I made a delicious recipe using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps
It’s that time of year…time to dust off the patio table and chairs, fire up the grill and celebrate summer! Summer is my favorite time of year and it’s not just the long, lazy hot days at the beach that bring a smile to my face…
Though they are pretty nice!
One of my favorite things about summer is that somehow, magically, my family wants to load up on the fruits, veggies and grilled food during the summer months! Maybe it’s all that summertime heat that makes them enjoy fresh fruits and veggies more – all I know is that I’m grateful!
I love making fresh fruit salads, pies and cobblers during the summer. Pies and cobblers just scream “backyard bbq,” don’t they? The problem with cobblers and pies is that they usually have a ton of sugar in them. Fruit is sweet enough, why do all of those recipes call for so much added sugar?
Fruit is nature’s candy!
A great way to alter those time-honored summertime recipes is by substituting SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for the sugar. Just make sure to check the conversion chart on the back of the SPLENDA® Sweeteners package, as it doesn’t always convert cup for cup. In this Simple Summer Berry Cobbler recipe, I replaced the 1 1/2 cups of regular sugar with just 3/4 cup of SPLENDA® Sugar Blend. I really liked the way it turned out, it was still a sweet cobbler, but I felt better knowing that I wasn’t adding on a ton of sugar.
Oh wait, I think it’s missing something…
Maybe a little sugar-free or no-added sugar whipped topping?
Simple Summer Berry Cobbler Recipe
- 3 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¾ cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, divided
- ½ cup butter, cubed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- In a small pan, add the berries, lemon juice and ½ cup of sugar. Bring mixture to a boil and then set aside. Place butter in a baking dish and melt in the microwave for one minute.
- Combine the remaining sugar with flour, baking powder, salt, milk and egg in a large bowl. Mix well, then pour over your melted butter.
- DO NOT STIR!
- Spoon your berry mixture over the batter - again, DO NOT STIR!
- Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. When serving, flip the serving over so that the crust is on top!
Why Use SPLENDA® Sweetener Products?
SPLENDA® Sweeteners offers the same sweetness of sugar without all the calories, so that you can satisfy your sweet tooth without that pesky guilt. SPLENDA® Sweeteners are so versatile that they can be used in your favorite baked goods recipes, everyday cooking, and all of your beverage mixing!
This Simple Blueberry Cobbler recipe made with SPLENDA® Sugar Blend is the perfect way to introduce Sweet Swaps into your summer cooking and baking! You can check out more Sweet Swaps recipes here – it’s not limited to baking, there are plenty of different ways to use SPLENDA® Sweeteners!
Tips for Cooking & Baking with SPLENDA® Sweetener Products
You can use SPLENDA® Sweetener Products for all kinds of cooking and baking, but especially when used to sweeten in recipes. Just make sure to follow the conversion instructions, as it does not always convert cup-for-cup for sugar.
It works really well with citrus to enhance the flavors and does a great job in baked goods like cookies and cakes!
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P.S. This Simple Summer Berry Cobbler Recipe is based on this recipe found at Taste of Home.