These diabetic oatmeal cookies with apple and cinnamon are naturally sweetened with dates, apples, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and cinnamon. The ingredients are blended with soaked raw almonds and then mixed with plain oats and shredded coconut for a 100% refined carbohydrate-free and sugar free oatmeal cookie for diabetics.
These are seriously the best sugar free cookies for diabetics that are vegan, gluten free and so yummy!
The worst foods for people with diabetes are refined sugar, flour, and saturated fats including coconut oil and processed oils found in almost all store-bought cookies and cookie recipes. If you are looking for some insulin resistance recipes, you have to try this oatmeal cookie recipe for diabetics that is low in fat and free of refined sugar.
Saturated fats increase insulin resistance, and refined carbohydrates and processed sugar cause the overproduction of insulin and weight gain.
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Benefits of these sugar free cookies for diabetics
These perfect diabetic oatmeal cookies for weight loss contain whole foods and fiber, which slows down sugar release into the bloodstream.
Cinnamon adds additional natural sweetness and can help lower blood sugar levels as cinnamon improves insulin sensitivity and glucose transport inside the cell. It is the perfect sweetening spice for diabetes or people with pre-diabetes.
Natural sugar from the dates, apple, and orange juice is used to sweeten the almond flour oatmeal cookies and contains no added sugar. White sugar is one of the worst simple sugars for diabetics, especially when combined with saturated fats such as butter or coconut oil. For anyone who has a sweet tooth and would like a sweeter cookie, using a monk fruit sweetener with erythritol is one of the best alternatives to using brown sugar is white sugar.
In this study, the intake of whole grain oats in type 2 diabetics had significant effects on controlling high blood sugar levels and reducing blood lipids and weight. Oat fiber and whole oats are great options to use in cookies for overweight diabetics, especially when mixed with cinnamon and ground almonds with 100% natural sugars.
I made these cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies for diabetics when I had to watch my blood sugar levels during pregnancy. I was diagnosed with mild gestational diabetes but was able to manage it through diet.
Being pregnant increased my sugar cravings, so I was glad to learn that I could metabolize these healthy apple oatmeal cookies while keeping my blood sugar levels within the target range.
During my diagnosis, I noticed that I could efficiently metabolize small amounts of whole food fats such as nuts and seeds and natural sugars in fruit, vegetables, and healthy carbohydrates. The processed sugar and fats combined elevated my blood sugar the most.
Knowing this information inspired me to make a refined sugar-free cookie recipe for people with diabetes to enjoy.
I used a dehydrator to make these healthy diabetic oatmeal cookies, but I am sure you could bake these cookies in the oven on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and they would be just as delicious and chewy!
The ingredients for these diabetic cookies include:
- 1 cup almonds
- Three apples
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- ¼ tsp cardamon
- ¼ tsp clove
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
How to make sugar free oatmeal cookies for diabetics
Soak one cup of almonds in a bowl covered in water for 12 hours. Soaking the almonds improves digestibility and releases enzyme inhibitors such as phytic acid.
Place soaked almonds in a high-speed blender with fresh-squeezed orange juice, dates, vanilla, and apple. Blend into a puree. You can also use a food processor as well to blend the wet ingredients. (If you don’t want to soak and blend your own almonds, you could use 1 cup of almond flour as a substitute in the recipe)
Combine the puree in a large bowl with the dry ingredients, including the spices, raw oats, and shredded coconut, and stir. You should have a wet cookie dough texture.
Line 3 dehydrator trays with teflex and use a cookie scoop to spoon the apple oatmeal cookie dough onto the trays using a spoon. Use the palm of your fingertips to press the raw cookie mixture into a flattened cookie.
Dehydrate the cookies for 24-30 hours @ 50 degrees Celsius. Once dehydrated, you can store the diabetic cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for weeks. If they last that long!
I highly recommend the Excalibur dehydrator as one of the best dehydrators on the market.
For more refined sugar-free cookie recipes for diabetics, you may also like these dehydrated chocolate cookies. Mmm, so good. I hope you enjoy the sugar-free oatmeal cookies as much as I do! They are one of my favorite cookies and a great option for a healthy snack.
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Diabetic Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon and Apple
- High speed blender
- Mixing bowl
- Soak almonds in a bowl covered in water for 12 hours
- Place soaked almonds, dates, diced apple, fresh squeezed orange juice and vanilla extract in blender and blend until smooth.
- In a mixing bowl combine cinnamon, clove and cardamon with oats and shredded coconut then add the blended mixture. Combine together using a mixing spoon.
- Line 3 dehydrator trays with teflex. Spoon raw cookie dough onto sheets with a spoon. Use your finger tips to press the raw dough into a flattened cookie.
- Dehydrate the cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies for 24-30 hours @ 50° celcius.