Healthy Living

Cooking with Splenda

french toastIf you are like me and don’t cook much, you might not realize that you can sub Splenda for sugar. I always thought it was more for putting on fruit or in oatmeal not to cook with. I for one was surprised to see that Splenda had brown sugar now. Okay so maybe it’s just me that was surprised since I don’t usually bake!

Here are some great tips:

  • Just about anywhere you love sugar, you’ll love SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener! The SPLENDA® Brand is dishing out 365 ways to swap sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. Visit for tips and recipes to help you save calories from added sugar all year long.
  • There is a library of recipes on, and plenty of ways to use SPLENDA® Sweetener Products on the 365 Sweet Swaps™ Tumblr page. When adapting your own recipes, we suggest using the provided sugar-to-SPLENDA® Sweeteners conversion charts, as well as cooking and baking tips in this guide and on the SPLENDA® website.

Here is a fantastic recipe that you can use to swap out the sugar for Splenda

Healthier French Toast

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 pinch salt
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Splenda
12 thick slices bread
Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and Splenda until smooth.Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat.Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot.
**To keep it healthy use sugar free syrup**

Keeping it Healthy

Look there are plenty of ways to keep recipes healthy and using Splenda is one simple and easy step. In my house I don’t even have a bag of real sugar, it’s all Splenda. I love the individual packets as well because I can keep there at work to use with my oatmeal or fruit. Anyone that is trying to be healthy sometimes can get overwhelmed with all the changes. Be smart and make simple changes and don’t try to change all at once!

Karla Urwitz
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