Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • July 2015
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Buttermilk Chocolate Pie

Last month I explained resistant starch fiber and how it can help keep weight and blood sugar under control. This month I am sharing one of my favorite sweet treats, (we all need a sweet treat now and then) to keep us on the straight and narrow. It is so easy, and this Buttermilk Chocolate Pie won’t raise blood sugar or add weight.

This pie includes my adaptations for diabetics. It won’t raise blood sugar very much.


½ cup walnuts or pecans, finely ground

2 tablespoons melted butter

Mix butter and ground nuts together and press in bottom of 9” pie plate.


½ stick melted butter

1/3 cup baking cocoa powder

1 ½ cups Splenda

4 large whole eggs

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

¼ cup Hi-Maize 260 resistant starch fiber

1 cup buttermilk or sour milk (1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup milk let curdle 5 minute)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon salt

Place in food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

The original recipe had 31 carbs per serving. Most of which came from the sugar. The above adapted recipe has about 10 grams of carbs. Don’t worry about the fat content as it is carbohydrates that raise blood sugar, clog arteries and cause weight gain, not the butter. The truth is out, saturated fat does not clog arteries either. Triglycerides fat does clog arteries and that fat comes from carbohydrates. When your triglyceride fat number comes down, it is a signal that carbohydrates have been reduced in your diet. That is the fat number you want to watch!

Hi-Maize 260 helps reduce the effect on carbohydrates in your diet. Grandma Rose, owner of Natural Expressions 100% Whole Grain Bakery, LLC, has the Hi-Maize 260 you need for this recipe. She also teaches a free class and support group for blood sugar and weight control. Classes are the first and third Saturdays of each month at 2:00, no registration necessary. Classes are held at the shop at 825 E. Broadway Drive, Appleton. Shop hours are 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 920-954-9727, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Grandma Rose

Natural Expressions is located at 825 E Broadway Drive on the north side of Plamann Park. Hours as of January 1, 2016 are 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. or by appointment at 920-954-9727 any time. Free blood sugar and weight control classes will resume January 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

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