Quick, Simple Air Fryer Dinner: How to Make a Diabetic Friendly Toad-In-the-Hole
Yes, Toad-In-the-Hole can be diabetic friendly, depending on the ingredients you use, and, yes, it can taste good--very good! In this case, the "toads," to keep them diabetic friendly, are chicken apple sausages. The chicken sausages are far less greasy and sodium-laden than many more traditional versions. The batter that covers the "toads" incorporates white whole-wheat instead of all-purpose flour. The end result isn't quite as light and won't rise quite as high as when using "white" flour, but the taste is quite good and just as comforting as many "real" versions. Using the air fryer, you can make the dish in 20-25 minutes. The "Toads" make an easy weeknight meal when you don't feel like cooking, and they're great for a low-fuss, simple Sunday-night supper when you don't feel like soup or a sandwich. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Diabetic-Friendly Toad-In-the-Hole -- Serves 2+
12 ounces of chicken apple sausages, each sausage cut in half
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1 - 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
1/2 cup of white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup of low-fat milk
2 - 4 tablespoons of chopped green onions
Spritz a 6- or 7- inch round pan with non-stick cooking spray and put the sausages in the pan Air fry the sausages at 400 degrees for 5-8 minute or until they brown a bit. While the sausages are cooking, in a medium bowl or measure whisk together well the eggs, onion powder, salt, pepper, and Dijon. Whisk in the white whole-wheat flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until the batter is smooth. Whisk in the milk until it's blended into the batter. When the sausages have browned, sprinkle them with the green onions and then pour the egg mixture over the top of the sausages/onions. Air fry the "toads" at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until a deep golden brown.