Delectable desserts can be enjoyed throughout the year on the Keto plan without breaking the rules of your keto routine, which is one of the reasons I love it so much! Who says you have to sacrifice sweets? Whether taking part in the diet with your family, a partner or enjoying alone why not indulge in these 7 heavenly keto friendly dessert recipes! Your sweet tooth will be satisfied and your waistline will thank you!
The keto diet actually aims to keep the body in a specific metabolic state known as “ketosis.” In most cases, we are dependent on carbohydrates as a way to burn energy. If you actually do restrict the amount of carbs you eat, you will prompt the body to break down the fat that is already stored in it. This means that you can stay healthier and manage your weight more effectively.
Ideally, the best Keto dessert should have a low calorie count, and a low sugar content. However, they can be a little higher in fat, since your body is going to burn them down due to the metabolic state of ketosis!
Having said that, even people on a strict keto diet can indulge in a tasty treat! Find out more and keep reading about the best desserts to enjoy while on a keto routine!Print
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best recipe for low carb / keto chocolate chip cookies, made using almond flour and a sugar free sweetener.
- Prep Time: 30
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 50
- Yield: 20 1x
- Category: dessert
2 cups blanched almond flour
1 large egg
4 ounces dark chocolate finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup powdered erythritol sweetener
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 tablespoons salted butter softened to room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
In a mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer to beat the egg until well-mixed, 1-2 minutes on low. Add softened butter, erythritol, and vanilla extract, then beat together for 1-2 minutes.
In a separate bowl, combine almond flour and baking soda, stirring until well-mixed.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and beat together until just starting to form a cohesive dough. Add almond milk and stir with a wooden utensil until the dough absorbs the milk and becomes moist.
Stir chocolate chunks into the dough until evenly distributed. Refrigerate the dough for about 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or nonstick baking mat.
Shape the dough into 20 balls about 1-2 inches in diameter, using your hands to roll them into smooth balls.
Place them on the pan 1-2 inches apart from each other. Flatten the balls into cookie shapes.
Bake at 350 F until the cookies start turning lightly brown on top, about 20 minutes. Start monitoring after 15 minutes of baking and remove when done.
The cookies will be soft when they come out of the oven so let them cool for 10 minutes before serving.
This recipe yields 1.5 g net carbs per serving (1 cookie). Nutrition information does not include erythritol, which cannot be digested by the body. This also assumes Lily’s brand of dark chocolate (4g net carbs per 40g serving), which is 55% cocoa and has no sugar added.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 110
- Sugar: 0.5g
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Protein: 3g
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No-bake, nut-based desserts.
No-baked, nut-based desserts are among the most popular sweet treats for people on a keto diet. They are easy to prepare, they do not require any cooking time (as the name implies) and they are actually really good for people who want a sweet fix quickly!
Some of the most common ingredients for these desserts include almond meal, raw cocoa nibs (or powder), nuts, seeds, and more!
“Power Balls” or “Energy Balls” are becoming increasingly popular as a no-bake dessert alternative. They can be made in various ways, but we love to use ground pumpkin seeds and almonds, coated in dark cocoa powder and a few coconut flakes. Roll the balls to your likings, and let them set in the fridge for just a little bit of time!
Keto Lava Cake
This is a delicious Keto alternative to a classic dessert.It’s gluten free and four-free, yet it has a nice texture, and an amazing sweet taste and it only features about 173 calories, significantly lower than your average lava cake! Find the recipe at the following link:
Dark Chocolate (70% or higher)
High-quality dark chocolate can be an amazing treat, and it has a relatively low sugar count if you you choose a quality product that is at least 70% cacao. In addition to the delicious and distinctive taste of dark chocolate, this amazing treat also has some incredible properties, which can regulate metabolism and prompt the body to burn more fats naturally.
Low-Carb Chocolate Mousse
This delicious dessert can be easily made to have less than 300 calories, which is quite remarkable! Combine butter with cream, cheese and whipped cream for an amazing texture, and flavor it with your favorite chocolate or cocoa nibs for a more rustic feel! This is a perfect example of a great keto dessert: plenty of fats for your body to burn, but not a lot of sugar, and not a lot of calories!
Cheesecakes are actually among the easiest desserts to translate to a keto diet. They can be made in such a way that you can minimize the carbs in the recipe, and the sugar content. Dairy foods are high in protein and fats, making them a really good option as an ingredient in the ultimate keto treat.
Cream cheese especially is particularly great, and it can be a staple ingredient to your favorite cheesecake. Get creative with various flavors and toppings!
Smokey chocolate truffles.
These delicious chocolate truffles are low in calories, and they are absolutely delicious, especially if you are a true connoisseur! Combine the distinctive nuances of dark chocolate with the distinctive flavor of mesquite powder, and let the magic unfold! This dessert is a really good treat to enjoy on the go, as it will definitely perk you up in a very special way!
Peanut butter cups.
A true classic treat, peanut butter cups are absolutely amazing, and they can be great as a sweet keto treat! If possible, use dark chocolate and a brand of peanut butter with no added sugar or corn syrup! Why not, make your own peanut butter if you have the time and the patience to experiment!
Here’s even more 55 simple and delicious keto/paleo friendly dessert recipes to satiate your sweet tooth, and keep you slim and healthy all year round!