Question: I have type 2 diabetes and love to bake. When cooking or baking, if I substitute Splenda or Stevia for regular sugar does this make the recipe sugar free?
Answer: Depending on the recipe the use of Splenda or Stevia may reduce or eliminate the sugar content of a recipe, but there is usually still going to be some carbohydrate in most baked goods. Some baked goods actually require sugar for a good end product so a sugar/sugar substitute blend may be recommended. I recommend using recipes from Splenda and Stevia companies to experiment with sugar-free baking. Most of these recipes will likely contain nutrition information as well.