Sweetener for coffee

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I'm trying to get away from store bought creamers (except the rare hazelnut cause it's awesome) and I'm looking for a sweetener that's not cane sugar or stevia. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please also let me know how the taste compares to cane sugar. Thanks!
 

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Coconut sugar can be used pretty much exactly like cane sugar, it just seems to have a milder sweetness. You could use blackstrap molasses, but that's going to add a definite taste to your coffee that you may or may not be fond of.

I don't see why you couldn't use maple syrup, and yet I can also see how that might get expensive.
 

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I've been wanting to try coconut sugar. I'll have to look up nutrition info for it. Not really fond of maple syrup honestly so I wouldn't use that.
 

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Date sugar is supposed to be the best (for you)... Though I've never seen it anywhere in a store. Perhaps you could make some date paste/syrup?
 

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I've experimented with agave syrup and vanilla extract dissolved in a minimum of soy milk. I prefer black but it's worth a shot if you have the stuff on hand.
 

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I do have agave and vanilla in my cabinets at all times. I'll give it a shot. Not sure that my bullet blender is strong enough for dates.
 

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Not sure that my bullet blender is strong enough for dates.
Dates need to be pitted and then softened before putting in a blender. Check for pits then soften by adding to hot water for a while. Then it can be safely pureed and either siphoned further through cheesecloth or used as is how you wish.