3 Sugar-Free Desert Recipes
Sugar-free foods can help keep blood sugar levels in balance to support the specific dietary needs of diabetics.
There are tons of options when it comes to sugar substitutes, but if you are looking for a few fab sugar-free recipes, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some delicious, and easy-to-make recipes that support diabetic nutritional needs, while also satisfying that sweet tooth.
1. Sugar-Free Apple Pie
A seasonal favorite, this classic warms the spirit and makes for a sweet treat any time of day. Make this sugar-free pie to please the whole family.
- 2 (9 inch) pie shell
- 3 Tbsps cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed
- 6 cups sliced green apples
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch, cinnamon, and 1/3 cup of the apple juice concentrate. Set aside.
3. In a large saucepan simmer apples with remaining apple juice concentrate until apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in cornstarch mixture and continue to simmer until thickened. Remove from heat.
4. Spoon apple mixture into pastry-lined pie plate. Cover with top crust. Seal and flute edges. Cut steam vents in top.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
2. Sugar-Free Brownies
MMMmmm chocolate. Who doesn’t love a rich, decedent brownie? These gooey brownies are sugar-free and satisfy your sweet tooth without the sugar.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup granular Stevia
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1 (1.4 ounce) package sugar-free, chocolate fudge flavored instant pudding (1 cup almond milk)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8×8 inch pan.
2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and cocoa together, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Stir in the Stevia. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the egg mixture then mix in the cocoa and butter. Finally stir in the 1/4 cup of almond milk and if desired, the walnuts. Pour into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean. To make frosting, Mix together the sugar-free chocolate pudding mix and 1 cup almond milk using an electric mixer. Mix for about two minutes or until thick. Spread over cooled brownies before cutting into squares.
3. Sugar-Free Frosting
Add this simple recipe to any of your favorite cakes, cookies or other baked goods. No need to purchase something pre-made, when you’ve got this recipe handy!
- 1 (1.4 ounce) package sugar-free instant pudding mix
- 1 3/4 cups almond milk
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1 (8 ounce) container lite frozen whipped topping, thawed
1. Mix together pudding mix and milk in a medium bowl. Let stand until thickened.
2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, then add pudding and mix well. Fold in whipped topping, and store in air tight container for later use.
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