Craving sugar on keto? There is no reason to break your diet with a carb-loaded dessert — just try one of these mouthwatering keto dessert recipes instead! Trust me when I say you will NOT miss sugar.
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If you’ve been craving sugar on keto, this is the post for you! The amazing thing about keto is you can make keto sweets that taste just as good, if not better, than their carb-heavy counterparts. Thanks to advances in natural sweeteners that don’t raise blood sugar (and thus aren’t counted toward your net carb count), you can whip up some AMAZING treats.
Even better, I find that the sweeteners used in these recipes don’t cause further sugar cravings. Plus, since the recipes are higher in fat, one small serving will keep you satisfied and full. I’ve personally been off sugar for a decade now and am amazed by the fact that I can recreate some of my old favorites… without the sugar cravings that I used to get when I ate sugar-filled desserts!
My Favorite Keto-Friendly Sweeteners
Before I share the recipes with you (because that’s what you’re here for, right?! 😊), I want to quickly share my three favorite keto sweeteners:
Swerve Confectioners uses (natural) sugar alcohols which have zero effect on blood sugar, meaning you can subtract them from the net carb count. (That gives Swerve zero net carbs.) It also measures just like sugar, so there isn’t any guessing about how much to use. I purchase the 48 oz. bags because they are convenient and a much better price per ounce than the 12 oz. bags.
Stevia is another keto-friendly choice. It is much, much sweeter than sugar, so you only need a tiny amount. Swerve Confectioners is better for replicating sugar-sweetened desserts because it measures just like sugar, but stevia is great if you want an easy sweetness boost (like in coffee, tea, etc.) and don’t need the bulk of sugar.
If you need a maple syrup substitute, this is the best! It is divine and tastes so much like the real thing.
Note: Sugar alcohols do NOT count toward net carbs. If you’re using a sugar replacement that contains sugar alcohols, you can subtract those from total carbs, just like you do fiber.
Now let’s get to the keto dessert recipes!
Keto Dessert Recipe #1: Keto Chocolate Heaven
1g net carbs per piece — Once you try this ridiculously good keto chocolate dessert, you’ll see why I had no choice but to call it “Keto Chocolate Heaven.” Each piece is oh-so-decadent and will satisfy all your chocolate cravings!
Keto Dessert Recipe #2: Keto Cinnamon Roll
2.6g net carbs per piece — No need for extra ingredients or steps… this simple recipe uses Fathead dough to make Keto Cinnamon Roll Flatbread that tastes just like cinnamon rolls! Can be served with icing or without.
Keto Dessert Recipe #3: Keto Frosting Shots
0.58g net carbs per serving — Eating fat on keto just got a lot easier with these to-die-for Keto Frosting Shots! They’re ideal for a snack or dessert and will be a HUGE hit at parties with ketoers and non-ketoers alike.
Keto Dessert Recipe #4: Keto Pancake Mug Cake
3.4g net carbs per mug cake — Keto pancake for one, please! This easy Keto Pancake Mug Cake is SO good that it will make getting out of bed every morning a total breeze.
Keto Dessert Recipe #5: Keto Andes Mints Fat Bombs
0.37g net carbs per fat bomb — These Chocolate Peppermint Fat Bombs will remind you of the yummy, minty, chocolatey flavor of Andes Mints! What better way to boost your fat intake than these tasty treats?
Keto Dessert Recipe #6: Keto Sugar Cookie Macaroons
0.84g net carbs per cookie — Keto macaroons that taste like sugar cookies?! Yes, please! With the addition of two extra ingredients, these macaroons truly taste like sugar cookies. Want regular macaroons? No problem! Omit the two ingredients and enjoy delicious low carb macaroons.
Keto Dessert Recipe #7: Keto Muddy Buddies
3g net carbs per serving — Whether you call the recipe Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, or “that really amazing stuff with peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar,” you will go CRAZY over this Keto Muddy Buddies dessert recipe. It has all the incredible flavors of the original recipe without all the sugar and carbs!
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