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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


1 cup low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
1 egg
¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons lemon juice
4 drops yellow food coloring
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Splenda
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon Equal
3 tablespoons boiling water
Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 300°.
  2. Blend cottage cheese until smooth in food processor or blender. Add egg, flour, vanilla, lemon juice, sugar, Splenda, poppy seed, and food coloring. Process until well blended.
  3. Beat egg whites with mixer until they hold peaks. Add cream of tartar and continue mixing until soft.
  4. Fold egg whites into cheese mixture. Pour into muffin pan which has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Bake at 300° for 20 minutes.
  6. Combine Equal with boiling water. Drizzle over muffins immediately.

Note: Muffins will be very puffy when first removed from oven, but may fall somewhat, like a souffle after awhile.

Total time: 40 minutes
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 12 muffins, 1 serving = 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 9
Total Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 91 mg
Carbohydrate 3 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 4 g
Exchange ½ starch
Carbohydrate Units 0

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