Glycemic Index / Glycemic Load Diet Dessert Recipes

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Whether you're following a low glycemic index or glycemic load diet dessert recipes really, really, come in handy! Cutting back on sugar can be challenging for those of us with a sweet tooth, but these great tasting low GI dessert recipes are sure to satisfy and will keep you on track.

Baked Pear Crisp


1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup SPLENDA® brown sugar blend
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup canola oil
6 medium pears, peeled, cored and sliced
1 tbsp lemon juice (fresh is best)
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger (fresh is best, but can substitute 1 tsp ginger powder)
2 tbsp SPLENDA® no calorie sweetener, granular
1 and 1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine topping ingredients until well mixed and crumbly. Set aside.

Combine pears, lemon juice, ginger, SPLENDA® and flour. Spread this fruit mixture over bottom of baking pan. Sprinkle fruit with topping. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until pears are tender.

If desired, serve with non-fat, no sugar added ice cream.

Chocolate Crunchy Ice Cream

This concoction may sound a little strange, but it's surprisingly tasty. It's sure to satisfy those late night cravings.


1/2 cup non-fat, no sugar added, vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup Grape Nuts cereal
1 tsp good quality cocoa powder


Sprinkle scooped ice cream with Grape Nuts and cocoa. Enjoy.

Makes 1 serving.

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