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My favorite banana bread recipe with splenda

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Mini banana bread loaves made from a recipe with Splenda on a plate with a festive background.

Did you know that Experts recommend that women consume less than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily, but the average American eats 22.2 teaspoons!!!! Yikes. When I look back at what I eat during the day, I see that I am probably guilt of having way too much sugar. I just love my sweets so much! 🙂  Luckily, I have a solution to this problem. SPLENDA®. A few weeks ago, I wouldn't have even considered SPLENDA®. I had never tried it before but I assumed that because it didn't have the higher calories that it wouldn't taste any good. I was challenged to bake my favorite recipe and replace the sugar with America's No. 1 no-calorie sweetener, SPLENDA®. My go to favorite recipe is banana bread recipe with splenda so I decided to give it a try.

Variety of Splenda brand sweetener products displayed on a countertop, perfect for a banana bread recipe.

As part of this challenge I received a selection of SPLENDA® product to try in my recipes. This included:

  • Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Packets
  • Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Flavors for Coffee, French Vanilla
  • Splenda Sugar Blend*
  • Splenda Brown Sugar Blend*

The two Splenda products that I used in my banana bread recipe were the Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated and the Splenda Brown Sugar Blend.

A heaping measuring cup of Splenda for your banana bread recipe.

I was completely caught off guard by the Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated. It has almost a weightless powder like texture. The bag was very light compared to sugar. I tasted it before cooking and was surprised to see that it tasted great without any kind of after taste. When baking with Splenda No Calorie Sweetener you measure cup-for-cup just like you would with sugar. The great part, is that it contains 678 calories LESS than sugar on a cup-for cup basis! Wow!

A red measuring cup filled with Splenda on a kitchen countertop for a banana bread recipe.

The Splenda Brown Sugar Blend packs into a cup just like traditional brown sugar and is full of delicious sweet flavor. This is a mix of brown sugar and SPLENDA Brand Sweetener. When replacing with Splenda Brown Sugar Blend you use a half of a cup instead of a full cup which gives you half the sugar. The recipe that I use calls for both sugar and brown sugar so I replaced with Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated and the Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. Here is my Banana Bread Recipe. I hope you like it!

Banana Bread Recipe

1 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/2 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 cup Softened Butter
9 mashed bananas
4 Eggs
1 t. vanilla
2½ cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp salt

Sliced bananas sprinkled with Splenda and a block of brown sugar ready for cooking or baking in a banana bread recipe.

1. Mix Bananas and sugars until well blended.

2. Add vanilla, softened butter and eggs and mix.

3. Stir in dry ingredients. Your batter will look like the photo below when mixed. Batter may be lumpy.

A bowl containing banana bread batter with a beater resting on the side.

4. Pour mixture in pan sprayed with cooking spray. I baked mine in a loaf as well as mini loaves. (My mini loaves are actually the Wilton Twinkies pan)

A baking tray with unbaked loaves of banana bread dough, made from a recipe with Splenda, ready to go into the oven.   5. Bake loaf at 325 degrees for 50 minutes and mini loafs for 20 minutes. As always, oven temperatures vary so you may need to give or take a few minutes. I love eating my banana bread warm out of the oven but it tastes delicious cold, too.

A freshly baked loaf of banana bread recipe with Splenda, with Christmas ornaments in the background.

If you are like me, you spend a lot of time baking holiday treats for family and friends. This Banana Bread recipe is a perfect holiday treat. Wrap it up, tie it with some ribbon and add a gift tag for a beautiful and tasty gift!

A package of cookies tied with red string, accompanied by Christmas ornaments on a festive fabric featuring a banana bread recipe with Splenda.

I didn't tell my husband that his favorite Banana Bread recipe was made with Splenda. He was very excited to eat some banana bread and gobbled it down, telling me how delicious it was at always. I then broke the news to him that I had replaced all of the sugar with Splenda and he was VERY impressed! Healthy living is very important to him so he was happy to find an option where we could still enjoy some of our holiday treats. There is nothing better than enjoying a slice of banana bread knowing that you made the smart and delicious choice to reduce the added sugar and calories with Splenda Sweetener Products!

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