What to Eat Wednesday: Healthy Cinco De Mayo Churros

Churros are the perfect way to mark Cinco de Mayo - and they can even be diabetic friendly!Cinco de mayo is this weekend! Are you getting your party menu ready? If you're diabetic or are welcoming a diabetic guest to your festivities, you won't want to miss this alternative Churro recipe from Diabetic Gourmet magazine!

For Cinnamon Twists

  • 2 tablespoons Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 boxes frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter

    For Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • Juice & zest of 1/4 orange
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels


Directions

For Cinnamon Twists

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Mix Splenda Granulated Sweetener and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  3. Granulated Sweetener and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  4. Unfold sheets of puff pastry. Brush each sheet with butter and sprinkle generously with the cinnamon mixture. Lay 2 sheets of puff pastry on top of each other. Cut into 6 strips, lengthwise. Repeat with the next 2 sheets.
  5. Twist each strip, so each set of two strips wrap around each other. Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve with the Chocolate Sauce.

For Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  1. Heat all ingredients except chocolate in a mediums sauce pan. Add chocolate and stir constantly until chocolate melts and is well mixed, about 10 minutes.
  2. Serve warm alongside the Cinnamon Twists.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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