Bitcoin-cli how to createrawtransaction without spending entire input?

Is there any possible way to create a raw transaction using Bitcoin-cli createrawtransaction API that doesn’t require spending the entire input?

What I’m doing now is consuming that entire input sending 0.01 to the address specified and sending the change back to the address I’m withdrawing from.

If I deposit 0.5 BTC to my wallet and withdraw 0.01 is there any method to be able to work with my 0.49 BTC I have remaining without having it consumed entirely and being sent to the change address because then I’m stuck waiting for it to confirm and it gives off the impression my wallet balance is 0 when it’s really 0.49 BTC.