Diabetic Cooking

Sides

Corncake coins

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Directions

Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine egg whites, skim milk, and canola oil in a separate bowl with a whisk, then add to dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Heat an electric griddle or nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, until water dripped onto the surface bubbles rapidly and evaporates (about 325°F for the electric griddle). Spray with nonstick cooking spray, then spoon rounded tablespoons of batter onto griddle or pan. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Place on a serving platter and repeat until all the batter is used.

Yield: about 18 coins. Serving size: 3 coins.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 173, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 248 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 2.


Kathleen Stanley is a Diabetes Educator at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.