//
you're reading...
Food - Recipes

Truvía® natural sweetener Product Review

I received the Truvía® natural sweetener (www.truvia.com) complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.

According to Truvia’s website, truvia sweetener is made from a stevia leaf extract, and it contains less calories than sugar. I tried it with a packet of Stash tea and it did sweeten the tea significantly. However, I usually prefer using raw honey with my tea. I didn’t know what to do with my remaining packets, until I discovered that truvia’s website also contains tons of recipes using the sweetener (truivia.com/recipes). I never thought of using sweeteners in recipes before, so that’s a refreshing thought. I browsed through the recipes and found one for making Apple Crisp.

Apple Crisp used to be a favorite of mine – it’s very easy to make and delicious. I made it for pot lucks and parties all the time back when I was living in Philadelphia. However, the amount of sugar and butter used is very daunting – the idea of eating so much sugar in one sitting, I can just imagine my arteries clogging up with every mouthful. If I can replace the sugar with the sweetener, perhaps I can enjoy this dish without feeling quite so guilty.

According to the website, the recipe for the Apple Crisp with Truvia sweetener is about 180 calories. I tweaked it a little though, for example, I didn’t add any sweetener nor sugar to the filling, I thought the apples were sweet enough. I also used crushed nuts instead of oats. So I’m not sure if my recipe has more calories or less? Anyhow, here’s the recipe:

Filling:

4 apples, sliced

2 tsp ground cinnamon

Crisp:

1 cup crushed nuts

5 packets of Truvia sweetener

Half cup flour

3 tsp ground cinnamon

Quarter cup melted butter

Half tsp Himalayan Pink Salt

Steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray the baking pan/plate with non-stick cooking spray. Lay out the sliced apples and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Mix the ingredients of the crisp together until they form a crumbly mixture.
  4. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the apples until they cover the entire pan/plate
  5. Bake for 35-50 minutes, depending on how large your pan is. Mine took about 50 minutes.
  6. Serve when hot. A good tip would be to serve with vanilla ice-cream.

Here’s a before baking photo:

And here’s an after photo:

I’m not sure about others, but I couldn’t tell the difference between the sweetener and sugar, the apple crisp turned out as sweet and crunchy as it was when I used sugar instead of sweetener. The husband certainly could tell either, he finish three quarters of the plate in one sitting!

About these ads

About Yilise

clearskiespup.wordpress.com

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: