Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Making Smart Choices for Healthy Living with Splenda {Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe} #SweetSwaps

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Recently I shared one way in which I attempt to combat my sweet tooth. Because as much as my taste buds would prefer to swim in a pool of sugar day after day, it is not exactly what I need in my life.

Instead, I adore that Splenda No Calorie Sweetener can be used as part of a healthy diet, as anywhere that you love sugar, you'll love the way that Splenda no-calorie, non-carbohydrate sweetener can step in instead!

Plus, if you're anything like me, you're excited that Splenda has made it even easier to substitute their sweetener for sugar in all sorts of ways at 365SweetSwaps.com. Ideas, tips, recipes and more that help save calories from added sugar all year long!

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While I've gotten inspired in a number of ways from the 365 Sweet Swaps page, it was just as easy to get lost (and hungry) browsing the huge number of recipes offered on Splenda.com.

With options like these (plus many more), why wouldn't I make the smart and delicious choice to reduce the added sugar and calories in my kitchen by using Splenda Sweetener Products?

Splenda recipes


Thanks to the great collection of products that Splenda sent over to revamp my kitchen and reduce our calories...

Splenda sweeteners

...I was prepared to reach for just about any tasty recipe in my repertoire to try swapping out the sugar for these great sweeteners.

Even better, Splenda has a full page of measurement charts that make it extremely easy to know that you're using the right amount of their products. One cup of Splenda Granulated Sweetener for every one cup of sugar? Simple. Need ¼ cup of sugar? Just reach for six Splenda packets instead. Trying out Splenda Brown Sugar Blend? Replace every one cup that your recipe calls for with ½ cup of the Blend instead.

Seeing the bananas that were past ripe on my counter, I was all set to pull out my Banana Bread recipe... but then happened to see the Banana Mini-Chip Muffins on Splenda.com first. Yes, please!

muffin ingredients

(As I only have one small mini muffin pan, I decided to make these full-size instead. For the original recipe for the minis, be sure to head over to Splenda's website!)

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup light butter, softened
⅓ cup Splenda Sugar Blend
⅓ cup packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 large egg
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate morsels


Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 24 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or fill with paper liners.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

Combine butter, Splenda Sugar Blend, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend and vanilla in large bowl; beat at medium speed with a mixer until creamy. Beat in bananas and egg. Gradually mix in flour mixture; stir in morsels. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pan, filling cups ⅔ full.

Bake approximately 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans on wire rack. Remove muffins from pans to wire rack to cool completely.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yum, yum and yum!

These muffins turned out just as rich and delectable as I had hoped that it was no wonder that they were such a hit with the entire family. Even better, knowing that they were made with Splenda products made me extremely happy that I had created something so tasty yet with less added sugar!

When it comes to making smart choices for healthy living, Splenda has the products and recipes that make it easy to lessen your family's sugar and calorie intake in 2014. Don't miss out on their great collection of recipes as well as the 365 Sweet Swaps they have to share! What will you make next?

This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.


slehan said...

I'd rather use Stevia for sweetening. I know it's just a plant since I grow it in my garden.

slehan at juno dot com

M Clark said...

I use Splenda in my daily cup of green tea. The banana Mini-Chip Muffins look delicious, I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

slehan said...

I like to use agave and honey for sweetening.

slehan at juno dot com

Jenn said...

I love baking with Splenda. Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks.

Shannon said...

These sound delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

Lisa Ehrman said...

I like Splenda, but haven't cooked with it too much. Thanks for this recipe, I've just pinned it. My family loves chocolate chip muffins. I'll be trying these very soon :)

sgumer said...

i love splenda and how it takes sugar out of my diet. i use it as a replacement in cooking in so many different recipes. thanks for this recipe. i will try it out.

Tammy Woodall said...

I've never used Splenda for Baking before. I'm going to have to give it a try. Your Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Pixystik4U said...

these muffins look really good! i love using Splenda in my baking.

GoGreen said...

I have not ever made muffins with a sugar substitute. I'm curious and hungry for a sweet treat now. :-)


rj7777 said...

I didn't know that splenda made brown sugar and or mixed variety. I will have to check this out. I eat way too much sugar. I love things sweetened and I need to try this substitute. Thanks for the great review and the measurement substitutes.

DG Middendorf said...

I've never tried some of these Splenda products. I do sweeten with it. It is what I prefer to use and these sound so so good.

Cami said...

I've never used Splenda in baking - I've got to give it a try!

Rose-Marie said...

These sound wonderful! I've been using Truvia, and I'd like to try this with Splenda! Yum!