Pancakes & A Stevia Giveaway

by HEAB on November 2, 2009

I’ve started a new tradition, Pancake Sunday


Kabocha pancakes with tahini and maple syrup.

Sundays are now my favorite day of the week. :)

Inspired by Marissa’s Kabocha Buckwheat Pancakes, I decided to make a batch of my own. However, I didn’t have some of the ingredients and had to improvise. I must say they turned out fantastic, but anything tastes pretty fantastic covered in tahini and maple syrup, right? Click here for the recipe.

Several months ago, I received a package of samples from the folks over at NuNaturals, and I’ve been using their powdered stevia ever since. Honestly, it’s the best tasting powdered stevia I’ve tried – no bitter aftertaste. For my pancakes, I tried their Nustevia Sweetener Baking Blend for the first time.

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Why it’s taken me so long to use this stuff, I have no idea as it added the perfect amount of sweetness to my pancakes. In fact, I think I ate a whole pancake worth of batter (yes, raw eggs and all) while frying up my plate of flapjacks. So yummy, and I can’t wait to experiment with more baked goods. For those of you interested, following is the list of ingredients:

NuStevia Sweetenerâ„¢ contains Stevia Extract( Rebaudioside-A (Reb-A)) , Maltodextrin, Dextrin Fiber, Oat Fiber, Acacia Gum, Tapioca Flour, Guar Gum , Xanthan Gum and Natural Flavors.

Some of you may have a problem with the maltodextrin used as a carrying agent, but personally, I don’t. So yes, NuNaturals products are a bit more refined than say raw agave nectar or dates, but for those of us who are insulin resistant, it makes a great alternative sweetener. Plus, none of the ingredients are artificial.

Would you like to try some NuNaturals products for yourself? The company has generously agreed to send 4 HEABers 1 box of 50 Nustevia powdered packets as well as 1 bottle of their alcohol free Pure Liquid Vanilla Stevia (great in coffee). Thanks NuNaturals!

All you need to do to win is leave a comment below telling me how you will use your NuNaturals stevia if you win. I’ll leave this post open for comments through Friday (November 6) of this week and announce the winners over the weekend.

I think I need to make more pancakes now. 😉

P.S. Click here for another very exciting giveaway, a chance to win one of Polly’s Yoga DVD’s. Love me some Peanut Butter Flow.