Diabetic Recipes with Sugar Substitutes

Find healthy, delicious diabetic-friendly recipes with sugar substitutes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Apple Crisp

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There's nothing like this old-fashioned apple dessert recipe to top off a good dinner. It's low in calories and can be made even lower if prepared with sugar substitute.

Basic Yellow Cake

This is your go-to yellow cake recipe. Top it with your favorite frosting and sprinkles for a birthday cake! To lower the sugar, swap out the sugar for sugar substitute blend.

Apple-Spice Cupcakes

Subtly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, each Apple-Spice Cupcake is chock-full of chopped apple.

Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie

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This low-fat crustless pumpkin pie is a perfect dessert for the dieters at your holiday meal or people who are watching their carbs.

Easy Buttermilk Cupcakes

Light, sweet vanilla cupcakes topped with chocolate cream-cheese frosting will be a hit with your family.

Peach-Cranberry Coffeecake

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For a twist on the classic coffeecake, try this diabetic-friendly peach and cranberry version.

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberries

This creamy Italian dessert is flavored with vanilla bean and topped with fresh strawberries. Feel free to mix it up and substitute blueberries or raspberries, or a combination of all three!

Plum Pudding Cookies

These fruity cookies have the taste of sweet plums and almonds.

Fudge-Berry Cupcakes

Espresso coffee powder and bittersweet chocolate make this dense cake an extra-rich dessert.

Simple Almond Cookies

For a snack or sweet dessert, enjoy one of these flourless cookies. Drizzle chocolate on top for added pizzazz.

Vanilla Latte Cupcakes

For a perfectly sweet coffee treat without the caffeine buzz, try these latte cupcakes.

Hazelnut Coffee Cake

A toasted hazelnut streusel tops this marbled coffeecake. A hint of chocolate adds to the rich flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas

Light and Luscious Pumpkin Pie

If pumpkin pie is a must for the holidays, this version fulfills that holiday tradition without derailing your meal plan.

Brown Rice Pudding

Crown each serving of this brown rice pudding with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon and, if you like, a few toasted almonds.

Brandied Apple Strudel

Butter-flavor cooking spray works great as a substitute for the melted butter traditionally brushed on strudel pastry.