Just Sweet Enough: Desserts Made Without Refined Sugar
No white stuff here! These baked goods and frozen treats rely on honey, agave nectar and other natural sweeteners.
By Lynn Andriani
A Healthy Spin on Grandma's Specialty
Soft oatmeal cookies studded with dried fruit are a cookie jar staple, and while Alicia Silverstone's take on the classic has some intriguing twists, it still stays true to the original. She keeps the oats but uses dried plums (aka prunes) instead of raisins. Her recipe also includes a dash of molasses plus one-third cup each of maple syrup and maple sugar, which is prepared from the sap of the sugar maple tree and pours like granulated sugar.