Breakfast Recipes for Diabetics 

 Originally Written: February 16, 2010

By  Hanna Trafford

If you or your family member are diabetic, here are some great breakfast recipes for you!

Apricot Morning Drink



1 – 16 ounce can of sugar free apricot halves

1-1/2 cups of skim milk

3 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon of liquid sweetener

Grounf cinnamon to taste

Orange slices for garnish (optional)


  • Combine all ingredients except the cinnamon in a blender and cover.
  • Blend at medium speed for abour 30 seconds.
  • Pour into glasses and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
  • Garnish with orange slices if desired.

Broiled Grapefruit



1 grapefruit

1/2 teaspoon of butter

1 teaspoon of granulated sugar replacement

dash of ground cinnamon

dash of ground nutmeg


  • Cut grapefruit in half.
  • Loosen sections with a sharp knife or a grapefruit spoon
  • Place a 1.4 teaspoon of butter in middle of each half
  • Sprinkle each half with 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar replacement, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Broil 4 inches from heat for 6-8 minutes
  • Serve hot

Italian Scrambled Eggs



1 small butternut squash,thinly sliced and chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

3 tablespoons of butter

1 cup of meatless spaghetti sauce

4 large eggs

2 tablespoons of water


  • In a medium skillet, lightly saute squash and onion in 1 tablespoon of butter until onion is translucent.
  • Add spaghetti sauce and eason lightly with salt and pepper
  • Simmer for about 5 minutes and set aside
  • Beat together eggs and water
  • In a large skillet, scramble eggs in remaining butter
  • Serve immediately

Baked Apple Fritters



1 cup of honey graham crackers, crushed into crumbs

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

2 large apples, peeled and chopped into small pieces

4 tablespoon of lemon juice


  • Combine graham crackers with cinnamon
  • Mix apple slices with lemon juice to coat evenly
  • Combine graham cracker and apple mixes
  • Place on greased cookie sheet using tablespoon to form fritters
  • Bake at 400F for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown
  • Serve warm

Buttermilk Waffles



1/2 cup of all purpose flour

1/2 cup of dry oatmeal

1/4 cup of cornmeal

1 tablespoon of baking powder

2 teaspoons of natural butter flavour mix

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 egg

1/4 cup of low-calorie margarine

1-1/2 cup of buttermilk


  • Combine the flour, oatmeal, cornmeal ,butter mix and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Add the egg and margarine
  • Stir to mix
  • Stir in the buttermilk
  • Cover and allow the batter to rest for 20 minutes or until double in size
  • Bake waffles in preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions

Baked French Toast



2 eggs, well beaten

1/2 cup of 2% milk

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

6 slices of wholewheat bread

1 cup of bran flakes

1/4 cup of margarine, melted


  • Combine eggs, milk, salt amd vanilla in shallow dish
  • Dip bread in egg mixture turning once, and allow time for both sides to absorb the liquid
  • Coat evenly with bran flakes and place in single layer on a well-greased baking sheet
  • Drizzle with margarine
  • Bake at 450F for about 10 minutes or until nice and crisp and brown
  • Serve warm with sugar reduced maple syrup

Hope you enjoy getting these recipes – please share your comments and send in your suggestions – your input is a always very welcomed!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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  • Baked apple fritters. The picture is deceiving. out of the oven came lemon flavored apples slightly over cooked on the bottom. mostly pale in color and not resembling the dough consistency as shown in the picture. really disappointing. I added and egg, 1/4 c flour and a few tablespoons of sugar and they improved only slightly. please review this recipe and see if your results are similar or if you just need to update the photo. thank you.

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