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.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


2/3 cup packed Splenda brown sugar blend
1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour (or brown rice flour)
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, well beaten
2/3 cup canola or coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup peeled, shredded apple
1/3 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened

Streusel Topping
2 tbsp packed Splenda brown sugar blend
2 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp butter, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 15 muffin cups with paper baking cups or spray with nonstick cooking spray: set aside.

Reserve 1 tablespoon of the Splenda in the batter recipe for filling.

In large mixer bowl, mix the remaining Splenda brown sugar blend, both flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt on low speed until mixed.

Reserve 1 tablespoon of the beaten eggs for filling.

Add the remaining eggs, oil, applesauce, and vanilla to the flour mixture; beat on medium speed until mixed. Stir the apple into the batter with a spoon or spatula.

In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese with the reserved Splenda and reserved egg.

Fill the muffin cups slightly less than half full of the batter. Top each with 1 teaspoonful of the cream cheese mixture. Top each with a spoonful of the remaining batter to fill cups 2/3 full.

In a small bowl, mix the streusel ingredients together and sprinkle over the tops of the muffins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 22 to 26 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool slightly on wire rack but best served warm.