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September is Childhood Obesity Month so it is the perfect time to asses how much sugar we are giving to our kids. I am always on the lookout for products that can help reduce sugar intake for the whole family. So I was happy when I heard about Monk Fruit In The Raw. It is a sugar substitute with ZERO CALORIES and is made with real fruit. What a great alternative to sugar.
But what about the taste? I am happy to let you know that Monk Fruit In The Raw tastes great! You don’t have to sacrifice great taste to make your favorite foods sugar free! You can include Monk Fruit In The Raw in any recipe that calls for sugar and it is the same as sugar, cup for cup. That makes it easy to use in any recipe (no extra math required).
I also like that Monk Fruit In The Raw has a simple ingredients list and does not contain any added molasses, sugar alcohols or table sugar.
I have been using Monk Fruit In The Raw instead of sugar for a couple weeks now and my family hasn’t even noticed. It is delicious sprinkled over a bowl of cereal or fruit, or in a cup of coffee or tea. My latest latest recipe I tried was from Monk Fruit In The Raw and it is for Sugar Free Peanut Butter Snack Cups. These cups are super yummy and make a great dessert, after school snack, or even in a homemade school lunch.
Sugar Free Peanut Butter Snack Cups
2 cups fat-free or low-fat milk
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter
3 tablespoons Monk Fruit In The Raw Bakers Bag®
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large banana
6 (8-ounce) plastic cups or glass dessert dishes
1. Pour 1/4 cup of the milk into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the milk and set aside for 5 minutes for the gelatin to soften. Place the peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the milk and whisk until the mixture is smooth, 1 minute. Add the remaining milk and whisk to blend. Mix in the Monk Fruit In The Raw and vanilla. *Make these creamy snack cups using soy nut butter, if you wish, and increase the vanilla to 1 teaspoon.
2. Set the saucepan over medium-low heat cook, stirring, until the gelatin melts and the mixture is smooth, 1-2 minutes. It will look like milk. Pour this mixture into the peanut milk mixture and whisk to blend.
3. Place the 6 cups or dishes on a plate or tray. Using a ladle, divide the peanut milk mixture among them. Add 2 or 3 banana slices to each. If desired, garnish each serving with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or cocoa powder. Refrigerate Peanut Butter Snack Cups until they set, about 1 hour. Serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Peanut Butter Snack Cups keep for 2 days, covered in the refrigerator. For lunch boxes, a Snack Cup wrapped with an ice pack will keep for 4 hours.
Makes 6 servings
Per serving: 194 calories, 11 g fat 2 g saturated fat, 14 g carbohydrate, 9 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 1 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium
Health attributes: This dish is high in protein and contains good fat from nuts. Vegetarians can use gelatin sold at natural food stores.
Monk Fruit In The Raw is available in a bakers bag or in small individual serving bags at intheraw.com. You can also find more great recipes and info on their page as well.
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