December 27


Sweet Treat That Won’t Cause Our Blood Glucose to Skyrocket

By Gabriela

December 27, 2017

You don’t have to give up on all desserts if you have diabetes. Even though you have to be careful what you eat and how much you eat, you can still have some sweet treat from time to time.

In fact, if you choose treats that won’t send your blood sugar levels through the roof, you can have them more often than occasionally. Of course, this refers to people who control their blood sugar levels through diet, exercise, or medication.

Still, you should be careful not to eat too much of your sweet treat.

The sweet treat we present in this article, cinnamon bun, is a great example of a dessert that won’t cause your blood glucose to skyrocket. What’s more, the psyllium husk powder you have to use instead of yeast could help control blood sugar levels after eating.

Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Time for preparation – 45 minutes
Makes 12 cinnamon buns

Ingredients for the Dough

  • 3 tablespoons of psyllium husk powder
  • 1 ½ cups of almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Half a tablespoon of cinnamon
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of stevia
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/8 cup of coconut oil

Ingredients for the Filling

  • 1/4 cup of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of almond butter
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • Half a teaspoon of stevia

Ingredients for the Icing

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon of stevia
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


Mix the ingredients for the dough for about 15 minutes, until firm. Then, combine the ingredients for the filling in another bowl, mix, and store it in the fridge.

Make rectangle shape from the dough, by first rolling it into a ball and then flattening it. Place it on parchment paper, and cover with plastic wrap.

Next, roll out the dough gently, and as thin as you can with a rolling pin. Make sure you maintain its rectangular shape without breaking. Remove the plastic wrap once you finish rolling it. Melt the coconut oil at room temperature, and brush a thin layer of it onto the flattened dough.

Now, drop the filling onto it using a fork to spread it evenly. Make sure you leave 2,5” empty at the top (the furthest end from you). Next, use your fingers to curl bottom edge, rolling it while pulling the parchment paper away from you.

When you finish rolling it, rotate the dough using the parchment paper, making sure the seam is at the bottom.

Prepare a muffin tin and 12 cupcake holders. The next step is cutting the rolled dough into 12 pieces, and for that, you can use a dental floss. Put each piece into a cupcake holder, and bake for around 25 minutes in a preheated oven at 375 F.

Mix the ingredients for the icing and drizzle it over each cooked cinnamon bun. Enjoy them while still warm. The video below shows the entire preparation and cooking process of this swee treat.

Nutrition Facts for Each Bun

  • 105 calories
  • 6 gr fat
  • 3 gr protein
  • 9 gr carbs (8 are from fiber, so only 1.5 absorbable carbs)


  • Gabriela

    Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Health Page, Fitness trainer and instructor has dedicated her career to educating and informing people for over 10 years. As one of the most passionate diabetes advocates, Gabi has worked tirelessly to ensure that those people receive the education and support they need to properly manage their diabetes and achieve their health, fitness and weight loss goals.

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