There are many Diabetic breakfast recipes around for the Diabetic, some recipes designed for making when you have time for more of a leisurely breakfast or brunch you may wish to share with your family and friends.
Typically a pre Type 2 Diabetic would not of had breakfast at all and then latter on in the morning when hungry make wrong food choices that are normally high in sugar, fat and empty calories that increase weight.
Eating breakfast is truly is one of the ways to help you lose weight. If you are someone that cannot look at preparing one of your favorite diabetic breakfast recipes first thing in the morning I am going to give you a few ideas on how you can get around this.
- Get into the habit of preparing your breakfast the night before if you can’t eat first thing you will then have a meal on hand and then won’t make the mistake of eating sugar laden foods.
- Make the bread recipe below it can freeze and will be ideal to get up and go type of breakfast.
Coconut Chocolate Shake:
1 x 250 grams can coconut milk
1 x cup of ice cubes
2 x tablespoon agave nectar
Blend together and then add:
2 x tablespoons of shredded coconut
2 x tablespoons cocoa (add more if want more chocolate taste)
Blend or shake again – drink immediately
** To further stabilize the blood sugar you can add flaxseed, hemp oil, cinnamon, vanilla to taste and either a sugar substitute such as Splenda, Saccharin, Cyclamate or Aspartame – discuss with your dietician or health professional if you are not sure.
Apple and Cinnamon Bread – Prep time is 10 minutes
3.5 cups of wholemeal plain flour
1 tabs castor sugar
2 tsps cinnamon
7gm dried yeast sachet
½ cup of chopped walnuts
2.5 cups blood warm low fat milk
1 cup no added sugar tins of apples
1 tabs extra light cream cheese pp
½ tsp of honey pp
Pre heat the oven to 180C line a 7cm deep loaf pan with baking paper.
Step 1: Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl including chopped walnuts. Add the milk and mix well to combine. Then beat the bowl ingredients for 2 mins and stir in the tin apple. Place the dough into the loaf pan and cover to rise with a clean tea towel. Keep to one side in a draught free place to prove for around 30 minutes or double in size.
Step 2: Cook for 30 mins then cover up with foil and place back in oven for another 20 mins until a skewer is inserted and when removed from the bread comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside for 5 mins then remove from loaf pan to cool on wire rack until completely cold.
Step 3: Spread your bread with the cream cheese and drizzle ½ tsp of honey on each slice.
With making up the bread and freezing what you don’t need this will be an excellent breakfast to take on the run or to have a healthy snack. The bread will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days or sliced and wrapped can be placed in the freezer for around 6 months.
Being a Diabetic doesn’t mean it is the end of eating the things you love it means that you can eat them but only occasionally. Try this next Diabetic breakfast recipe when family and friends drop over for an informal brunch.
Sourdough with Avocado including Roasted Tomatoes
10 mins prep time Serves 2 or double ingredients to feed more
You will need:
3 small roma tomatoes
Olive oil spray
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tabs shredded basil – keep a few for decoration
4 thickly slices of sourdough bread toasted
Step 1: Preheat the oven 180c place roma tomatoes that have been halved on baking paper on a tray in the oven. Cook for 20 mins or until soft. Put to one side and let cool for 10 mins.
Step 2: Put the avocado and lemon juice in a bowl together. Mash with a fork getting rid of the lumps and the shredded basil stir it through.
Step 3: Place the avocado spread on the toast top with the cooked roma tomatoes and decorate with a few sprigs of the basil.
Apricots, Pistachios and Yogurt
1/2 tsp honey
1 tabs chopped unsalted pistachios
1/2 cup of apricots in juice drained and chopped
small tub of low fat vanilla yoghurt
Place the yoghurt in a small bowl, top with fruit then sprinkle with the nuts and drizzle the honey over the top. Delicious!
As you can see Diabetic breakfast recipes need not be boring you are really only limited to your imagination and the continuing support of your professional team!