Treat yourself to some simple yet tasty keto desserts using creative substitutes and low-carb sweeteners – from no-bake treats to decadent cakes and cookies, these recipes will keep your keto diet on track!
This breakfast pudding features grass-fed Bulletproof gelatin combined with chocolate collagen protein powder for a delicious, easily portable breakfast option with less than 5 net carbs per serving.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
This creamy avocado chocolate mousse is dairy-free and paleo friendly, and tastes absolutely decadent! Made with just four ingredients in a blender, you can serve it alone or customize with toppings of your choice – an ideal treat to make for special occasions or just because!
Traditional chocolate mousse requires egg whites or whipped cream; however, this recipe substitutes avocado to create an easier preparation method while maintaining light and fluffy results. Plus, being vegan-friendly allows those avoiding eggs to indulge as well!
Avocado adds rich texture while cocoa powder imparts deep dark chocolate flavor in this healthy chocolate mousse dessert. I added vanilla extract and salt for balance and to help mask any hint of avocado in this dish. Enjoy it as is or garnish your individual serving bowls as desired for an indulgent and low-carb treat!
To create the chocolate mousse, combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down any sides as necessary. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least an hour prior to refrigerating for serving.
Before serving, garnish with unsweetened cocoa powder or small shavings of dark chocolate for an eye-catching presentation. Maple syrup also adds an elegant finishing touch; for added decadence top it with homemade coconut whipped cream!
I love serving this keto dessert for special events because it looks and tastes amazing. Plus, its easy preparation makes life less hectic for busy people like myself!
This chocolate mousse recipe is dairy-free and vegan-friendly by swapping out coconut milk with another nondairy milk such as almond or soy. I’ve also used whole milk successfully; just expect your mousse to be less fluffy.
Keto Banana Pudding
This keto pudding is deliciously indulgent and packs less than 2 net carbs per serving – making it the ideal dessert option for anyone on keto who needs something sweet without upsetting their macros. Mashed banana provides added sweetness while erythritol and powdered stevia keep carb counts at an absolute minimum.
Traditional banana pudding contains high amounts of sugar and cornstarch, making it unsuitable for the keto diet. But this recipe transforms this classic Southern pudding into an exquisite low-carb treat by layering vanilla wafer cookie crumble and sweet banana pudding – with only less than one gram of net carbs per serving, it makes this an ideal treat for anyone on keto looking to cut back on sugar intake!
For this keto pudding, you will need several key ingredients, including heavy whipping cream, erythritol or another low-carb sweetener and xanthan gum, which helps the pudding set. Also consider adding some salt as well to balance out its sweetness.
Start by heating cream and unsweetened milk in a medium saucepan until they begin to steam but don’t reach boiling point. Whisk egg yolks with sweetener until well mixed before slowly adding warm cream mixture while whisking as you go; whisking ensures eggs won’t overheat and curdle!
Once the mixture has been thoroughly blended, transfer to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the mashed banana until everything is evenly mixed before stirring in your choice of low-carb sweeteners such as erythritol or stevia (for optimal results).
Place the pudding into serving dishes and place in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours to set before garnishing it with whipped cream and High Key vanilla wafer cookies (or another keto cookie) to garnish your pudding dish(es). You could even use this recipe to create a banana pudding pie!
Keto Peanut Butter Cups
Keto peanut butter cups make an excellent treat when craving something sweet. With minimal carbs and lots of healthy fats, they will leave you feeling satisfied after each bite – they also serve as an alternative to Reese’s which contain over 200 calories and 22g of sugar per cup!
This recipe is simple to follow and doesn’t require any hard-to-find or pricey ingredients. All that you’ll need for making these is mini muffin liners, chocolate, coconut oil and peanut butter!
Your recipe of choice should be creamy peanut butter; powdered stevia gives these chocolates their signature smooth texture while the erythritol keeps their carb count low. Most grocery stores sell bags of erythritol at roughly $1 each; I personally prefer Lakanto brand erythritol which includes both forms and can be used as an equal replacement to sugar in recipes.
Add an extra boost of flavor with spices like cinnamon and allspice, nuts or seeds if available, and even salt – it will bring out cocoa’s flavors while intensifying nut butter’s taste! To elevate keto desserts further, sprinkle in some spice blends such as Cinnamon-Allspice Blend for maximum effect!
Keto-friendly desserts can often be prepared in just 30 minutes or less and stored easily in either your fridge or freezer until it comes time for consumption.
As long as you use high-quality ingredients and follow instructions, creating keto desserts should be simple. Feel free to experiment with various recipes until you find ones you enjoy most! Just remember these treats should only be consumed occasionally as too many could lead to weight gain and slow your progress on keto – indulge occasionally while sticking with your healthy meal plan for maximum benefit.
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon meringue pie is an iconic dessert featuring a creamy lemon-flavored custard and light, fluffy meringue made with egg whites that often forms into peaks shaped into the meringue itself. Baked into a pastry crust and garnished with sugar for decoration, the pie remains popular among those following keto diets alike and makes an ideal low-carb option.
Preparing all of your ingredients before hand is key to creating a delicious meringue, such as grating lemon zest and separating eggs into yolks and whites. Also make sure the whites are at room temperature so they’ll give you optimal meringue texture. Afterward, whip your egg whites using cream of tartar until stiff and glossy, before folding in sugar gradually to prevent curdling.
Once the lemon filling is prepared, spoon it into the pie shell before topping with meringue. Bake the meringue until light golden brown before cooling on a rack before refrigerating for up to two days (preferably enjoyed as soon as it is made!). Enjoy your tasty pie right away or store any leftovers loosely covered for later consumption!
Wholesome Yum has created this recipe as a delicious way to satisfy sweet cravings on a keto diet without going overboard on net carbs – each serving contains under 5 g of net carbs per serving!
Keto in the Kitchen’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe offers something more decadent: its pecan crust features pumpkin, eggs, and autumn spices for a delectable low-carb dessert option that contains only a few Tbsps per serving! Plus it makes an ideal keto dessert option even if you aren’t strictly adhering to a low-carb diet!
Your meal won’t be complete without an added layer of whipped cream – be it store-bought or homemade! In this recipe, the whipped cream uses both Swerve and stevia for an authentic Keto dessert experience.