Gluten free “fried” baked chicken, gluten free cornbread & collard greens. Success!
One of the things I received in my March voxbox was a natural no calorie sweetener called nectresse’. I was excited to try it as I love Splenda but thought this would be even better since it is all natural. I must admit I had never heard of monk fruit before, but I love that this is made out of only 4 ingredients (and only one sounds weird). In addition to the monk fruit it also contains erythritol, sugar,and molasses. Apparently they are all “all natural” sweeteners.
I first tried nectresse’ in my morning coffee. Like Splenda, it is much sweeter than sugar, but to me it was even sweeter than regular Splenda. I only used one packet in my coffee and it was plenty sweet. I felt it tasted similar to sugar, only sweeter.
I also decided to use it to bake gluten free peanut butter cookies. This recipe calls for 1 cup of regular sugar which is equal to 24 packets of nectreese’. I used 20 packets and the cookies were definitely sweet enough. I did notice an aftertaste with these cookies. It didn’t stop me from eating them, but it was definitely there. In the future I will go back to making these cookies with regular sugar due to the aftertaste. I was also very thirsty the days I ate the cookies - which could be due to the peanut butter - but has never happened before.
I don’t add sugar or sweeteners to anything other than baking or my morning coffee. I vote yes for coffee, no for baking.
I received this product free from Influenster for testing purposes and am not being paid or compensated in any way for writing this review.
Love this so much