Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Diabetic sultana cakes

OH is seriously struggling with this diagnosis of diabetes, especially with what he can and cannot eat. I have to say he has been good with most of his meals, but is finding it hard for things to snack on in the middle of the day, or to finish off a meal with, so with that in mind now we are settling in I made him some fruit cakes.

Just a simple recipe adapted to include lower GI sugar and higher fibre flour.

4 oz flora cuisine
4 oz coconut sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
8 oz light brown self raising flour
2 oz sultanas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

beat together sugar and flour.
add eggs and vanilla extract.
Mix baking powder and flour and add to mix.
stir in raisins.

Place into cake cases and cook for approx 15 mins at 180 oC.

I appreciate that there is sugar in the sultanas but it is a natural sugar and so acceptable.

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  1. Has he tried nak'd bars? All the sugar in them is from raw fruit, and they have nuts too which lowers the GI of the overall product so they are great for diabetics. I always have one with me for emergencies and I take a couple of packs on holiday in case we are given any unsuitable meals.

    Also today I put a very diabetes friendly blueberry muffin recipe on my Onions and Paper blog today which he might like


  2. Thanks for that Jane, yes I have reviewed them before and do buy them as they are very nice.
    If anybody is interested Janes recipe is here http://onionsandpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/sweet-freedom-blueberry-muffins.html

  3. Aha, maybe it was from here that I first found out about nak'd bars! Thanks for giving the link, Im hopeless at copying links on the ipad

  4. I'll have to try these for my mum, they look great.

  5. Lovely my little one is type 1 - am sure she would want to try x

  6. Oooo what is coconut sugar?


    1. Hope this helps Priya - Coconut Sugar has a rich, naturally caramel flavour and colour similar to Muscovado Sugar. This sugar is super for all types of sweet cooking and baking!.. From a crumble topping to your own handmade chocolates, coconut sugar gives your recipes a unique rounded sweetness with no nasty after taste.
      We find that it tastes sweeter than cane sugar, so we use slightly less in recipes where for example, normal white cane sugar is required.

      Use to sweeten chocolate, cakes, biscuits and puddings.
      Can be used to sweeten drinks such as Hot Chocolate, Sweet Lassi, Coffee (Latte) or milkshakes.

  7. Brilliant recipe - perfect for so many diet types :) Coconut sugar sounds amazing so will definitely hunt some of that down. Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek :) There's a new one live now (look for the quiche on the home page!), if you want to join in x


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