People use sugar alternatives for a number of reasons, and no matter what that reason is, Splenda might be a great choice for you. I’ve been using Splenda for years as a sugar substitute in my tea and coffee, and when they came out with bigger bags of Splenda for baking I started using it in my baking too! My favorite variety of Splenda is the French Vanilla packets that I can easily add to my chai tea latte – the smoothness of the vanilla along with the perfect sweetness is enough to give me the time out I need when enjoying my tea.
When I use Splenda to substitute sugar in my baking recipes, I use half the amount of Splenda vs Sugar, since Splenda is much sweeter. This is a basic recipe I have used many times and adapted to my own needs for mini chocolate chip muffins:
Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup Splenda
- 1⁄4cup softened butter
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2⁄3 cup chocolate chips
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, cream Splenda and butter until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla and mix. Add dry ingredients to creamed mix. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
- Fill mini muffin tins 2/3.
- Bake at 375º for 10-13 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool and enjoy!
You can use Splenda as a sugar substitute in your favorite recipes, or head over to SweetSwaps to find something that entices your tastebuds! There is a Twitter party on Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 1pm. Just follow the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #SweetSwaps, there are 5 prizes to win! Each prize includes a $50 Visa gift card, an assortment of SPLENDA® Sweetener Products and a SPLENDA® branded apron and bag. Prizes limited to U.S. participants only. Official rules here.
You can see the details and RSVP via this Vite