Sara Forte writes the venerable whole foods cooking blog Sprouted Kitchen and is the author of a forthcoming cookbook by the same name. She has put together not just a list of the sweeteners found on her shelves, but a description about what they are and how she uses each of them in her everyday cooking.
This is a practical and straightforward guide, which I appreciate. Most of the sweeteners that Sara covers can be found at any average grocery store (or barring that, Whole Foods) and then easily substituted in our favorite recipes. Because let's be real here: I can avoid processed sugar only so long as I can still have my chocolate chip cookies.
Head on over to Sprouted Kitchen to get the skinny on everything from organic cane sugar and muscavado to agave nectar and honey:
• Pantry Goods: Natural Sweeteners + Baked Apples from Sprouted Kitchen
Which natural sweeteners do you most commonly use?