Diabetic Recipes with Sugar Substitutes

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

Staff Picks

Hazelnut Coffee Cake

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

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.

Pineapple-Cherry Cake Cobbler

This easy cobbler is filled with cherries, pears, and pineapples and its flavor is heightened with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Pineapple Cake with Macadamia-Apricot Topper

You'll think you're on a tropical vacation after just one taste of this pineapple-flavored cake served with a sweet apricot and macadamia nut topping.

Easy Buttermilk Cupcakes

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

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.

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.

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.

Fudge-Berry Cupcakes

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

Simple Almond Cookies

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

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!

Citrus Angel Tea Cakes

In this dessert recipe, cupcake-sized angel cakes are split and filled with either lemon or raspberry cream fillings. Topped with fresh fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar, these fancy tea cakes are so beautiful, nobody will believe you made them yourself!