In search of decent diabetic recipes using almond flour,coconut flour, etcetera...........

By Lauri47 Latest Reply 2013-02-21 19:10:46 -0600
Started 2013-02-21 08:56:02 -0600

I have been experimenting with almond flour as of late, but do have on hand, coconut flour, brown rice flour, gluten free flours, all in search of that "perfect" dessert that won't SPIKE our blood sugar levels. I have created a recipe for chewy cookies using almond flour,eggs, low fat cream cheese, sugar free pudding. really amazing, but getting burned out now, how bout chocolate cake, brownies, IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE? that has the creativity to come up with some sweet goodies, coffee cakes, how about a 2 crust pie?? THAT I am in search of, a good double crust pie recipe, for a homemade blueberry pie. berries are very low in CARBS for us! how bout it folks? anyone up for the challenge??

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re1ndeer 2013-02-21 19:10:46 -0600 Report

I have a recipe for coconut Flour Brownies.


Ingredients : 1/3 cup oil or butter, 1/2 cup cocoa, 6 eggs, 1 cup Raw sugar, 1/2 t. sea salt, 1/2 t. vanilla, 1/2 cup coconut flour

Directions : Combine oil or butter with cocoa. Mix eggs, salt, sugar, and vanilla. Stir into cocoa mixture, whisk in flour until no lumps . Pour into an eight inch pan . Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Makes 16 brownies.

values : calories 140, fat 7g., cholesterol 70mg., sodium 110mg., carbohydrates 16g., fiber 2g., protein 3g.

Lentyl 2013-02-21 11:11:44 -0600 Report

I have a little cookbook with recipes that are gluten free, grain free, high fibre, low carbohydrates, low sodium and good for people with diabetes. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet in part because no nutritional counts are given. I'd have to run the recipe through my Diet Planner to get the counts. I can give you the pie crust recipe but don't have any numbers. The recipe uses almond flour, ground flax, coconut flour and psyllium. The wet ingredients are boiling water, butter and an egg yolk. Let me know if you want the recipe.

Lauri47 2013-02-21 13:17:19 -0600 Report

would love it ! thanks

Lentyl 2013-02-21 14:08:08 -0600 Report

Pie Crust

Wet Ingredients
6 tbsp. boiling water
3 tbsp. melted butter
1 egg yolk

Dry Ingredients
3/4 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds (golden flax)
2 tbsp. coconut flour (sifted)
1 tbsp. psyllium husks

In medium bowl mix dry ingredients until well blended. Add boiling water and melted butter and mix well with a fork. Blend in egg yolk.

Form into a ball and knead gently on surface floured with coconut flour just until it is not sticky. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

To roll pastry, flour work surface liberally with coconut flour. Roll rolling pin in flour as well to keep dough from stick to it. Roll to size of 9" pie plate. Fold in half and place in pie plate. If it comes apart in places you can stick it back together. Open pastry into pie plate. Trim edges with a knife.

Prick dough with fork to keep from shrinking (it will shrink some). Put pie shell in freezer while oven is preheating. Turn oven to 375 F. Bake pie shell 15 - 18 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

Fill with your favourite cold filling.

If you want to bake a filling in it, just pour your favourite filling in and bake to recipe directions.

This is the recipe exactly as written in the cookbook May it work well for you.

re1ndeer 2013-02-21 10:53:25 -0600 Report

I'm up for the challenge. i could not find a pie crust that was low in carbs, when put together with a filling.

So I will list the ingredients for a pie crust, a cookie pie crust, and a recipe for a blueberry tart (without the pie crust).

You can then choose with which crust you will make your dessert. I will also list carbs, and other nutritional values for each.

Regular pie crust : Ingredients ; 1/2 cup shortening, 1/2 cup potato starch, 3/4 cup cornstarch, 1 teaspoon sugar (can use sugar substitute) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 3 teaspoons xanthan gum, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk

Directions : Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix very well to remove all lumps. If dough will not stay together, blend in an extra tablespoon of milk. Roll out dough on floured surface or between two sheets of wax paper. Circle dough of dough should be about 1 1/2 inches larger in diameter than pie plate. Place piecrust in pan. Trim excessand pinch edges to form border. If using a non-baked filling, prick piecrust all over with a fork. Bake 10-14 minutes until crust is golden brown. Allow to cool.
If using a filling that will be baked, do not prebake piecrust. Makes 1 9inch crust.

Values : calories: 269, protein 0g., fat 18g., fiber 4g., cholesterol 1mg., sodium 195 mg., carbohydrate 28g.

Cookie Crumb crust : Ingredients : 1 1/1 cups finely crushed cookie crumbs (about 10-12 medium size cookies) use your favorite type cookie that will go well with filling, 1/4 cup melted butter

Directions : Combine all ingredients in bottom of pie pan. Mix well. Press mixture onto sides and bottom of pan. Try to press it on even thickness. Allow to cool. Do not bake. Fill as desired.

Values : calories 155, Protein 0g., fat 12g., fiber 0g., cholesterol 22mg., sodium 1mg., carbohydrates 12g.

Blueberry Tart : piecrust as desired. Filling : 1 pint (2cups) blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1/3 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar (can use sugar substitute) 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Directions: Prepare piecrust as desired. Set aside. In a small sauce pan, combine all ingredients for filling. Mix well, being careful not to crush the berries. cook until thickened. Pour filling on top of prepared piecrust. Refrigerate. If desired, serve with cool whip.

Values : calories: 358, protein 1g., fat 24g., fiber 4g., cholesterol 43 mg., sodium 161 mg. carbohydrate 35g.

Hope this gives you a start.

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