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Diabetic Dessert Recipes

According to the Diabetic Food Pyramid, diabetics should be sparing when eating fats and sweets. This makes eating desserts and maintaining blood sugar levels difficult. 

Diabetic Fudge
Orange Sunbeams
Oatmeal Cookies

Diabetic Dessert Recipe: Broiled Fruits with Vanilla Ice Cream

This diabetic dessert is a light, delicious dessert that mixes fruit and ice cream, two sweets that work great together. In order to make this diabetic dessert, you'll need the following ingredients:
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup -- See Recipe
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 peaches -- peeled and sliced
  • 2 plums -- sliced
  • 2 nectarines -- sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter -- melted
  • 6 scoop vanilla ice cream
STEP ONE: For Fruit Puree--

Place raspberries, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Strain out all seeds and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

STEP TWO: Assembly--

Spoon some of the puree onto plates and arrange the peach, plum, and nectarine slices in a decorative manner on the puree and lightly brush the fruits with the melted butter.

Broil until the fruits are warmed through. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the center of the plate and serve immediately.

Diabetic Dessert Recipe: Raspberry Mousse

This diabetic dessert will melt in your mouth, taking the smooth texture of mousse and putting a hint of raspberry that will tantalize your taste buds with fruity sweetness. In order to make this diabetic dessert, you'll need the following ingredients:
  • 2/3 c. Strawberry Fanciful
  • 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 c. whipping cream
Add cream of tartar to egg whites, beat until stiff, but not dry. Fold into Strawberry Fanciful. Fold the whipped cream into the fruit mixture. Chill before serving or freeze for frozen mousse. Use any of the Fanciful flavors for variation: Strawberry, blueberry, orange pineapple, pineapple berry or peach.

Diabetic Dessert Recipe: Brownies

Diabetic brownies anyone? This diabetic dessert will give the decedent taste of chocolate brownie sweetness without sending your blood sugar levels through the roof. In order to make this diabetic dessert, you'll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 c. graham cracker crumbs (approximately 24 crackers)
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
  • 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Sweet-N-Low (6 packs)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. skim milk
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place all ingredients in bowl; blend well. Bake in greased 8x8x2 pan for 30 minutes. Cut in 2-inch squares while warm.

Diabetic Cake Recipe: Lo-Cal Cheese Cake

Get the great taste of cheese cake without all the fattening calories. This diabetic dessert will satisfy your cheese cake cravings without violating your diet. In order to make this diabetic dessert, you'll need the following ingredients:
  • 12 oz. low fat Ricotta cheese
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 c. Fruit Sweet
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 3 graham crackers, finely crushed
  • 12 oz. low fat cottage cheese
  • 2/3 c. non-instant milk powder
  • 5 tbsp. lemon juice or to taste
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla
  • Butter or oleo for pan
Put cheese in food processor with egg yolks and Fruit Sweet and blend. Add milk, powder and process until smooth. Add vanilla, lemon juice and peel to cheese mixture. Blend until smooth. Beat egg whites until frothy, then add to the food processor and blend for about 2 seconds, until mixed. Butter the bottom and 1/2 way up the sides of a 9" spring form pan. Pour the graham cracker crumbs into the pan and shake until buttered area is coated. Leave any extra on the bottom. Pour cheese cake mixture into pan and bake at 350 degrees with a pan of water in the oven to prevent drying. Bake for 45 minutes or until inserted knife emerges clean. Cool. May serve with Wax Orchards All-Fruit Fanciful preserve of your choice. Variations: All cottage or all ricotta may be used. For standard cream cheese cake, substitute 24 ounces cream cheese, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup powdered milk and 2/3 cup Fruit Sweet. Adjust lemon.

Diabetic Dessert Recipe: Fudge

Diabetic fudge, a dessert designed to curb the fudge cravings with cocoa, graham cracker goodness. In order to make this diabetic dessert, you'll need the following ingredients:
  • 1 14 1/2 oz. evaporated milk
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1/4 c. oleo
  • Liquid Sweetner to equal 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c. nuts
Combine milk and cocoa in saucepan. Beat well. Add oleo, sweetner, salt. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients except 1/4 cup graham crackers. Cool about 15 minutes. Divide mixture into 32 balls. Roll in remaining cracker crumbs and chill.

Diabetic Dessert Recipe: Orange Sunbeams

Not interested in chocolate? Try this diabetic dessert that brings a fresh, citrus flavor that will tickle your tart taste buds. In order to make this diabetic dessert, you'll need the following ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tsp. grated orange rind
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Sucaryl
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Add all at once: raisins, eggs, orange juice, orange rind and Sucaryl. Mix well. Make into small balls; flatten on cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Diabetic Cookie Recipe: Oatmeal Cookies

Do you miss the taste and smells of your mother's oatmeal cookies? Well have that childhood treat again, just this time diabetic friendly. In order to make these diabetic cookies, you'll need the following ingredients:
  • 1/2 c. margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. sucaryl solution
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1 c. rolled oats
Cream margarine until smooth. Add beaten egg, sucaryl solution, and milk. Sift and mix dry ingredients and then add to first mixture. Beat in vanilla, raisins, and rolled oats. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake. You can use 1/4 cup margarine and 1/4 cup applesauce or 1 banana instead of using the full amount of margarine.


Diabetic Pasta Recipes

According to the Diabetic Food Pyramid, diabetics should eat six to eleven servings of grains, beans and starchy vegetables per day.   

Diabetic Pasta Recipes: Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is an easy, quick dish that compliments most meals. Traditionally, people use corkscrew pasta, but feel free to use any tubular pasta, such as elbows and ziti. In order to make this pasta recipe, you'll need the following ingredients:
  • Corkscrew pasta
  • 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • Kraft reduced calorie zesty Italian
  • dressing
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
Cook and rinse pasta in cold water. Mix with remaining ingredients and marinate in dressing. Chill and serve.

Diabetic Italian Recipes: Spaghetti

Spaghetti is a traditional Italian dish that works well with any diabetic diet. But many diabetics avoid spaghetti because most store brands have sugar added to the sauce. Here's an easy diabetic Italian recipe for making diabetic spaghetti sauce:
  • 12 oz. tomato juice
  • 1 lg. can mushrooms, stems and pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic to taste
  • Oregano to taste
  • Dehydrated onion flakes
  • 1 lg. green pepper, diced
  • 2 cans bean sprouts
Cook all ingredients in covered saucepan. Cook until sauce thickens. Add bean sprouts; simmer 10 minutes. Helpful Hint: Spaghetti tastes better warmed over the second day.

Diabetic Pasta Recipes: Lasagna

Lasagna is a nice Italian dish that will more than fill most pasta cravings. Hearty and good comfort food, lasagna is one pasta dish that will warm your heart. In order to make this pasta recipe, you'll need the following ingredients:
  • 1 c. chopped onions
  • 1 c. sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 c. diced green peppers
  • 1 tbsp. parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. each basil, oregano, chili
  • powder
  • 5 oz. Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 c. chopped carrots
  • 3 c. tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 3 oz. grated Romano cheese
  • 1 1/3 c. cottage cheese
Saute onions, garlic, mushrooms, carrots, and peppers until soft. Add tomatoes, parsley, basil, oregano, chili powder, rosemary, and pepper. Simmer 15 minutes. Mix together the 3 cheeses. Starting with sauce, layer with 8 cooked lasagna noodles and cheese in an 8 x 12 inch casserole. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 4.

More Recipes for Diabetic Meals

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Fish Dishes

Beef & Sausage Stew Dishes

Salads & Slaw



You too reap what you sow so look after your good health..


 Note: type 2 diabetes is preceded by a condition known as pre-diabetes.
With no usual symptoms and very little hint of what a type 2 diagnosis may mean, many persons fail to take heed, action  and ignore important warning signs of diabetes.