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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Most people do not use stevia, so it's pretty hard to find cookbooks that incorporate it. I have a couple of cookbooks, but a lot of the recipes are not realistic. (in other words...they usually call for weird ingredients or take forever to prepare/cook)<br><br><br><br>
So....I decided to bring this topic to all of you. I would like to know if anyone else out there uses stevia, and if so, what are the recipes that you use it in.<br><br><br><br>
I will start things off with this easy recipe that I found in my cookbook:<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Pecan Sandies</span><br><br><br><br>
1 cup vegan butter<br><br>
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour (or whatever kind you like)<br><br>
1/2 tsp. stevioside<br><br>
1 teaspoon vanilla<br><br>
1 cup pecans, finely chopped<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Coating</span><br><br><br><br>
1 cup finely chopped pecans<br><br>
1/8 teaspoon stevioside<br><br><br><br><br><br>
In a mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add about half of the flour, stevia, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon water. Beat till thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour. Stir in 1 cup of finely chopped pecans. In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup finely chopped pecans with stevia. Shape dough into crescents, 1-inch balls or 2-inch fingers. Press into pecan mixture covering the cookies completely. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 325 degree F oven about 20 minutes or till bottoms are lightly browned. Cool cookies on a wire rack.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I haven't made these, but they looked really yum.

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I figured this would be a tough one. I was hoping to find a few stevia users out there, but it seems that not that many folks use the stuff. I hope if I keep this thread alive long enough that I'll find other fellow stevia users.

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i use it. i use it more for coffe and to stir in my oatmeal and things like that, than i do in baking, there always seems to be splenda in my house so i use that for baking.<br><br><br><br>
ive made apple sauce and different pie fillings with stevia. im still not very familiar with it as a baking ingredient though, when i use it i just adjust the wet and dry ingredients on the fly and sometimes it comes out and sometimes it doesnt lol.

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I have so many recipes that i use stevia with. I know this was posted a while back but if anyone stumbles upon this again they will now have my recipes too.<br><br><br><br><b>Cocoa Almond Pudding</b><br><br>
This makes a delicious pie filling for pie crust in the raw, or layered with fruit for fruit parfait, or served frozen as almond sorbet.<br><br><br><br>
1 cup coconut milk<br><br>
2-3 TB Almond butter<br><br>
6 large dates, pits removed and chopped<br><br>
2 TB un-roasted cocoa powder<br><br>
1 tsp. vanilla extract<br><br>
Pinch sea salt<br><br>
8-10 drops vanilla crème liquid sweetleaf stevia<br><br><br><br>
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until creamy. Adjust sweetness to taste.<br><br><br><br><b>Brownie Bites</b><br><br>
From Food and Wine, September 2006<br><br>
-½ cup plus 2 tablespoons Bob's Red Mill gluten-free, all-purpose baking flour, or you can use oat flour, rice flour or almond flour (our bodies digest these grains better)<br><br>
-1 teaspoon liquid SweetLeaf stevia, or 10-12 packets SweetLeaf SteviaPlus, or 1/3 teaspoon SweetLeaf -stevia extract powder.<br><br>
-1/4 cup raw, unsweetened cocoa powder<br><br>
-1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder<br><br>
-1/8 teaspoon baking soda<br><br>
-½ teaspoon sea salt<br><br>
-¼ teaspoon xanthan gum<br><br>
-1 cup applesauce<br><br>
-¼ cup coconut oil<br><br>
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or you can use the Vanilla Crème Sweetleaf stevia in place of vanilla)<br><br>
-½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I used Sunspire brand Organic Semi-Sweet chocolate chips, which are dairy free)<br><br>
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat mini-muffin pan with coconut oil. (KOD note: Use mini-muffin liners if you can find them; they give some shape to end result.)<br><br>
In a medium bowl, combine baking flour, stevia, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, sea-salt and xanthan gum.<br><br>
In another bowl, whisk applesauce, coconut oil and vanilla, then stir into dry ingredients.<br><br>
Stir in chocolate chips.<br><br>
Spoon batter into muffin tin, filling them three-quarters full. Bake for 15 minutes, or until set.<br><br>
Allow brownies to cool in pans for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.<br><br><br><br><b>Sautéed Apples</b><br><br>
4 apples peeled and cored, cut into bite size pieces<br><br>
1 tablespoon coconut oil, or 1 pat of butter<br><br>
¼ teaspoon cinnamon<br><br>
Dash nutmeg<br><br>
12-14 drops English toffee liquid sweetleaf stevia<br><br><br><br>
Sautee apples in oil or butter until soft add all other ingredients, serve warm<br><br><br><br><b>Mango-melon Salsa</b><br><br>
1 cup diced melon (select according to season)<br><br>
1 cup fresh mango, peeled and diced<br><br>
1/2 serrano (or milder) chili, seeded and minced<br><br>
1 teaspoon fresh mint, shredded<br><br>
1 Tablespoon lime juice<br><br>
1/2 cup diced pineapple<br><br>
1 Tablespoon ground ginger<br><br>
1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped<br><br>
3 drops lemon drop liquid sweetleaf stevia<br><br><br><br>
Combine all ingredients in non-reactive pan and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate until serving (actually tastes better the second day!).<br><br><br><br>
Makes about 2 cups.
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i try and use stevia in reciepes, but i'm not as yet very successful, i think at least in part due to the fact i don't use fruit (applesauce, etc) other sweeteners (maple syrup, etc) or wheat flour. i do really apprieciate the opportunity to find recipes though, and if i make anything myself, thats worth eating, i'll definately share the reciepes.<br><br><br><br>
so far, this is my forte:<br><br><br><br>
reeces style peanutbutter chocolate milkshake:<br><br><br><br>
1/2 pint vanilla/plain ricemilk<br><br>
1/2 pint chocolate ricemilk<br><br>
large teaspoon/soupspoon smooth peanut butter/cashew butter<br><br>
teaspoon cocoa powder<br><br>
probably about half a pippette of liquid stevia (probably about 1/4 teaspoon full)<br><br><br><br>
put all ingredients in big measuring jug/blender. turn on blender or use stickblender in jug to mix to a smooth creamy milkshake thingy. pour over ice (optional). drink.

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I use stevia quite a bit, a couple of times I actually got a plant to grow and harvested a couple or ounces of green leaf. I prefer the taste of the leaf as I find an aftertaste with the cocentrated powders. But I still use all the different types of stevia products at different times. Here is an easy recipe for a sorta faux paux icing sugar.<br><br><br><br>
Powdered Stevia Garnish<br><br>
A decoration for desserts, cakes or cookies.<br><br>
>2 tblsp. cornstarch or arrowroot powder<br><br>
>1/8 tsp, Stevia extract powder<br><br><br><br>
Thoroughly mix together the 2 ingredients. Spoon into a small jar, cover, and store in cupboard.<br><br>
To use, spoon 1/2 tsp. garnish into a mesh tea strainer and gently shake over the surface of the dessert, cake or cookies. For a decorative touch, place a paper or plastic doily atop and sift on the garnish. Lift doily to reveal a lovely pattern.

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I use stevia to make my own cakes and bread. Ingredients I use also include amaranth and quinoa flour, organic coconut oil, raw carob powder, basically anything else I want to add (fruits or vegetables, depending on my mood).<br><br>
I also use stevia in drinks, adding it to chocolate soy or almond milk, and seltzer, to make a non-fattening egg cream.
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hi hullmikita! (and i see you're a newbie, so welcome to veggieboards!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> do you have any recipes for any of these things? if so, i'd be soooo greatful if you could share- i'm really looking to master new stevia cookery techniques and make tasty things!
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