Baked instead of deep-fried, these funnel cakes are a healthier option than the ones typically sold at carnivals and fairs. You can skip the powdered sugar and substitute fresh fruit if you'd like.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a very large baking sheet with cooking spray; place a wire rack over waxed paper, parchment paper, or a large tray. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, butter, and salt. Bring to boiling. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition.

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  • Spoon dough into a large resealable plastic bag. Using scissors, snip a 1/4- to 1/2-inch hole in one corner of the bag. Pipe dough into twelve 3- to 4-inch circles on prepared baking sheet. Fill in the circles with dough swirls and crisscrosses to resemble funnel cakes.

  • Bake about 20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Transfer to the wire rack. Sift powdered sugar over warm cakes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 9.3g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 1.4g; fat 9.4g 15% DV; saturated fat 5.4g 27% DV; cholesterol 90.9mg 30% DV; vitamin a iu 317.7IU 6% DV; vitamin cmg; folate 38.4mcg 10% DV; calcium 13.3mg 1% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 4.7mg 2% DV; potassium 36mg 1% DV; sodium 102.9mg 4% DV.