In search of diabetic friendly recipes using almond flour,coconut flour, low carb friendly baking!

By Lauri47 Latest Reply 2013-02-24 15:21:15 -0600
Started 2013-02-21 10:02:14 -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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Type1Lou 2013-02-23 13:55:15 -0600 Report

Truly a challenge since many sweets are loaded with carbs although substituting the almond flour for regular wheat flour is certainly a step in the right direction. Suzy Cohen in her book "Diabetes Without Drugs" had a number of recipes using almond flour.

Anonymous 2013-02-21 18:48:02 -0600 Report

I have a recipe for a coffee cake, Don't have any numbers though.

2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup mild olive oil

1 cup walnuts or pecans
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk, either almond or coconut milk

Directions - Grease a 9X13X2 inch pan. Preheat oven to 325.
In a food processor, put in all flours, salt, 1 Tablespoon cinnamon, ginger, and brown sugar, mix until well combined. Then add olive oil - whirl until mixed. Put into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Make topping - Remove 1 cup of this mixture and return to food processor. Add walnuts or pecans and remaining cinnamon. Whirl until nuts form "crumbs" Set topping aside.

Stir in baking soda and powder into reserved mix in large bowl. Add vanilla, eggs, and "milk." Beat on low speed just until combined. Then beat on medium speed until smooth. Pour into baking pan - sprinkle with topping mixture. Bake 40-45 minutes.

Lauri47 2013-02-24 10:35:13 -0600 Report

really appreciate the recipe, don't need the numbers, as I have been working with these flours for months now. don't suppose you have a GOOD recipe for PIZZA dough (crust). tried a "flatbread"?, just not the same…

Type1Lou 2013-02-24 12:00:27 -0600 Report

I remember trying a pizza crust recipe that used shredded zucchini and cheese in the Recipe section here…but, probably not what you're looking for…

Anonymous 2013-02-24 11:31:09 -0600 Report

Brown rice Flour Pizza Crust

1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup soy flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1 2/4 cups cornstarch
1 T. granulated yeast
1/2 T. salt
1 T. xanthan gum
1 1/4 cup luke warm water
2 large eggs
1/3 cup olive oil
1 t/ white or cider vinegar
Pam spray for pizza sheet

Directions - Use a stand mixer with paddle (not hook). Whisk together all dry ingredients, in mixer bowl. In separate bowl mix together all wet ingredients, then gradually add to dry ingredients. And continue to mix till well combined.
Put dough in a covered container and let doug rest at room temp. for about 2 hours.

After that you can use dough immediately or fridge it for up to 7 days. (flavor will be better if you fridge it for 24 hours)

Half hour before preparing your pizza, preheat your oven to 500 degrees. ( if you have a baking stone, now would be the time to put it in oven.)

Make sure all of your toppings are prepared ahead of time.

Dust surface of dough with additional rice flour - press on to cookie sheet or pizza pan with hands (no rolling needed) make a thin crust. ( use lots of rice flour to keep dough sticking to your hands.

Top with your favorite toppings.

Place on stone or on middle rack in oven. Bake 10-12 minutes- turn 1/2 way if crusts seems to be getting darker on one side.

Let pizza cool slightly. Enjoy.

Type1Lou 2013-02-23 13:53:06 -0600 Report

There are several sites on line that will allow you to input your recipe ingredients, state the number of servings it makes, and it will calculate the nutritional values per serving for you. I find it invaluable. I use the recipe Nutrition Calculator at