Agave, what is it? When you see a recipe like Baked Agave Chicken Wings, you kind of wonder what makes us want to use agave in the first place! If you are like my wife, she is always looking for things that are better natural alternatives. We are not big fans of Splenda and you’ll never see us cook with it. For an entire year my wife used it. We added it to recipes, into drinks and while it didn’t affect me, it did affect her. She didn’t realize it until our vacation when we tend to ‘let loose’ and not really pay attention to what we are eating (gotta love indulging!). She let herself have sweet tea, with real sugar, no Splenda the entire week. As she describes it, a brain fog lifted. She didn’t really know what it was, but she was thinking clearer than in months. We went back home, she started using Splenda again, and back came the fog. Luckily, she made the connection. She stopped using it and in a few days it was gone again. Since then we have used alternatives sweeteners like Stevia and Agave.
Agave is a fantastic product. If you don’t know, agaves are large spikey plants that almost look like cacti and are similar in concept to the aloe vera plant. The nectar is harvested from the plant and can be used as a sweetener. It’s also considered a raw food, so for purists out there, this is a great friendly clean product.
We now use agave in almost everything. From drinks to recipes agave is a staple. So when McKenna one of our contributors sent us this recipe, were couldn’t wait to post it. It’s Baked Agave Chicken Wings. Talk about perfect!! With football season right around the corner we’ve got a recipe that is sure to win some hearts and hungry stomachs!
What is football without the wings? But who wants to gain a few pounds watching the game on their couch. These chicken wings are baked, that’s the first good thing about this recipe! Secondly we use agave. For diabetes it won’t affect their blood sugar like sugar would, and it’s also a little better on calories! Add a veggie tray and you’ve got a reason alternatives to some of those high calorie offers at tailgate parties! Also here is a healthier blue cheese dip recipe that will go perfectly with the agave chicken wings!
- 12 wingettes
- 1 Tbsp agave
- 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Rinse wings and pat dry with paper towels.
- Place wings on a cookie sheet pan with wax paper.
- In a small bowl mix together agave or honey (whichever you have on hand) Salt and pepper, cayenne, and garlic bake for a total of 30-35 min turning over once.
These are finger lickin’ good…get ready!!