When it's cold outside, sometimes a bowl of fruit and yogurt doesn't quite cut it. In summer this may seem like the ideal way to start your day, but in winter the cooler weather makes us naturally crave warm, filling meals.
That said, this doesn't justify popping out for French toast drizzled in maple syrup or a stack of pancakes every morning!
By using this sugar replacement in your cooking, you can significantly decrease the amount of calories in your sweet treats - meaning that pancakes are all of a sudden back on the menu.
Here are a few tips for making delicious, healthy, warming winter breakfast goodies.
Oaty pancakes with lemon, Stevia and fresh berries
Put a spin on your traditional pancake recipe by adding wholegrain oats to the mix. Replace the sugar content with Stevia to make them sweet, and then drizzle with lemon juice and top with fresh berries for a delicious morning meal.
Porridge n' Peaches
A warm bowl of oats is a great way to start the day, but many people counteract the nutritional value by coating porridge in lashings of honey or heaped spoonfuls of brown sugar.
Try sprinkling a small amount of Stevia extract over the top instead, to get that sweet taste without the added calories.
To throw a serving of fruit in there, dice some peaches finely. The soft texture will work well with porridge. Rhubarb, pears, stewed apples and berries are also good options.
Fruity breakfast muffins
Baking doesn't always have to be for afternoon tea! If you've got a busy day ahead, try starting it with a hearty, energy-packed, low-fat muffin.
Simply look for recipes that are low in butter and high in healthy ingredients such as bran, oats or seeds.