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How to Bake with Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener

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Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener is a great substitute for recipes that traditionally call for powdered sugar (also called confectioners sugar or icing sugar). The smooth blend of monk fruit extract and erythritol dissolves easily into frosting or cheesecake and can be dusted on desserts as a sweet decoration.

Looks like: powdered sugar

Tastes like: powdered sugar

Measures like: cup-for-cup sugar substitute

We asked Vanessa Musi, a French-trained pastry chef with years of experience, how to use Lakanto Powdered Sweetener in baked goods.

Best uses for Lakanto Powdered Sweetener:

  • Glazes
  • Frosting
  • Royal icing
  • Mexican wedding cookies
  • Tart or pastry dough
  • Shortbread
  • Cheesecake
  • Sprinkling or sifting on baked goods

What does monk fruit sweetener taste like?

On its own, monk fruit is much sweeter than regular sugar (over 200 times as sweet!). Lakanto uses a blend of monk fruit and erythritol in order to combine the benefits of each with none of the side effects. Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener tastes just like regular powdered sugar—it has a fine, powdery consistency and a more concentrated sweetness than regular granulated sugar.

How should I use Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener for baking?

Many recipes work better if the powdered sugar is sifted first. The same principle applies to Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener! It may form clumps during storage, so sifting can help it incorporate more smoothly into the mixture.

How does Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener dissolve in recipes?

Make sure to use a recipe that has liquid ingredients such as avocado oil, coconut oil, or butter, which will help dissolve the Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener. When baking at high altitudes, the final product may dry out more than at lower elevations; try adding a little more oil, yogurt, cream, or honey to help counterbalance the drying effect. 

Use Lakanto Powdered Sweetener to make a sugar-free glaze

  • You can make a sugar-free glaze using Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener and milk, water, or lemon juice.
  • Start by using less Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener than the amount of powdered sugar called for in the regular recipe.
  • As you mix the ingredients of the glaze, add powdered coconut milk to help bind the Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener with the liquid components
  • This will give the glaze a fluid consistency and help to completely incorporate the sweetener.

How do I substitute Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener for regular sugar?

Many bakers recommend using a ratio of 1:1 granulated sugar to Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener. If you are substituting Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener for regular powdered sugar, it is designed to work as a cup-for-cup replacement, matching the sweetness and consistency of powdered sugar.

How do you make sugar-free icing or frosting?

For silky smooth buttercream icing, make sure the butter is completely softened. Using an electric hand or stand-mixer, whip the softened butter until it is light and fluffy. With the mixer going at a low but steady speed, slowly sift your Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener into the bowl. By making sure that all your ingredients have been properly prepared and incorporated, you can guarantee great results every time!

Best flours to use with Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener

  • Almond flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Spelt flour
  • Mixture of paleo flours

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