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What Do I Use In Place of Cane Sugar?


I am super excited to share this awesome and simple post with you all today!  What is it?  Homemade powdered sugar.  But this homemade powdered sugar isn’t made from granulated cane sugar, it is made with granulated honey or dehydrated powdered maple syrup.

Granulated honey and powdered maple syrup are simply dehydrated and sold in granulated form.  This is great when you are creating glazes or cooking a recipe that requires very little liquid.

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I know it sounds different, but I wanted to share with you another alternative to powdered sugar that might please your taste buds all the same.

This recipe will take you less then a minute to whip up and it taste AMAZING!  

Homemade Powdered Sugar Made Without Cane Sugar
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Serves: A little over 1 cup
  1. In a high powdered blender (like a Blendtec or Vitamix) place the granulated honey or maple syrup into a dry blender.
  2. Put on low speed and gradually work your way up to high speed and blend for 15-30 seconds or until a fine powder forms.
  3. Add in arrowroot powder and turn on blender for another 10 seconds.
  4. Store powdered honey/maple syrup in an airtight container in the pantry.

Making A Simple Glaze With This Homemade Powdered Sugar


Once you make this delicious powdered sugar, you can make a delicious glaze to top your scones, cookies or even your favorite cake.  

Why not even make some yummy gluten free and grain free glazed donuts that I feature in my Gluten Free & Grain Free Breads Batters and Doughs Cookbook!

I mean really…don’t you just want to sink your teeth into these?

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Or how about these amazing scones?  Yep, I will post this delicious recipe later this week…they are incredible!  And the glaze…oh the glaze, it really makes this recipe.

Paleo Blueberry Scones |

 Here is a simple glaze to make.  Add it to your favorite scones, cookies or even your favorite cake recipe!

Homemade Glaze
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Serves: A little over ¼ cup
  • ¼ cup homemade powdered sugar (see recipe above)
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk or raw heavy cream
  1. Place the homemade powdered sugar into a small bowl and add the coconut milk or cream.
  2. With a fork, mix together until a thick glaze forms.
  3. If glaze is to thin add some more powdered sugar. If glaze is to thick, add some more liquid.
  4. Pour over cooled treats. Be sure that the item you pour the glaze on is completely cooled.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tsp

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16 thoughts on “Homemade Powdered Sugar Made Without Cane Sugar”

  1. Christine says:

    Wow. OK. Does anyone know how to make dried/dehydrated honey or maple syrup?

    1. Penny says:

      I would like to know this as well. :)

      1. Halle Cottis says:

        I have a post coming out very soon explaining how to make honey and maple syrup powder (dried, granulated)…stay tuned.

        1. Penny says:

          Thank you! :) Cant wait to try your yummy recipe.

    2. Arayna says:

      Here in Tucson, I find dried honey at Asian markets. It’s relatively inexpensive too. About $3 or $4 for a mayonnaise size jar.

  2. Janet Potts says:

    Just an FYI, check the label carefully on your granulated honey because a lot of the brands out there include cane syrup as one of (and often the first) ingredient.

  3. Halle Cottis says:

    You are correct, many companies do add added ingredients. The two companies I recommend above only have honey and maple syrup in the ingredients and I highly recommend them. Thanks for bringing this up!

  4. CindyZS says:

    where do you find granulated honey or

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      Here is a quality brand of granulated honey that I recommend!

      1. Evalyn Walton says:

        Looking at the reviews on Amazon, many people note that the granulated honey you are recommending is NOT pure honey–in fact the first ingredient is refiner’s syrup. so it is not even 50% honey. Surely there is somewhere you can find truly pure honey.

        1. Julie Snow says:

          I agree with Evelyn. The granulated honey you recommend is not just honey. I ordered granulated honey from a local co-op and it contained added sugar as well.

  5. Madeupname just for posts says:

    Read the labels! I purchased granulated honey and it has artificial sweetener in it. I was disappointed.

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      I agree! It is very important to read the labels for sure. The honey I recommend in this post is a quality source with no added sugar.

      1. Suize says:

        The dried honey used in this post.. contains Refiners Syrup (aka: sugar) I know, because I purchased some recently and returned due to it’s deception.

        Does anyone know of a better, more reliable source?

        1. Suize says:

          Looks like all granulated honey is made the same way. It is a process. Might be better off with the dehydrated Maple syrup. I think I will try that one..

          In case anyone would like the info..
          Honey is the world’s oldest sweetener, one of the few foods that will never spoil. In its liquid form, honey is used to enhance all kinds of sweet and savory foods. Granulated honey is made with co-crystalization of refinery syrup and liquid honey, then breaking the sweet dried crystals into fine granules. Use our granulated honey in the same way you would liquid honey, with added ease of storage and dissolving that dry crystals allows.

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  6. Lynn says:

    Xylitol would work also. Finely ground and then follow your recipe. I just purchased some from Amazon and I’m very impressed. Actually tastes like sugar and the ratio is 1:1. Just make sure you get the one from Birch and not corn.

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