Everyone loves a bit of dessert, especially after dinner. However, it’s a thing that people with diabetes generally miss out on. Being diabetic means keeping a check of your insulin levels and sugar intake, but sweets are always alluring to people so it’s sometimes important to know diabetes-friendly dessert recipes.
Brownies are one of the most basic and simplest desserts out there. To make diabetes-free brownies you’ll need:
- 4 eggs
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup fruit sweetener/ erythritol
- ¼ cup sugar-free choco chips
- ¼ c. chopped nuts(optional)
First, whisk together your butter and eggs in a bowl.
In another bowl, mix together your dry dry ingredients and mix well. Slowly incorporate your wet ingredients in the dry and mix well.
Add in the choco chips and chopped nuts.
Grease a pan and pour in your batter.
Preheat an oven to 350F and keep the pan in. bake for 30-35 mins or until the brownies are set.
Cool and serve.
Peanut butter cookies
Cookies, one of the highlights of the things everyone bakes first, they’re simple and flavourful, here’s what you’ll need to bake peanut butter cookies:
- 1 cup peanut butter (no added sugar)
- 1 large egg
- ⅔ cup erythritol
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
Add erythritol to a blender and blend until smooth and set aside.
Then add all
Your dry ingredients to a bowl and mix, add in your wet ingredients and mix them together until it forms a smooth dough.
Roll out your dough and put it on the baking tray with parchment paper; size them appropriately as they’ll grow while baking.
Use a fork to flatten slightly.
Preheat your oven to 350F and bake your cookies for 10-15 mins.
Let cool and serve.
Hot chocolate fudge, fudge with hot coffee, all peak winter desserts that make your mouth water at the thought of them. Here’s what you’ll need to create your chocolate fudge:
- 1 ½ cups coconut butter
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 10 ounces bittersweet choco chips
- Coarse sea salt (optional)
Heat a saucepan over low heat and put in your butter, allow it to melt (ensure it doesn’t start bubbling or boiling) slowly add in your choco chips and coconut milk.
Continue cooking over low heat and stir until choco chips are melted.
Pour the mixture into a pan lined with parchment paper. Keep in the fridge to set for a few hours.
We all crave sweets and they bring us a certain amount of happiness. Being diabetic is tough, but you don’t always have to give up desserts. There are simple alternatives to your favourite recipes. Don’t feel afraid to try and create these simple recipes, treat yourself once in a while.