Homemade Unrefined Powdered Sugar

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Some recipes need powdered sugar in order to turn out properly, but what's one to do when you don't consume refined sugar? Make this homemade unrefined sugar with your favorite real food sweetener such as coconut sugar, date sugar, sucanat, and more!Years ago, I shared a tip about how to make Homemade Powdered Sugar.

Well, most of us are looking to be a little more healthy than that, so today I'm sharing how you can easily apply the same simple technique for making Homemade Unrefined Powdered Sugar.

If you're like me, even though it's not the best idea to have sweets all the time, having treats now and then is fine, particularly when you have a special occasion.

You can use this recipe for Unrefined Homemade Powdered Sugar to make things like Healthier Frostings (like this Secret Ingredient Chocolate “Buttercream” Frosting, or the Sweet Potato Frosting on these Carob Cupcakes, or as an ingredient in recipes where having a powdered sweetener is going to product a better final product than the granulated alternative, as is the case with my Homemade Chocolate Chips, Homemade White Chocolate Chips (we love those) and more.

No more “gritty” desserts!

And of course, you can use this to dust on top of treats, giving them a special touch — as with any plain cake (like these Chocolate “Cheesecake”-filled Cupcakes, or these Chocolate Avocado Truffles with a Kick, or these Raw Nut Butter Truffles.

This recipe is very versatile as well – you can use it to make Homemade Powdered Sugar out of sucanat, coconut sugar, palm sugar (though that is likely not the most sustainable option), and rapadura and date sugar, too. I personally only use coconut sugar occasionally as we are really watching our carbs due to candida, but you can use whatever sweetener works well for you.

Some recipes need powdered sugar in order to turn out properly, but what's one to do when you don't consume refined sugar? Make this homemade unrefined sugar with your favorite real food sweetener such as coconut sugar, date sugar, sucanat, and more!

Homemade Unrefined Powdered Sugar
 
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You can still make things like buttercream frosting without powdered cane sugar, just make this homemade unrefined powdered sugar!
Instructions
  1. Place sugar and arrowroot powder (or corn starch) together in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend or process until sugar is finely powdered.
  3. Store in an airtight container if not using immediately.
  4. Use in any recipe that calls for confectioners sugar.

Homemade Unrefined Powdered Sugar

Ingredients

1 cup sugar (coconut sugar, rapadura, date sugar, sucanat, palm sugar, or organic cane sugar)

1 tablespoon arrowroot powder or corn starch (non-GMO)

Method

Place sugar and arrowroot powder (or corn starch) together in a blender or food processor.

Blend or process until sugar is finely powdered.

Store in an airtight container if not using immediately.

Use in any recipe that calls for confectioners sugar.

What sweetener(s) do you use in your home? 

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  1. Do you happen to have a chart that shows the healthier sweeteners and which baking applications are better suited for each type? Trying to switch but I still love to bake.

  2. I make powdered sugar by just grinding up regular sugar…no arrowroot or cornstarch. Do those make it last longer or something?