In our house we don’t use a lot of sugar in our beverages, unless it’s tea. We do use it for baking though. Because we like sweet foods. After Lap-band and losing weight, I am more mindful of many things that I eat. As I , along with the rest of my family, am especially fond of sweet things, I was very curious to try new Domino Light.
ABOUT DOMINO LIGHT
Domino Sugar has been sweetening your favorite foods and beverages for over 100 years. Now there’s Domino Light – a 100% natural sugar blend with half the calories of sugar. By blending pure cane sugar with the zero-calorie, naturally sweet extract from the stevia plant, and a natural flavor to enhance the taste, Domino has created a delicious light sweetener with no artificial ingredients.
The tropical stevia plant, originally discovered in the warm highlands of South America, has been used for centuries as a sweetener. Domino Light is made from the extract of this stevia plant and then blended with another one of nature’s pure sweet plants, the sugar cane. Our balance of sugar cane and stevia extract creates the ideal sweetener – a perfect sweet taste and half the calories of sugar!
Domino Light is super easy to use. Wherever you’d use sugar you can use Domino Light but only need half of the amount. so if a recipe calls for a cup of sugar you only need to use a half cup of Domino Light. I tried the Domino Light in both hot and icea tea. I found that it dissolved and mixed well. It tasted very much like sugar, and better than artificial sweeteners that I’ve tried. To see how the Domino Light did as an ingredient, I made a banana bread using it as a replacement for sugar. I used a Banana Bread recipe that I’m familiar with from Chow.com, since I wanted to use a recipe that I was familiar with so I could compare taste.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 5/8 teaspoon fine salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup granulated sugar <– I USED 1/2 CUP DOMINO LIGHT HERE.
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 very ripe medium bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Heat the oven to 350°F.
Grease and dust a loaf pan with flour, or use non-stick baking spray with flour (what I used).
Whisk together the measured flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large bowl to aerate and break up any lumps. Set aside.
Mix the sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla on medium speed until thoroughly combined, about 2 minutes.
Add the bananas and sour cream and mix until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the flour mixture, and mix until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Bake on the middle rack for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, the top is golden brown, and the bread is pulling away from the sides of the pan.
Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes.
Slide a knife around the perimeter of the pan, invert to release the bread, and cool completely on the wire rack before serving.
The resulting banana bread was moist and delicious, and tasted just as good as when I’d made it with just sugar. The big difference was it had a lot less calories!
I also made some Chocolate Chip Muffins using Domino Light, which were also good.
Domino Light is available in two types of packaging:
Domino Light 2 lb. Resealable Pouch – Ideal for baking or for everyday sweetening, the 2 lb. pouch offers the same sweetness as a 4 lb. bag of sugar.
Domino Light 40ct Box – Convenient for travel, in the office, or any time. These portion control packets provide all-natural sweetness for sprinkling or stirring.
No matter how you use it, by the spoonful or by the packet, one serving of Domino Light has only 5 calories, a number I have no guilt at all about eating, drinking and cooking with.
DOMINO LIGHT TWITTER PARTY
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The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. I received compensation for my time from Domino. As always, please note that all personal opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. This post is and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self; others may have a different opinion.