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Decadent Desserts for those with Diabetes

Overcoming Diabetes
By: moodyrah

I'm Sarah. Several people in my family have diabetes, and I've been constantly researching ways that they can lead a lifestyle that's healthy but not too restricting either. This blog is a way for me to share what I've learned with you. 

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Posted: Feb 11, 2011 16:27
  • Decadent Desserts for those with Diabetes
    When my aunt was diagnosed with diabetes, she tried to quit sugar cold turkey. She drank unsweetened tea, stayed away from desserts, and never drank any soda. While a few people expressed surprise and admiration at first, no one really understood the sacrifice she made. I admit that I was one of them.

    It wasn't until she actually told me how hard it was to quit eating your favorite foods that I began to understand how difficult this was for her. So I spent some time researching recipes on my favorite food website, allrecipes.com.

    This post is dedicated to yummy desserts that a diabetic can have. I've posted the links to the recipe pages so you can read the reviews, check out the nutrition information, and customize the recipe for the number of servings you want.

    Bon Appetit!

    Yield: 4 dozen  

    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    1 cup white sugar
    3 eggs
    1/4 cup molasses
    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
    3/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 tablespoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.
    In a large bowl, mix together oil, sugar, eggs, and molasses. In another bowl, combine flours, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg; mix into egg mixture to form a stiff dough.

    Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a roll the length of the cookie. Place rolls on cookie sheet, and pat down to flatten the dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
    Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool.
    When cool enough to touch, cut into 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices. Place sliced biscotti on cookie sheet, and bake an additional 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until toasted and crispy.

    Serving Size: 6

    2 eggs, beaten
    1 cup applesauce
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    2 teaspoons white sugar
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/2 cup raisins


    In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, cinnamon, sugar, flour, baking powder, vanilla, and raisins. Form small cakes out of the batter.
    Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat, fry the cakes until both sides are browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.

    Yield: 24 Brownies

    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 cup white sugar
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 (4 ounce) jar pureed prunes baby food
    2 eggs

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch square pan.
    In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt. Pour in oil, vanilla, prunes, and eggs. Mix until everything is well blended. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
    Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until top is shiny and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

    Sugarless Applesauce Cake

    Servings: 12

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
    3/4 cup brown sugar twin
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup raisins

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8x4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
    Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
    Beat the eggs until light and add sugar twin. Add applesauce and vanilla.
    Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Fold in raisins.
    Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.

    Yield: 36

    1/2 cup applesauce
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 egg whites
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
    1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    1/3 cup dried cranberries

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
    Beat applesauce, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat egg whites until they are frothy and begin to firm up. Fold egg whites into applesauce mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Fold into the egg mixture. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, walnuts, and cranberries. Drop by heaping teaspoons on prepared baking sheets.
    Bake cookies in preheated oven until set and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove immediately to wire racks to cool.

    Banana Spice Cookies

    Yield: 60

    1/2 cup butter
    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup white sugar
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    3 ripe bananas, mashed
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    Beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add one cup of the flour, the sugar, eggs, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, soda, and cloves. Beat until thoroughly combined.
    Stir in the remaining flour. Beat in bananas and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool cookies on a rack.

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