This sweetener is very suitable for your Thanksgiving table. Even if you aren’t actively pursuing healthier actions, you can sneak it in. Agave nectar doesn’t taste funny, is a nice sweetness, and comes in syrups of varying degrees of darkness.
Using agave nectar as your primary sweetener, rather than sugar, will be easier on your body’s glycemic load- causing less of a shock to your blood sugar. Eating a diet that is conscious of utilizing low-glycemic foods has been shown to be extremely effective in preventing and eliminating type two diabetes.
This sleuthing was in response to a friend’s request for a diabetic friendly pumpkin pie recipe. While she was originally searching for no-sugar recipes, I propose that low-glycemic may be an easier concept for all of us to live with, with equal health success.
Wondering how to substitute agave nectar for sugar?
- Replace 1 cup sugar with 3/4 cup of Agave Nectar. As the nectar has more water in it, also reduce recipe liquids 1/3 (and oven temperature 25°F).
How do you use agave nectar in Thanksgiving dishes?
- In place of sugar in pies: Recipe for Agave Nectar Sweetened Pumpkin Pie and Recipe for Agave Nectar Cranberry Pecan Pie.
- In place of sugar in home made cranberry relish: Recipe for Agave Nectar Cranberry Relish with Orange and Apple.
- Used as the sweetener in your whipped cream.
- Used instead of sugar to sweeten your eggnog.
- Interested in more? Check out Kayln’s Kitchen’s collection of Low-Glycemic thanksgiving Recipes.