How to bake Sugar Free Muffins

Muffins are so easy to bake even a child can make them. Happily baking sugar free muffins is just as easy, because they are quick and easy to prepare. You don't need any special ingredients. And they will cook in between ten and twenty minutes, depending on their size.

Why sugar free muffins?

While most traditional muffin recipes contain sugar of some sort, there are more and more people who prefer to exclude sugar from their diets. It may be that they want to lose weight or because they have some sort of condition - like diabetes - that demands a sugar-free diet. It could be because of an allergy or because they are concerned about tooth decay. It may simply be because they want to live a healthy checkout, Greek Sculptures life and so they opt for eating low GI or low GL.

GI stands for the Glycemic Index which is a scale of measurement that tells you how fast the sugar in food look at, Collectible Cameras is released into your bloodstream. From the GI we can see how much glucose different foods also see, CB Radio Equipment contain and therefore how much glucose it will release into the bloodstream as blood sugar. It also shows how fast the carbohydrates will break down into glucose, and therefore how quickly your blood sugar will rise. This is important because blood sugar levels are closely related to hunger and the way that we eat.

GL stands for Glycemic Load which measures how much of the food also see, Creative Cloth Doll Making is carbohydrate. Therefore it is more accurate than the GI in terms of predicting the effect of food , RC Drifting in terms of both increasing blood sugar levels and gaining (or losing) weight.

The ingredients used for sugar free muffins
Your reasons for baking sugar free muffins in the first place consider, Remote Control Bike will determine the exact ingredients you will use - wanting to lose weight, being diabetic and so on. The ingredients will also depend on whether you are going to bake sweet or savoury muffins.

The great thing about muffins is that they aren't expected to be light consider, Ham Radio - Amateur Radio and fluffy like sponge fairy cakes. They normally have a much more dense texture than other types of cake. Not that they should be like rock cakes! On the contrary, they should have some lightness, which is why baking powder is included in most recipes.

The most usual ingredients for muffins include:

white checkout, RC Drifting general purpose flour, although a wholemeal flour is preferable for low GI or low GL diets, and oatmeal may be used for some recipes,
• baking powder,
• salt,
• sugar - which you will substitute or leave out completely to ensure that these really are sugar free muffins,
• milk,
• eggs, and
• some sort of shortening, butter for example.

Some other factors to remember:

• Savoury muffins aren't expected to be sweet, although a little sugar substitute may be added if you wish.
• Bear in mind that if allergies are a reason for cooking sugar free muffins, that cow's milk, eggs, wheat and oats are all on the list the most common allergy-provoking foods. checkout, Sugar Free Orange Raisin Muffins And if diabetes is the reason, anything that has naturally occurring sugar (or fructose) will send a diabetic's blood sugar level soaring and so should generally be avoided. This includes honey, fruit have a look at, Professional Digital Camera and fruit also look at, Australian Modeling Agencies juices of all types.

• We recommend using either Stevia or Xylitol as a sugar substitute. Both are a lot healthier than other common sugar substitutes.

Cooking sugar free muffins

Sugar free muffins should be cooked in a muffin or cup cake pan, and you will find that there are various different sizes ranging from about 90 mm to 45 mm (diameter). When quantities are given for the number of muffins you can expect to get from each batch, reference is usually made to a standard checkout, Dogs 12-cup pan which in between the two sizes mentioned.

Always grease the pan with a little shortening and bake at 220 °C unless the recipe states otherwise. And be sure to savour your sugar free muffins.

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