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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HEALTHY BRAN MUFFINS

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup egg substitute (or 1 egg)
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
3 tbsp canola or olive oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt
1/4 cup instant low-fat milk powder
3/4 cup Splenda Granulated
1 cup wheat bran, divided
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp flaxseeds
2 tbsp raisins, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 12 muffin cups with paper baking liners.

In a large mixing bowl blend the applesauce, egg substitute, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, salt, milk, and Splenda together using a wire whisk.

Reserve 2 tablespoons of the wheat bran and set aside.  Add remaining wheat bran, flours, baking soda, and cinnamon to the applesauce mixture; stir well to blend.  Mix in the flaxseeds and raisins, if using.

Fill each of the muffin cups 2/3s full of batter.  Sprinkle the reserved wheat bran over the tops of the muffin batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean.