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Old 02-20-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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What stevia do you use for baking?

I've heard a lot of people use stevia and/or erithyrol (sp?) for baking. But what brands are best? I've experimented with stevia before in my tea and whatnot, but it always left a bitter taste. I'm guessing a "baking stevia" might be better? Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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I use Truvia for baking. There's formula here somewhere for mixing your own from stevia and erithritol. Sometimes I use a few packets of Trader Joe's stevia or Nu Naturals brand. I never notice bitterness in the baked goods.

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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NuNaturals NuStevia is the only brand I buy any more - I like the NoCarbs blend in the 3.5 ounce bottle of powder.

That being said - I don't use it exclusively for sweetening baked goods - a combination of sweeteners will give you much better results.

Other "natural" sweeteners would be erythritol and xylitol, check the packaging for contents though. The one that Whole Foods sells, I think the brand is Zero, is really good.

I also use Truvia and PureVia, blends of erythritol and rebiana (a stevia derivative) and that is pretty good stuff too, although more "processed" than the other options mentioned above.
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