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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


¼ cup margarine, softened
¼ cup Splenda
¼ cup sugar
1 egg yolk
½ cup skim milk
1½ teaspoon baking powder
13 squares (2½ inch) graham crackers, rolled fine 6 sheets low fat
1 egg white, beaten to soft peaks

Date Topping
½ pound dates, finely chopped
½ cup Splenda
¼ cup water
¼ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Mix together butter and sugars; add egg yolk and milk, and mix.
  3. Mix together baking powder with graham cracker crumbs; add to mixture.
  4. Fold in egg white.
  5. Pour into greased 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
  6. Bake at 350º for 25-27 minutes.
  7. Cool before putting on date topping.
  8. Cook dates, sugar, and water for a few minutes, until dates are very soft.
  9. Cool mixture before adding vanilla.
  10. Frost cake with date mixture.
Total time: 1 hour
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Sodium 228 mg
Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 3 g
Exchange 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat
Carbohydrate Units 3

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