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Monday, October 6, 2014

Truvia Brown Sugar Blend: Treats Without Too Much Sweet! #YayBrown #TruFan

Because I was a great Crowdtap TruFan, I was chosen to try out the new Truvia Brown Sugar Blend. I LOVE LOVE LOVE trying new baking products, and anytime I can find a healthier option, I'm a happy camper, so this was double awesomeness.

I started with the most important meal of the day. A bowl of hot old-fashioned steel-cut oatmeal is a great morning startup, but who has the time?

Problem solved - Enter Apple Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Truvia Brown Sugar Blend. All the goodness of real steel-cut oats, without the pain.

Just toss all the ingredients in the slow cooker, and let it do its thing. It stores and reheats beautifully, too.

Next, I explored a dinner option. The recipe was Salmon with Truvia Brown Sugar Blend Glaze, but I didn't have salmon. Looking over the ingredients told me that the flavors would also work with chicken breast.


A word to wise on this: if you taste the glaze before cooking, you might get a bit of a bitter flavor. This goes away after it's cooked, so stick with it. It is very worth it...tangy and delicious, with just the right amount of sweet. I didn't have Dijon, though, so I used yellow mustard.

Next, I went to the gold standard for any sugar substitute: dessert. My husband is a big fan of apple pie, so the Apple Crisp called my name. It came out perfectly.

My husband actually said it reminded him more of apple pie than crisp, because the apples aren't sweetened, just the crust, and it gives a nice fresh apple taste. I used Gala apples, which tend to be a bit sweeter.

Finally, you gotta have snacks, and I recall Monster Cookies from my childhood. So my final test was the Not-So-Scary Monster Cookies, made with the Truvia Twins, Baking Blend and Brown Sugar Blend. 

The kids were less than patient about the process...

But they were soon enough appeased. The beauty of this recipe is that there's no flour involved, so if you use the right oatmeal, it's a gluten-free treat.

All of the recipes netted raves reviews from both myself and all of my family members, even the picky teenager. I will be continuing to use Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, as we all need a healthy kickstart, and this makes it so much easier...and more painless.

I am a member of the TruFan Community, a rewards community on Crowdtap. This review is based on my experience with Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend that Truvia® sent me. e3c43f7e689f86b86ef3d4cce09c2f0ddfbb67006ab2f20b0b

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