Many people are comfortable making lunch or dinner rather than trying their hand at desserts. But desserts don’t have to be hard. You can replace your flour with bread mix and, if you’re diabetic, your sugar with some natural sweeteners.
Here, we’ve got five yummy dessert ideas that you can make easily and satisfy your sweet tooth without worrying about your diabetes.
3 Simple Dessert Recipes for Diabetic Patients
Strawberry Cacao Greek Yogurt
For this light and tasty dessert, you would need three cups of greek yogurt, a quarter cup of honey (you can substitute this with your choice of sweetener), a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a cup and a half of strawberries, and a quarter cup of chocolate chips.
Start by placing a parchment sheet on your baking tray and keeping it to the side. Get a bowl and mix in your yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, and strawberries. Once done, spread the mixture on the baking tray before topping it off with chocolate chips.
Now freeze for at least three hours or until solidified. You can serve it by cutting the frozen yogurt dish into cube pieces and you’re done.
One Bowl Chocolate Cake
Love dark, moist, and rich chocolate cakes but can’t have them because of your diabetes? We’ll show you our one-bowl chocolate cake recipe that not only ticks all the boxes but is super delicious and extremely low in sugar.
To make this one-bowl chocolate cake, you would need:
- Three-quarters of whole wheat pastry flour
- Half a cup of granulated sugar (or your choice of sweetener)
- One-third cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- A teaspoon of baking soda and baking powder
- A quarter teaspoon of salt
- An egg
- Half a cup of non-fat buttermilk
- Half a cup of light brown sugar
- Two tablespoons of canola oil
- A teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Half a cup of hot black coffee
- Confectioner’s sugar for dusting
Preheat your oven and line your cake pan with parchment paper and cooking spray. In a bowl, start by whisking the flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Now slowly add the unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, and also baking soda.
Start to pour in the buttermilk and keep whisking. Take a small bowl and beat your large egg into it before adding it to the mixture. Now add the brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract and keep whisking for two minutes. Once done, transfer your hot coffee into the bowl and beat it until the mixture is thin.
Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes. Take it out of the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
Peanut Butter Balls
Something kids enjoy eating and we’re sure you’re going to like it as well. The next recipe is the delicious peanut butter balls. Our take on this is healthy, and everyone can enjoy it.
To make our version of the peanut butter balls, grab half a cup of peanut butter, three-quarters cup of rice cereal, a teaspoon of maple syrup, and half a cup of melted dark chocolate chips.
Place a piece of parchment paper on your baking tray. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, except for the melted chocolate chips, as we will use them for topping the peanut butter balls later on.
Once you’ve mixed the mixture, roll them into equal-sized peanut butter balls. You should get about 12 pieces from this recipe. Place the peanut butter balls onto the baking sheet and freeze for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the balls become firm.
Take it out of the freezer and dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate chips. Now put it back into the freezer for one last time until the chocolate freezes (another 15 minutes).
These are delicious and great for snacking. If you’re allergic to peanuts, you can substitute the peanut butter for almond butter or sunflower seed butter.
2 Diabetic Ice Cream Alternatives
Pineapple Nice Cream
This is a completely dairy-free fruit recipe that’s a great alternative to ice cream. The tropical flavors are frozen together to make the pineapple nice cream is absolutely tangy deliciousness. Let’s get started!
To make the pineapple nice cream, you’re going to need a pack of frozen pineapple chunks, a cup of frozen mango chunks, and a tablespoon of lime juice.
Grab your food processor and blend the three ingredients with a quarter cup of water until it becomes a smooth, creamy paste. Serve immediately for the best texture. You can enjoy the dessert alone or top it up with your choice of fresh fruits or toasted coconut.
Strawberry Nice Cream
This is a milky, creamy version of the nice cream, and this one has loads of strawberries in it. Add a handful of frozen strawberries, a frozen banana, a quarter cup of milk (you can adjust the consistency by increasing or decreasing the milk), a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and some honey to a blender and blend them for 5 minutes in your food processor. And it’s ready!
You can serve immediately for best results, or transfer the nice cream into a loaf pan, cover with cling film and leave in the freezer for an hour. Strawberry nice cream can be served in a bowl or over a cone. It’s super healthy and quick to make!