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Less Added Sugar Breakfast Recipes

Wave Goodbye to Winter with Four Breakfast or Brunch Recipes Made with Less Sugar

March 30, 2016

Chilly weather does not magically go away when the calendar says winter is behind us. Even if you live in warmer climates you can always enjoy these delicious less added sugar breakfast recipes and brunch ideas that do not call for a lot of sugar.

For breakfast, consider making a French Toast Strata that combines cinnamon and maple flavors with apples, raisins and low-fat cream cheese. To accompany the strata, brew up some special Spiced Hot Tea. If your guests choose to have a serving of each of these two recipes, they are getting less than 200 calories.

For brunch, it is easy to whip up a batch of Tex-Mex White Chili which offers a perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Then complement this chili with Hearty Corn Cakes. After all, what’s a great bowl of chili without a delicately-flavored, slightly sweet corncake? Both recipes, made with corn, are packed with flavor but not with a lot of added sugar or fat.

Please note that the recipes from the SPLENDA® kitchen have been developed and tested to make sure each one is a sweet success, when prepared as directed. If you don’t find a recipe you’re looking for in the recipes library, before you begin adapting your own less added sugar recipes read these easy guidelines when baking and cooking with less sugar using SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated.

French Toast Strata RecipeFrench Toast Strata Recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • 1/3 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon imitation maple flavor
  • 8 slices cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 2 cups peeled apples, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup low fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Spray an 8X8-inch square cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Blend together 1/3 cup SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, egg substitute, milk and maple flavor in a medium bowl.
  3. Tear cinnamon raisin bread into pieces, approx. 1-2 inches each. Add bread and sliced apples into the mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Toss to coat bread. Pour bread mixture into prepared pan.
  4. Cut cream cheese into 8 chunks and place on top of strata.
  5. Blend remaining 1 tablespoon of SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over strata. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Bake in oven heated to 350oF for 40-50 minutes, or until lightly browned and set. Serve immediately.

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Hot Spiced Tea RecipeHot Spiced Tea Recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 1

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 regular-size tea bag
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 packets SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon and orange slices (optional garnishes)

Bring water to a boil. Pour over tea bag, cinnamon stick and cloves in a teapot; cover and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bag, squeezing gently. Stir SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener and juices into the tea. Pour tea through a wire-mesh strainer into cups, discarding spices. Garnish with fruit slices if desired.

To make 4 servings: Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Pour over 3 regular-size tea bags, 2 cinnamon sticks, and 1/2 teaspoon of whole cloves in a teapot; cover and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing gently. Stir 12 packets SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into the tea. Pour tea through a wire-mesh strainer into cups, discarding spices. Garnish with fruit slices if desired.

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Tex-Mex White Chili RecipeTex-Mex White Chili Recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 7 tomatillos, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 packets SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener
  • 2 15-ounce cans white beans, drained and rinsed (used Cannellini)
  • 1 4.5-ounce can chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons green hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup fresh or canned corn
  • 1 cup cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Sauté onion, garlic, tomatillos and olive oil in a 4-quart saucepan until onions become translucent (about 5-10 minutes).
  2. Add chicken broth and water to saucepan and bring to boil.
  3. Mix in ground pepper and SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener. Stir in white beans, green chilies, green hot pepper sauce, corn, and chicken. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Season to taste. Top with fresh cilantro.

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Hearty Corn Cakes RecipeHearty Corn Cakes Recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 3/4 cup stone ground yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 400oF. Grease muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray butter flavor.
  2. In large bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix well. In small bowl, mix milk, honey, oil, and egg whites. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Pour 1/4 cup batter into greased cups. Lightly spray (one spray) tops of batter with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until wooden pick comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes.

Note: For variation, add 1 cup frozen corn kernels to batter or 1 drained 4.5-ounce can peeled and chopped green chilies.

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I have been compensated for my time by Heartland Food Products Group, the maker of SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. All statements and opinions are my own. I have pledged to Blog with Integrity, asserting that the trust of my readers and the blogging community is vitally important to me.

Splenda Cooking & BakingFor even more ideas on how to make SPLENDA® Sweeteners part of your everyday cooking, visit the Cooking & Baking section of this blog or visit the recipes section on

Sue Taylor is a consulting nutritionist with more than 35 years of experience. She is passionate about sharing her nutrition knowledge and fondness for good, healthy food. Sue will put relevant information in consumer terms and provide valuable perspective to clear up misinformation and confusion about nutrition and food safety.

March 30, 2016  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor, MS  |  IN: Cooking & Baking


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