10 Dessert Recipes for Diabetics (Slideshow)
November 19, 2013
10 desserts you can enjoy without feeling guilty (and they taste delicious too!)
Apple Oatmeal Chocolate Protein Bars
Although this dessert can be eaten after your meal, it's also great to eat as a post-workout snack. Kristin Reisinger, a sports nutritionist and competitive figure athlete, reported in Fitness Magazine that "protein helps to repair muscle tissue and to replenish glycogen stores."
Tiramisu is one of those desserts people may find challenging to make for diabetics, as it is filled with endless amounts of cream and chocolate. But by using soy milk instead of cream and sugar-free chocolate syrup instead of regular chocolate syrup, you can still continue to eat the dessert. The natural sweetness from the soy milk and cocoa powder creates the same flavor, if not better, than the one of a “regular” tiramisu.
Coconut Layer Cake
This recipe replaces flour, oil, and milk with almond flour, coconut oil, and almond milk. All of them are healthier alternatives, especially for those who watch their sugar intake and blood pressure.
Coconut Raspberry Scones
This dessert uses flax seeds, which are high in protein and fiber. In addition, the flax seeds add texture to contrast the soft raspberries.
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There's no better way to end your Thanksgiving dinner than with a slice of pumpkin pie. This recipe is aspin on the traditional cheesecake, with the addition of pumpkin. The recipe calls for half the amount of sugar than most other cheesecakes, and the Greek yogurt adds a creamy texture and flavor.Although the cake takes quite some time to make, it’s well worth the trouble...
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Pumpkin is the ultimate fall ingredient. The great thing about this dessert is that you make it and put it aside while it cools down, and you don’t have to worry about trying to keep it warm before serving. The coconut milk gives the custard an extra sweetness without the addition of any artificial flavors.
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Cherry Rhubarb Crisp
The falvor of rhubarb is known to be tart and has hints of lemon. And when pairing it with cherries and honey and baking into a pie, the result is a perfectly balanced, sweet dessert. The recipe serves up to ten people, so make sure you share! It also makes for a great Thanksgiving dessert.
Blackberry Pie (Low Calorie)
Everything from the pie crust to the filling in this pie is homemade. The secret ingredient is the boxed sugar free jell-o pudding that provides a gelatinous texture, similar to jam. Serve warm with fat free ice cream or cool whip.
A Winter Cake
This recipe brings out the best of fall-flavors with apples, walnuts, and cranberries. And in order to help you create the perfect cake, Walt Alper shared some of his best baking tips with us. . He points out that cakes for which granulated sugar has been replaced with other sweeteners, do not brown or rise the same way as when using “regular” sugar. As this cake uses a sugar substitute as sweetener, Alper uses sour cream, baking soda, and vinegar, to help it ride and become ”fluffier.” He also replaced 1/4 of the flour with ground nuts to cut the carbohydrate count. And as an extra bonus, the nuts add more fiber and protein.
Chocolate Chip Coconut Juice Cookies
It's hard to resist any kind of cookie, especially those with big chunky chocolate chips! Thanks to this recipe you can still enjoy them, even if you are cautios about your sugar intake. The ingredients used are all low glycemic foods and the cookies are also gluten and dairy free. It's then up to you if you want to add more or less chocolate chips!
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