What to Eat Wednesday: Healthy Cinco De Mayo Churros


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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


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
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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