Dr. Oz Talks About Monk Fruit Sweetener and Shares A Monk Fruit Carrot Cake Recipe
On November 12 Dr. Oz spoke about a new all natural sweetener that actually isn’t bad for you! Dr. Oz said that today could be the day that you take out all of your artificial sweeteners that come in yellow, blue, and pink packets and throw them in the garbage! There is a new natural sweetener that you should be using instead. It is called “Monk Fruit” and it is sweeping the nation as a zero calorie sweetener that is good for you!
What Is Monk Fruit?
Monk Fruit is a sweet tasting melon that is native to Southeast Asia and China. The fruit is about the size of a lemon and has been used in china for it’s herbal medicinal benefits. Now, Monk Fruit Sweeteners are becoming a huge hit for health conscious Americans because it has a sweet taste but does not contain any calories or carbs.
Monk Fruit In The Raw
The sweeteners are made from Monk Fruit extract. The consistency is similar to sugar and can also be used in cooking and baking. Monk fruit is sweeter than sugar so you don’t need to use nearly as much.
- Dr. Oz said to make sure to look for 100% Monk Fruit
- Replace up to half the sugar in your baking recipes that call for sugar.
- An entire box of Monk Fruit Natural Sweetener packets can be purchased for under 5 dollars!
Monk Fruit Carrot Cake Recipe
Here is the recipe that “Duff” from Charm City shared on today’s (11-12-2015) episode : (It only uses half of the sugar that the orginol carrot recipe calls for!)
- 2 cups of grated carrots
- 1 2/3 cups of flour
- 3/4 cups of sugar
- 3/4 cups of Monk Fruit In The Raw
- 3/4 cups of brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 1/4 tsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
Preparation directions :
- Set the oven to 350 degrees and preheat
- Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl
- Using a mixer, whip the eggs
- Add in vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients into the bowl that contains the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Fold in the carrots
- Pour the batter into two eight inch pans that are lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 -40 mins. You can tell if it is done by sticking a toothpick into the center. When it is done it will come out clean and without any ingredients stuck to it.
- Top with your favorite cream cheese icing
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