Jagent, you could be right that Xylitol is not strictly paleo/primal. I'd have to look that up. It is definitely a processed food, but technically so is anything that is cooked. What exactly we consider still natural or only minimally processed is hard to decide sometimes. For instance salted/pickled or fermented foods (yogurt) could also be consdidered not natural. I usually look as paleo more as a type of eating that works for me rather than a philosophy so in that sense Xylitol may be a much better choice for many people than splenda or aspartame. Birgit
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OH BROWNIES!!!! I haven't had a brownie in sooooooooo long...but man...I could eat an entire pan if given the opportunity.
I still have Starbucks put the caramel syrup (not the sauce) in my coffee on the occasion that I frequent a Starbucks...which is rare. Dutch Bros. has the salted caramel syrup which is heavenly in an iced coffee.
If someone ever comes up with phillo dough made from almond flour or coconut flour...they will be my new favorite person in all the world!! I would heart them forever!
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Ok, I'll have to admit, I don't follow recipes very well, so I think any brownie recipe can be used if you substitute the sugar with Xylitol but use about 1/4 cup less Xylitol for every cup of sugar and then replace the wheat flour with almond flour (or finely ground almonds). I just looked and there are a ton of recipes if you google Xylitol brownies as well, but have not tried those. Have fun with it! How bad can brownies be, anyhow.
I forgot Caramel. Caramel candy, Caramel sauce, caramel coffee Creamer, caramel coffee (don't bother, the caramel isn't strong enough to be noticable over the coffee flavor. at least the starbucks caramel coffee isn't.)
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I would have said Brownies, yes, with a big B, because I used to eat several at a time. Now that I have discovered I can make them with Xylitol as a sweetener and almond flour instead of wheat they are neither as unhealthy nor do I have to eat more than a small amount to satisfy me. In other words, the addictive power of brownies came from wheat flour and table sugar. As far as Baklava, I used to love, too, and I wish there were a low-carb version of it. Still have to figure that one out. I assume since they consist mostly of nuts and honey that you could substitute almond flour for the dough part. Birgit
Sugar! i cheat with candy, it's shameful but true. i buy the Larabars, coat nuts in spices, buy the really really dark chocolate and still faced with a box of Dots or tiny cute candy bars i buckle. i am seriously trying to be better with the upcoming holidays.
Fitness Minutes: (540) Posts: 37 11/14/12 1:31 P
Ok...I am curious...I know I don't post much here but I have to giggle at myself sometimes for what I allow myself to cheat on. So I'm curious...what is your BIGGEST weakness...what is the one thing that no matter how devoted you are to your Paleo lifestyle...if tempted with this one thing, you will cave EVERY time!?
I recently discovered...mine is baklava...I can't resist it...I have tried and failed miserably EVERY single time. It sucks. It i so delicious and wonderful but it just DESTROYS my stomach and I still can't resist it.
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