Shared Recipe. Cynthia’s Sugar-free Carrot Pandan Puto

This is a shared recipe by Cynthia Magallanes. This recipe is one of her entries for the ongoing Panlasang Pinoy Recipe Contest .  Do you want to earn extra bucks for your recipe? Submit your recipe now!

I made this specially for my mom so she can eat as much without risking her sugar level. I actually got the recipe from Panlasang Pinoy, but I used Splenda instead of sugar; this made it sugar-free. I also added a little water. I felt that adding carrots would make this healthier; so, I added some. By the way, I’m planning to work on my Sugar Free Malunggay Pandan Puto later.


4 cups sifted all purpose flour

1/4 cup splenda (35 packets)

3 tablespoons baking powder

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1/2 cup butter

1 egg

2 cups water

1/2 cup shredded carrots

3/4 teaspoon pandan essence

Cheese & salted eggs for topping


1. Combine all the first 3 dry ingredients, mix well.

2. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.

3. Pour the mixture into the molds and top w/ cheese & red eggs.

4. Steam for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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  1. Lee Ann says:

    This recipe looks good except for Splenda. These artificial sweeteners (e.g Equal, Splenda, Sweet n Low, etc.) are toxic and actually can cause a lot of diseases and believe it or not can make you actually fat. If you do not want to use real sugar then I would suggest you use stevia, a plant based and a safe sugar substitute (a well known brand is Truvia).

  2. veron says:

    if i will substitute it with sugar the splenda…..will i use the same measurement?

    • cynnch says:

      if you will not make your puto sugar free, you can get the best recipe of puto from panlasang pinoy using sugar.

  3. yon ba slenda same as candrill…a powdered sweetener?

    • cynnch says:

      yes. i used splenda because they said it’s better than any other sweetener and i believe so.

      • I know that a lot of people are using artifical sweetener these days. Myself, idon’t care for any of them. They all leave a funny after taste.

  4. where can i get splenda?

    • cynnch says:

      you can find splenda in groceries :-)

    • i love to cook and try your sugar free carrot pandan puto recipe, but since splenda is not available here in phils, do you have any option or alternative in change of splenda. naghanap na talaga ako. wala talaga.

  5. San nyo po binibili yung pandan essence? O ginagawa nyo po ito manually from pandan leaves? How? Wala pa po ko nakitang pandan essence dito eh.

  6. cynnch says:

    i just deligently measured the equivalent of how many tsps there are in a cup and that’s how i got the ratio. 1 3/4 cups of sugar = 1/4 c of sweetener (splenda). each sweetener (in packets) is equivalent to 2 tsps of sugar. :-)

  7. hello!! great sugar free recipe.. would just like to know if there is an aftertaste when the sweetener was used? some sweetener tend to leave a bitter-ish aftertaste?

    • cynnch says:

      it doesn’t leave any after taste. it taste as good as using ordinary sugar.

      • thanks! will surely try this on my baking yummies :-) just one more question.. what ratio did you use to substitute sugar with sweetener thanks again :-)

  8. camille says:

    ano po yung slenda?

  9. katcat says:

    Can you also bake it using an oven?