Recipe: Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread Made With Splenda

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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)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Blend oil and sugar.
  3. Beat in eggs and zucchini.
  4. Combine remaining ingredients.
  5. Place in 2 greased loaf.
  6. 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.

They also now have SPLENDA®with vitamin B  or antioxidants. The SPLENDA® with vitamin B has 20 percent of the daily value of vitamins B1 (thiamin), B5 (pantothenic acid), and B6, per packet.  The SPLENDA® with antioxidants has 20 percent of the daily value of vitamins C and E, per packet.

 SPLENDA® also has a sweepstakes going on via the Facebook Essentials tab. Visit the Splenda Brand Facebook page and click on the new ESSENTIALS tab, you can request a free sample of the new Splenda Essentials product and share with other users what’s ‘essential’ to them. By doing so, consumers will be entered for a chance to win a travel mug with a $25 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card! Three lucky winners will be announced each day— but that’s not all. For every 10,000 sample requests received, the  SPLENDA® team will give away a $1,000 Visa gift card!

Disclaimer: Splenda  provided me with product to review and use in this recipe. However, all thoughts and opinions in this post are my own. 

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