Simple and Easy Diabetic Friendly Recipes
One of the most frustrating parts of getting diagnosed with diabetes is having to overhaul your whole nutritional regiment. But it doesn’t mean that everything you eat has to be devoid of taste. There are a couple of ways you can turn a basic recipe into a diabetic friendly recipe simply by switching its most harmful ingredients; and this is exactly what I am going to do today with one of the most popular desserts on the planet, chocolate cake.
Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Cake Recipe
The classic chocolate cake recipe consists of eggs, chocolate, butter and flour and the ingredient list would read as follows:
But since these ingredients are not very diabetic friendly, we will make a few modifications to the ingredient list. First of all, you should go for brown sugar instead of regular sugar. Brown sugar’s glycemic index is way lower than regular sugar’s and using brown sugar lowers the chances of high blood glucose complications.
As for the chocolate, dark chocolate is the way to go. A recent study showed that not only dark chocolate is safe for diabetics, but it also improves insulin response. This is great news for diabetic chocolate lovers who often saw it as a forbidden treat.
Margarine is a great replacement for butter. Butter is filled with saturated fats and should be avoided by diabetes sufferers by any means. Margarine contains a lot less fat and sodium than butter and is a great choice for diabetics. Gluten free flour should also be used instead of regular flour. Some type 1 diabetes sufferers are intolerant to gluten and it can aggravate their condition.
Now all you have to do is mix the eggs with the brown sugar and melted dark chocolate until you get a homogenous mixture. You will then add the gluten free flour to the mix and stir it until you get a liquid batter. Pour the dough into a baking pan and put it in the oven at 200°C for 20 to 25 minutes. And voila! You have a diabetic friendly chocolate cake that you can enjoy with your whole family!
Now, who would’ve thought that you could have a delicious piece of chocolate cake without having to worry about your blood sugar level? There are plenty of alternatives to high sugar and high fat ingredients that can make a major difference on the glycemic index of a recipe and allow you to enjoy recipes that would usually be strictly forbidden for people affected by diabetes…