Who doesn’t like a good dessert to round off their delicious dinner? Unfortunately, people with diabetes often give up desserts to preserve their blood sugar and ensure they do not go into diabetic shock.
Luckily for them, we have put together this list of the 8 best desserts for diabetics that will not send insulin levels to the roof so that you can enjoy them without worry. The best part is that this list’s entries are delicious!
1. Berry Parfaits
A creamy berry parfait will be a great dessert after a hearty dinner or breakfast. You can put one of these together using granola, greek yogurt, strawberries, and blueberries.
The nice bonus is the refrigerator life for this dessert is long, so you can prepare it the day before and enjoy it anytime after that.
2. Pumpkin Pancakes
Although pancakes are not necessarily considered desserts, the entry on this list has a succulent taste that gives them an edge over regular pancakes, on top of being low carb. Bring together whole wheat flour, delicious buttermilk, and canned pumpkin, and these hot cakes will be the day’s talk.
You can even top it with greek yogurt and low-sugar syrup to give it that extra something.
3. Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Normally, most people with diabetes would stay far away from cheesecake, but this entry has minimal blood sugar-raising ingredients. You only need to substitute the regular sugar with an alternative and add fat-free cream cheese.
Don’t be afraid to add a cup or two of raspberries because it only has about 30 grams of carbs, half of which is dietary fiber.
4. Frozen Berry Yogurt Pops
These popsicle-style treats will be a tasty addition to your children for a quick snack or a little reward after they eat their vegetables. They are so tasty that people without diabetes would give them a second look and try them as a regular dessert.
Plus, they’re easy to make since you only need yogurt, popsicle sticks, water, and berries. It is a simple recipe you can prepare in the morning and have ready by dinner.
5. Peanut Butter Cookies
Cookies will always be everyone’s favorite dessert, and peanut butter is often the first choice when somebody wants a nutritious treat. So it’s a no-brainer to combine the two and make a diabetic-friendly dessert you can take anywhere.
You will need a low-carb sweetener and tasty pb2 to get off to a great start. Introduce healthy Greek yogurt to the mix, and you will end up with fluffy cookies that will be hard to put down.
6. Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes
Strawberry lemon cupcakes are another taboo food that most people with diabetes tend to avoid, but with some strategic substitutions, you can enjoy these treats guilt and worry-free.
By introducing whey protein powder and artificial sweeteners, you’ll have a nutritious substitute for regular cupcakes that will keep your blood sugar in check.
7. Chocolate Cookies
If you like peanut butter cookies, you’ll enjoy a helping of delicious chocolate cookies. Throw together some healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour, artificial sweetener, 70% dark chocolate, and light brown sugar, and your sweet tooth will be satisfied without sending your insulin skyrocketing.
8. Sour Cream Pound Cake
Last but not least, sour cream pound cake is a delicious dessert you can add to your memorable holiday or wedding feast. You will be able to whip it together with healthy almond flour, eggs, butter, and, of course, sour cream.
Almond flour is very low on the glycemic index and will add the same lift as regular cake flour. Furthermore, it’s better to use light sour cream instead of the regular stuff to make it even healthier.