Saturday, April 16, 2011 Posted by Dina N
Recently, Splenda introduced a new product - Splenda with Fiber, Granulated. It measures cup for cup like sugar and has a gram of fiber in each teaspoon. It lets me cut down on the calories when baking and add a strong fiber kick to our favorite treats. I made my family's favorite chocolate chip cookies and although the texture was a bit different, we ate every last crumb. And I love sneaking extra fiber in my recipes. A tablespoon of granulated Splenda with Fiber has the same 3 grams of fiber that you get from half a cup of oat bran.
If you've never used Splenda in your homemade desserts, here are a few things to have in mind. If the recipe calls for brown and white sugar, replace only the white with Splenda to avoid changing the texture too much. Cookies often rely on the brown sugar for their chewy, crunchy goodness. Items baked with Splenda cook faster, so you may need to adjust cooking time accordingly. They also do not brown as much as those baked with sugar - spray the batter with cooking spray before baking to get a golden brown color.
My cookies turned out a bit crumblier than usual and sweeter than I expected but still quite tasty. Next, I plan to try some of the delicious recipes I found in the Splenda Tastebook online - such as Cranberry Orange Muffins and Banana Bread. And an Apple Pie Spiced Latte to go with them. Or a Spicy Dark Chocolate Mix...
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Photo courtesy of the company or PR firm.