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Old 07-27-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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honey substitute?

how do I substitute honey in a biscuit recipe? Thanks
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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There are two types (that I know of) of SF honey - one is made with maltitol, which gives some people problems, but in a recipe I've never had issues with it; and another which is made with xylitol and to me had a very nasty gloopy texture and not much honey taste.

The one with maltitol is nice and thick and uniform in its consistency. I've seen it at Target, next to the regular honeys, and I've ordered it online too.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #3
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Walmart also carries sf honey. We like it and use it all the time.
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I use food grade glycerine (from Netrition) in place of honey and have had no problems with it. dianne
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:03 AM   #5
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I use Agave as a honey substitute.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:54 AM   #6
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The biscuit recipe is:
1 1/2 c almond flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 c finely chopped onion
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
2 T softened butter
1 T water
1 egg
1 T honey
olive oil ( brush top of biscuit before baking)

330* for 15 minutes, 300* for 15 more minutes.

Mix all dry ingredients together. Whisk wet ingredients(til frothy) add onion, blend into dry ingredients add cheese.

These are drop biscuits, so you can determine size, make 4 good sized biscuits. Cut an "x" in top of biscuit and brush with olive oil.

Put a water bath in the bottom of oven for a crunchier texture.


(recipe from comfybelly website)
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:50 AM   #7
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Since it's a small amount, I'd probably just use some SF pancake syrup, if you have that.
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Sugar Free Honey

My bottle from Netrition is 8 carbs per tablespoon. Kinda high so
I use it by the teaspoon.
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Isn't that mostly from sugar alcohol though, Barbo?

The one I have, HoneyTree brand, is 17 grams carbs per tablespoon, but 14 of those grams are sugar alcohol (sorbitol 2 and maltitol 12) - not sure what the OTHER 3 carbs are, as there's not much ELSE for carbage in there but "flavoring" and water! So I count it as 3 net carbs per tablespoon.

I had the xylitol one but don't still have any of it to compare.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:48 AM   #10
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Agave?

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I use Agave as a honey substitute.
Am I reading something wrong? My agave bottle says that there are 16 carbs. I thought it was a no-no just like honey?
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:24 PM   #11
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Birgit Kerr has a wonderful recipe on her website (Birgit's Daily Bytes) to make a honey sub. It uses a tiny bit of the Honey Tree brand, a fair bit of melted erythritol and xylitol and a smidge of real honey for flavor. I make this and use it all the time--honestly hard to tell from real honey!
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Am I reading something wrong? My agave bottle says that there are 16 carbs. I thought it was a no-no just like honey?
It is a no no. The biggest common mistake most people make is when counting carbs they deduct the sugars from the carb intake. This is incorrect. you can only deduct carbs for the total carbohydrates on the nutritional list if they are sugar alcohols or dietary fibers but not regular "sugars". That is how you get your net carbs.
Depending on what you want to use the honey for (I mostly use it for grilling wings, mix it with Franks hot sauce, 0 carbs) if you're going to use it to cook then the lowest amount of carb dressing I found is G Hughes smokehouse sugar free honey flavpredict bbq sauce.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:56 PM   #13
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As far as agave syrup, that's a decision that one has to make on their own. For me, I use it in quanities of 1 T for different things, it certainly has it's place in low carb. FYI..........agave acts a humectant, bringing in moisture fr the air. In your recipe using almond flr, I wouldn't use it, as you don't need any moisture. Agave is good to use in Carbquik biscuits. If one doesn't have the time to combine another flr mix w/ carbquik (which is the best), using straight carbquik and adding 1 T. agave per 2 cups of CQ will give a moistness to the biscuit.

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Old 05-27-2015, 10:40 PM   #14
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I use LorAnn honey flavored drops. Netrition carries it. 15 drops would probably do it for a little honey flavor in that recipe. You'd probably want 6 drops of vanilla stevia or EZ-Sweetz too... or 3 packets of sweetener.
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The biscuit recipe is:
1 1/2 c almond flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 c finely chopped onion
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
2 T softened butter
1 T water
1 egg
1 T honey
olive oil ( brush top of biscuit before baking)

330* for 15 minutes, 300* for 15 more minutes.

Mix all dry ingredients together. Whisk wet ingredients(til frothy) add onion, blend into dry ingredients add cheese.

These are drop biscuits, so you can determine size, make 4 good sized biscuits. Cut an "x" in top of biscuit and brush with olive oil.

Put a water bath in the bottom of oven for a crunchier texture.


(recipe from comfybelly website)
Thanks for sharing this recipe! It looks like a great one.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:19 PM   #16
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I just noticed the posts on Agave.
I did like using it, but after all the information I have read on it since, I don't use it anymore.

I got some of the sugar free honey but haven't had a chance to try it.

What did you end up using pspalin?
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