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berry crisp recipe

Berry Crisp Recipe for Diabetics

 Love Berries? Try our Berry Crisp Recipe, Created for Diabetics!

Why a berry crisp recipe? Our family loves apple crisp, peach crisp, and yes, berry crisp. However, most recipes use a hefty amount of sugar as well as bleached flour. Of course, diabetics cannot safely eat these sugary treats.

Our solution? Create a diabetic friendly recipe that our entire family loves. We include this under breakfast, as we enjoy it on leisurely weekends and holidays. However, it also serves as an incredible dessert.

berry crisp recipeAlthough for our family breakfasts we bake in a glass baking pan, try making single servings in glass custard cups. Also, this berry crisp recipe bakes nicely in a slow cooker for more convenience.

Substitutions? Absolutely! Sliced apples replace berries quite neatly.  Additionally, you might try other fruit. Just adjust your seasonings to suit.

 

Filling Ingredients:

4 cups unsweetened berries (such as raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, etc; we like mixed)

1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)

3 T coconut flour

2 Medjool dates or 1 T date sugar

 

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup granola for diabetics (or just double other ingredients)
  • 1 T  cinnamon
  • 2 tsp date sugar
  • 1 T coconut flour
  • 2 T coconut oil, melted.

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350

If using frozen berries, thaw and drain well.

If using dates, grind to a paste in a processor or blender.

Mix filling flour and sugar together.

Mix in applesauce and berries, turning to coat well.

Place in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.

Prepare topping:  Mix all topping ingredients together.

Sprinkle on top of berry filling.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Makes 8  large servings.

 

Want a vegan whipped cream to top your berry crisp recipe?

Then try this vegan-friendly whipped cream recipe

 

** Note: Date Sugar and Coconut Sugar are both considered low glycemic index ingredients. However, white processed sugar and other alternatives list as high on the glycemic index scale. Additionally, both date sugar and coconut sugar offer considerable nutritional benefits, making them suitable sugar substitutes.

Date Sugar Nutritional Information                      Coconut Sugar Nutritional Information

vegan parfait recipe

Vegan Parfait Recipe for Diabetics

 

Diabetics Now Can Enjoy Our Vegan Parfait Recipe

 

Fruit and nuts, nestled in a creamy parfait custard allowing diabetics to enjoy with our vegan parfait recipe. Can it be true?

Absolutely! Not only safe for diabetics, but also using ingredients that boost health. Traditional parfait uses sugars and fats and might best be consumed infrequently. However, our vegan parfait recipe boasts a full flavored dish that is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, it hosts a healthy dose of protein.

However, a parfait for breakfast? Yes! Indeed, parfaits often make their way onto breakfast buffets and formal breakfasts. In addition to breakfast, these little nutritional powerhouses offer a chance at a healthy dessert.

easy breakfast ideas for diabetics vegan parfait recipe

Our vegan parfait recipe is indeed delicious. However, we encourage you to spike your creativity. Experiment with any mix of nuts, seeds, and fruits you have on hand. Choose your favorites. Set these as gorgeous edible centerpieces on your brunch table, or enjoy as a colorful healthy dessert or snack.

Cashew Cream:

Nut and Seed Mix:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup each:
    • raw pumpkin seeds
    •  raw sunflower seeds
    •  shelled hemp seeds
    •  unsweetened dried shredded coconut

OR use 3 cups of our Vegan Granola for Diabetics

Berries:

  • 2 cups of your favorite berries or a mix of berries such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc

Directions:

To make the cashew cream:

  • Drain cashews and discard the soaking water.
  • Pour the water or almond milk into a blender.
  • Add the cashews, syrup, vanilla, and salt.
  • Blend on high for 60 seconds, or until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer to a glass canning jar, add a lid, and chill in the refrigerator for several hours, until thickened.
  • If using nuts and seeds, put all in a food processor and pulse just until all are chopped but still quite chunky. For granola mix, put into food processor and pulse slightly to break into a chunky mixture.

vegan parfait recipeAssemble:

  • Using parfait glasses or other similar, put a layer of berries into the bottom of each glass. Add a layer of the granola mixture.
  • Add a layer of the granola mixture.
  • Spoon a layer of cashew cream on top of the granola.
  • Finish with a layer of granola
  • Top with fruit.
  • Alternatively, create double the layers using less of each.
  • Serve immediately.

Variation:  If you prefer to chill these overnight to serve for breakfast, or save for a dessert, layer the cashew cream and fruit and chill until ready to serve. Top with a layer of granola and a few fruit pieces to garnish just before serving.

 

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