Coconut Cupcakes (+ Xylitol!)

Thank you all so much for your congratulations and excitement on the last post! I told Tim, getting engaged feels like this giant burst of love from everyone who's known you---and even some that haven't. Thanks for sharing in our joy, every one of you. You are the best part of blogging. And speaking of the best parts of food blogging, let me tell you about another one: namely, getting exposed to new and interesting ingredients---like Xyla (Xylitol), for example, the alternative sweetener I used in today's coconut-packed cupcakes. Before an email from Xylitol USA found its way into my inbox a few weeks ago, I had heard a little bit about this "un-sugar." I knew it was popular in chewing gums, but, actually, it turns out it's been used in the dental field for more than sixty years, praised for its plaque- and cavity- fighting abilities, as well as power to fight demineralization of tooth enamel and mouth infections. Even beyond dental benefits, Xyla has a long list of … [Read more...]