Breakfast is a meal that’s meant to fill you up and prepare you for the day ahead. But unfortunately for anyone who’s living with diabetes, most breakfast foods are completely off limits. Easy breakfasts like cereal, muffins, and yogurt can contain a lot of sugar and carbs, which can make it difficult to find something that’s good for you and delicious.
But you can still enjoy traditional breakfast foods like pancakes – you just need to find the right diabetes-friendly recipe. And Health.com’s recipe for Applesauce Pancakes is low in carbs, low in sugar, and high in deliciousness.
Instead of using butter to create these pancakes, you’ll lower the fat by using applesauce. You’ll get a sweet taste with less sugar, and you can even make them heart healthy by opting for whole wheat flour if you’d like. And when it comes to toppings, you don’t have to shy away from fruit. As the ADA notes, fruits do contain carbohydrates, but they can also be a great way to add sweetness without sugar. Just make sure you’re looking for fruits that don’t contain added sugar.