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Monday, February 7, 2011

Diabetic Desserts

Unless you are a very special hard driving military disciplined sort of person, you are going to get a craving now and then for something sweet. The way to solve it is to have on hand ingredients to make a desert that will NOT drive your blood sugar out of sight.

Here is one, compliments of "A free Guide To Living Well With Diabetes" on display at most Rite Aid Drgustores:

Pumpkins Pie Bites:

  • Butter flavored cooking spray (Pam)
  • 3/4 cups whole grain crunchy, low sugar cereal (like Kashi's whole grain nuggets)
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 Egg whites
  • 1 / 15OZ can solid pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup agave nectar (found in most super markets) / WATCH for NO high fructose corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp pur vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp pumpkins pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Finely grind cereal in a food processor. Transfer to a small mixing bowl, stir in syrup and cinnamon. Spoon into prepared baking dish; spread evenly across bottom. bake for 7 to 9 Min's or until slightly browned.

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg whites until they bubble very slightly. Fold in pumpkin, agave nectar, and flour until well combined. Stir in vanilla, pie spice, baking powder and salt and continue mixing to well combined. Pour into baked crust, spreading in an even layer with a spatula. Bake for 40-45 Min's until a toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool on wire rack. (SERVES 32) Cut 3 times across the width and 7 times along the length, Top each bit with a teaspoon  whipped topping if desired.

Nutrition per bite:

94 calories, trace of fat, trace saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams sugar, 2 grams of fiber and 3grams of protein.

TO END UP WITH LESS sugar per bite, cut maple syrup in 1/2 and use some Stevia.

This is a guide line, get creative on your own.


I remember a quote from one of Jay Leno's nightly show concerning pizza. he said, "Instead of trying to invent DIET pizza, why not just have one or two slices and quit instead of eating the whole pizza"

Makes sense to me Jay.


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