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Diabetic Applesauce Recipe

Homemade Low Carb Applesauce

Homemade Low Carb Applesauce

You really cant beat homemade applesauce. Apples have so much flavor (and sweetness) of their own, there really is no need for all of the sugar thats added in the store bought stuff. This recipe adds only lemon and cinnamon for a deeper flavor. My kids cant seem to get enough of this right now, which is why I made a big batch and froze a lot. It freezes and thaws beautifully! 3 to 4 lbs of peeled, cored, and quartered apples 4 strips of lemon peel use a vegetable peeler to strip 4 lengths Put all ingredients into a large pot. Cover. Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and lemon peels. Process through food mill. Ready to serve, either hot or refrigerated. Freezes easily, lasts up to one year in a cold freezer. Copyright 2009-2016 Diabetes Media Foundation, All Rights Reserved. ASweetLife is a trademark of theDiabetes Media Foundation, All Rights Reserved. Muffins are the ultimate quick and easy breakfast, especially with small children in the house. I love these coconut flour-based chocolate chip muffins because they're full of good nutrition, but Continue reading >>

Homemade Applesauce - Diabetes Self-management

Homemade Applesauce - Diabetes Self-management

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes. 1 teaspoon fresh fruit preserver powder or fresh lemon juice 1 cup Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular Peel and core apples. In a 1-quart saucepan, combine apples, fruit preserver powder (or lemon juice), Splenda, and water. Bring the liquid to a boil over medium heat. Turn down heat to simmer and cook, covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove lid and continue cooking until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 510 more minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Carefully pour hot mixture into food processor and pulse until desired consistency is achieved. Serve the applesauce warm or cold, sprinkled with half a teaspoon cinnamon per serving. Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1/2 cup. Calories: 124 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 0 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2 mg, Fiber: 5 g Exchanges per serving: 2 fruit. Carbohydrate choices: 2. See more Desserts & Sweets Recipes for Diabetics Disclaimer Statements: Statements and opinions expressed on this Web site are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the publishers or advertisers. The information provided on this Web site should not be construed as medical instruction. Consult appropriate health-care professionals before taking action based on this information. Continue reading >>

Diabetic? Try These 4 Delicious Recipes

Diabetic? Try These 4 Delicious Recipes

If youre living with diabetes, the restrictions on what you can or cant eat can be frustrating. But the good news is that you dont have to stick with bland, unappealing food to stay healthy. There are actually plenty of delicious, flavorful recipes that are completely diabetic-friendly . Just because you cant eat as many carbs or as much sugar doesnt mean you cant eat food that you genuinely enjoy. Here are some of my favorite diabetic-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert. These applesauce pancakes balance sweet and savory flavors, and you wouldnt even know they were low-sugar when you taste them. Using applesauce adds a little bit of sweetness without the need for refined sugar. With only 11.5 grams of carbohydrates, theyre a great option if youre craving pancakes. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and wheat germ in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk with the applesauce, oil, and egg. Then, add the liquid buttermilk mixture to the dry flour mixture and stir until the dry ingredients are moist. Then, heat up a nonstick griddle or skillet with cooking spray on medium heat. For each pancake, pour cup of the batter onto the skillet, spreading it into a circle with a diameter of about five inches. Cook until the top has bubbles and the edges look cooked, then turn them and cook the other side. Serve with fresh fruit and sugar-free artificial maple syrup. In the mood for Tex-Mex? No problem! This vegetable tostada recipe is a great low-carb, low-sugar choice for diabetics. Plus, its super-simple to make and its vegetarian. Cover a medium-sized nonstick skillet with cooking spray over medium to high heat. Then, add mushrooms, zucchini, and bell pepper. Saute for 3-5 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Heat the black beans i Continue reading >>

Maple-cinnamon Applesauce Recipe - Eatingwell

Maple-cinnamon Applesauce Recipe - Eatingwell

I wouldn't peel the apples...Nor would I boil them down.If you have a good blender, you can also pop the apples (peels and all!) into it and let it run, if it doesn't have a speed setting, then you can just pulse it if you're afraid to make them puree.It might just be me, but they definitely lose some of their flavor when they're boiled down or cooked in any way.But, if I were to make it for other people who aren't as nit picky about their food, they would probably love it (if I managed to not burn it, I burned mashed potatoes once...). So, all in all it's a good recipe, but it really depends on preference. This is delicious! LOVE it!!! Try is with a tablespoon of almond butter or a little cheddar cheese! Why peel an apple??? Color = antioxidants and awesome phytochemicals!Buy organic--- they cost more, yeah, but if you don't lose the peel and the apple that comes off with it, you have more per penny spent, and more taste and nutrition. Apple peel makes the sauce a beautiful color. If you put the apples in a food processor, you can make the peel very small pieces. I like the recipe, but I would never peel an apple, a pear, a grape, a peach, a plum, or a potato---only oranges and grapefruit. Continue reading >>

The Secrets To Canning Apple Sauce

The Secrets To Canning Apple Sauce

September means many things in our house. Kids are back to school, and the garden is transitioning into a new set of fall crops and being nourished with cover crops. But one of the best things about September is the abundance of fresh apples from the orchard. Our orchard is still too young to produce apples, however, we are lucky enough to have a local orchard within 15 minutes of our home. So as I was driving home from work this week, I decided to stop and pick up my first bushel of apples with the goal to make applesauce. I remember the days when the kids were little, that applesauce was a staple in our house. We packed it in their lunches, ate it for dinner, and even added it to several recipes instead of using oil. At least we knew that we werent adding High Fructose Corn Syrup and white sugar to our diet. If you use the right mixture of sweet apples, there is no need to add any sugar to make the perfect sauce. Making and canning apple sauce is simple especially if you follow the tips listed below: 1. You must choose the correct mixture of apples. Thats right mixture is the key! Making applesauce with a variety of sweet apples will add the depth of flavor that you are looking for, without adding any sugar. And dont think of throwing those Granny Smith apples in the mix although we all love to bake with these, they need to stay out of the applesauce mixture. 2. Do yourself a favor, and buy seconds if you can. Seconds are the apples that are either misshapen or damaged, which arent prime for raw eating. However, they make great apples for sauce or apple butter, at usually 1/2 or 1/3rd of the cost. Sometimes you have to ask for seconds they may keep them in the back room, but are quite a bargain! 3. If you plan on doing any canning, invest in a food mill of some sort. Continue reading >>

Applesauce Cupcakes With Browned Butter Frosting

Applesauce Cupcakes With Browned Butter Frosting

Heat oven to 350F. Line 24 regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups or grease cups with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, applesauce, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy, scraping bowl occasionally. On low speed, beat in flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg just until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from muffin cups. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just begins to turn golden (butter will get foamy and bubble.) Remove from heat. Cool 15 minutes. With electric mixer on low speed, beat in powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk until frosting is smooth and desired spreading consistency, adding 1 or 2 more teaspoons milk, if necessary. Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes (if frosting begins to harden, stir in an additional teaspoon milk). Continue reading >>

Quick Applesauce Recipe - Eatingwell

Quick Applesauce Recipe - Eatingwell

Nothing easierThis tasted GREAT and it was soooo quick! I like to make everything from scratch, and for the apple muffins I was making I needed to make apple sauce and brown sugar from scratch. I was able to do both in less than 15 minutes. Perfect.Pros: Quick, easy, delicious Would not puree all the apples... leave some chunky. Also, the 0 g fiber caught my attention, guess that is per serving but each apple should have a couple grams. I like to mash my cooked apples with a fork. It preserves little pieces of apple chunks. I cook mine before breakfast, then let it cool slightly so we can have warm, spicy apples with our meal. This was so amazing I really didn't expect it to taste so good! I can't stop making it this way now because of how good this turned out. Thanks so much for an easy, healthy, preservative free way of eating. This recipe is sooooo easy. I have SUCH a SMALL kitchen and so I look for recipes like this. It took no time at all to make a healthy and delicious homemade snack. Thanks EatingWell!!! Continue reading >>

Chunky Homemade Applesauce

Chunky Homemade Applesauce

My grandmother, god bless her, loved applesauce. It didnt matter whatshewaseating; she likedapplesauceon the side. She asked for it in fancy restaurants totallyindifferent to the odd looks she would get fromwaiters and insisted it beon the tableforevery holidaydinner. Up until she passed away a few years ago, my mom kept a stash of applesauce jars in thepantry so we were always prepared, should she come for dinner.Of course, we never made it from scratch back then, but if we had,I think we all might have understood her obsession with it. Homemade applesauce is richly flavored, tart and sweetalmost like apple pie filling and a world apart from store-bought. Istill probably wouldntwant it withevery meal(although with pork tenderloin, roast chicken or latkes , definitely!),but I would haveitevery day for breakfast ordessert. Homemade applesauce is easy to make; the hardest part is peeling the apples. Traditionally, itsmade on the stovetop but I prefer to bake it. With the stovetop method, you have to add water or juice to prevent sticking;with baking, you do not, which translates to moreintense apple flavor. For the apples,I like to use McIntosh with a few Golden Delicious mixed in for a more nuanced flavor. Feel free to use othervarieties, such as Jonathan, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Braeburn,Stayman Winesap, Granny Smith, etc. just keep in mind that super-tart apples will yield a tangy applesauce, whichwillrequire more sugar to balance the flavors. To begin, peel, core and chop the apples into 1-inch chunks. Place them in a 913-inch baking dish and top with brown sugar and pads of butter. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45-50 minutes, until the apples are tender. Using a potato masher or fork, mash the apples to a chunky consistency. Taste and add more brown suga Continue reading >>

No-sugar-added Canned Applesauce

No-sugar-added Canned Applesauce

No-Sugar-Added Canned Applesauce Squirrel away the flavors of fall to enjoy all year with this simple and practical guide to making and canning your own no-sugar-added applesauce. With only a couple of weeks left in apple season here on the East Coast, its time to start squirreling away applesauce for the winter. When it comes to making applesauce, I get a little nutty like the squirrels scurrying up the oak trees in my neighborhood. I NEED to have lots and lots of jars for enjoying during the colder months. There are certaincanned itemsthat are muchmore delicious when I make them myself, as opposed to buying them at the grocery store (no shame here) Secondly, I cansave a ton of money by making them myself. My must makes every year are strawberry jam , low-sugar peaches, and then of course, no-sugar-added applesauce! Making and canning applesauce is a yearly tradition and an organic experience I enjoy havingwith my son. Kids love applesauce and its a great way to get them into the kitchen without having to tempt them with icing, chocolates, and sprinkles. We always start the process bypicking our own apples. Aside from being fun for kids, picking applesteaches them where theirfood comes from; that someone has to grow it, tend it, and pick it. Did I mention that apple picking also satisfies mommys obsession for canning with premium, fresh ingredients, picked at their peak? I try to haulmy son out to the orchard a couple of times during the season. The available varieties change between September and November, and with that, the flavor of the applesauce changes too, which is just plain fun. The applesauce pictured in this post was made in early October with jonagold, piata, and empire apples. I currently have a 30-pound combination of pink lady, honeycrisp, and fuji appl Continue reading >>

Homemade Applesauce (no Sugar Added)

Homemade Applesauce (no Sugar Added)

This applesauce recipe is so easy it is absolutely fool-proof and made with no added sugar whatsoever. It is so incredibly simple to make homemade applesauce that, after whipping up a batch, you wonder why people dont make it more often. This condiment/dessert/ingredient for countless dishes is super-versatile and delicious and really can be made in no time at all.Most recipes recommend adding sugar, but this is absolutely not necessary. The fructose in apples alone will make your applesauce taste deliciously sweet. The best thing about this super-healthy sugar free version is this: You do not have to peel the apples! Yes I know, there is a certain satisfaction in peeling an apple in one continuous coil, starting from the top, and when you manage to get to the bottom without ripping the peel you will become famous, get a personal massage therapist, have a happy life, or something like that. I know, that is always fun. But, friends, you can still play that game elsewhere. Try to empty the dishwasher before the kettle finishes boiling, for example. One of my personal favourites. Works just as well! Leaving on the peel when cooking applesauce actually has several benefits: you buy yourself at least 15 minutes of valuable spare time Apples, like many fruits and vegetables, have skin thats loaded with nutrients. For instance, the peel hassix timesthe antioxidant power of the meat! So all those nutrients contained in the peel go straight into your delicious applesauce. your applesauce tastes more apple-ly and has a lovely, rich colour Now, let me remind you of all the beautiful ways you can eat apple sauce: add a dollop to your Peanut Butter Granola and yoghurt in the morning make applesauce pancakes or add a spoonful on top of your pancake try it with pork chops. It goes so Continue reading >>

Applesauce Recipe, Basic Applesauce Recipe With No Sugar | Sauce Recipes

Applesauce Recipe, Basic Applesauce Recipe With No Sugar | Sauce Recipes

applesauce recipe, basic applesauce recipe with no sugar | sauce recipes applesauce recipe - basic recipe of a no sugar applesauce. unsweetened applesauce recipewith step by step photos making applesauce is no rocket science or difficult to cook. a ridiculously quick and easy method. all you need are just need apples and water. adding sugar is optional. i generally do not add sugar. in this recipe too, i have not added sugar as the apples were sweet. and if you are wondering what to do with the applesauce. well its so good, you can just have it the way it is. or add to your baked goodies. you can also make eggless pancakes and crepes with them. applesauce makes for a good egg substitute in cakes, sweet breads and muffins. i have baked cakes with applesauce and they come out very well. here is sponge cake recipe with applesauce . you can also add them as toppings to ice creams or make smoothies, milk shakes, parfaits and pies. applesaucealso makes for a good weaning food for babies. if made without sugar like this recipe, then applesauce is also diabetic friendly. i usually make a small batch of applesauce, refrigerate it and use it as required. this batch i stored for about 15 days in the refrigerator. i never freeze it. but you can even freeze them. i usually add them to cakes, milkshakes and sometimes we just have it as it is. i am sharing a basic method to make applesauce. you can add your choice of spices or flavorings. i never add lime juice to applesauce. but if you want you can add it. you can also increase the quantity of apples and make a large batch. if you are looking for more sauce recipes then do check tomato sauce , pizza sauce , peri peri sauce and schezwan sauce recipe . chana masala | chole recipe | how to make chana masala recipe 1. rinse, peel and ch Continue reading >>

Flourless Applesauce Cake

Flourless Applesauce Cake

Cookies, Pies, and Easy Cake Recipes: 27 of Our Best Diabetic-Friendly Desserts Indulge in diabetic-friendly cookies, pies & cakes from this FREE ebook. From crispy, crunchy cookies, to luscious pies, and decadent cakes, youll find all the treats and goodies you need to satisfy your sweet cravings! Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy You must be logged in to add a private note. Login | Register We are adding the recipe to your Recipe Box. You must be logged in to add a recipe. Login | Register We ditched the flour to bring you this Flourless Applesauce Cake recipe that's a healthier choice for anyone following a diabetic diet. Not only is this cake better for you nutrition-wise, but the applesauce makes it super moist and the spices make it extra-flavorful. It's a winner all around! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8- x 8-inch baking pan with parchment or wax paper. Place the oats in a blender or food processor and blend until they resemble flour; place in a medium bowl. Add brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; mix well. In a small bowl, stir together applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in walnuts and pour into baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out dry. Let cool, then sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. The following ingredients or measurements are not included: Continue reading >>

Applesauce Muffins - Finger Prickin' Good

Applesauce Muffins - Finger Prickin' Good

Up until a couple of months ago, I was unaware of Disneys partnership with Lilly Diabetes . Come to find out, they have created a whole bookshelf of amazing reads for families of type 1 diabetics. Yet another reason to love Disneyas if we needed one. I purchased their Dishing It Up Disney Style cookbook and I absolutely love it! I wish I would have had it right after Carson was diagnosed! Most of the recipes are very simple, totally kid-friendly, and all have nutritional information. The boys love it too. They poured through the pages of the cookbook telling me what I should make first, and Carson read all of the fun names (they were all Disney themed) of the recipes for Griffin. I decided to start with these applesauce muffins (or Auroras Applesauce Muffins, as they are named in the book). They were a snap to prepare and they were absolutely delicious! They were moist, filling, and the cinnamon and apple flavors together were just amazing! Needless to say these didnt have a very long stay at our house! Heat the oven to 375F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with baking cups and set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter on high for about 30 to 60 seconds; set aside to cool slightly. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and brown sugar. Stir in the applesauce and melted butter until the mixture is smooth. Pour the apple mixture over the flour mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined (it's ready when you can't see any traces of flour). Fill the baking cups about two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. 1 muffin contains 25 g carbs and 1 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 24 g. Continue reading >>

Can Diabetics Eat Applesauce?

Can Diabetics Eat Applesauce?

Whole apples are a better choice than applesauce for diabetics. Diabetics should continue to eat fruit as part of a healthy diet, according to the American Diabetes Association, since fruit provides fiber and a number of essential vitamins and minerals. While diabetics can eat applesauce, it isn't necessarily the best fruit option as other fruit choices can be more filling and contain fewer carbohydrates. If you are diabetic, you'll want to opt for unsweetened applesauce over sweetened applesauce. The added sugars increase the carbohydrate content in the sweetened variety, which will make it more likely to cause your blood sugars to spike after you consume it. Should you decided to eat the sweetened applesauce, you'll have to have a smaller portion to stay within your recommended carbohydrate intake for your snack or meal than if you chose the unsweetened applesauce. Sweetened applesauce has about twice as many carbohydrates as unsweetened applesauce. Each cup of unsweetened applesauce contains 102 calories and 22.9 grams of carbohydrates, including 2.7 grams of fiber, making the net carbohydrates 20.2 grams. The same amount of sweetened applesauce provides 167 calories and 43 grams of carbohydrates, including 3 grams of fiber, so the net carbohydrate content is 40 grams. One carbohydrate serving for a diabetic is 15 grams of carbohydrates. This means a serving equals about 3/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce or about 1/3 cup of sweetened applesauce. Your doctor will tell you how many carbohydrates you can have per meal, but it is usually between 45 and 60 grams of carbohydrates. If you opted for a cup of sweetened applesauce, you would use up almost all of your carbohydrates for the meal. You'd be much better off eating an apple with the skin on. It is fewer calories, w Continue reading >>

Homemade Applesauce Recipe (no Sugar Added)

Homemade Applesauce Recipe (no Sugar Added)

Homemade Applesauce Recipe (no sugar added) Homemade Applesauce Recipe (no sugar added) This recipe always comes in handy in the fall when the limbs on our apple tree are heavy with fresh pickings. It is so simple and always so delicious, even with store bought apples. If your child didnt like applesauce before they will now, especially if you let them help with making it! Homemade Applesauce Recipe (no sugar added): 7-8 Medium sized apples of your choice (mixing types of apples can create a delicious blend, or adding in a pear) 1/4 C. Water (you can add more at the end if you like your apple sauce thinner) Peel and core all of the apples, cut into similar size chunks Add apples to a saucepan and the water. Bring to a slow boil, turn down to simmer and cover with a lid. Cook until apples are very soft (10 min or so), test with a fork- it should glide right through. Add in the cinnamon and blend with a hand blender or a stand blender, using caution as the apples are hot. (blend with the water do not discard) Enjoy! No added sugar needed, the apples are naturally sweet. Estimated carbohydrate count is: 14 grams per 1/2 cup Continue reading >>

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