Last updated on Jun 17th, 2020 at 10:49 am

Figuring out a sugar- free sweet treat can be tricky, and offering diabetic guests a different dessert while others indulge in sugary treats can be cruel

This is especially true if the guest gnawing through an apple instead of chocolate cake is dad on Father’s Day

Our diabetic-friendly desserts are a healthier alternative, while they are by no means as good as kale salad, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your insulin levels.

Remember to always choose sugar-free alternatives where there is an option (e.g: make sure you use sugar-free chocolate) to keep these recipes diabetic friendly.

Bread and Butter Pudding with Chocolate Ganache recipe

This old school dessert is rich and comforting. Serve with a dollop of unsweetened cream if the chocolate taste is too intense for you. Chopped nuts and orange rind also make for an interesting twist.

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Bread and butter pudding with chocolate ganache recipe 

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Recipe and image provided by Anina’s Recipes

Baked apple recipe

Baking fruit usually strengthens its natural sweetness. These baked apples are along the same line as apple pie, minus the pie crust. This is great as it is or with some warm sugar-free custard.

Baked apple recipe

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Guilt-free chocolate mousse recipe

A silky chocolate mousse is one of the last things you think of when you think of healthy alternatives, but here it is, ready to be topped with berries, fruits and nuts of your choice.

Guilt free chocolate mousse recipe

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Courtesy of BON Hotel Empangeni’s star chef, Stacey Botha

Chocolate and Sultana Brownies recipe

It’s cold outside and warm fudge brownies are great comfort food for the whole family. Take even more comfort in these sugar-free alternatives that are better not just for diabetics but for everyone.

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Recipe provided by Canderel.

Coconut cream chocolate truffles recipe

Replenish dads secret stash with these decadent truffles. A delicious treat, so satisfying that just one is enough for even the most dedicated chocaholics.

Coconut cream chocolate truffles recipe 

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Recipe provided by Bibby’s Kitchen @ 36, a food blog by Dianne Bibby.