WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Friday, May 6, 2011

LEMON-FLAVORED BLUEBERRY SCONES

3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup ground oats
1/2 cup fat-free milk
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, oats, milk, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center and set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, oil, honey, lemon juice and zest. Pour into the well of the flour mixture and stir in until blended. Add the blueberries and gently stir just until combined.

Drop batter, 1/4 cup at a time, onto the prepared baking sheet to make 10 scones. Bake at 400 degrees 12 minutes or until lightly browned and firm.


Note: Good with milk or hot beverages such as coffee or tea.

Yield: 10 scones
APPROXIMATELY per scone: 260 cal, 40 g carb, 15 g pro,5 g (0 sat)fat, 3 g fiber, and over 250 mg omega-3s.