The ultimate low carb sweeteners guide to use while converting between low carb sweeteners or when turning a recipe using regular sugar into a low carb treat.
When going low carb is can be hard to figure out sugar alcohols and tackle the world of low carb eating. Especially when you want to convert your favorite cookie recipe to a low carb treat.
We’ve gone into detail about What Net Carbs are and sugar alcohols are. Here we are talk all about low carb sweeteners. We’ve provided a handy conversion chart below with some of the few possible low carb sweeteners out there.
Our favorite low carb sweetener is Erythritol. What is Erythritol?
If you’ve been a reader with us for a while erythritol is a natural sweetener that is about 65% less sweet than traditional sugar and has 0 calories.
For that reason and as you’ll see on the chart you do need to use more of it to compensate.
Erythritol is naturally found in some fruit and naturally fermented foods. It is perhaps why it is our favorite sweetener type since its pretty natural in respect to other alternatives out there.
erythritol vs xylitol
Our second favorite natural low carb sweetener is xylitol. We’ve used it a few times in our recipes and fortunately can be used in replacement of each other all the time.
Xylitol is 100% the same sweetness as traditional sugar and therefore most of the times is a direct 1-1 ratio.
erythritol vs stevia
Stevia is another fabulous alternative. It is also 0 calories and does not raise blood sugar levels at all. It is harder to substitute stevia for granular substitutes though and can significantly change the outcome when baking.
It is great for sweetening fat bomb coffee or if you want just a tad bit more sweetness into your batter after tasting it.