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.
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.
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
- 2 cups of your favorite berries or a mix of berries such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc
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.
- 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.
An Easy Recipe: Granola for Diabetics
Granola for diabetics, it makes a great breakfast food or snack. Store bought granola often contains excess sugar. However, this recipe offers you a delicious blend with no added sugars. Diabetics may enjoy this granola every day. Indeed, granola shines in many recipes, though many enjoy it by itself.
You will notice that we exclude dried fruit from this recipe. A good granola for diabetics should be low on the glycemic index and ours is. However, adding dried fruit would increase the rating. We suggest adding fresh fruit in moderation when you would like it in your granola.
As with any recipe, our granola for diabetics offers a basic plan. You should adjust the ingredients to your preferences. For instance, while ginger and nutmeg add dimension to the flavors, you might choose to include extra cinnamon instead. You might also choose other seeds. Create your own versions of our granola for diabetics!
- 6 cups rolled grains. Use a mix of your favorites, maybe oats, rye, barley
- 2 cups raw nuts such as almonds, walnuts or other favorites
- 1/4 cup each:
- raw pumpkin seeds
- sunflower seeds
- sesame seeds
- flax seeds, ground
- wheat germ
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1.5 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
- 3 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 325
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add the seasonings and mix well.
- Mix the wet ingredients together, then add to the dry.
- Stir to mix well.
- Line two baking dishes with parchment paper.
- Spread the mixture the dishes.
- Bake 35-40 minutes, until golden brown.
- Stir every 10-15 minutes to ensure even browning.
We store in glass canning jars in the refrigerator. This recipe makes about 15 cups, which allows for 30 half cup servings.
This recipe makes about 15 cups, which allows for 30 half cup servings.
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