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Fall Recipes with Less Sugar

8 Great Fall Recipes with Less Sugar!

October 18, 2016

'Tis autumn. I love it! The chill in the air is a reprieve from those steamy hot summer days that make my hair curl uncontrollably and the dog not wanting to go outside. Fall is a time for change, as demonstrated when dark green leaves turn an indescribably beautiful spectrum of orange, red and gold.

And the food! How could I forget all of the unforgettable foods associated with fall? Pumpkin pie. Apple dumplings. Hot chocolate. Although some people might make the argument that some of these fall foods are not as healthy and are more sugar-laden than what we consume in spring and summer months, I beg to differ!

With the use of SPLENDA® Sweetener Products, many of your favorite fall recipes can taste delicious and help you cut back on added sugar.

Might I suggest you give these recipes a try and see for yourself?

8 Great Fall Recipes with Less Added Sugar:

  1. Cinnamon Low Cal Latte (made with SPLENDA ZEROLiquid Sweetener)
  2. Apple Pie Spiced Latte (made with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated)
  3. Spiced Cocoa Latte (made with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated)
  4. Peppermint-Mocha Delight (made with SPLENDA ZEROLiquid Sweetener)
  5. Cinnamon Oatmeal Apple Crisp (made with SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener)
  6. Pumpkin Cheesecake Overnight Oats (made with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated)
  7. Miniature Apple Muffins (made with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated)
  8. Pumpkin Bread Pudding (made with SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener)

Cinnamon Low Cal Latte Cinnamon Latte
A delicious latte with only 40 calories per serving!
Servings Per Recipe: 1; Serving Size: 6 oz.


  • 2 Tbsp. fat-free half-and-half
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • 1 squeeze (0.25ml) SPLENDA ZERO Liquid Sweetener* or 1 tsp. SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 3/4 cup hot brewed strong hazelnut flavored coffee
  • 2 Tbsp. thawed lite whipped topping

Microwave first 2 ingredients in microwaveable mug on HIGH 15 sec. or until heated through. Stir in SPLENDA® and coffee. Top with whipped topping. *Nutrition information reflects the use of SPLENDA ZERO Liquid Sweetener
*Note: Nutrition information reflects the use of SPLENDA ZERO Liquid Sweetener.

Other lattes to enjoy, made with less sugar thanks to SPLENDA® Sweeteners:

Cinnamon Oatmeal Apple Crisp Apple Crisp
Nothing says “fall” like warm apple crisp!
Servings Per Recipe: 2; Serving Size: 1 individual crisp


  • 2 cups granny smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 6 packets SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener, divided
  • 1/4 cup baking mix, heart smart
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Stir together apples, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 3 packets of SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener. Set aside.
  3. Mix remaining 3 packets of SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener, and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon with baking mix, oats, and salt in a large bowl. Add unsalted butter and mix with a fork until incorporated.
  4. Place 1/2 of the apple mixture into an oven safe single-serve bowl. Top with 1/2 of the oat mixture. Repeat for second serving.
  5. Bake for 35-45 minutes.

Can’t get enough of those healthy oats?… mix them with pumpkin! This is a unique, mouth-watering breakfast recipe idea: Pumpkin Cheesecake Overnight Oats

And who can enjoy fall without these amazing autumn dishes – apple muffins and pumpkin bread pudding? Here are the recipes for all the taste but much less added sugar:

Miniature Apple Muffins Apple Muffins
Just the right amount of spice and a sprinkling of raisins give these bite-size muffins the robust flavor of an old-fashioned apple cake.
Servings Per Recipe: 36; Serving Size: 1 muffin


  • 3/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peeled, shredded fresh apple
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Lightly spray miniature muffin pans with vegetable cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Beat SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, butter, and molasses at medium speed of an electric mixer 1 minute or until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition; add apple juice concentrate and lemon peel, beating until blended.
  3. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, and salt; add to SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener mixture, beating on low speed just until blended. Stir in apple, oats, and raisins.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared pans; filling three-fourths full. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Another fall dish with less sugar that I highly recommend: Pumpkin Bread Pudding. Make these single-serving treats, sweetened with SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener, for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.

Have a fabulous fall!

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.

For 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.

October 18, 2016  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor, MS  |  IN: Cooking & Baking


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