Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar and goes on with a popular belief that diabetic people have to reduce sugar intake or give up in the first place. The worst nightmare of any human being who loves sweets is getting diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a very common disease, and most of the people refrain from eating desserts, but some dessert recipes make it possible for the people to have a sweet tooth with diabetes to fulfill their sweet cravings. Every dessert recipe involves either sugar or something which a person with diabetes cannot eat.
Healthy Dessert Recipe
Healthy substitutes of sugar which can be included in dessert recipe-
Honey- Honey is a healthier and one of the best alternatives in any dessert recipe to refined white sugar if taken in the right proportions.
Date Sugar- To include date sugar in a dessert recipe is of the best options as they are nutritious and have several health benefits. They are packed with fiber, which helps to slow down the release of blood sugar.
Coconut Sugar- Coconut sugar might add a little extra flavor to your dessert recipe, but it is rich in nutrients and provide gut-friendly bacteria.
Maple Syrup- Widely used with pancakes, maple syrup can be the best after honey to include in your dessert recipe. Maple syrup is also known to have more antioxidants than honey.
Indians are known to love sweets, and thus, India has the most number of diabetic patients in the world after China. Here is an alternative recipe of the most favorite Indian sweet of Oats and Ragi Ladoo.
Well, it is time we get into the specifics of the making without further delay. Let us start with the ingredients first.
Ragi flour – 1½ cup
Oats flour – 1 cup
Dates (ripe) – 20
Milk – ½ cup
Ghee – 1 Tbsp
Cardamom powder – 1tsp
White sesame seeds – ¼ cup
Coconut powder – ¼ cup
Cashew nuts – 12
Stevia powder/ drops – 10 gms/ 8 drops
Preparing The Dessert Recipe
Lightly roast oats and ragi. Let it cool down for 30 minutes. Grind it in the grinder.
Please take out the seeds of 15 dates and blend them with milk. Make it a paste. Dice the remaining dates.
Roast white sesame seeds and cashew nuts.
Put some ghee in the pan and let it melt. Add oats flour. Mix it well and roast it.
Put some ghee in another pan and let it melt. Add Ragi flour. Mix it well and roast it.
Mix both the flour and add the remaining ghee to it.
Add dates pastes, stevia, cardamom powder, and mix well.
Allow it to cool down for about 10 minutes and add the diced dates.
Apply some ghee over your palms and make small balls of the batter into ladoos.
Roll the laddoos over sesame seeds and coconut powder. Add cashew on each ladoo.
Use this dessert recipe and break the myth that diabetic people should refrain from the intake of desserts. The idea is to control the consumption of sugar and use the alternatives in your dessert recipe.