Erythritol

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NOW ErythritolI was shopping on Netrition to restock my pantry with low carb baking ingredients. (See full list here.)  My favorite sweeteners continue to be a combination of erythritol and EZ Sweetz. (Find EZ Sweetz here.) I’m not sure if this is a new product, or if I had failed to see it before. It’s NOW brand granular erythritol. This type of sweetener is usually $7.50-8.00 for a one pound bag. This is a 2.5 pound bag for $15.99. This is definitely going in my cart!

By the way, I am not paid in any way shape or form to endorse any products.

11 thoughts on “Erythritol”

  1. I bought this brand from the health food store I shop at. Works great. I made the breakfast cassorole and pumpkin muffins both were wonderful. When is your cookbook coming out???

    1. Thanks for the nice comment! No plans for a cookbook of my own, but I do have a couple of recipes included in the Low Carbing Among Friends Vol.2. I just received my copy and I’m excited to try some new recipes.
      Thanks,
      Anna

      1. I love the coconut flour. It reepacls wheat flour well when used with additional egg to compensate for the gluten. I’ve also added your Dream About Food blog to my blogroll links on this website since you post some great recipes over there.

  2. Hi, Just found your site and can’t wait to try the recipes. I’m confused as to why you like erythritol over splenda. From what I can see, both have carbs, erythritol a few more than splenda.

    1. Hi Gayle. I generally use a combination of erythritol and liquid sucralose. The liquid sucralose is the sweetener in Splenda. The difference is it doesn’t have the carbs from the white fluffy stuff that they mix it with to make it measure like sugar. So the drops have no carbs. However, it’s difficult to get baked goods to taste sweet enough (in my opinion) because the sucralose doesn’t hold up to heat well. Erythritol does have some carbs, but these carbs do not impact blood sugar.
      To me, the combination of the two tastes the best. It’s good to experiment to see what suits your personal tastes.
      Hope this helps!
      Anna

  3. Hi, Thanks for your response. Sorry, I’m still a little confused. Is the difference between the powdered Splenda and the Erythritol just a taste preference, or is there some benefit of Erythritol over Splenda that I’m missing?

    Thanks again!

    1. Taste, in my opinion, is better when you combine the two. I do highly recommend investing in the liquid sucralose. If you use the powdered Splenda, add 24 grams of carbs for each cup you use. I don’t include this in my carb counts, because I never use powdered Splenda. I don’t think other low carb sites include these carbs either.
      There is a difference in cooking with these. Erythritol bakes more like sugar. (Again, this is my opinion.)
      Here is an article that might help you understand the difference. http://www.austinchronicle.com/columns/2005-10-28/303783/

      This is a confusing issue at first. Experiment with some different combinations and see what works for you.
      Anna

      1. some of these people on here are so dumb Ive lost 80 pundos on low carb, and you are an inspiration to me to lose the last 20 pundos i have to go. I love your recipes, im 19 and i have school, work, and being a mom and your recipes are fast, easy, and yummy and your good looking as well ; )

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