Kids' Eating: Desserts for Children With Diabetes
Sure, but remember: Recipes may need to be adjusted to suit your son's prescribed diet. Your doctor or dietitian can help you create a meal plan that is best for your son.
Spicy Oat Bars
This recipe is provided by the American Diabetes Association.
The blend of spices and raisins gives these bars a delectable flavor without a lot of added sugar. Decreasing the sugar can leave cookies less moist, so we've used baking raisins to help make the bars moist and chewy; find them in a box right next to the other raisins in the grocery store.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1 Tbsp low-fat (1%) milk
1/3 cup baking raisins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and salt. In another medium bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, combine the sugar and margarine. Blend in the egg and milk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the margarine mixture in thirds, and blend until smooth, 2 minutes. Stir in the raisins. Spread in the baking pan and bake until the edges just start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 12 minutes. Cool completely and cut into 9 bars.