Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NECTRESSE Natural Sweetener Review (Peanut Butter Granola)

As you know, I was selected a recipient of the Influenster Sugar 'n Spice VoxBox.

Taken from my Instagram

What's inside the box?

NECTRESSE All Natural Sweetener

Today I'm reviewing NECTRESSE All Natural Sweetener. (check out my review on the NECTRESSE website here)

First Impression - Great! The picture on the box is very captivating and the fact that it highlights being made from a fruit is eye catching. It really knows which words and colors to use to catch your attention and make want to read more about it.

Taste - Not bad! Usually with sweetener substitutes you have a funny taste or aftertaste, but with this all natural sweetener it's really not bad. I even used it to sweeten my coffee when I ran out of almond milk.

When I received this product in my Sugar 'N Spice VoxBox, it came along with it's own cookbook. While trying out this product, I decided to give one of the recipes a try.

**Disclaimer: All photos were taken by ME or Mike with my Nikon CoolPix L120. Please do not copy, crop, or use as your own.**

1/3 cup (or 8 packets) NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup unsweetened natural peanut butter
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup crisped rice cereal
1/3 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup roasted peanuts

*Any type of fruit or nuts can be used in this recipe*

First, preheat the oven to 300 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Combine NECTRESSE, peanut butter (I couldn't find any unsweetened, so I just used natural) margarine, honey and cinnamon in a small saucepan.


Peanut Butter




Bring to a simmer, take off heat and add vanilla.


Set aside.

Mix together oats and rice cereal in a large mixing bowl.


Rice Cereal

Pour peanut mixture over oat mixture, stir to coat.

Pour granola onto sprayed cookie sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes or until browned, stirring often. Allow to cool.

After baking for 30 or so minutes.

Mix in cherries and peanuts. (I actually used dried cherries and cranberries.)

I decided to try the granola with some Greek yogurt. It is the perfect amount of sweetness. Pairs perfectly with the yogurt for a super tasty, healthy snack! I loved it!


I will definitely be using this all natural sweetener in the future. I recommend it for a sugar substitute.

Thanks so much Influenster for sending me this product to try out!

**Disclaimer: I received NO compensation for reviewing this product. I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions of this review are my own personal and honest based on my experience with this product.**

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GA Night Time Owl said...

Those look excellent. Always up for new things esp if there's pnut butter in it. :D

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

This looks DELICIOUS! Yum!

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Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

That looks SO yummy!!!!!!

Becky Dougherty said...

What a great way to share your exoerience with an Influenster product. It sounds yummy! :)

Erica D said...

Hi, I found you on the Monday Mingle. That granola looks sooo good! I have always wanted to try making my own.