Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pumpkin Custard

January 13, 2022 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 a Pumpkin Custard. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cooking Spray, Canned Solid Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Salt, Evaporated Milk, Egg Substitute, Dark Brown Sugar, Dried Cherries, Low Fat Granola, and Water. The Custard is 141 calories and 22 net carbs. 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/

Pumpkin Custard
Get into a fall state of mind with this indulgent custard, full of pumpkin pie spice and everything nice! Serve warm or chilled.

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk
3 eggs or 3/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped dried cherries
2 tablespoons low-fat granola
4 cups boiling water

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 6 (6-ounce) custard cups with nonstick cooking spray. Place cups in 13×9-inch baking pan. Stir pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and salt in small bowl until blended.

2. Heat milk in small saucepan until steaming but not boiling. Meanwhile, whisk eggs and sugar in medium bowl until smooth. Gradually whisk hot milk into egg mixture. Whisk in pumpkin mixture. Spoon mixture evenly into prepared cups; sprinkle with cherries and granola.

3. Place baking pan in oven; pour boiling water into pan until water reaches halfway up sides of custard cups.

4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted into centers comes out clean. Remove cups to wire rack. Serve custards warm or chilled.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 141 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 107 mg, Sodium: 134 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/pumpkin-custard/

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics

January 13, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Grated Zucchini, Unsweetened Applesauce, Skim Milk, Splenda, Cocoa Powder, Whipped Topping, Berries and more! 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/

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics
Get your chocolate fix and the nutritional benefits of peak-season zucchini in this crave-worthy cake!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 8 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes.

Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups finely grated zucchini (from about 2 medium, 6-inch-long, unpeeled)
1/2 cup canola oil
2 whole eggs plus 1 egg white
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup skim milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Fat-free, nondairy whipped topping (optional)
15 berries of any kind (optional)

Directions
Yield: 15 servings
Serving size: 3″ x 2 1/2″ Square

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30–35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool. Cut into 15 servings (5 rows in one direction and 3 in the other). If desired, top each piece of cake with 1 tablespoon fat-free nondairy whipped topping and a berry of your choice. (Topping provides less than 5 grams of carbohydrate and is considered a free food).

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 181 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 268 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe for Diabetics

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One of America’s Favorites – Applesauce Cake

January 10, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A slice of applesauce cake with a cinnamon and sugar topping

Applesauce cake is a dessert cake prepared using apple sauce, flour and sugar as primary ingredients. Various spices are typically used, and it tends to be a moist cake. Several additional ingredients may also be used in its preparation, and it is sometimes prepared and served as a coffee cake. The cake dates back to early colonial times in the United States. National Applesauce Cake Day occurs annually on June 6 in the U.S.

The preparation of applesauce cake dates back to early colonial times in the New England Colonies of the northeastern United States. From 1900 to the 1950s, recipes for applesauce cake frequently appeared in American cookbooks. In the United States, National Applesauce Cake Day occurs annually on June 6.

Applesauce cake is a dessert cake prepared using apple sauce, flour and sugar as main ingredients. Store-bought or homemade applesauce may be used in its preparation. Additional ingredients include eggs, butter, margarine or oil, raisins, dates, chopped apple, chopped nuts (such as walnuts and pecans), cocoa powder, and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Some versions include dried or fresh, finely grated ginger. After baking, applesauce cake is sometimes topped with an icing, frosting or glaze, such as a caramel glaze. It also may be served topped with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar or whipped cream. Gluten-free applesauce cake can be prepared using rice flour.

Applesauce cupcakes

Applesauce cake tends to be moist due to the liquid content present in the apple sauce. However, using a chunky-style apple sauce can result in a cake with less moisture than from using standard apple-sauce. Letting it sit for one or two days before serving can increase its flavor, as this allows time for the ingredients to intermingle within the cake.

It can be prepared using various types of cake pans, such as a ring-shaped bundt cake using a bundt pan, in loaf form using a loaf pan, or as a sheet cake with a sheet cake pan. Applesauce cake is sometimes prepared in the form of cupcakes.

Applesauce cake may be prepared and served as a type of coffee cake, which may include a sweet crumb topping. Simple versions may be prepared using prepared coffee cake mix, apple sauce, and other various ingredients. Fruits such as blueberries, cranberries and raisins may also be used in applesauce coffee cake.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pecan-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

January 6, 2022 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 a Pecan-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Light Margarine, Cranberries, Brown Sugar Blend Splenda, Pecans, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon, Baking Powder, Egg Substitute, Milk, Almond Extract, Canola Oil, and Fat-Free Nondairy Whipped Topping. This isn’t your average Upside Down Cake! 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/

Pecan-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
Featuring the flavors of peak-season pecans and cranberries, this moist and delicious flipped cake is the perfect complement for your holiday table! And with only 17 grams of carb per serving, it’s easier to leave room in your meal plan for a decadent slice.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes.

2 tablespoons light margarine
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup Brown Sugar Blend Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
1 cup skim milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup Enova or canola oil
Fat-free nondairy whipped topping (optional)

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/10th of cake

* Heat oven to 350°F. Melt light margarine in microwave or over low heat in small skillet on stove. Pour melted margarine into a 9-inch nonstick round cake pan, and use a pastry brush to evenly spread the margarine across the bottom of the pan. In a small bowl, combine cranberries, Brown Sugar Blend Splenda, and pecans. Pour mixture over melted margarine in an even layer. In another small bowl, combine Splenda (white), flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir well with a spoon. Add liquid egg substitute, milk, almond extract, and oil, and stir until batter is smooth. Pour batter over fruit and nut mixture evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes, then carefully invert using protective gloves onto a serving plate and remove pan. Allow cake to cool. Cut into 10 slices and top each with 1 tablespoon fat-free nondairy whipped topping if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 165 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 289 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/pecan-cranberry-upside-down-cake/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 6, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Use Evaporated Milk…..

Use Evaporated Milk. Replace the regular milk for a can of evaporated milk to make a creamier, more decadent pudding. Not only does it yield a luxurious texture, it dramatically improves the flavor of a pudding mix.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 31, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pass the bread please…..

If you want to revitalize cookies that have gotten tough, simply place them in a container with a fresh piece of soft bread. The cookies will soak up the bread’s moisture in no time.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Pinwheel Cookies

December 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 Pinwheel Cookies. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Unsalted Butter, Cream Cheese, Flour, Salt, Powdered Sugar, and Seedless Raspberry Jam. There’s 85 calories and 7 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/

Pinwheel Cookies
Fun and festive, these easy cookies require just six ingredients. And with only 8 grams of carbohydrate per serving, they’ll have a big impact on your taste buds, not your blood

glucose.

Ingredients
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar (optional)
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam

Directions
Yield: 4 dozen cookies

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.

2 – Beat butter and cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended. Combine flour and salt in small bowl. Gradually add to cream cheese mixture, beating until well blended. Divide dough in half; shape each half into rectangle. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

3- Dust clean work surface with powdered sugar; roll out 1 dough piece into 15-inch square. Trim and cut into 3-inch squares. Slice squares from each corner. Fold half of each corner towards center. Place on prepared cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.

4 – Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven; spoon 1/2 teaspoon jam onto each cookie center. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Variation. If you love cinnamon, sugar, and nuts, use instead of the jam. Just spoon onto cookie centers before forming the pinwheel, and make sure the nuts are finely chopped.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 85 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 27 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/pinwheel-cookies/

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LEMON POUND CAKE

December 30, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a LEMON POUND CAKE. Equal Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the recipe. You’ll also be using Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix, Low Fat Yogurt, and 2% Milk. Sugar Free Pound Cake sure does sound good! 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/

LEMON POUND CAKE
This sugar-free pound cake is easy to make because it uses a reduced-fat baking mix as the base. Lemon yogurt, juice and grated lemon peel provide rich flavor. This is sure to become a favorite with frequent requests. Just don’t let anyone know how easy it really is to make so you can bask in all the praise!

Recipe Yield: 16 servings.

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2-1/2 cups reduced-fat baking mix (Bisquick)
48 packets Equal sweetener*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 cup lite lemon flavored nonfat yogurt
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
*Substitute 2 cups Equal Spoonful for the packets.

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350F.
2 – Spray a 9 cup Bundt cake pan OR a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
3 – Combine baking mix, Equal, cornstarch and lemon peel.
4 – Mix in yogurt, melted butter, eggs, lemon juice, milk and flavorings until blended.
5 – Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
6 -Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
7- Let cake cool in pan 5 minutes.
8- Remove and cool completely on wire rack.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 137
Fat: 6 grams
Sodium: 258 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/lemon-pound-cake

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.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

December 28, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread. What better Dessert for the Fall/Winter Seasons than a Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread! This Diabetic Friendly Dessert Recipe is only 142 calories and 9 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/

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread
With only 142 calories and 10 grams of carbohydrate per serving, this scrumptious, low-carb bread is the perfect way to end your hectic day. Curl up on the couch and enjoy with a mug of tea or cocoa for a relaxing treat.

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Baking time: 50 minutes.

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup canola oil
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Directions
Yield: 10 servings.
Serving size: 1/10th of a loaf.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9″ x 5″ x 3″ loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients in the order listed, stirring after each addition. Stir only enough to combine ingredients into a smooth batter. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 45–50 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 142 calories, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 21 mg, Sodium: 292 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/whole-wheat-pumpkin-bread/

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