Tastes very close to light brown sugar with a slight maple accent, makes 1/2 cup to start, which would substitute for 1 cup of regular brown sugar (just as Splenda's brown sugar instructs). After about 1 hour, the mixture reduced to a little over 1/4 cup with a pronounced maple flavor when tasted solo; this reminds me of the new "ultra" detergent blends that are more concentrated; in this case 1/4 cup would then equal 1 cup regular light brown sugar. Because Cary's sugar-free maple syrup said it should be refrigerated after opening, this brown sugar substitute should also be stored in the refrigerator if not using all at once. I can buy granular Splenda in bulk, but not the Splenda brown sugar blend, so this allows me to save money. The leftover sugar free maple syrup can be used for myriad other recipes (as well as on pancakes or waffles). Thanks for posting this recipe here, jackieblue! Made for Top Favorites of 2008 Tag per Pneuma's review.
BIG THANKS! Was just being concerned about Brown Sugar today and this recipe fits the substitution great! Thanks!
Worked great! Thanks for posting.
Thank you so much for posting this recipe! This will enable me to make so many things for the diabetics in my family!
Although mine didn't look like brown sugar it sure tastes like one! I think this is better than Splenda's brown sugar blend which still has sugar in it. At least this is totally sugar free! I think the consistency would depend alot on how it's blended. The longer or more thorough the blending is, the more liquid it becomes coz of the maple syrup. So a few seconds would be enough or a pulse or two would be enough when mixed in a food processor. I used some of this for Kathy's Orange Julius Smoothie which turned out good and will use the rest for some muffins or cookies. Thanks for sharing, jackieblue! I'll be making this again when I need some brown sugar. Made for TOTM's Diabetic Tag Game 2008.
I have used in many recipes and it works great!
Genius. I've been looking for an alternative to regular brown sugar and didn't care for Sugar Twin. This is awesome- delicious in oatmeal
Yumm! I LOVE brown sugar and this tasted just like it. I used it in a apple bar recipe and did not taste any difference. Thank you
Thanks! This is a great alternative when trying to cut calories. I have used it in non-baked goods on a few occasions.