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. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Monday, December 3, 2012


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup Splenda granulated*
1 1/2 cup All-Bran cereal
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1 egg
2 tbsp canola oil
1 rounded cup mashed ripe banana
Raw oats for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, salt, cocoa, and Splenda.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cereal and milk; let stand 2 minutes or until the cereal softens.  Add the egg and the oil to cereal/milk mixture; beat well and stir in the bananas.

Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir together only until combined and evenly moist.  Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, sprinkle the raw oats over tops, if using. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

*If your blood sugar is well controlled you might be able to use Splenda Blend or another sugar blend.  However, I suggest you go with the regular Splenda granulated.

Note: I recommend always eating bread items with a protein item.

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