Spiced Up Diabetic Friendly Plum Squares

cathy tate

By
@cathylynne29

It's hard to give up dessert if you are diabetic. Trying to keep your carbs around 50 per meal is very hard if you want to add a dessert. Because of other family members health issues I also have to have very low fat levels. This recipe takes into account low calorie, low fat and low carbs. You can also substitute apricots in place of the plums if desired. These squares are perfect for breakfast as they taste like a cross between a cake and a muffin!


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Serves:

9

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
plums, dried (you can substitute dried apricots if desired)
1/2 c
water
3/4 c
flour, plain
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1 large
egg
1/2 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
canola oil
1 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated
1 tsp
vanilla
2 tsp
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Simmer 1/2 cup plums in water, covered 2 minutes. Cool but do not drain. Dice remaining 1/2 cup plums.
2
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add remaining diced plums; stir until all diced plums are well coated with the flour mixture; set aside.
3
In blender, add cooled plums plus liquid that they were cooked in; puree until well blended-approximately 2 minutes. Add egg, sugar, canola oil, lemon zest and vanilla. Puree until well blended together.
4
Pour puree mixture into the center of the flour mixture. Stir until combined thoroughly. Spread into the prepared baking dish.
5
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a wooden stick (or spaghetti noodle) stuck into the center comes out clean. When done, remove from oven and immediately sprinkle top with powdered sugar. Place on wire rack to cool. When cool, cut into 9 squares.
6
59 calories
1 fat
12 carbohydrates

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Diabetic
Other Tag: Healthy