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A subsitute for fake maple syrup

August 26th, 2009 No comments

I love pancakes and waffles. In the past I've drenched them in "Maple Syrup", meaning the fake maple syrup like "Log Cabin" or "Aunt Jemima", not real pure maple syrup.

Since I've been trying to eat healthier I don't eat the fake syrups anymore, they are nothing more than high fructose corn syrup, which it is becoming more evident that it plays a large part in the U.S. obesity crisis.

I've used real maple syrup and enjoy it's flavor, but I recently found another substitute that I like better: Agave Nectar. You can find it at Wal-Mart in the foreign foods area.

It's very sweet and a little goes a long way. I find myself using less of it than I would real maple syrup and I really like the flavor. It's fairly thin and absorbs easily into the waffles or pancakes.

Agave Nectar also has a low glycemic index, meaning that the sugar is not absorbed as quickly into your bloodstream. That in turn means it's less likely to cause an insulin spike.

Let me know if you enjoy this healthy alternative!