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

Rating: 4 stars
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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.

Sugar-Free Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Rating: 4 stars
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Create instant frozen yogurt for a healthy dessert in just 10 minutes by blending frozen strawberries with yogurt in a food processor. This healthy frozen yogurt recipe is sweetened with Splenda, making it a sugar-free treat. Use a different favorite frozen fruit in place of the strawberries if you like.

Very Cherry Peach Cobbler

A tender biscuit-like topper sets off the ripe, juicy fruit in this low-calorie dessert.

Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake

For an easy and delicious breakfast, prepare this coffee cake the night before then bake for 30 minutes in the morning.

Apple-Spice Cupcakes

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

Easy Buttermilk Cupcakes

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

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.

Fudge-Berry Cupcakes

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

Walnut Berry-Cherry Crisp

Blueberries, flaxseeds and oats make this fruit crisp dessert good for diabetic meal plans or just healthy eating in general.

Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Plum Pudding Cookies

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

Nectarine Tart

The filling in this low-fat dessert tastes deceivingly rich. Fat-free cream cheese is the secret that's yours to share-or not.

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!

Chocolate-Ginger Cupcakes

No ordinary chocolate cake, this family pleaser gets its exquisite flavor from buttermilk and two kinds of ginger.