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, August 15, 2014

PEANUT BUTTER LAVA CUPCAKES



  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter (regular, not reduced-fat or natural)
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated Splenda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • In a small microwaveable bowl, combine peanut butter and chocolate. Microwave on 30 percent power for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring halfway through cooking. Cover and chill until mixture is the consistency of thick frosting, stirring and checking every 5 to 10 minutes. (This could take from 10 to 25 minutes.) Mixture will set up quickly at the end so watch carefully. Use 2 spoons to drop mixture into 6 mounds on a wax paper-lined baking sheet, using about 2 teaspoons of mixture for each; return to the refrigerator until ready to use.
     
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 6 muffin cup tins with cooking spray; set aside. In a bowl, whisk together egg, water, oil, Splenda, baking powder, and vanilla. Add flour and cocoa powder, stirring until smooth. Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter into each muffin tin. Place a chilled peanut butter mound in center of chocolate batter in each muffin tin. Spoon remaining batter over peanut butter mounds.
     
  • Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool cupcakes in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a sharp knife around edge of each cupcake. Invert cupcakes onto serving plates. Serve immediately.

  • Note: This is my diabetic version of a Mr. Foods recipe.