In an attempt to lose weight, reduce the risk of metabolic diseases, and live a healthier life, people often purge their diets of sugar. And while skipping the corn muffin at breakfast and nixing soda with your sandwich at lunch are all solid practices, sometimes post-dinner dessert cravings must be met. Enter Swerve. The makers of the new and natural sugar alternative recently debuted a baking mix line called Swerve Sweets featuring Chocolate Cake Mix, Vanilla Cake Mix, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, and Pancake & Waffle Mix.
What sets this baking mix apart from the rest?
Swerve, a sugar-free, zero-calorie sweetener, is made of Eat This-approved ingredients including erythritol, a non-toxic sugar alcohol that’s made by fermenting glucose, and oligosaccharides—prebiotic fibers that have been shown to improve gastrointestinal health. Because Swerve adds its proprietary sweetener to its baking mixes, you’ll find that most of the delectable boxes boast zero added sugars and a low carb content. (Psst, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix packs in only two grams of added sugar coming from the organic semi-sweet chocolate chips.)
“We want to enjoy life! That’s really at the heart of everything we do here at Swerve,” Andress Blackwell, CEO of Swerve, said. “Being from New Orleans, we love good food. But we also want to feel good. Our goal is to offer people delicious treats and good health, simultaneously, with great-tasting, easy-to-make goodies. You will never believe there is no sugar.” Because most of the Swerve baking mixes don’t contain added sugars and are low in carbs, you can definitely indulge in a slice if you’re on the keto diet. (Desserts on keto?! Yes, seriously.)
What about the rest of Swerve’s ingredients?
All Swerve baking mixes are free of gluten, grains, and GMOs, so you’ll find that they’re concocted with a wholesome yet minimal ingredient list including almond and coconut flours. If you’re in the mood for an indulgent breakfast that won’t expand your waistline, grab the Pancake & Waffle Mix.
Two hearty flapjacks contain just 120 calories, 7 grams of fat (1 gram of saturated fat), 180 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbs (3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, 3 grams of Swerve), and 3 grams of protein. Does your current pancake mix boast just 11 grams of net carbs? We think not.
And if you’re hosting a dinner party and want to impress your guests with a good-for-you dessert that tastes like you bought it fresh from your local bakery, try the decadent Chocolate Cake Mix. One slice packs in a lowly 70 calories, 6 grams of fat (1 gram saturated fat), 14 grams of carbs (3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, 8 grams of Swerve), and 3 grams of protein. That’s just 3 grams of net carbs per serving! Try topping the cake with a creamy peanut butter icing made by mixing butter, natural peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, Swerve confectioners sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and a splash of almond milk.
And thank us later.