Seriously. These, zero carb mock French toast squares will be a lifesaver! Especially if your child is recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic. Saving you from a very hungry kid that shouldn’t eat carbs at bedtime.
Sidebar. [if you want to understand why the response “just dose for it” when you are newly diagnosed is not helpful when it comes to the “no carbs between meals” rule, read here]
These zero carb mock French toast squares were amazing for the late night hunger that comes with a post Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. I used to let my son sit in the bed at like 9:00 pm and eat these, he was that hungry. And, beef sticks and jello just weren’t cuttin’ it anymore.
If your Type 1 is burned out on the no carb foods you turn to too, then read on because I’ve got a resource for you at the end!
Type 1 Friendly Zero Carb French Toast
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE:
So let’s talk about the syrup for a second. Of course, it must be Sugar Free. Which isn’t actually carb free. You’ll get numbers down in your head, start to know the carb counts for alllllllll kinds of food, LOL.
But, for us and the brand we use; it is 5g total carbs for 2 Tablespoons. Which, ok… uncovered (meaning, no insulin for the 5g) isn’t horrible, especially at bedtime. BUT. Essentially the “fake” sugar in Sugar Free, may cause blood glucose spikes.
Something to watch/diagnosis if you notice high spikes after eating them with syrup.
You an also add 1/2 tsp of maple extract to the batter and possibly forgo topping them with syrup. Just because because maple extract is STRONG and can take over in a bad way fast!
This recipe uses one of those “all edges” brownie pans. Or, I guess you call them a Brownie Bar Pan or a mini brownie pan.
Zero Carb French Toast
- All-Edges Brownie Pan
- 1 8 oz block of cream cheese at room temperature
- 8 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Set cream cheese on counter to soften. It must be room temperature! But do not leave out for more than 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease muffin tin. The "All Edges" brownie pan works VERY WELL.
- Add all ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides and blend again. Pour into pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes and remove.
- If you are eating them right away, enjoy! Top with butter and sugar-free syrup.
Need some more no or super low carb snack ideas? I know I can never have enough ideas! I’ve put together a checklist of some of my son’s ultimate favorites so far.
What do y’all snack on? I’d love to hear from you!! Send me an email with what your Type 1 is snacking on and..at the moment, loving!