Free Cinnamon Bun Recipe Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- To make the dough, mix together flours, salt, xanthan gum, 3.5 oz of sugar, and baking powder.
- Combine milks, oil, & egg and then add to the dry ingredients on using a mixer low speed for 5 minutes.
- Then roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper, using additional rice flour for dusting to make rolling easier if needed.
- Make the filling. In a saucepan, mix margarine, extracts, sugar, cinnamon, and pecans.
- Evenly spread half of the filling on the surface of the dough.
- Roll the dough and cut it into 12 slices.
- Spray a muffin tin then put a teaspoon of filling into each cup of the tin.
- Put one slice of the dough into each cup of the tin and then cover the whole tray with plastic wrap.
- Put the tin in a warm spot for 45 minutes and then bake in the oven for 15 minutes.