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, August 5, 2015

WALNUT STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE

Streusel:
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 heaping tsp ground cinnamon

In a small bowl, mix streusel ingredients; set aside.

Cake:
4 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2  cup unsweetened applesauce
1 3/4 cups Splenda granulated
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups white whole-wheat flour
1 cup garbanzo bean flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1-2 tbsp powdered sugar*, optional

Place egg whites in a large bowl and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch Bundt pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream coconut oil, applesauce and Splenda granulated together well. Gradually add egg yolks. Beat in the vanilla.

In another bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to the egg yolk mixture alternately with the Greek yogurt, beating well after each addition.

Clean mixer beaters; beat egg whites on medium speed until stiff. Fold into cake batter.

Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with walnut mixture; top with remaining batter.

Bake at 350 for 45 - 55 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and place on wire rack to cool completely.

Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

*Directions for making "fake" powdered sugar available on this blog.


Note: This is a dessert that serves 12. One piece per day is recommended.