On a keto diet, sweets are not strictly off limits – just make sure that portions are carefully managed and you choose suitable recipes. Here are a few healthy keto desserts that offer satisfying indulgence without deviating from your macro goals!
Purchase low-carb ingredients such as almond flour and alternative sweeteners in order to create these nutritious keto desserts.
1. Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Keto desserts are delicious yet simple to prepare, such as these sugar free and low carb cookies that taste just like those from your local bakery.
These keto cookies combine almond flour and baking powder for an airy and light cookie, yet surprisingly soft and chewy bite. Sweetened with erythritol – an all-natural sweetener which can replace sugar in recipes – these keto treats can easily be found next to regular cane sugar in most grocery stores.
This keto diet-compliant recipe is an ideal treat for anyone who craves chocolate but must adhere to their weight loss journey. Diabetics in particular will love it as it uses fruit-derived sweetener that doesn’t impact blood glucose levels as cane sugar does, with Lily’s chocolate chips as another delicious topping that complements this treat perfectly!
Cookie dough can be prepared and stored in the fridge until you are ready to bake them – up to one week is usually enough! Having it ready as an emergency dessert option when unexpected guests show up makes these treats perfect accompaniments with milk or coffee as dessert!
When making keto cookies, it is important to remember that they will initially appear soft due to being gluten-free. They will firm up as they cool down so it would be wise to wait some time before sampling your creations.
These delicious treat are an ideal dessert to serve at special events such as birthday parties. Their preparation is quick, and can be tailored to fit the shape or size you require – using either a mixer or food processor is enough for success – the hardest part will be waiting until they set so that you can devour them!
2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Hershey’s dairy-free versions of their iconic candy are an unquestionable boon, providing those with allergies, lactose intolerance or sugar restrictions with an option to still indulge in chocolate and peanut butter treats they crave.
This product may not offer quite the same creamy experience as its regular Reese’s Cup counterpart, but it offers an equally tasty and more nutritious alternative. Plus, five mini Reese’s Cups contain only 24 grams of sugar while their counterpart contains 23.
If you’re looking to spice up your keto diet with more variety, there are numerous sugar-free alternatives that can be used to make sweet treats. Erythritol is one such sweetener; not only low in carbs but also rich in fiber! Erythritol can be found granulated or powdered forms; often sold at Walmart, Whole Foods or Amazon. Monk fruit extract has also become a go-to sugar replacement in some of my favorite healthy keto dessert recipes.
Stevia is another fantastic sugar-free solution, made from the leaves of the stevia plant and boasting its own distinct flavor profile. Available as granulated, powdered or liquid form; available at most places that sell erythritol; however more costly due to higher costs; only use when absolutely necessary.
If you prefer liquid sweeteners in your keto baked goods, I recommend Lakanto; an all-natural and calorie-free sweetener made of yacon syrup and licorice root that comes either as a liquid or in granular form and sold at Amazon, Whole Foods or some natural food stores.
Try my Keto Peanut Butter Fat Bombs recipe for an easy sweet treat that won’t take hours to prepare! They make a wonderful addition to keto desserts and can be ready in no time. Or for something sweeter yet, give my Keto Cheesecake recipe a try; its layer of creamy cheesecake will satisfy even your sweetest tooth!
3. Keto Pumpkin Cupcakes
Bring on fall with these irresistibly moist keto pumpkin cupcakes topped with delectable cream cheese frosting! Perfect for an autumn afternoon treat or morning coffee.
This recipe uses an innovative combination of almond flour, coconut flour and Besti monk fruit allulose flour to achieve the ideal texture for keto cupcakes. Although not a traditional cake batter, this one comes together quickly and is easy to mix up; while its sweetener nutty sweeteners ensure moist cakes with fantastic flavors.
These delicious keto cupcakes feature classic autumn flavors such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves with only 5 net carbs per cupcake for an ideal treat for any special event! With no restrictions when it comes to festivities or holidays, these make an easy keto dessert choice!
Keto Vanilla Pudding is one of my go-to dessert recipes; with only three ingredients and no baking required, it’s the ideal no-bake treat when time is short but sweet treats are needed.
Chocolate espresso pudding is one of the easiest keto desserts to prepare, particularly when made using stevia powder or erythritol in its place of sugar. These low-carb pudding cups can be created quickly and will satisfy cravings while providing additional proteins and antioxidants to nourish your body.
If you love peanut butter, then this Keto Peanut Butter Cups recipe will certainly delight. Quick and easy to prepare, they make for the ideal treat after school or when needing an energy boost!
Keto desserts typically don’t figure heavily into a ketogenic diet plan, but some treats that can help bring ketosis more quickly are worth enjoying. Mug cakes, chocolate mousse, and peanut butter mousse are among those safe to indulge in as part of a ketogenic diet – they all feature low levels of carbs, sugar, and fat content – making these dishes suitable for achieving ketosis much quicker.
4. Keto Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin spice lovers will adore these cookies – the ideal fall treat. This easy keto recipe combines pumpkin and cream cheese into a soft baked treat that’s low in carbohydrates and sugar; additionally dairy-free desserts. Refrigerating the dough prior to making will ensure even baking and ensure less flat cookies than their non-keto counterparts.
To make the dough, combine butter, swerve, and cream cheese until well blended and smooth. Next, mix in pumpkin puree and vanilla extract until all components have been evenly combined. Finally, combine dry ingredients separately before incorporating them into wet mixture via cookie scoop or by hand into balls for molding before refrigerating for 20 minutes so as to minimize spreading during baking.
Once your dough is finished, begin creating the frosting. Simply mix Swerve powdered sugar with butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy before spreading it over your cookies evenly. For an extra decadent touch, finish these treats off with drizzles of melted dark chocolate for added indulgence!
These delicious keto fudge squares are low in carbs and calories, making them the ideal treat for anyone on a keto diet. Prep time takes only 15 minutes – an easy way to satisfy chocolate cravings without taking in too many extra calories!
You can make this recipe with any variety of cocoa, from unsweetened and milk chocolate varieties. If you have an allergy to dairy, coconut oil or ghee can replace butter for an all-dairy-free alternative to this dish.
Successful keto dieting hinges on following delicious recipes specifically tailored for this eating style. With these delectable recipes in hand, staying on track while still enjoying all your favorite dishes will never be easier – including dessert! Give these delectable treats a try to see just how wonderful they can be.