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churndash
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Can diabetics have tapioca pudding?

I just copied Marty's Easy Cheesy Rolls recipe. The recipe calls for tapioca flour.  This has got me wondering if a diabetic can have tapioca pudding?  I LOVE rice pudding, especially with raisins, but I know that is "off limits".  Tapioca pudding would be my second, also delicious, choice.

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Re: Can diabetics have tapioca pudding?


churndash wrote:

I just copied Marty's Easy Cheesy Rolls recipe. The recipe calls for tapioca flour.  This has got me wondering if a diabetic can have tapioca pudding?  I LOVE rice pudding, especially with raisins, but I know that is "off limits".  Tapioca pudding would be my second, also delicious, choice.


Here's a chart:

 

Flour Comparison Chart for Carbs and Protein Content

 

as with everything else, you have to test it with your body.

 

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marty1955
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Re: Can diabetics have tapioca pudding?

If you make it lower carb, you can sure give it a try:

 

 

Low Carb Tapioca Pudding

 

Ingredients:

 

 3 Tablespoons Tapioca Pearls
 3/4 cup lite coconut milk
 3/4 cup water
 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
 1 fresh vanilla bean or vanilla powder
 1 cup Splenda
 1 Tablespoon liquid sweetener
 1 pinch salt
 2 egg yolks

 
 Soak the pearls in water overnight, covered well with water. Drain the water off. Heat the coconut milk, water, cream, vanilla bean (split and scraped) or vanilla powder, and tapioca to a slow simmer in a heavy pot and cook for 1 hour, stirring often. Add the sweeteners and salt. Bring to a simmer being careful not to let the tapioca stick to the bottom of the pan.

 Put the yolks into a bowl and stir in some of the tapioca mixture to equalize the temperature. Add to the pan while stirring. Pour into a bowl and cool.

 Makes 6 servings.

 

Using Splenda = 51 total / 8.5 per serving

 

 This will yield a tapioca pudding less dense with tapioca pearls than you might be used to in high-carb versions, but still tastes great and is very satisfying if you miss tapioca pudding.

 

 

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Re: Can diabetics have tapioca pudding?


churndash wrote:

I just copied Marty's Easy Cheesy Rolls recipe. The recipe calls for tapioca flour.  This has got me wondering if a diabetic can have tapioca pudding?  I LOVE rice pudding, especially with raisins, but I know that is "off limits".  Tapioca pudding would be my second, also delicious, choice.


 

Cook a sample, serve it, ask your meter the question.

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