Powdered Coconut Palm Sugar

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Some of my dessert recipes use powdered coconut palm sugar to replace regular powdered sugar. Why do I use coconut palm sugar instead of powdered sugar? Well, there are a few reasons:

  • Coconut palm sugar is low glycemic, resulting in a steadier rise in blood sugar and insulin (safe for most type 2 diabetics)
  • Palm sugar contains valuable minerals your body needs on a daily basis, such as potassium, calcium, and trace amounts of zinc, iron, and vitamin C
  • Versatile and can be used for most recipes, despite its brown colour and granular consistency

When I powder coconut palm sugar, I always use my Vitamix. The Vitamix gives a much lighter, softer, and finer texture than any other machine I have used. I’ve also heard of people powdering palm sugar in a coffee grinder or Magic Bullet. This will work if you don’t have access to a high-speed blender.

Use powdered coconut palm sugar in frostings and cake recipes where powdered sugar is called for. Make sure to sift the powdered sweetener before adding to your recipes to prevent un-powdered granules from slipping through.

Powdered Coconut Palm Sugar
Dessert
 
Homemade powdered coconut palm sugar, great for frostings and cakes.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb organic coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp. tapioca starch
Instructions
  1. In a high-speed blender (or equivalent), blend palm sugar and starch together for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Store in a glass container until ready to use.

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2 Responses to “Powdered Coconut Palm Sugar”
  1. Emma 23 September 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    Hi, great post I was wondering if you’ve used powdered coconut sugar in homemade chocolate recipes? Whenever I use regular coconut sugar the chocolate comes out gritty, wondered if this was enough to dissolve it in the cacao butter

    Thank you very much

    • admin 3 October 2016 at 8:01 pm #

      Hey Emma!

      I have used powdered coconut palm sugar in recipes, but not often. I haven’t run into any issues with grittiness in baked goods; however, I always use powdered coconut palm sugar in making homemade chocolate as it makes the final product much, much smoother. I hope that helps!

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