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Old 10-01-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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Agave vs liquid splenda

does anyone know how I would convert a recipe that calls for agave to liquid splenda?

I don't want to use the agave, I do better with liquid splenda or really ez-sweetz but don't know how much of the liquid splenda I would use as opposed to the agave????
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:02 AM   #2
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cleo where are you? i need to know also. i have a brownie that i want to make that calls for 1 1/2 cups of this agave and i won't use that much carbs for anything. i was thinking of using a mix. any thoughts. i will use small amounts of honey if needed.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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does anyone know how I would convert a recipe that calls for agave to liquid splenda?

I don't want to use the agave, I do better with liquid splenda or really ez-sweetz but don't know how much of the liquid splenda I would use as opposed to the agave????
Hi BNB ;-)

from this site:

All About Agave - Substituting Agave Nectar for Other Sugars

"Substituting Agave Nectar for Granulated Sugar

White Sugar

For each cup of white sugar replaced, use 2/3 of a cup of agave and reduce other liquids by 1/4 to 1/3 cup. This substitution will also work for Demerara Sugar, Turbinado Sugar, Evaporated Cane Juice, or Sucanat.


Brown Sugar

For each cup of white sugar replaced, use 2/3 of a cup of agave and reduce other liquids by 1/4 cup. Because the moisture content of Brown Sugar is higher than that of white sugar, liquids may not have to be reduced as much when substituting agave nectar."

I would use this formula:

2/3 cup Agave Syrup = 1 cup Sugar = 1/4t EZsweetz (1 cup sugar equivalence) and adjust the liquids accordingly...

Hope this helps... locarbman

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Old 10-02-2010, 05:11 PM   #4
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cleo where are you? i need to know also. i have a brownie that i want to make that calls for 1 1/2 cups of this agave and i won't use that much carbs for anything. i was thinking of using a mix. any thoughts. i will use small amounts of honey if needed.
Hi momof9,

The above site also shows this conversion for using honey:

"Substituting Agave Nectar for Liquid Sweeteners

Honey

Replace each cup of honey with one cup of agave syrup."

I would consider using 1 cup of SF Honey for each cup of Agave Syrup...

PS: From another site:

"Sugar To Agave Conversion

Converting Your Recipes to Agave Nectar

Agave Nectar is sweeter than sugar, so you can use less!

1. Substitute 2/3 cup agave nectar per 1 cup sugar.

2. Compensate for the moisture in the agave nectar by reducing other liquids added by 1 FL OZ per 2/3 cup agave used. Or, estimate the moisture to be approx. 20% of the agave used.

3. To avoid overbrowning, oven temperature should be reduced by 25 deg. F and baking time increased by 6% to compensate.

This general guide should be suitable for most recipes, but don’t be afraid to tweak it to suit your personal taste."

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thanks lowcarbman. i made the brownies just with splenda and stevia/eyrithrotol and it tasted great but a little dry. may try to drop the temp 25 degrees and the time by 5 min and see if that will help. after checking out regular honey the carb count was too high so no go.
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Thanks lowcarb man, really appreciate it....
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