8 Diabetic Desserts Low In Sugar But Still Super Tasty (2024)

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August 21, 2023

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As a diabetic, finding desserts that are both healthy and delicious can be a challenge. Luckily, we’ve gathered a selection of eight dessert recipes that are low in sugar but still taste amazing. From chocolate chia pudding to blueberry cheesecake bars, these treats will satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugar levels. Whether you’re a diabetic looking for new dessert ideas or just someone who wants to enjoy a healthier treat, these diabetic desserts are sure to please. So go ahead and indulge in something sweet – you deserve it!

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1. Chocolate Chia Pudding

This pudding is rich, creamy, and chocolatey, but with only a small amount of added sugar. The chia seeds provide a healthy dose of fiber and protein, making it a great dessert for anyone, diabetic or not.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the chia seeds, almond milk, cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Serve chilled, topped with fresh berries or chopped nuts if desired.

2. Apple Crisp

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This classic dessert is perfect for fall, but can also be enjoyed any time of year. The recipe uses a combination of apples and a small amount of brown sugar for sweetness, and a topping made with oats, nuts, and cinnamon.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups thinly sliced apples
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work well)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples and brown sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, chopped nuts, cinnamon, and melted butter.
  4. Spread the apple mixture in the bottom of a baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle the oat mixture over the top.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender.
  7. Serve warm, with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

3. Lemon Bars

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These tangy lemon bars are a perfect summer treat. The crust is made with almond flour and coconut oil, and the filling is made with fresh lemon juice and just a touch of honey.

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, melted coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  5. While the crust is baking, whisk together the eggs, lemon juice, honey, almond flour, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  6. Pour the filling over the crust.
  7. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is set.
  8. Let cool completely before slicing into bars.

4. Berry Parfait

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It’s one of the easiest — and healthiest! — diabetic desserts you can make. This berry parfait is simple but elegant, with layers of fresh berries and yogurt making for a refreshing and healthy treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or a mix)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt and honey.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the berries.
  3. In a glass or small bowl, layer the yogurt and berries.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with a sprig of mint if desired.

Related:8 Healthy Greek Yogurt Desserts That Don’t Use Refined Sugar

5. Peanut Butter Cookies

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Peanut butter cookies are a classic, but our version has a healthy twist. The recipe uses natural peanut butter and a small amount of honey for sweetness. Plus, who doesn’t love easy diabetic desserts with just three ingredients?

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (no added sugar)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, honey, and egg.
  3. Roll the dough into small balls and place on a lined baking sheet.
  4. Flatten the balls with a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  6. Let cool completely before serving.

6. Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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This creamy mousse is made with avocados, which are full of healthy fats and fiber. The chocolate flavor comes from unsweetened cocoa powder and a small amount of honey.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the avocados, cocoa powder, honey, almond milk, and vanilla extract.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  4. Serve chilled, topped with fresh berries or chopped nuts if desired.

7. Cinnamon Baked Pears

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Baked pears are a simple and elegant dessert that is perfect for fall. This recipe uses a small amount of brown sugar and cinnamon for sweetness, making it one of our favorite deliciously simple diabetic desserts.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe pears, halved and cored
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Brush the melted butter over the cut sides of the pears.
  4. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the pears.
  5. Place the pears cut side up in a baking dish.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the pears are tender and golden brown.
  7. Serve warm, with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

8. Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

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These cheesecake bars are made with a crust made from almond flour and coconut oil, and a filling made with cream cheese, fresh blueberries, and just a touch of honey.

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, melted coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8×8-inch baking dish.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  5. While the crust is baking, beat the cream cheese, honey, and egg together in a separate bowl until smooth.
  6. Fold in the blueberries.
  7. Pour the filling over the crust.
  8. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the filling is set.
  9. Let cool completely before slicing into bars.

These desserts prove that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for health. Enjoy these treats without worrying about your blood sugar levels, and feel good about indulging in something sweet.

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