View Full Version : Silly question about diabetic cookies...
12-15-2008, 11:59 PM
I can't use Splenda in them, can I? Because Splenda is just calorie-free sugar, but it's still sugar right? Should I buy a box of Nutra-sweet or something? Sorry, I've never cooked for a diabetic before...any advice or cooking websites are appreciated. :)
12-16-2008, 12:03 AM
I'm not diabetic, but we use erythritol for baking mostly. It isn't the most readily available. Splenda works pretty well for most people who use it...not great in chocolate in general, but otherwise I think you can use it. I prefer erythritol because I consider it a lesser evil, but if the recipient isn't against artificial sweeteners, Splenda will probably work.
I like this blog for whole foods based low carb friendly recipes (mostly desserts). The blog author is also mostly gluten-free for anyone who needs that. Most of her flours are nut flours, etc.
eta: lowcarbfriends.com has a lot of recipes.
12-16-2008, 01:08 AM
My dad's diabetic. Yes, you can use Splenda for baking for diabetics. Don't use the little packets or anything. In the baking section, there is a box that is specifically packaged for use in baking. It's not a 1 to 1 measuring match so taste before baking or follow a Splenda specific recipe. I used the same amount of splenda as sugar in a sloppy joe recipe and it was horrible it was so sweet.
12-16-2008, 01:20 AM
Splenda is the only thing on the market that is easily available that you can cook with. Just go to the Splenda website. Nurasweet etc. can't be cooked. http://splenda.allrecipes.com/Default.aspx I am diabetic and I buy the off brands at Walmart or at Krogers.
12-16-2008, 01:25 AM
Great, thanks so much for all the helpful info!
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