Baking with Agave Nectar

Baking with Agave Nectar

Over 100 Recipes Using Nature's Ultimate Sweetener

By Ania Catalano; Lara Hata (Photographer)

Celestial Arts, Paperback, 9781587613210, 134pp.

Publication Date: March 2008


If you haven't discovered agave nectar, you're in for a delectable surprise. This natural, low-glycemic sweetener is a revelation for diabetics, parents of young children, and anyone else who wants to cut down on refined sugar but still enjoy deep, real, satisfying sweetness.  Baking with Agave Nectar is bursting with more than 100 recipes for muffins, sweet breads, cookies, cakes, ice creams and sorbets, pies and tarts, sauces and frostings, and other special desserts. With scrumptious gluten-free, vegan, low-fat (or nonfat), and whole foods–based treats, as well as healthier (but still decadent tasting) versions of old favorites, there is truly something here for everyone. An ample glossary and resources section--with ingredients used in whole foods, vegan, and gluten-free baking--will help you make all your desserts a little (or a lot) healthier.  Once you start baking with agave nectar, you'll find endless possibilities for adding utterly delicious sweet treats to a healthy diet.

About the Author

Lara Hata is a freelance Bay-Area photographer whose work includes The Perfect Scoop.

Praise For Baking with Agave Nectar

"Exploring the delicious range of agave nectars has changed the way I think about sweeteners. Ania's book is a great place to find inspiration and get to know the nuances of this unique, all-natural sweetener."  --Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Cooking "We all need better quality desserts, and cooking with agave nectar--a clean, natural sugar--is a step in the right direction. Enjoy these wholesome treats."  --Elson M. Haas, MD, author of Staying Healthy with Nutrition