If you’re new to the keto diet, or even if you’ve been following it for a while, we all know how difficult the holiday season can be.
I mean, following any kind of diet during the holiday period can be hard, as this is when all of the delicious carb based treats are floating around.
When it comes to thanksgiving desserts, most of us conjure images of pumpkin pie and apple loaf cake, but the fact is that these are packed with sugar, and will kick us out of ketosis faster than we can say ‘carb-coma’.
So, what’s the solution to this issue? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that there are actually a ton of keto-friendly seasonal desserts out there that you can enjoy without forgoing your diet.
You will notice that many of these taste just like the real deal, and that you can pretty much find a keto based alternative recipe for all of your holiday favorites.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of thanksgiving dessert recipes that we believe to be some of the very best on the internet.
To find out more, simply keep reading, as we take a closer look below.
1. Keto Pumpkin Pie
Now, we couldn’t start off our list with anything other than pumpkin pie, could we? This pie is truly one of the most succulent keto varieties that we’ve ever tasted.
Thankfully, pumpkins themselves are known for being relatively low in carbohydrates, so you can still continue to enjoy these in dessert form whilst you’re on your diet.
The texture of this pumpkin pie is absolutely to die for, and achieves that perfect consistency of being not too dense, and not too creamy either.
An alternative keto friendly sweetener is used to turn this filling into a gloriously sweet treat. It’s also packed full of warming spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice that you’re guaranteed to adore.
But, we think that the real show stopper in this recipe is the pie crust. Many people think that when you’re going keto, that you need to give up your favorite, flaky pie crust, but this simply isn’t the case.
In fact, we think that this one tastes even more flavorful than the regular variety, as it’s made using almond flour, which grants the entire dish an incredibly subtle, nutty flavor.
2. Keto Eggnog
Although this one isn’t technically a desert, it’s so thick, deliciously sweet and creamy that we think it can be classified as such. There’s truly nothing that reminds us more of the holiday season than a classic glass of eggnog.
It’s packed full of the warming flavors that you know and love, and is sure to lift your spirits with a decent amount of rum packed inside.
We also love how thick and creamy the texture is, and it’s made using super fresh ingredients.
You’ll be amazed that this cocktail doesn’t contain any carbohydrates, as it’s still super sweet just like you remember, thanks to some keto friendly alternatives.
We think that this one is a great option for serving up to your guests before dinner, as a little aperitif to get them feeling cheerful.
We truly urge you to give this to your non-keto friends, and we promise that they won’t be able to tell the difference. Top it all off with a slathering of freshly whipped cream, and you’re all set!
3. Keto Pecan Pie
Let’s face it, the holiday season is all about pies, and we absolutely adore this keto friendly pecan pie.
We think that it’s one of the sweetest desserts on our list, so if you’ve been craving something super sugar recently, then we recommend that you try whipping this one up.
This pie contains no refined carbs or sugar, and the crust is made using a combination of almond flour, coconut flour, and monk fruit sweetener.
The same sweetener is added to the filling itself, which tastes gloriously similar to the original pecan pie variety.
This pie is great if you want to chow down on something that has a bit of added crunch, as it’s got a truly amazing texture that really leaves you feeling satisfied.
To top the pie off, heavy whipping cream is loaded on top to give it a truly decadent feel that we absolutely adore. Again, we really believe that you won’t be able to tell the difference between the keto and the regular variety.
4. Keto Apple Pie
For many of us, the highlight of thanksgiving weekend is a good old fashioned slice of apple pie to finish off our meal. There’s truly nothing better than a super warming, sweet yet tangy helping of this dessert.
The pie crust is super puffy, and looks just like the one you’d get on a regular apple pie. But, as many of you reading this list will already know, apples are known for being super high in carbohydrates, and are a big no go in terms of fruit.
So, what do they use in this recipe as the replacement?
A combination of both chayote squash and apple extract work together to give you an incredibly similar flavor and texture, so that you don’t feel like you’re missing out on your favorite dessert this holiday season.
The best thing about this one is that it only contains 3 net carbs per serving, so you can indulge in a piece (or two) if you like, without feeling an ounce of guilt.
To top this pie off, we’d recommend that you place a scoop of keto friendly vanilla ice cream on top, to balance out the warming spices. If you don’t have any keto friendly ice cream at hand, a dollop of freshly whipped cream will work just as well.
5. Keto Mixed Berry Crumble
We all know that the holiday season, despite being super fun and heartwarming, can be an incredibly stressful and busy time of year.
When you’ve been slaving away on the main course all morning, the last thing you want to do is worry about making an extremely elaborate dessert.
If you’ve been on the lookout for a super easy, keto friendly dessert that you can serve up to your guests, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this mixed berry crumble.
This recipe is loaded to the brim with plenty of keto friendly fruit items, including blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. You can have fun experimenting with the fruit items with this one, and maybe add in some strawberries too.
Either way, the crumble base is the real showstopper in this recipe, as it’s loaded with flavors that are sure to leave you feeling warm and cozy. The base is a cinnamon pecan streusel, which simply screams fall.
Again, we’d recommend serving this dessert warm, with a scoop of keto friendly vanilla ice cream by its side.
6. Keto Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cupcakes
When we think of the holiday season, one of the main things that comes to mind is pumpkin spiced lattes. We simply can’t get enough of these flavors, and there’s a whole bunch of different dessert items that have been inspired by this classic blend.
If you want some super easy, tasty little morsels to whip up to tide people over whilst they await their dinner, then we’d recommend that you try making these tasty treats.
These cupcakes are incredibly easy to make, and combine everything that we love into one tasty fall time treat.
The best thing about this one is that the cream cheese frosting loaded on top resembles one you might find on a real pumpkin pie.
So, you’ve essentially got the best of both worlds. This one truly is like eating your favorite delicious latte, and we’re totally here for it.
To sum up, there are lots and lots of delicious keto friendly dessert options out there that you can try for thanksgiving.
Whether you’re in the mood for something super fresh and tangy, or something super rich and indulgent, there’s a desert out there for you.
We truly hope that this list has provided you with the inspiration that you need to get baking during the holiday season, and proven that you don’t need carbohydrates in order to indulge in some super delicious desserts this thanksgiving.