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How to Make Low Sugar/Diabetic Friendly Almond Cakes in Your Air Fryer (That Taste Good)

These simple almond cakes are easy to make, quite tasty, and contain no artificial sweeteners. They are low sugar, but not no sugar, as they get their sweetness from date puree/paste. Why the date puree? As I've mentioned in previous posts, it's generally better for you (in moderation) than some other sweeteners because the date paste is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Plus date paste tastes good, unlike some artificial sweeteners which have a weird after-taste. You can see some of my previous posts for how to make date paste, or for this recipe, just cover the dates with really hot water, let them sit until they are soft, drain them, and then mash them. It will work. Leaving aside the date paste, these almond cakes have a substantial amount of protein in them as well as healthy fats, making them more "diabetic friendly" than some cakes. The cakes come out of the air fryer in about 20 minutes, and they are very moist and tender. Because of the almonds in the batter, the cakes are a little crumbly and slightly nubby, almost like a cornmeal muffin in texture. Try the cakes with fresh strawberries and a fluff of light whipped topping or cream for a simple, tasty dessert. The cakes also are quite good for breakfast alongside your coffee, fruit, and yogurt. Enjoy!

How to Make Low Sugar/Diabetic Friendly Almond Cakes in Your Air Fryer (That Taste Good)
How to Make Low Sugar/Diabetic Friendly Almond Cakes in Your Air Fryer (That Taste Good)

Air Fryer Low Sugar/Diabetic Friendly Almond Cakes -- Makes 6


8 ounces of silken tofu

1/4 cup of canola oil

1 large egg

1/2 cup of date puree/paste

1/2 teaspoon of almond extract

3/4 cup of ground toasted almonds

3/4 teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of salt


Spritz 6 ramekins well with non-stick cooking spray and set them aside. Add the tofu, oil, egg, date puree, and almond extract to the bowl of a food processor and pulse the mixture until everything is smooth. Add the ground almonds, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and pulse again until everything is well mixed. Divide the mixture among the prepared ramekins. Air fry the batter at 320 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the cakes are golden brown and a pick inserted in a cake comes out with no wet batter attached (you'll probably have crumbs). Remove the cakes from the air fryer basket and let them sit in their ramekins until the ramekins are cool enough to handle. Run a knife around the edges of the cakes and tip or lift the cakes out gently.

How to Make Low Sugar/Diabetic Friendly Almond Cakes in Your Air Fryer (That Taste Good)
How to Make Low Sugar/Diabetic Friendly Almond Cakes in Your Air Fryer (That Taste Good)

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Dec 04, 2023

How big are the ramekins for these air fryer almond cakes? This would be very helpful to the reader. Also, do you have the sugar/carb count for these? You state they are diabetic friendly, but I could use some direction as I'm hoping to bake for a newly diagnosed friend.

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Dec 05, 2023
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Hi -- I usually use either a one-cup or a 3/4-cup ramekin. You can use either and just fill the ramekins about two-thirds full, meaning that you may have more cakes if you use the 3/4 cup ramekins. I don't have the sugar/carb count, as most of the on-line counters tend to vary and be off in their estimates. I simply don't trust the counters enough to post what they tell me. Part of the problem is that the counters are based on different brands, items, and weights. You can get a rough idea of the sugar/carb count by doing your own estimates based on the "back of the label" nutrition information for the recipe ingredients (and my sist…

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