Diabetic Tea Biscuits

biscuits-1I have been asked what changes to make to the Prize Winning Tea Biscuits recipe to make it suitable for those who have diabetes. Since I am not an expert in safely changing ingredients to make sure the recipe is right, here is the proper recipe safe for diabetics.

Diabetic Tea Biscuits:

2 cups of  flour

3 teaspoons of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/4 cup Margarine

1/2 cup Lowfat milk

  • Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Cut in the margarine with a fork or pastry blender. Add the milk. Stir to make a soft dough.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured surface until 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut into biscuit shapes. (Or divide dough in 12 balls, roll in your hands and pat lightly to flatten.)
  • Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425 F for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

1 biscuit – 109 calories, 1 bread exchange, 1 fat exchange 15 grams
carbohydrate, 2 grams protein, 4 grams fat 152 mg sodium, 37 mg
potassium, 0 cholesterol

Hope this recipe works out for you – if you are going make variations, try adding cranberries and lemon zest. I tried that and the biscuits were delicious! Please send me your comments and suggestions – your input is always appreciated!

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Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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