Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Mini Cornbread Muffins

January 2, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Mini Cornbread Muffins. To make these Muffins you’ll be needing Ground Cornmeal, Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Sugar, Cholesterol Free Egg Substitute, Canola Oil, and Low Fat Buttermilk. 160 calories and 20 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mini Cornbread Muffins
You can’t have a real Southern meal without fresh cornbread to accompany your main course. These miniature muffins are the perfect complement to a hearty home-cooked meal — serve them up straight out of the oven and your guests won’t know what hit ’em!

Ingredients
1 cup stone ground cornmeal*
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons cholesterol-free egg substitute
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup low-fat buttermilk

Directions
Yield: 9 servings
Serving size: 2 muffins

1 – Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 mini-muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Mix together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in large mixing bowl.

3 – Mix egg substitute, oil, and milk in medium bowl. Add to flour mixture; stir until just blended.

4 – Spoon batter into mini-muffin tins. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned, and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

*Note: Stone ground cornmeal makes muffins with a rustic, authentic taste, and is found in grocery stores and health food stores.

Note: Freeze extra muffins in well-sealed freezer bag.

Yield: 9 servings.

Serving size: 2 muffins.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 420 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 30, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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What makes cakes rise and fluffy…..

Most cakes will call for a leavening agent like baking powder or baking soda. These create the bubbles you need for the cake to rise. If the flour you use is self-raising, it already has a leavening agent in it. Make sure your butter is room temperature, and beat the butter and sugar together until properly creamed.

* Thank you to May L. for passing this Hint along.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Sugar Cookies

December 23, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Sugar Cookies. To make these Cookies you’ll be needing Flour, Unprocessed Bran, Baking Soda, Salt, Soft Baking Butter with Canola Oil, Sugar, Applesauce, Egg White, Vanilla, and Red and Green Fine Decorating Sugar. The Cookies are 30 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sugar Cookies
Looking to do some holiday baking? Look no further! These simple sugar cookies have only 4 grams of carbohydrate per serving and are sure to put a smile on Santa’s face!

Ingredients
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unprocessed bran
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) soft baking butter with canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon red or green fine decorating sugar

Directions
Yield: 68 cookies
Serving size: 1 cookie

1. Combine flour, bran, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed 1 minute, or until creamy. Add applesauce, egg white, and vanilla. Beat at low speed just until blended; beat at medium speed until smooth.

3. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed until well blended. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 11-inch log. Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze at least 1 hour.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut logs crosswise into 1/4-inch slices, turning log slightly after each slice to keep slices round. Dip half of one side of each cookie into decorating sugar. Place cookies, sugar side up, on cookie sheets.

5. Bake 6 to 8 minutes, or until set. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 30 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 33 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

December 2, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Chopped Hazelnuts, Canola Oil, Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, White Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Sugar Free Hazelnut Syrup, All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Nonfat Dry Milk, and Mini Chocolate Chips. There’s 60 calories and 6 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
A combination of chopped hazelnuts and hazelnut syrup is used to make these scrumptious biscotti. They’ll keep fresh for 5 days making them ideal gifts. Recipe for Hazelnut Biscotti from our Desserts recipe section.

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/2 cup canola oil
2/3 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons sugar free hazelnut syrup
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
2 tablespoons Mini Chocolate Chips, melted (optional)

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with baking spray and set aside.
2 – Spread hazelnuts in a shallow pan and toast in preheated 350 degrees F oven for 7-10 minutes. Remove hazelnuts from the oven and cool.
3 – Mix the oil, Splenda Granulated Sweetener and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add hazelnut syrup and mix well. Set aside.
4 – Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nonfat dry milk in a medium mixing bowl.
5 – Pour the flour mixture into the oil and egg mixture and stir until blended. Add hazelnuts and mix until just blended. Refrigerate dough 1 hour or until stiff.
6 – Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a log approximately 3 1/2 inches wide by 12 inches long. Place the logs on the prepared sheet 2 inches apart.
7 – Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 20-25 minutes.
8 – Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Cut the loaves with a sharp knife into 48 slices, approximately 1/2 inch wide. Cool completely.
9 – If desired, lay slices on their sides and drizzle with melted chocolate chips.
10 – Store in airtight containers. Cookies will stay fresh up to 5 days.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 60
Fat: 3.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 30 milligrams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Sugars: 2 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/hazelnut-biscotti

MOLASSES COOKIES

October 21, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Molasses Cookies, and see look and sound incredible! To make these Cookies you’ll be needing Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, Baking Soda, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, Ground Allspice, Salt, Trans Free Margarine, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Dark molasses, and Egg White. There’s 70 calories and 10 net carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MOLASSES COOKIES
This whole grain cookie, with the rich flavor of dark molasses, goes great with a glass of cold milk. Recipe for Molasses Cookies from our Dessert recipe section.

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 pinch Pinch of salt
1/2 cup trans-free margarine
1/4 cup SPLENDA Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 egg white

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat several cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray. On a sheet of waxed paper, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and salt. Stir with a fork to blend. Set aside.
2 – In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat margarine until smooth. Add SPLENDA Brown Sugar Blend, molasses, and egg white. Mix slowly to incorporate, then beat until smooth. Gradually stir in the reserved flour mixture until well blended. Dough will be soft but not sticky.
3 – Using your palms, roll dough into 3/4-inch balls (1 level teaspoon). Place, separated, on prepared pans. Use the back of a fork to press down on tops of cookies in an X, making a crosshatch pattern.
4 – Bake for 8 minutes, or until edges are set. Let stand on the sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool. Continue until all the dough is baked.
NOTES:
This whole grain cookie, with the rich flavor of dark molasses, goes great with a glass of cold milk.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 23 servings

Serving size: 3 cookies

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 70
Fat: 3 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 130 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
Sugars: 3 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/molasses-cookies

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Cinnamon Sugared Pumpkin-Pecan Muffins for Diabetics

September 30, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Cinnamon Sugared Pumpkin-Pecan Muffins for Diabetics. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, Bran Cereal, Fat Free Skim Milk, All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Solid Pack Pumpkin, Egg, Vanilla, and Pecan Chips. The Muffins are 141 calories and 21 net carbs per Muffin. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cinnamon Sugared Pumpkin-Pecan Muffins for Diabetics
Nothing says autumn like these delightful pumpkin-flavored treats!

Ingredients
8 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 1/2 to 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 cup 100% bran cereal
1 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup solid-pack pumpkin
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 package (2 ounces) pecan chips (1/2 cup)

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 12 standard (2 1/2-inch) nonstick muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl for topping; set aside.

2 – Combine cereal and milk in large bowl; set aside 5 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, combine flour, remaining 6 tablespoons sugar, remaining cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl; mix well.

3 – Whisk pumpkin, egg, and vanilla into cereal mixture. Gently fold in flour mixture just until blended. Do not overmix. Spoon equal amounts of batter into prepared muffin cups; sprinkle evenly with pecan chips. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar topping.

4 – Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 3 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Yield: 12 servings.
Serving size: 1 muffin.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 141 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 18 mg, Sodium: 335 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/cinnamon-sugared-pumpkin-pecan-muffins/

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Banana Bran Bread

August 17, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 1 Comment
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I have a recipe for a Banana Bran Bread to pass along. To make this Bread you’ll be needing Bran Cereal, All Purpose Flour, Salt, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Ground Cinnamon, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Sugar Substitute, Eggs, Bananas, and Unsweetened Banana Chips. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Banana Bran Bread
To add a bit of variety to this banana bread, try folding in 1/2 cup dried fruit or sprinkling the top of the batter with chopped walnuts or pecans.

Ingredients
1 cup bran cereal
1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons sugar substitute
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup ripe mashed bananas (2 medium to large bananas)
1/4 cup crumbled unsweetened banana chips

Directions
Yield:
12 (3/4-inch-thick) slices
Serving size: 1 slice

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8 1/2-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

2 – Pour cereal into heatproof bowl. Add boiling water. Stir. Set aside 10 minutes. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in large bowl. In separate bowl, stir together oil, sugar, sugar substitute, and eggs. Beat well. Stir in flour mixture and bran. Mix well. Stir in mashed bananas.

3 – Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with banana chips. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 5 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack. Cool completely.

Variation: Fold in 1/2 cup dried fruit. Sprinkle top of batter with chopped walnuts or pecans before baking if your diet plan allows.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 135 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 167 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/banana-bran-bread/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Kicking up the Scrambled Eggs……….

For big, fluffy scrambled eggs, try adding some club soda or baking soda. Add 1 tablespoon of club soda for every 2 eggs you’re cooking, or 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda for every 4 eggs you’re cooking. Just whisk it right into your egg mixture, and enjoy your soft and fluffy eggs!

Dried Cherry and Almond Scones

July 8, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Dried Cherry and Almond Scones to pass along. to make the Scones you’ll be needing Large Egg, Egg White, Canola Oil, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Splenda Sweetener, Buttermilk, Almond Extract, Nonfat Dry Milk, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, All-Purpose Flour, Dried Cherries, and Granulated Sugar. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Dried Cherry and Almond Scones
Simple to make, these satisfying scones are flavored with dried cherries and almond extract. Like any baking powder biscuit, they taste best if served while still warm, but will also freeze well and can be reheated in the microwave.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with baking spray and set aside.
2 – Mix the egg and egg white together in a large mixing bowl. Add canola oil, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, buttermilk, almond extract and nonfat dry milk. Stir well. Add baking powder, baking soda and flour. Mix until just blended. Add dried cherries and stir until blended.
3 – Spoon 12 evenly sized mounds of batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle with sugar, if using.
4 – Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Makes 12 scones.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe; 1 scone): 210; Calories from Fat: 70; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 130mg; Total Carbs: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 15g; Protein: 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/dried_cherry_and_almond_scones_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Preparing onions………….

When sauteing onions, add a pinch of baking soda. It speeds browning and cuts cooking time practically in half.

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