How do I calculate the carb count in my recipes if I use half sugar and half Splenda? I have recipes that call for sugar substitute but don't bake well. I have Type 2 diabetes and love my sweets but need to fix this problem with baking with Splenda.
There are two ways that you can calculate the carbohydrate content of your recipes. One is to use a food counts book or an online food database and look up each ingredient in your recipe, making note of the carbohydrate content. Tally up the carbohydrate grams and divide by the number of servings in the recipe. The other way is to use an online recipe nutrient calculator which will likely save you a little time compared to the first method. You can find these at the following websites: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp, http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php, and http://nutritiondata.self.com/.