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Truvia Baking Blend

by Jamie on December 10, 2012

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As much as I love to bake, it’s no surprise that every January I’m kicking myself for the abundance of goodies that I have consumed throughout the months of November and December. The skinny jean craze we seem to be having doesn’t help my self-esteem, especially in comparison to my baked goods consumption. That being said, I simply refuse to stop baking and eating tasty treats in the name of fashion, so becoming a Kitchen Cabinet ambassador for Truvia® Baking Blend seemed to be a logical solution.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve had my doubts with some sugar substitutions in the past. Truvia® Baking Blend is a blend of Truvia® natural sweetener, which is developed from the Stevia plant and sugar, so it’s truly all natural. It really does give your baked goods a sugar-like taste with a lot less calories.

Substituting Truvia® Baking Blend for sugar reduces the calories from sugar by 75% and still gives the recipe the same texture and level of sweetness as using an all-sugar recipe. Although there seem to be many benefits to using Truvia® Baking Blend, the fact that you are able to use half the amount of Truvia® Baking Blend in place of regular sugar in a recipe to get the same desired sweetness, minus the artificial taste some sugar substitutes are afflicted with, is a major selling point for me. With just one bag of Truvia® Baking Blend you can make 13 pies, 9 batches of cookies, or 6 batches of brownies, which would be the equivalent sweetness of at least 7 cups of sugar in a typical recipe!

I’ve also been excited by developing recipes that are a bit more Diabetes-friendly.(Truvia® natural sweetener has no effect on the glycemic index, but keep in mind that Truvia® Baking Blend is a blend of that plus some sugar.)I get lots of requests from readers who would like to convert my recipes for just that. I’m always looking for ways to help you guys get your bake on, so win-win, I think!

I know all you die hard sugar fans are still skeptical, but I can honestly say, having been a skeptic myself, that this is definitely a substitution worth trying. Your skinny jeans will love you for it, trust me!

I look forward to developing some recipes using Truvia® Baking Blend for you all to try so you can become convinced as well.

Disclosure: My Baking Addiction has teamed up with Truvia to develop recipes using Truvia Baking Blend. This is a sponsored post written as part of that program. All opinions about Truvia Baking Blend are my own. Photos are provided by Truvia.


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leslie December 10, 2012 at 8:16 am

I too have been skeptical. I cant wait to see what you develop with it!

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angela@spinachtiger December 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

I’m very interested in this because I”m not a sugar fan. I like sweets but not too sweet and sugar is not good for me. I’m going to be trying this right away.

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Amber December 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

I’m excited to try more baking with Truvia Baking Blend. My dad was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 a few years ago. He’s worked his way back to not needing insulin, and the doctors say he can have an occasional treat so long as he takes it easy. I can’t wait to see what you come up with so I can surprise him!

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Nora December 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

I’ve used this stuff for a while in baked goods that I myself am going to eat. It’s really good and doesn’t have a weird after taste like some stevia does.

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Cindy December 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Good to know! I have a bag of Truvia Baking Blend in the pantry—waiting for me to try! Hurry up with a recipe!!
Happy Holidays!

Cindy
crazylou

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MonicaP December 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Oh, I’m totally interested in recipes using Truvia .. This weekend I took some pictures for my blog and .. I’m turning into a chunky, chunky pear and I’m not happy about it – at all.

So yes .. bake away using Truvia .. I’ll look forward to some sweet treat recipes with a lower calorie count :-)

Monica
http://www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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Meera December 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Looking forward to the recipes!

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Amber {Sprinkled With Flour} December 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I love Truvia, I use it all the time and it’s great!

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Erin R. December 11, 2012 at 12:31 am

I have a Truvia coupon in the drawer but haven’t quite dared to spend the money. Thanks for your review! I’ll pick up a bag next time I’m at the store.

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Lori @ RecipeGirl December 12, 2012 at 9:06 am

I’m excited to see how it works out… I’ve never, ever been a fan of Splenda baking. Make some good stuff!

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Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline December 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I’m a big fan of Truvia for coffee and tea ~ I can’t wait to see what you make with the baking blend.

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Ronnda Stapleton December 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

I don’t use refined sugar any longer, just stevia and truvia, and coconut sugar! My friends and family love everything I bake. Thank your taking on this challenge. =)

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kaylee January 25, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I have baked with this stuff “truvia” twice know and my brownies are HORRIABLE!!!! this stuff sucks. There is NO flavor to my brownies and instead of when I pour the mix into the pan when I use the truvia its just like playdoh — ITS NASTY, I cant even trick my kids not even my 2 year old!!! it doesn’t work.

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Jamie February 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Kaylee-
I actually attempted to make brownies with this blend and was unsuccessful as well. In my experience so far, the Truvia Baking Blend works best in cookies. I am still playing around with the blend to bring more tested recipes that perform well.
-Jamie

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Bobbi February 7, 2013 at 10:01 am

I will be curious to know if you have made any cupcakes with it. I have a friend who has a family member who is diabetic and she asked me if I could make some low sugar cupcakes. I have never tried as in my opinion if you can’t just have a cupcake then there is no point. I have been on the South Beach diet for awhile and I love to bake but for the most part nothing is as good as the real deal when it comes to cupcakes and buttercream and sweets in general. But I wanted to give it a go for my friend and her family. Any tips you can share would be much appreciated!

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MBA April 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Bobbi-
No, I am sorry, I haven’t tried cupcakes with the Truvia Baking Blend. Stop back and let us know how they turn out – have a great day!
-Jamie

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jennifer February 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I just wanted to know if the Baking blend can also be used in ice teas and stuff as a sweetner. I am a diabetic and always looking for a sweetner that taste good but is also healthier. What is the difference between the baking blend and the regular Truvia.

Thanks

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shirley June 7, 2013 at 12:29 am

Where in Canada can I get the Baking Blend? Thanks.

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Jamie September 13, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Hi Shirley,
I’m not really sure. I would contact Truvia directly to get an answer to this question.
– Jamie

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Johnny Mack July 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Can you use Truvia blend to make home made ice cream?

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Jamie September 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Hi Johnny,
I have never tried it, so I really couldn’t tell you. I would contact Truvia to ask if they have had any experience with that, or simply try it out.
– Jamie

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