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Splenda Essentials Giveaway {Recipe: Cinnamon Biscuits}

This giveaway is now closed. The winner was Sonia from the blog My Creative Flavors. Congratulations, Sonia, and thank you everyone who entered. 

I’m going to be honest with you. I kind of like sugar. I know, you are falling over from disbelief right now, aren’t you? There is no evidence, whatsoever, on my blog that points to this fact, right?

I’ve always had the belief that if you are going to indulge in dessert, you might as well truly indulge. Fat free, sugar free, desserts didn’t have a place in my house…until recently.

Over the summer my healthy, fit husband started having symptoms of being diabetic. When we were faced with this possibility, I took a long, hard look at how I cooked and realized some things were going to have to change, and quick. I had always used Splenda® as the sweetener in my coffee, but never considered switching up my cooking by replacing the sugar in the things I make with Splenda® Essentials.

I realized soon after trying Spenda® Essentials in some baked goods that I should have given healthy desserts a chance in our house long before now. I had no idea you could still indulge your sweet tooth while enjoying desserts that weren’t as calorie laden as the ones I had been making.

Our friends at Splenda® are giving Dine & Dish readers the chance to win a Splenda® Essentials Gift Basket. One random Dine & Dish reader will win a prize package including the following items:

  • One (1) package of SPLENDA® ESSENTIALS No Calorie Sweetener with B Vitamins
  • One (1) package of SPLENDA® ESSENTIALS No Calorie Sweetener, 1 gram of Fiber packets
  • One (1) package of SPLENDA® ESSENTIALS No Calorie Sweetener, 1 gram of Fiber granulated
  • One (1) SPLENDA® ESSENTIALS No Calorie Sweetener to-go mug
  • One (1) Splenda-yellow blender
  • Two (2) Splenda-yellow bowls
  • One (1) Splenda-yellow fruit juicer

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me how you like to use Splenda. For an additional entry, head over to facebook and become a fan of Splenda on Facebook. Leave an additional comment on this post letting me know you did so. All entries must be received by Friday, September 16th, 2011. Winner will be chosen via Random.org.

Recipe: Cinnamon Biscuits

A simple biscuit recipe sweetened up with cinnamon and Splenda®. These biscuits are great for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with coffee or tea.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup, Splenda®
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening.
  2. Add milk and 1 tsp. vanilla; stir with fork just until dough leaves sides of bowl.
  3. Roll dough out, on lightly floured surface, into a 1/4 inch thick circle.
  4. Spread butter over top of dough.
  5. Combine cinnamon and Splenda®; sprinkle evenly over dough.
  6. Using a biscuit cutter or a round cookie cutter, cut into rounds. Place dough rounds into a sprayed round baking pan.
  7. Bake in 400• oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Splenda is giving fans even more chances to win. Make sure to visit their Facebook page for details on how to receive a free Splenda Essentials sample plus more great prizes!

Splenda compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.



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  1. I have yet to try baking with Splenda, but I love it in my iced tea.

  2. in my iced coffee

  3. i like splenda on facebook

  4. I’ve used Splenda in many desserts and love the outcome, one of my favorites is a Corn Pudding Pie…

  5. I like Splenda on FB

  6. Gigi Cuccaro says:

    I would use it on my Cinnamon Sugar French toast!!

  7. The biscuits look delicious! We have used Splenda in our tea (I haven’t tried cooking with it … yet). Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  8. I like Splenda on Facebook

  9. I have used splenda in numerous dessert recipes with great success, but I really like to use it to sweeten my tea. Works great :)

  10. just stumbled on your site and had to enter this because I love splenda! both of my parents are diabetic so whenever baking I try to use splenda in it for them, as well as in iced tea!

  11. I also just liked splenda on facebook :)

  12. I make cake in a cup using Splenda which keeps temptation at bay. When I make a whole cake everyone keeps going back for seconds. I also make pudding with Splenda which also tames the craving for sweets. And now I have your recipe to add to my list of better desserts. Thank you.

  13. I use Splenda in my coffee and tea and in many baked goods!!

  14. You know, I’m not the most prominent user of splenda, but when I get around to using it it’s to give my coffees or teas a bit of a lighter taste. I tend to dislike the syrupy texture that regular granulated sugar can bring to drinks.

    It’s also not too shabby as a light mixture to sweeten up dips with fruits, etc.

  15. I love using splenda for my morning cup of tea! One packet is perfect and not the essentials gove me an extra boost!

  16. The cookies look co crisp and gorgeous! Have been using Spelnda in my desserts and morning milk.

  17. I love Splenda, yes, I do. I use stevia too, and sugar, but I love Splenda in coffee. It’s…just….perfect :)

  18. FB liked them & beautiful biscuits, too!

  19. Gigi Cuccaro says:

    I like Splenda on FB!

  20. Alyssa Sicoli says:

    I used splenda EVERY morning. Instead of buying single serve cups of sugary yogurt, I buy one big tub of plain low fat yogurt, add a handful of frozen berries and by the time I get to work, the berries have thawed, my yogurt stays cold and I sprinkle one packet of splenda on top and ENJOY! Yum Yum!!


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