Tasty low GI Christmas cake for Diabetics

By December 1, 2020Recipes

Low GI and low GL, this fruit cake is perfect for diabetics hmmsim 2 다운로드. Bake it a couple of days before Christmas for the family get-together – it’s also good as a gift!

Prep time: 15 mins and 2 days in the fridge; cooking time: 25 mins


  • 250 ml water
  • 125 ml fat free milk
  • 125 ml soft ‘lite’ margarine
  • 125 ml sultanas
  • 35 dried apricots halves, 12 dried prunes, 10 dried peach halves – all roughly chopped
  • 30 ml currants
  • 125 ml white sugar
  • 5 ml bicarbonate of soda (for stove fruit)
  • 1 ml salt
  • 10 pecan nut halves, chopped
  • 190 ml cake flour
  • 5 ml bicarbonate of soda (for cooled fruit mix)
  • 5 ml baking powder
  • 85 ml oat bran
  • 250 ml whole-wheat ProNutro
  • 1 apple, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 ml almond essence
  • 1 egg white, beaten


  1. Place the water, milk, margarine, fruit, sugar, 5 ml bicarbonate of soda, the salt and nuts in a large saucepan. Simmer over a low heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat, pour into a bowl and allow to cool completely.
  3. Remove the pips from the prunes. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius.
  4. Sift together the flour, 5 ml bicarbonate of soda, and the baking powder over the cooled fruits in a bowl.
  5. Add the oat bran, the whole-wheat ProNutro and the grated apple, and mix together gently with a wooden spoon.
  6. Beat the egg and almond essence together, and add to the batter.
  7. Whisk the egg white and fold it into the mixture.
  8. Spoon the batter into a non-stick baking pan (a 30 cm long loaf pan or 15 cm square or round pan), which has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  9. Bake for 2 hours, or until a knife or skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool completely, then sprinkle with a little brandy (optional)
  11. Store in an airtight container, or cover with foil and store for 2 days in the fridge before eating
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