We love keto, but there’s no doubt about it – it can be a real bummer for sugar fiends. If you used to eat a pretty high-sugar diet before keto, or you just love the occasional sweet treat, you may feel like you’re missing out on your new diet.
Well, we’re here to let you in on a little secret – just because sugar is a no-go, doesn’t mean you can’t satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you’re willing to get a little creative in the kitchen, you’ll find plenty of other sugary alternatives that you can use to recreate your favorite desserts, and help satisfy those sweet cravings!
To give you a little inspiration, we’ve put together this list of 5 of the most delicious keto-friendly desserts that you can make today. They’re so good, you won’t even miss the sugar!
1.Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
First up, we have a classic recipe that everyone is DESTINED to love – keto-friendly chocolate chip cookies. Because who doesn’t love cookies?
If you’re craving that delicious, sweet, gooey cookie goodness, look no further than this fantastic recipe.
Most keto cookie recipes either use coconut flour or almond flour, and this one uses almond flour (aka almond meal), which you’ll be pleased to know is much easier to find, and produces extremely tasty results.
If you’re struggling to find this in your regular grocery store, we’d suggest checking out a wholefoods store or browsing online.
These delicious keto cookies use a selection of sugar-free chocolate chips, sweetener, salt, vanilla extract, milk, and a few other cupboard staples to whip up these no-mess, no-fuss guilt-free cookies in just 10 minutes!
If you need a snack to liven up your lunchbox or power you through that midday slump, these keto cookies are a must. Crunchy, gooey and loaded with flavor, these are a reminder that you don’t have to sacrifice the things you love while doing keto!
2.Keto Cheesecake (Optional Fruit Topping)
Cheesecake is such a timeless dessert, you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy its rich, decadent flavors and textures.
Believe it or not, it’s entirely possible to make delicious, keto-friendly cheesecake with just 3 NET CARBS (yes, you read that right), and best of all, it’ll take you under an hour to bring it all together!
Okay, we won’t keep you waiting anymore.
This gorgeous keto cheesecake is the perfect blend of smooth, creamy filling, buttery crust, and fruity topping.
You won’t need any overly complex ingredients to create this keto-friendly cheesecake, just a selection of staples you probably already have to hand, including eggs, melted butter, almond flour, salt, cream cheese, fruit, and optional whipped cream.
Although fruit and whipped cream are optional, we’d THOROUGHLY recommend throwing them on. They’ll still only bring you to around 4.5 net carbs per serving, which is pretty guilt-free if you ask us!
Its almond-flour crust is also super low-carb and totally delicious; you also won’t be sacrificing any of that classic cheesecake taste or texture.
So, if you want to serve this to someone who’s NOT keto, they probably won’t even realise. It’s just that good!
Whatever the craving, this keto–friendly cheesecake never fails to rise to the occasion. Feel free to tweak this recipe and make it your own – just remember to savour every mouthful, because it’s so damn good!
3.Keto Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut butter lovers, you’re in for a treat. These keto-friendly peanut butter cups are the perfect snack or dessert for almost any occasion and trust us, there’s no peanut butter lover who won’t fall head over heels for this super tasty recipe!
These keto peanut butter cups are 100% sugar-free and made with just 5 easy ingredients, so you don’t have to be a pro to create this show-stopping dessert or sweet treat.
If you love the peanut butter and chocolate combo but you want to bypass all the sugar, this recipe yields a much healthier batch, with a dense peanut butter center and an irresistibly crunchy outer coating.
These peanut butter cups take around an hour to create, and you’ll get 12 delicious servings.
If you’re wondering what those 5 easy ingredients are, it’s simply sugar-free dark chocolate, coconut oil, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and peanut flour!
Sea salt and sweetener are optional extras if you need them. This method involves a simple mixture of heating and freezing, and the end result will be ready in no time for you to devour.
Each serving of these delicious keto peanut butter cups contains 3g of protein, 18g of fat, 3g of net carbs and 187 calories, making them the perfect keto dessert or snack to power you through the day!
4.Keto Apple Pie
Apple pie, anyone?
Apple pie is one of our all-time favorite recipes. Fruity, savory, and undeniably wholesome, it’s the perfect dessert for any time, occasion, or craving.
If you’re looking for a keto-friendly version, look no further than this gorgeous keto apple pie! This particular recipe will create a generous 12 servings and comes in at a total of 318 calories, 6.8g of protein, 29.1g of fat, and 4.8g of net carbs.
If you’re a beginner baker, you may be a little intimidated by this recipe. There are a lot of factors to consider here, and making both the crust and the filling can be a little tricky.
Don’t let this deter you, though – this recipe is laid out simply and efficiently so it’s well worth a try!
Some of the key ingredients you’ll require include almond flour, salt, coconut flour, cream cheese, xanthan gum, and cinnamon.
Start by blitzing your crust ingredients in the food processor, roll out the bottom of your pie dough, cook your ‘apples’ (which in this recipe are a mixture of butter, zucchini and chayote), throw in your spices, thicken the filling, assemble, and bake to perfection!
As you can tell, this apple pie recipe isn’t as straightforward as other keto-friendly recipes, but if you have time to spare and you’re willing to put your baking skills to the test, it creates one of the most beautiful keto apple pie alternatives you’ll ever devour.
Don’t be put off by the lack of apples, either. With some squash and apple pie flavoring, you’ll barely be able to tell the difference between this and the real deal!
This is the most authentic apple pie alternative we’ve ever tried, and we can’t wait for you to try it for yourself!
5.Mini Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes
What’s better than cheesecake? Why a mini roll cheesecake, of course! If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy cheesecake in a mini, bite-sized form, then this recipe was made for you.
These mini cinnamon roll cheesecakes are one of the most adorable keto-friendly desserts we’ve ever had the pleasure of trying, and we just know you’re going to love them!
This recipe is also excellent for portion control if you’re watching your waistline.
Each cheese cake mini roll is generously sized and contains just enough yummy goodness to fill you up, so you won’t need to go on a binge to satisfy your sweet tooth.
These mini cheesecake bites will take you just 20 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to cook, and a couple of hours to cool. This recipe also creates around 6 servings, so you’ll have a generously-sized batch to tide you over for a few days!
These cheesecakes may be small, but there are still plenty of parts to create, including the crust, filling, and frosting.
The crust uses almond flour, cinnamon, melted butter, and sweetener to create that classic biscuity texture, and the filling is loaded with cream cheese, sweetener, sour cream, egg, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
For the frosting, you’ll just need some butter, sweetener, vanilla extract, and heavy cream. This may sound like a lot, but most of the ingredients are probably sitting in your store cupboards anyway, so why not put them to good use?
Although these require a lot of prep, they’re super fun to make and they’re destined to satisfy your sweet tooth without messing with your keto diet.
Each serving contains around 237 calories, 4.63g of protein, 1.7g of sugar, and 20.59g of fat. Because this recipe is so versatile, you can also add or omit any ingredients you fancy to suit your preferences!
So, what are you waiting for? Your next keto-friendly dessert obsession awaits!
Don’t let a lack of sugar bring you down. You may miss it, but in truth, you don’t need sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth – those super sweet, sugar-free alternatives can be all you need to fill the void!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up of our five favorite keto-friendly dessert recipes. Aprons at the ready – it’s time to cook up a super sweet, keto-friendly storm in the kitchen!