Diabetes affects millions of people around the world. Just because a person is diabetic however, doesn’t mean he or she should be restricted from eating certain foods. With new sugar substitutes and clean eating on the rise, there are thousands of blogs come with Diabetes Supplies and recipes devoted to sugar free cooking and baking. In honor of World Diabetes Day, we’ve composed a list of ten delicious recipes that are sugar free but still taste amazing. Just because you can’t have sugar doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy the sweet life (in moderation). These recipes use natural sweeteners or diabetic-friendly ingredients. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Carrot Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting via Eat Healthy
These carrot cupcakes only look sinful. This recipes uses banana, unsweetened applesauce, and Stevia in the Raw to make these cupcake taste amazing without added sugar. You could use Truvia if you prefer, but the consistency of the cake may be a little bit different. Try these with a warm cup of chai tea for the perfect fall treat.
Simple Chocolate Mousse via Something Swanky
This chocolate mousse is really easy to make and is totally amazing. The recipe uses sugar-free pudding mix, skim milk, and sugar-free cool whip to make this dessert perfect for any time. The cool whip makes this mousse light and fluffy without the added fat and calories of heavy cream.
Ultimate Chocolate Brownies via The Whimsical Wife
Sugar-free brownies? Oh yes. Feel free to indulge and enjoy these sugar-free brownies. The recipe uses sweet potato or pumpkin puree to give the brownies the rich decadent texture of traditional brownies. This recipe also calls for unsweetened cocoa, cacao nibs, and coconut oil. Add walnuts or your favorite nut to the batter for a delicious crunch.
Blueberry Muffins via Low Carb, So Simple
Blueberry muffins make a great snack or dessert. Try them for breakfast with a glass of milk for a great start to any day. These blueberry muffins are sugar-free and are made with only five ingredients, it doesn’t get any easier than that! You could also freeze these muffins and defrost them whenever you want (or eat them frozen the way my mom does). Yum!
Peanut Butter Fudge via Easy Sugar Free Recipes
Peanut butter fudge is hands down one of my favorite desserts. This recipe is sugar-free but still has the same great taste and flavor of traditional fudge. The recipe uses peanut butter, cream cheese, agave nectar, and vanilla to make this fudge sticky and sweet. You could try making this fudge in a variety of flavors, just adjust the recipe accordingly.
Cheesecake via Dessert Recipes 2 U
Cheesecake is such a traditional dessert that the thought of not being able to eat it makes me cringe. Lucky for us, this recipe is sugar free and uses healthier ingredients like low fat chipped cream and fat free cream cheese so you can enjoy this cheesecake minus the guilt.
Lemon Blondies via Desserts with Benefits
Lemon blondies offer a delicious treat with a zesty refreshing flavor that will satisfy your sweet tooth’s cravings. These lemon blondies are sugar-free and call for ingredients such as unsweetened almond milk, applesauce, and brown rice flour. These blondies are much healthier than traditional blondies so go ahead, dig in!
Skinny Berry Parfait via Skinny Ms.
This fruit, yogurt, and granola parfait makes a great sweet treat or the perfect afternoon snack. Layered with protein packed yogurt, this parfait will keep you full all afternoon and the granola will satisfy that crunchy craving. Try sprinkling cinnamon on top of this treat for some extra flavor.
Healthy Fruit Pie via Love Raw
This delicious fruit pie is made with mangoes, cashews, figs, and kiwi. This pie is not only sugar-free but raw as well. Try serving this pie as a healthy treat to your friends and family. They will love how naturally sweet it is. Most of them won’t even notice that it’s healthy. You could try topping the pie with other seasonal fruits to add color and flavor.
Homemade Mint Dark Chocolate via Beautifully Nutty
When you’re craving something chocolatey, this mint dark chocolate is the perfect snack. These dark chocolate cups are made with Stevia drops instead of sugar for sweetness. They also contain almond butter and coconut oil to give this dessert the perfect texture. You could use peanut butter instead of almond, or you could use maple or vanilla almond butter to add to the flavor.