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Good Diabetic Recipes

Updated on April 4, 2016

Diabetes Recipes

I have family members who are diabetic, so we always have to keep sugar in mind when making our food.

Hopefully some of these recipes are useful to you.

Diabetic Cranberry and Orange Salad

1 lb. fresh cranberries

1 med. orange, do not peel

1 can mandarin oranges in juice(Not syrup)

1 med. apple, do not peel

1 lg. celery stalk

Grind the above ingredients together. 1 (3 oz.) box orange sugar free Jello 2 tbsp. Equal sweetener Dissolve Jello in 3/4 cup boiling water; add 3/4 cup cold water. Add ground fruit, celery, pineapple, sweetener. Serve as is, or on top of mixed greens Chill.

Diabetic Oatmeal Cookies

1 egg

1/2 c. margarine, melted

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. flour

1 c. quick-rolled oats

1 c. applesauce

1 c. raisins

1 tsp. soda

3 pkgs. sugar substitute

Place all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Drop by teaspoons on cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees.

Makes about 3 dozen.

Diabetic Apple Cake

2 c. diced apples, cooked

2 eggs

1 c. nuts

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. soda

1/2 c. Sugar Twin

3/4 c. butter

1 c. raisins

2 c. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients together in order above. Bake in tube pan 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Diabetic Applesauce Cookies

1 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce

3/4 c. margarine

2 eggs

1 tbsp. vanilla

1/3 c. Brown Sugar Twin

2 c. oatmeal

1 tbsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. allspice

1 1/2 c. flour

1 1/2 tsp. soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. raisins

1/4 c. nuts

Mix the first 5 ingredients well; add the remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Diabetic Nut Cookies

Diabetic Nut Cookies

1/2 c. flour

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. Sweet 'N Low

2 tbsp. unsweetened orange juice

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 tbsp. vegetable shortening

2 tbsp. chopped nut meats

2 tbsp. grated orange rind

Mix together first 7 ingredients and stir well. Add nut meats and orange rind. Drop by large teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Diabetic Bran Cookies

1/2 c. Sugar Twin

1 stick margarine

1 egg

1 c. applesauce

1 c. All-Bran

1/2 tsp. allspice

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 3/4 c. flour

Mix well and drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Diabetic Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 c. peanut butter

2 1/2 tsp. liquid sweetener

2 eggs

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled

1 c. flour

1/2 c. skim milk

Place peanut butter, butter and sweetener in mixing bowl, beat until smooth. Add eggs, beaten again. Add flour, soda and milk and mix well. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Diabetic Cranberry Salad

2 pkgs. raspberry Jello or plain gelatin

1 apple

6 tsp. sweetener

2 oranges

1 lb. cranberries

Grind the oranges, apple and cranberries. Drain fruit after grinding and use the cold juice instead of water to make Jello.

Diabetic Cottage Cheese Salad

1 lb. cottage cheese

1 pkg. D-Zerta dry gelatin

1 sm. can unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained

Cool Whip

Add Cool Whip to ingredients; toss lightly to mix. Serve on lettuce leaf.

Diabetic Glorified Rice

1/2 c. rice, uncooked (not instant)

1 (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, in own juice

1 (3 oz.) pkg. sugar-free fruit flavored gelatin

boiling water

pineapple juice, drained from can

Maraschino cherries

heavy cream

Cook rice according to package directions. Drain, set aside. Drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup juice. Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add juice. Stir in well drained rice, the cooked rice will absorb the color and flavor of the gelatin. Mix well and chill until thickened but not quite set. Add drained pineapple and cherries, if desired. Fold in cream that has been whipped. Chill.

Makes about 8 servings.

Diabetic Cream Cheese Salad

1 (3 oz.) env. sugar free Jello (lime)

1 c. crushed pineapple in own juice

3 oz. lite cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 c. evaporated skim milk, chilled

Mix Jello per package directions. Drain juice from pineapple and add water to make 1/2 cup liquid. Add juice to Jello mixture and chill until syrupy. Beat the evaporated skim milk, making sure that the bowl, beaters and milk are well chilled. Set whipped milk aside. Beat the cream cheese into Jello. Fold in the whipped milk and drained pineapple and chill in mold or glass dish.

Makes 9-1/2 cup servings.

Easy Sugar-Free Dessert

1 (6 oz.) pkg. sugar-free Jello

2 c. hot water

1/2 pkg. Crystal Light lemonade mix

2 c. water

3 c. Cool Whip

1 angle food cake

Dissolve Jello in hot water. Add lemonade mix and water. Chill until slightly thickened, beat until frothy and fold in Cool Whip. Fold in cake broken in pieces. Put into 9 x 13 inch pan and chill.

Diabetic Creamy Frosting

1/2 c. low fat cottage cheese, sieved

1/8 tsp. salt

1/2 tbsp. diet margarine, melted

Non-nutritive sweetener equivalent to 1/2 c. sugar

1 tsp. almond or vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients; beat until smooth. Spread on cake. Frosts one 10 inch cake.

Diabetic Applesauce Cookies

1/2 c. flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 c. quick cook oats

2/3 c. raisins

1/2 c. unsweet applesauce

1/4 c. vegetable oil

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp. liquid sweetener

Mix the first 6 ingredients together. Next mix the following ingredients together: Applesauce, oil, egg, vanilla and sweetener. Beat lightly. Then combine with dry ingredients and mix well together until moist. Drop on greased cookie sheet. Make sure the cookie sheet is cold. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

Diabetic Date Cake

1 stick oleo or margarine

1 egg

2 c. flour

2 tsp. soda

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. dates

2/3 c. Sugar Twin

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. cloves

1 1/2 c. applesauce

1 c. nuts

Cream oleo; add egg, sugar and vanilla and sift together. Add dry ingredients. Add dates, applesauce and nuts. Beat at medium speed until blended. Bake one hour at 350 degrees.

Diabetic Date Bars

1 c. chopped dates

1/3 c. vegetable oil

1/2 c. orange juice

1/4 tsp. artificial sweetener

1 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 c. chopped pecans

1/4 c. Eggbeaters (or 1 egg)

1 tbsp. grated orange rind

Boil dates, oil, and orange juice for 5 minutes and cool; add rest of ingredients. Mix all together and spread in oiled 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool before cutting.

Yields 36 bars.

Each bar: 56 calories. 7 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram protein, 3 grams fat, 8 mg. cholesterol, 12 mg. sodium.


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      brad 7 years ago

      put more recipes than cookies!!!

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      Barbara6 9 years ago from Gainesville, FL

      these are great - thanks!