Stevia Conversion Chart
Cooking with stevia is definitely an experiment. Some recipes lend themselves well, others will just not turn out the way you like.
I have created a few stevia recipes I really like, that I make again and again. You'll find them in the recipes section. I've linked to them at the end of this page too.
I add a few drops of clear liquid stevia extract to sauces, soups and stews when I need to bring up the sweet flavor without adding sugar. It's great for my diabetic clients.
I use it in making homemade "jello" by substituting it along with water for some of the fruit juice in a regular recipe.
I have a few stevia cookie recipes and baked goods that are great when you're leaning away from traditional sugar laden treats. If you're a purist, try the coconut macaroon recipe using pure ground whole leaf stevia powder. They turn out green, but they do the trick. ; )
I use clear liquid stevia extract to sweeten beverages when I want something a little sweet and refreshing.
In some stevia recipes you ar going to lose the bulk from the missing sugar, so you may need to add something extra to fill it out. Some alternatives include extra almond flour, unsweetened applesauce, apple fiber, coconut flour, canned pumpkin or sweet potato.
Note: If you have low blood sugar issues be careful with stevia sweetened beverages on an empty stomach. It can have negative side effects, causing your blood sugar to drop, as well as lowering blood pressure.
Note: Some people are allergic to stevia. If you are new to stevia, pay attention to how you feel afterwards. If you experience headaches, dizziness or burning throat you may be allergic.
Do you have helpful additions to this stevia conversion chart? Let us know in the comments, we will add them in.
If you come up with some great stevia recipes feel free to share with the other readers, you will no doubt make someone very happy with a new kitchen experiment to try.