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Has anyone used xylitol as a sweetener in baked goods such as a cake? or the Just Like Sugar sweetener (made from chicory root)? I recently tried the norbu sweetener (from a fruit), and also the Just Like Sugar Table Top sweetener. One needs to take care due to the laxative effect of some of these sweeteners (maybe one piece of cake or two cookies/biscuits would be ok). Would still like to find something which works, which doesn't upset gut flora, or contribute to oral/gum health problems.  I'm not wanting to use agave for the time being, but still may try xylitol; I don't wish to buy the others like natvia which have stevia added.
I just found a recipe for Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake (gluten-free) which has a sweetener (no specific one) in the cake and uses xylitol & molasses in the topping. I still did not try glycerine yet either which another forum member kindly mentioned previously.
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aussielady I tried xylitol a while back when it was made from birch and it wasn't too bad, however the brand I tried is now made from corn, which caused me instant depression/mood swing!!!
I have used glycerine in baking and it is a good sweetener and makes for a nice moist cake
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Hey Aussielady

I can still get an organic xylitol made from beech/birch tree sap here, and it's good. I don't find it as sweet as others (sugar, agave, honey etc) so you need to tweak quantities in recipes to suit your tastes. It is good though and is good for gum health too. I've also used veg glycerine in the past, the flavour was a little strange to my palette, but may work for you. It also burns at high oven temps, so you need to adjust the temp and cooking time with some recipes.


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I can still find xylitol from North American Birch....although I'm not sure what's available outside of the US.

http://store.xylitolusa.com/?gclid=CKK60ZzYl74CFYw7Ogodp2IAng


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Hi guys,

just as an FYI; I made lemon curd with Xylitol yesterday and had a really bad case of diarrhoea.

So wouldn't not recommend it for baking.
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