Thursday, August 12, 2010

Healthier Cinnamon Sugar

I was about to name this post "Healthy Cinnamon Sugar" when I remembered, sugar of any kind is really not healthy, so I changed it to healthier, which it is and just as delicious as regular white sugar! I cannot quite remember how I came across coconut sugar or palm sugar as it is often called, it may have been mentioned in one of the blogs that I frequent, nevertheless I was very intrigued and wanted to try it since I read that GI index was 35...pretty low for a sugar and safe for diabetics!

Here is some information from the Navitas Naturals website:

Coconut palm trees are the natural source of this new wonderful and healthy sweetener alternative. Traditional sugar farmers collect the nectar of the blossoms from these sustainably grown trees, and carefully craft a caramel-like crystal sugar. Perfect as a 1:1 cane sugar replacement, Navitas Naturals Palm Sugar is easily incorporated into everything culinary, from favorite dessert recipes to homemade lemonade. Safe for diabetics and those looking for weight control, palm sugar is a naturally low glycemic index food (GI35), boasting almost half the GI of cane sugar. With vitamins like B and C, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, zinc, and iron, Palm Sugar really is the sweetest way to healthy lifestyle.


Navitas Naturals website
Source and Processing


Navitas Naturals Palm Sugar is made from the sun-kissed sweet juice of the tropical coconut palm sugar blossoms. Once the nectar is collected, it is kettle-boiled into a thick caramel, dried, and ground into a fine crystallized powder. Our Palm Sugar is 100% organic, vegan, kosher, and sustainably-grown.



Healthier Cinnamon Sugar

1/2 C. Palm/Coconut sugar
1 Tbsp Cinnamon

Have a wide mouth glass jar ready and a small bowl for mixing. Pour the 1/2 C. of sugar into small bowl and add the tbsp of cinnamon.



Stir well.



Pour into your jar using a funnel to avoid a mess, then label.



Here, I have two slices of Udi's gluten-free whole grain bread, toasted and slathered with raw butter and sprinkled with the delicious cinnamon sugar. Makes a wonderful breakfast or snack that you can feel good about serving to your family.

Enjoy!

Many health food stores are now carrying the palm/coconut sugar, it can also be found online. I like iherb, they are fast and dependable, their prices can't be beat! As a customer, I can offer a discount code for $5.00 off your first order FAT433

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