This diabetic style of sweet potato pie is a healthy dessert with its fat-free and sugar-free ingredients, especially the spice cinnamon. Cinnamon has been confirmed to possess a positive impact on blood sugar levels, an vital element in the life of a diabetic. Either canned or fresh sweet potatoes may be used for the filling. The sweet potato custard filling will vary from silky to dense, dependent upon the ration of mashed sweet potato to milk and eggs.
SUGAR-FREE SWEET POTATO PIE
Preparation time: 15 minutes Preheat oven: 350 degrees F. Bake time: 40 minutes
3 Tbsp Margarine, unsalted, softened
cup brown sugar substitute, granulated
5 packets of granulated artificial sweetener
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground allspice
2 raw egg yolks
2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
(equal to 1 big sweet potato or 1 large can of yams)
1 cup fat free milk
3 egg whites
1 pie crust, unbaked (ready-to-bake), 9-inch
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 2. In a huge bowl, beat together softened margarine, brown sugar substitute, cinnamon, ginger, salt, allspice, and egg yolks. 3. Whisk in mashed sweet potatoes and milk to sugar/spice/egg yolks mixture. 4. Inside a separate bowl, beet egg whites till stiff. 5. Gently fold stiff egg whites into sweet potato mixture. Don’t stir. 6. Pour sweet potato mixture into unbaked pie shell. 7. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, till a tester inserted in center comes out clean. 8. Cool on rack until completely ready to serve.
Sweet potatoes are abundant in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene, and vitamins C and B2 . The Center for Science in the Public Interest has compared the nutritional value of sweet potatoes to other vegetables. The comparison considered nutritional values like complex carbohydrates, protein, fibre content, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C, and found the sweet potato the highest in nutritional value.
Varieties of sweet potatoes with dark orange pulp have a lot more beta carotene than light colored sweet potatoes. The sweet potato is a effective food for diabetics since it helps stabilize blood sugar levels and lowers insulin resistance.