I am a chocolate monster, coffeeholic and d-e-s-s-e-r-t kind of person. But being intentional and mindful, as moms, we want to take care of ourselves so we can take care of our family more. Is it possible for us sweet lovers?
This year, I really want to live and eat healthier.
Did you know that sugar ranks number 5 out of 20 most commonly consumed food product on every Filipino household? It is based on the 2013 Food Consumption Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST).
Thankful that Carbon Digital introduced “Sugar Blend” to our family. It is from the makers of Equal, Merisant Company. They are indeed poised to become a leading provider of Sweetness that is also Healthy for consumers.
Sugar Blend deliciously sweetens your favourite food and beverages the same way as sugar using only half of the amount. It’s made with sugar and a high-intensity sweetener called sucralose.
What a sweet surprise! 😍 Moms with lil’ kids with sweet tooth, worry no-more! We now have a healthy substitute to our ordinary sugar at home with @sugarblendph. We can use it for our favorite ulam that needs sugar, desserts and yum drinks! #cookingmama #homemeals #homemade #foodie #sweetooth #mommybloggersph #mommyfinds #kitchen
Where can we use Sugar Blend? Sugar Blend, like your regular table sugar can be used for cooking, baking, sprinkling and sweetening your drinks. Definitely a healthier way to go sweet! How much is Sugar Blend? P89 for 400 grams – very affordable considering it equals to 800 grams of sweetness The 400 grams can sweeten 100 cups of coffee! Mommies, Sugar Blend is available in all leading supermarkets
Make your own Party Cupcakes
DIY (no-bake) Chocolate-Banana Cupcake for your snack-time or kid’s birthday :) made with less sugar using @sugarblendph #steam #cupcake #lesssugar #sweet #nobake A post shared by Gracie Miranda-Maulion (@graciemaulion) on
I am so happy to discover a frugal way to serve cupcakes on my child’s birthday, a certified DIY cupcake!
Another good news is “No Bake” sya so I’m sure you can do it at home too, may it be for your kid’s birthday or for a fun cupcake snack afternoon. Great bonding din sya with your little ones, scooping – is a good motor skill activity, counting the paper linens for Math, Teaching about patience – while waiting for the steamed cupcake and a lot more.
And of course, much healthier because is it less sugar and carbohydrates because I used Sugar Blend for this recipe.
1/2 cup of Sugar Blend (half a cup replaces a full cup of sugar)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 medium size banana (ripe & mashed)
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup milk (fresh or evap)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners (while preparing your steamer, boil some water)
2. In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients – Sugar Blend, Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder & Soda + Salt.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients – the egg, mashed banana, water, milk, oil and vanilla extract.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir (until well combined).
5. Scoop the batter into the muffin cups (about 3/4 full).
6. Put on the steamer, steam for 30-45 minutes or until done.
(Don’t forget to put fabric on top, para di mapunta water sa cupcakes)
7. Top with marshmallow, chocolate spread or with your own frosting
Enjoy your DIY Cupcake (less sugar) with Sugar Blend!
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