How to Make Monkey Bread with Splenda

This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

In my first Splenda Sweet Swaps post, I put it out into the Universe that I was going to give up sweet tea (my guilty pleasure) for Lent.  I am happy to report, that with the help of Splenda, I have now gone more than a week without my sweet tea.  I feel like I should give an acceptance speech because surely there is an award for this kind of self-sacrifice.

Because I am going strong, I thought it would be a great idea to continue my #SweetSwaps journey and figure out a way to cut more sugar from my diet.  One of our favorite breakfast recipes is Monkey Bread which admittedly has more sugar than I would like.  I decided to swap 1 cup of brown sugar for 1/2 cup of  Splenda Brown Sugar Blend (there is an easy to use conversion chart on the package).

What you Need:

  • 2 cans of canned biscuits
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 stick of butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup of Splenda Brown Sugar Blend

How to Make It:

1.  Combine sugar and cinnamon in a gallon size ziploc bag.

2.  Cut biscuit dough into 4 pieces and roll into little balls.  Place dough in bag and shake to completely cover.

3.  Stack dough into a bundt pan.

4.  Mix brown sugar into melted butter and pour on top of dough.

5.  Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm!

So, how did our #SweetSwaps go?  I decided not to tell the kids about my little experiment to see if they could tell the difference.  After breakfast, both of their plates were clean with absolutely no leftovers….that’s a good sign!  The Splenda Brown Sugar Blend is a delicious and easy way to reduce the added sugar in our normal recipe without sacrificing texture or taste.

Looking for more ways to reduce added sugar in your favorite recipes?  Splenda has 365 ways to swap sugar for Splenda Sweetener Products as well as conversion charts and baking tips!  How will you reduce your sugar intake?


  1. Lena_in_ATL says:

    ooooh! What a great idea! My family loves Monkey Bread, but we don’t need all that sugar. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great idea. We love Monkey Bread but don’t need all the sugar!!

  3. That looks delicious!!!

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