Naturally Sweet Stevia Recipes

For low-sugar treats with plenty of flavor, learn how to make stevia extract, and enjoy the natural sweetness of these enticing stevia recipes.

| August 31, 2012

  • Sweet Stevia Recipes
    “Stevia” by Rita DePuydt is a collection of whole-food, low-sugar recipes that use stevia extracts, concentrates and plants.
    Cover Courtesy Book Publishing Company
  • Stevia Plant
    Amazingly, stevia contains no calories and has a glycemic index of 0.
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  • Sweet Stevia Recipes
  • Stevia Plant

Looking for an answer to your sugar woes? Stevia (Book Publishing Company, 2002) by Rita DePuydt explores how this incredibly sweet herb, that contains no calories and has a glycemic index of 0, can become your sugar replacement. Learn how to use stevia as a healthy substitute for other sweeteners and peruse over 100 naturally sweet recipes. Find delectable stevia recipes and tips for how to make stevia extract in the following excerpt. 

You can purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Stevia — Naturally Sweet Recipes for Desserts and More! 

Crisscross Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon powdered or clear liquid stevia extract (See “How to Make Stevia Extract” toward the end of this article.)
2 tablespoons date sugar (optional)
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/4 cup apple butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt

• Preheat the oven to 350°F. Oil a cookie sheet.



• Soften and cream the butter or margarine in a mixing bowl. Cream the peanut butter into the butter. Mix in the stevia extract, date sugar, maple flavoring, and apple butter. Beat in the egg until thick and smooth.

• Stir the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture.






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