Vegan Sugar Substitutes for Coffee
Question: What do you use instead of sugar for coffee recipes?
If you are simply looking to follow a vegan diet, there are plenty of vegan sugar substitutes. You can find them at most grocery stores and definitely at Whole Foods and health food stores. Simply look for the vegan tag on the package, and those sugars will be made without bone char or other animal byproducts.
If you are looking for a healthier sugar, here are a few options:
*Brown rice syrup:
It won't spike your blood sugar levels as much as regular sugar, so it's much healthier for your body. I think it tastes exactly like honey, and it has the same texture, so you can use it as an exact replacement for sugar.
The "real" maple syrup is made from maple sap and has no additives. Don't be confused by the cheap, HFCS version. It will cost more than the fake kind, but it's well worth it, and a little goes a long way.
Made from the nectar inside a specific type of cactus, it also won't spike your blood sugar levels. I find it to be much sweeter than regular sugar, so you can use less than you normally would in recipes.
*Barley malt: This sugar is also helpful in recipes as it's made from grain and again, won't make you feel wonky from the sugar highs and lows of sugar spikes. It also has a taste similar to honey, so you have to taste to find your favorite.
Those are a few of my favorite vegan sugar substitutes. Hope that helps!