Easter is one of those times of the year that gives you the perfect excuse to show off your cooking and skills to the entire family by preparing a few downright delicious desserts for them to enjoy in the evening when the temperatures start to cool down, and the easter egg hunts are finally over.
When it’s up to you to prepare a dessert for the family and friends to enjoy, it means that you’re ideally going to want to make something that isn’t too heavy or bloated, but that still retains that easter spirit by having a very sweet and memorable texture and taste, and the good news is there are plenty of keto-friendly recipes that are just like this.
Keep reading as we go through 8 of the most delicious, lightweight, and easy-to-make keto easter desserts which are low in overall carbs and sugar-free, but still full of flavor!
Peanut butter is a great ingredient to incorporate into a keto diet, as long as it is consumed in small quantities, and since these bite-size eggs are so miniature in their size, it means that you get the perfect amount of sweet and creamy nutty peanut butter with each bite, and because the other ingredients are also very low in carbs, it makes this Easter treat extremely healthy.
Additionally, these small brown and gold easter dessert snacks are actually made from just 4 ingredients, including keto maple syrup which helps to keep the texture moist and soft, and sugar-free or vegan chocolate chips that manage to still keep the exterior of the eggs firm enough to chew into.
While this recipe does say to use coconut flour, feel free to experiment with oat and almond flour too. Both will still be just as lightweight and fluffy but have slightly different elements to their taste.
As a classic Easter dessert that has been beloved for decades at this point, you can’t go far wrong with preparing a sweet and crunchy carrot cake for the holidays, especially if you have a few family members coming over who might be a little picky with their food, and you want something that you can be sure they’ll be satisfied with.
This specific recipe uses a few delicious and healthy alternatives compared to the traditional recipe including monk fruit, allulose, and almond flour which all help to keep the carbs as low as possible while still providing those hints of ginger and cinnamon that make carrot cake so delightful.
When preparing this recipe, try to only use the exact amount of carrots mentioned in the recipe so that you don’t end up going overboard.
Carrots are considered to be too starchy for keto when they are consumed in large quantities, so this recipe ensures to only use a few shredded carrots so that it doesn’t overstep the mark and ruin a keto diet plan.
These miniature sugar-free chocolate cups may look fairly small in stature, but as soon as you take the first bite, you will notice just how much creamy flavor is actually packed into them, and a lot of this is thanks to the avocados and chocolate-covered almonds which come together to produce a buttery texture with refreshing earthy undertones.
The cocoa powder and vanilla extract help to make this dessert appealing to any chocolate fans out there, and since a cup can be made in as little as 5 minutes, it’s a perfect go-to dessert when you are running low on time but still want to prepare something that tastes incredible without being too overbearing or heavy.
With just 6 ingredients and a single mixing bowl, you can craft some delicious chocolate-covered macarons which are entirely gluten-free, keto-friendly, and great for serving during the Easter holidays when you don’t want to go out of your way to make a massive dessert, but still want something that looks the part and tastes incredible to boot.
In place of the sugar, this recipe uses a monk fruit allulose blend which tastes as close to sugar as any ingredient can, allowing the macarons to have a very vibrant and uplifting flavor without containing all the unhealthy and unnecessary ingredients that they are usually made from.
The key to making the perfect Easter macaron is to beat the eggs white enough so that they reach a medium-stiff peak, otherwise, they can end up coming out too runny or flat, so be sure to put a lot of your efforts and attention towards preparing the eggs properly above all else.
Kick off the Easter festivities within your household by preparing and serving these miniature and incredibly cute bite-size cheesecake bites which are sprinkled over with shredded coconut and decorated with some bunny ears to make them as visually appealing and Easter-appropriate as possible.
While this recipe may have cheesecake in the title, there’s no need to worry as it doesn’t actually use authentic cheesecake, but instead, uses sugar-free marshmallows and a whole range of other low-carb ingredients to mimic the texture and flavor of this beloved dessert option as closely as it can.
The lemon juice included in this recipe isn’t exactly essential, but it can still add that extra dose of sweetness if you feel like the bites are tasting a little too plain or standard, so feel free to drizzle as much on as you would like.
This Easter dessert treat sounds like it should be packed full of sugar, after all, it is essentially a toffee candy, but the trick is actually using the right sweeteners and dark chocolate to create a sweet sensation that never becomes too overpowering thanks to the salted butter evening the taste out just enough.
The first step to making this recipe is preparing the keto toffee, and while this might sound like a daunting and time-consuming task at first, it can actually be done extremely easily in a matter of minutes.
The hardest part is cooking the sugar-free toffee to the perfect point where it is chewy enough without being too hard to bite into, but after you try it once, it becomes much easier for the other candies.
You’re not going to find many desserts that fit the Easter aesthetic quite as well as these small chocolate-flavored birds nest, featuring an outer layer made out of coconut flakes and vanilla extract, alongside a gooey and creamy filling full of cocoa powder and coconut oil so that it remains as soft as possible when it’s time to finally pass them around the table.
In terms of the nuts sprinkled over the top, you’re free to choose any type that you prefer the taste of the most, and while peanuts will work just fine, almonds can be a better option if you want a much stronger and more potent flavor.
You also have the option to sprinkle a little bit of sea salt over the top if you want a slightly crunchier texture to go along with the soft and creamy filling.
If you or someone you know are huge fans of the sweet and egg-like flavor of custard, this is a recipe that you definitely should consider whipping up when the Easter holiday rolls around, especially considering that you can feed up to 8 people with a single serving, making this the definition of a crowd pleaser.
The one thing you’ll notice right away when taking a bite into this pear custard dessert is just how creamy it is, which isn’t surprising considering that the recipe makes full use of butter, sugar-free maple syrup, and heavy cream which all come together to make one of the softest and most delicate desserts out there.
While the center of the dessert is already soft and chewy enough, it’s the sticky caramel syrup over the top that really takes this recipe to a whole new level, especially because of how elegantly it compliments the incredibly sweet flavor of the pears.
The rum included in this recipe is used in order to help make the overall taste a lot richer, but if the kids are also going to be enjoying this recipe, leaving the rum out won’t harm the overall flavor too much, so there’s no need to worry if it doesn’t make an appearance.
When Easter is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about recipe ideas, you won’t need to leave behind all of the fan-favorite dessert options when following a keto diet plan.
Instead, follow a few of these recipes listed above which are all very low in carbs, and switch out a few of the more sugary and unhealthy ingredients with nutritional alternatives so that you can stick to your diet while enjoying a classic Easter dessert alongside your friends and family members.