What I learned:
-I am going to try unevaporated cane juice and Barley Malt Syrup
-No more turbinado (it's just too high on the index and is partially refined)
-I think Xylitol is fine to use
Here is a little chart to help when cooking basic recipes and swapping out refined for natural sweeteners.
Sweetener Substitution Ratio Reduce Liquid??
|Maple syrup||3/4 cup for each 1 cup sugar||Reduce by 3 tablespoons|
|Honey||3/4 cup for each 1 cup sugar||Reduce by 1/4 cup|
|Barley malt or rice syrup||3/4 cup for each 1 cup sugar||Reduce by 1/4 cup|
|Molasses||1 1/4 cups for each 1 cup sugar||Reduce by 5 tablespoons for each cup used|