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How to make your own Truvia Substitute Sweetener in Bulk (much cheaper!)

Not-So-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: 3 cups ALMOND MEAL (not packed), 2 sticks of butter (1 cup), 3 eggs, 1/3 cup plus 3 tbsp THM Sweet Blend,1 tsp maple flavor, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp vanilla,1/3 cup of old fashioned oats, 1 cup of pecans, 1 cup of Lily's Stevia Chocolate Chips or chopped 85% dark chocolate bar)-Mix butter, sweetener, & extracts. Add dry ingredients.Add eggs, chocolate & nuts. Bake 375 for at least 10 mins or until golden brown. They firm up when cool!

THM Sweetener Conversion Chart

DIY Healthy (great for blood sugar) Sugar Substitute (DIY Stevia Baking Blend, like Truvia) Makes 1 cup / Ingredients 1 cup erythritol, 1/2 tsp stevia extract powder use 1:1 cup ratio for sugar in baking.

Substitute Stevia for Sugar - Stevia is a natural sweetener used for centuries in South America. Great for diabetics & those trying to kick the pervasive "granular crack". It may seem more expensive than sugar but since you use so little, it's really not. Replacing sugar with stevia in most recipes is really as simple as shown in this chart.

Raw triple layered peppermint cheesecake sweetened with bananas and stevia. YUM recipe from purelytwins.com

Sweeteners and Their Glycemic Index Score

Sunrise GGMS 2 cups water, 1/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt, 2 drops orange extract(I used Frontier brand), shake of powdered ginger, 3 tiny scoops stevia, handful frozen strawberries, 2 TBLS Braggs's apple cider vinegar....mix up in a blender and add more water to make 4 cups liquid total.

Truvia Conversion Chart