Diabetes Friendly Breads

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Whether you need a loaf for gift-giving or rolls and biscuits to serve with your holiday meals, these breads won't send blood sugars soaring.

Banana Bread

Toast a slice of this sweet bread for breakfast, or wrap a loaf in plastic wrap and tie with a festive ribbon for a special holiday gift.

Applesauce Pancakes

Treat your family to a special breakfast with a stack applesauce-sweetened pancakes drizzled with sugar-free syrup. The wheat germ that's stirred into the batter adds fiber as well as a hearty nutty flavor.

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Nothing says "holidays" like the aromas of a cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves wafting from the kitchen as you bake a loaf of sweet pumpkin bread.

Potato-Sour Cream Biscuits

Tender and tasty, these savory little biscuits are ideal for serving with roast beef, pork tenderloin, or ham. Yukon gold potatoes give them a hint of buttery flavor without fat.

Cumin Quick Bread

Serve a slice of savory cumin bread with a bowl of chili or a vegetable soup for a hearty weeknight meal.

Potato Rolls

Make your holiday meals special with these tender yeast rolls. Their light texture comes from the baking potato that's added to the dough. The recipe calls for bread flour (a high-gluten flour that helps create a more desirable texture in yeast breads), but you can substitute all-purpose flour if you wish.

Beaten Biscuits

Preparing the dough in a food processor eliminates the need for vigorously kneading and gives the biscuits a texture that's somewhere in between a biscuit and a cracker. They're ideal for serving with soup or chili.

Buttered Sweet Potato Knot Rolls

Canned mashed sweet potatoes give these yeast rolls just a hint of sweetness and make them the must-have rolls for holiday entertaining.

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine pumpkin and next 4 ingredients; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Step 3

Spoon batter into a 9- x 5-inch loafpan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove loaf from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack.

Banana Bread

Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup "measures-like-sugar" calorie-free sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 4 medium-sized very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine sweetener and next 3 ingredients; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Step 3

Pour batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.

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