Today I will share with you what I do to substitute some of THM special ingredients.
The only things I have purchased was their Baking Blend and Gentle Sweet. I went through that super fast, so after some research this is what I use now and these are the only special things I have purchased.
When a recipe calls for THM Baking Blend I use 1:1-Golden Flax Meal, Coconut Flour and Almond Flour. THM Baking Blend is what they call a Fuel Pull, what I make is considered an S (Satisfying). But I use it anyway.
When recipe calls for Super Sweet is use powdered Stevia.
Instead of Gentle Sweet I use Truvia.
Do make sure you buy the brand name as the off brands have fillers that are not THM friendly.
So far these substitutions have worked great for me. Stevia does have a different taste but once you get used to it I don’t even notice it.
I also purchase Xanthen Gum from Amazon because it was pretty cheap, this helps thicken some sauces up, or when I make the THM syrup I use it in that.
That’s it. That is all I have purchased. Some recipes call for only Golden Flax Meal, or only Almond Flour and then I have it on hand. So I don’t mix up the baking blend all at once.
I do plan on getting Collagen and a few other things as time goes but you can leave those things out of most recipes (not all) and I do.
I purchase all of these things at my local Meijer here in Michigan, but Walmart has all of this and usually a better selection. They have a great selection of extracts, which THM recipes use a lot of those (and this is how I make my creamer with my coffee) so I purchased almost all of my extracts from Walmart.
Next week I’ll share how I did all of this during the most busy time in my life 🙂 If I could do it while working full time, directing a musical, taking my kids to basketball and volleyball practice and attending volleyball tournaments you can too!