Ditch Your Sugar Cravings With Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener

litlistI come from a family that has a history of diabetes so my motivation to ditch sugar is bigger than just trying to curb sugar cravings. Over the years, it feels like I’ve tried every product, trick and trend to cut down the amount of sugar in my diet to no avail – I even bought a VERY expensive no-sugar cookbook that I’ve only used once. What I’m saying is, I’ve tried.

Having given almost every sweetener and supplement on the shelf a go, I was a little skeptical when the Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener came across my desk but after a few days of baking and using it in my coffees, damn ladies, I’ve been converted.

A little about Lakanto

lakantoIn 1995, Lakanto was created to help people around the world quit sugar, to lose weight, help control blood sugar, and live a healthier life.

Lakanto is #ResponsiblySweet – an all-natural, 1 for 1 sugar replacement sweetener that cooks, bakes, and tastes like sugar, with 93% fewer calories but without the aftertaste of artificial sweeteners!

It is natural in taste and texture – just like real sugar. Its sweetness profile is nearly identical to that of sugar. Being heat stable makes it suitable for beverages, cooking and baking. You can now enjoy Lakanto in your favourite drinks, foods and recipes.

  • Naturally sweet
  • 93% less calories than sugar
  • Zero glycemic load affect
  • Gluten free
  • Keto friendly
  • Vegan
  • Stevia free

litlistI come from a family that has a history of diabetes so my motivation to ditch sugar is bigger than just trying to curb sugar cravings. Over the years, it feels like I’ve tried every product, trick and trend to cut down the amount of sugar in my diet to no avail – I even bought a VERY expensive no-sugar cookbook that I’ve only used once. What I’m saying is, I’ve tried.

Having given almost every sweetener and supplement on the shelf a go, I was a little skeptical when the Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener came across my desk but after a few days of baking and using it in my coffees, damn ladies, I’ve been converted.

A little about Lakanto

lakantoIn 1995, Lakanto was created to help people around the world quit sugar, to lose weight, help control blood sugar, and live a healthier life.

Lakanto is #ResponsiblySweet – an all-natural, 1 for 1 sugar replacement sweetener that cooks, bakes, and tastes like sugar, with 93% fewer calories but without the aftertaste of artificial sweeteners!

It is natural in taste and texture – just like real sugar. Its sweetness profile is nearly identical to that of sugar. Being heat stable makes it suitable for beverages, cooking and baking. You can now enjoy Lakanto in your favourite drinks, foods and recipes.

  • Naturally sweet
  • 93% less calories than sugar
  • Zero glycemic load affect
  • Gluten free
  • Keto friendly
  • Vegan
  • Stevia free

 

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Why I love it

I have a couple of reasons why I love this product but the biggest for me is that there’s no nasty aftertaste. I’ve found that other sweeteners leave a bitter taste in my mouth and can be noticeably grittier than actual sugar. The Classic Lakanto feels like the real deal and tastes the same too – more natural and less artificial. 

I started off by trying it in my morning coffee and was impressed with how quickly it dissolved and made my drink just as sweet. I also ran a test on my iso household by swapping out our regular white sugar for the Classic Lakanto and no one could even tell the difference – not even my sugar-loving dad who spots everything!

Speaking of my iso household, since we’ve all been stuck in lockdown I’ve been baking up a storm trying to perfect my favourite sweet treat recipes. The best recipe to test the Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener out on is this no-added sugar banana bread. This was the first thing I baked and it was delish – you couldn’t even tell it wasn’t full of sugar and the texture held up nicely. Check out the recipe below ⬇️

No Added Sugar Banana Bread

Prep Time22 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: baking
Servings: 8
Calories: 462kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 cups Coconut Oil Melted
  • 1/3 cups Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetner
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Mashed ripe Banana approx 2-3 med bananas
  • 2 cups Almond Meal
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Chopped Walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170c. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside.
  •  In a medium bowl, whisk the almond meal, cinnamon, bi carbonate soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, Coconut oil, Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener and vanilla for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the mashed bananas, then fold through the almond meal mixture until combined.
  • Gently fold through the chopped walnuts until evenly combined throughout the mixture.
  • Pour mixture into greased pan, and sprinkle with some more cinnamon or banana slices
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, slice into 8 pieces and serve

lakanto goldenI’ve already put my money where my mouth is and bought a couple more bags from lakanto.co.nz and I’m not planning on looking back.

I picked up some of the Golden Lakanto range too in the hopes it would work as a substitute for brown sugar in a chewy biscuit I was baking and it worked a treat. While the product itself isn’t firm packed like brown sugar, in the recipe for these cookies I’ve baked a million times I wasn’t able to tell the difference. One of our editors even received these Lakanto baked cookies for her kids that came with a sprinkle of nana magic.

A great product that needs to hit supermarket shelves ASAP, you won’t regret giving the Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener a try. Be sure to check out some of the recipes on their site too and adapt some of our fave baking recipes into sugar-free alternatives.

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Written by Monique Renee

Usually barefoot and deep in wanderlust mode, Mon loves binging Netflix, cuddling babies and stalking through Instagram looking for boho decor inspo and hotties with man buns. You’ll usually find her on holiday, planning a holiday or thinking about holidays.

Favourite Instagram to follow: @influencersinthewild

2020-07-17T18:59:23+12:00

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