5 Sorghum Sweets to Celebrate July Fourth


From firework displays and family to picnics and parades we’ve got you covered with patriotic treats for every occasion! Whether you’re going on a road trip or spending the day at the lake, food plays an essential role on Independence Day.

Sorghum is grown right here in America, and by eating sorghum, you’ll support the farmers of our nation! The United States is the world's largest producer of grain sorghum, having produced 480 million bushels in 2016. Grain sorghum can be used as a whole grain in your favorite dishes or milled into a naturally gluten free flour. Sweet sorghum is also a variety grown in the U.S. for the use of the stalks in sorghum syrup. Sweet sorghum was once the predominant table sweetener, but is used today as a healthier alternative to other common sweeteners.

We’ve rounded up these fun, flavorful sweets that are sure to have people raving. Get creative and try these red, white and blue recipes to add some color to your menu.

Patriotic Vanilla Filled Cupcakes

Get your bake on with these beautiful sprinkle-topped cupcakes made with sorghum flour. Kate’s Short and Sweets  provides an alternative to traditional cupcakes.

*Recipe and photo from Kate's Short and Sweets

Strawberry Vanilla Sorghum Parfait

Whip up these delectable parfaits that can be served with strawberries, blueberries or raspberries to brighten up your table! Did we mention each serving has only 300 calories?

Red, White and Blue Sugar Cookie Bars

Try Nu Life Market’s festive cookie bar recipe and get the kids involved! It’s an easy fix for any Fourth of July party.

*Recipe and photo from Nu Life Market

Pineapple Coconut Ice Pops

Cool down with a popsicle that uses sorghum syrup as a natural sweetener. This recipe is the perfect outdoor party favor - sparkler in one hand and ice pop in the other!

*Recipe and photo from Triad to Wellness

All-American Apple Pie

This classic American favorite is sure to be a crowd pleaser ! Check out this recipe made with sorghum syrup. Tip: Use a sorghum pie crust for a gluten-free option.

*Recipe and photo from Naturally Ella

 

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