Is it ok to bake with splenda instead of sugar if you want to bake for somebodey who is diabetic or is that the same as sugar?
Anybodey knows? And if so ,do you use the same amount splenda instead of sugar as it says in the baking recipe?
Its diabetes 2 need i say …
not sure about splenda, but my mom is diabetic and uses "stevia"… natural extract that’s hella sweeter than sugar. you also might want to try using a natural honey or brown sugar (which is not nearly as bad in moderation of course)
It says right on the bag/box "suitable for people with diabetes". Call your doctor to confirm.
It substitutes 1:1.
Easy as the pie you’re going to go bake me.
splenda is great for baking for diabetics. Be sure you are also monitoring the other ingredients you use (whole grains better that bleached/processed flour).
no offense, but regular splenda in baked products really is disgusting. there is a "baking blend" of splenda and sugar that is decent, but the granulated splenda alone is baked food is disgusting.
dawt. when i first started using it, i tried to make sugar cookies mixing splenda just like sugar. they were veeeeerrrry salty.
from the Splenda website:
SPLENDA® is the brand name for the ingredient sucralose. It is made through a patented, multi-step process that starts with sugar and converts it to a no calorie, non-carbohydrate sweetener. The process selectively replaces three hydrogen-oxygen groups on the sugar molecule with three chlorine atoms. Chlorine is present naturally in many of the foods and beverages that we eat and drink every day ranging from lettuce, mushrooms and table salt. In the case of sucralose, its addition converts sucrose to sucralose, which is essentially inert. The result is an exceptionally stable sweetener that tastes like sugar, but without sugar’s calories. After consumption, sucralose passes through the body without being broken down for energy, so it has no calories, and the body does not recognize it as a carbohydrate.
best i can guess is the extra chlorine from the splenda had a chemical reaction with the sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in the ingredients, and basically made salt. that’s the most basic layman’s term logic i can figure out.
Splenda Sucks– Have you ever had Diet Coke w Splenda?