With sugar found in what seems like everything it can seem like a daunting task to reduce our sugar intake. The good news is that there are plenty of natural sweeteners that make limiting how much sugar you add to your diet just a bit easier.
Here are four healthier natural sugar alternatives to use in place of refined sugar.
4 Natural Sweeteners to Use in Place of Refined Sugar
#1 Pure Maple Syrup
Maple syrup makes a great natural sweetener that can be drizzled over oatmeal, enjoyed with homemade banana pancakes, or even mixed into healthier sweet treats like almond flour banana bread.
#2 Maple Sugar
Speaking of maple syrup, you can also use maple sugar if you are looking for a sugar replacer with a granulated texture. Use maple sugar just as you would regular sugar for a naturally sweet flavor.
#3 Raw Honey
Raw honey is another excellent and delicious natural sweetener that can be used in just about anything you would want to sweeten with sugar — you can even add a drizzle to your morning cup of coffee or tea for some added sweetness.
#4 Coconut Sugar
If you are looking for another granulated sweetener option that can be used at a 1:1 ratio with sugar, coconut sugar is another good option. You can add it to homemade muffins or mix it into your morning coffee or tea for a touch of sweetness.
If you are looking for some easy and delicious ways to remove some of the refined sugar from your diet, consider giving some of these natural sweeteners a try. They prove that limiting our refined sugar intake doesn’t have to be as difficult as we think.