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Pumpkin Recipes For Diabetics


The bright orange pumpkins add color to the market and grocery stores. The pumpkins can be reaped during autumn and winter. They are full of healthy nutrients and other nutritional benefits which you can enjoy. The taste and aroma of cooked pumpkin is amazing. There are 83 calories and 20 grams of carbohydrates in a single cup of canned pumpkin. It also gives you 3 grams of protein, 763% of Vitamin A and 7 grams of fiber. It can add high nutritional value to diabetic breads and low sugar desserts.

Hence, here are a few pumpkin recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that could be relished by diabetics easily!

Pumpkin Bites for Breakfast
Pumpkin bites are a cross between a cookie and a muffin. The preparation time and cooking is 10 minutes and 14 minutes respectively. The ingredients required are as follows:

* half tsp baking soda
* quarter tsp salt
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp baking powder
* half tsp ginger
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 egg white
* half tsp allspice
* quarter cup melted butter
* 1 cup canned pure pumpkin
* 1 tsp vanilla
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Beat butter, egg and egg white, pumpkin, sugar and vanilla and stir flour mixture till it is combined. Drop the mixture into bowl and heat it to 350 degrees. Pumpkin bites are ready to serve.

Pumpkin crescent rolls for Lunch
The cook time for this recipe is 20 minutes. The list of ingredients is:

* 2 eggs
* 2 tsp dry yeast
* One-third cup splenda
* Half cup of water
* Half cup butter
* 4 half cups all purpose flour
* 2 half cups wheat flour
* Quarter cup cooked pumpkin

Mix yeast with warm water and add pumpkin, splenda, eggs, butter and wheat flour. Beat until it is smooth and combine with all purpose flour to make soft dough. Knead the dough for 8 minutes as it becomes smooth and elastic. Cover the vessel and wait for 1 hour and then bake it at 400 degrees for 15 minutes and the crescent rolls are ready.

Pumpkin Soup for Dinner
The cooking time for pumpkin soup is 15 minutes. The ingredients are:

* 1 tsp margarine
* 1 diced onion
* Half tsp nutmeg
* Half  tsp sugar
* 1 1/3 cups vegetable broth
* 3 cups soy milk
Cook the onion in margarine for 5 minutes in a large saucepan. Add other ingredients, stir to combine and heat for 10 minutes and pumpkin soup is ready.

The pumpkin recipes are easy to prepare and full of nutrition. They are good to taste can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner.