Recipe: Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread Made With Splenda
Recipes—When I am trying to manage my weight, the first thing I do is cut back on my sugar intake. This is a really hard one for me. Sugar is my comfort food. The main reason I started using SPLENDA® years ago, was so that I didn't have to compromise the taste of my food while I was trying to lose weight. By using SPLENDA®, I found I could satisfy my sweet tooth and still enjoy my favorite recipes.
Our neighborhood garden is overflowing with zucchini right now. I am always looking for recipes that show me new and creative ways to use this vegetable. I decided to give my friend Karen's zucchini recipe a makeover and use SPLENDA® in place of the sugar. SPLENDA® has 1 gram of fiber per teaspoon, which gave this recipe a total of 72 grams of fiber and no added calories that sugar usually does. Wow!
Karen's Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe
- 1 cup oil
- 1 1/2 cups sugar or SPLENDA®
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 2 1/2 cups baking powder
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 large banana, mashed
- 2 cups chocolate chips or 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Blend oil and sugar.
- Beat in eggs and zucchini.
- Combine remaining ingredients.
- Place in 2 greased loaf.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
Additional Information about Splenda
When using SPLENDA® in your recipes, you use the same amount of sweetener that you would sugar. By using SPLENDA® as an alternative to sugar, you not only reduce the amount of calories in your recipes, but lower carbohydrates and increase fiber to your diet as well.
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Disclaimer: Splenda provided me with product to review and use in this recipe. However, all thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.