Diabetic Oatmeal Raisin Bites Recipe

Oats are high in soluble fiber which is crucial for type 2 diabetes as it is effective in regulating blood sugars.  A high-fiber diet has been proven to help in decreasing glucose in the urine, decreasing insulin needs and increasing the tissue sensitivity to insulin, reducing the levels of atherosclerosis-promoting blood lipids and lowering postprandial blood sugar.  Hence this diabetic oatmeal raisin bites recipe is just great for those suffering from diabetes.

 

Ingredients

 

Canola cooking spray

3 tbsps canola margarine or butter, softened

3 tbsps fat-free or light cream cheese

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tbsps low-fat buttermilk

2 tbsps egg substitute

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

salt to taste

1 cup quick or old fashioned oats

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

 

Method

  1. Turn on the oven and preheat to 350F. Use the canola cooking spray to coat a cookie sheet.

  2. Place margarine or butter and cream cheese into a large mixing bowl and beat them together.

  3. Beat in both the brown and granulated sugars, buttermilk, egg substitute, maple syrup and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.

  4. In separate bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt.  Then beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture.

  5. Add in the oats, raisins and walnuts if desired and stir well until thoroughly mixed.

  6. Use either a cookie scoop or a normal tablespoon to form rounded cookies and place them on the prepared cookie sheets with about 2 inches in between each cookie.  If flatter cookies are preferred to round shapes, just press lightly on each cookie mound using a spatula, spoon or your own fingers.

  7. Place the cookie sheet in the upper third of oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

  8. Remove the cookies from oven and let it stand aside to cool down completely.  Store them in an airtight container.

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