Italian Phyllo Cups

Appropriate for CKD, Dialysis, Diabetes

Cinnamon Crispies

Serves 12

Ingredients:
½ cup whole almonds
8 oz. Tofu, firm
1 ½ teaspoons chopped garlic
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon dried ground thyme
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon grilling spice, salt-free
2 drops Tabasco
1 ¼ teaspoon vegetarian chicken base
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
8 sheets of phyllo dough
Olive oil, (sprayed between the sheets)

Directions:
Blanch the almonds in water, simmering for 15 minutes. Drain the almonds and chop in food processor. Add the rest of ingredients, except phyllo dough & oil, and mix into a smooth consistency. Take 1 sheet of phyllo dough, spray with oil, add a second sheet and spray with oil, until you have 4 layers. Cut the dough into 6 squares; place each square into a muffin cup. After filling 12 muffin cups, spoon the almond-tofu mixture into each phyllo cup. Bake in a pre-heated 400 F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until the phyllo is golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes and serve.

Analysis:
Calories 89, total fat 4.7 g, saturated fat 0.5 g, monounsaturated fat 3 g, polyunsaturated fat 1 g, cholesterol 0.0 mg, calcium 23 mg, sodium 137 mg, phosphorus 55 mg, potassium 68 mg, total carbohydrates 9 g, dietary fiber 1 g, sugar 0.5 g, protein 3.5 g

This recipe was submitted by CKD patient Chef Duane Sunwold