Around Christmas time, people who are not diabetic always ask me if it’s okay to BAKE GOODIES for those who are diabetic. It seems they are fine with baking all sorts of cookies and candies for everyone else, but feel a bit put off when it comes to the diabetics.
Well, we enjoy getting goodies too – but we just can’t have things that make us SPIKE – spiking is not a good thing! I try to share diabetic-friendly cookie, cake and muffin recipes here on the blog – so you no longer have to leave us out of the BAKING LOOP. We can be on the list – but we need something with less of a sugar kick.
For example, I was looking at a recipe for healthy oatmeal muffins and found a recipe using protein batter – take a look! Look ma – no flour! These are made with Whey Protein powder! I suppose you could make these for a diabetic friend, if you happen to use Whey Protein powder yourself. I doubt that you’d want to purchase it just to make these muffins.
If you cut back on the fat in muffins by substituting unsweetened applesauce and eliminate the sugar by using Splenda or Stevia, that is definitely a more healthy way to make muffins! For type 2 diabetics it is a challenge to eat low-sugar, low-carb and low-fat. I’d go so far as to say the following is a recipe that you could be comfortable baking and giving to a diabetic friend. I wouldn’t recommend giving fudge or divinity, but these muffins would be a lovely homemade gift for a person with diabetes.
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. – Peg Bracken
Most of us appreciate gifts from the heart instead of a present that is purchased in haste with little or no thought put into it. When we give of our time and make something by hand, it means more because it has a bit of us in it.
For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind. – Loring A. Schuler
It seems like the more we love someone, the more time and effort we are willing to put into their present. For many years I made my mama a cross-stitched sweatshirt every year. I remember making some pretty intricate designs for her – and it didn’t matter if it took the entire year to complete – I did it because I loved her. I remember one particular project – MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE – the famous Precious Moments design that depicts a goose making a joyful noise. I started that project on December 26th and it was not complete until December 24th the following year! I had to stay up late working on it toward the deadline – but I did it!
I can’t cross-stitch anymore because my eyesight is not as good as it used to be and I have arthritis in my wrists, so I don’t buy waste cloth or threads nowadays; however, I can still follow a recipe (if I make the text extra-large print!) Once in a while I like to eat a muffin for breakfast with a cup of coffee (I’ve even been known to dunk – but shhh… don’t tell!)
If you are looking for a perfect Christmas gift, may I suggest a new devotional book by Lucinda Berry Hill? Everyone needs a new devotional book to begin the new year!
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