The Top 20 Best Ketogenic Dessert Recipes
Many people believe desserts and dieting don't go hand-in-hand, but KetoConnect proudly debunks that belief. The keto diet still allows for baking staples like eggs, butter, oil, cream, and spices, so it's easy to make small changes to recipes and remain in ketosis. Swap sugar for your favorite low-carb sweetener. Learn more about Low-Carb Sweeteners here:
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- The Best Sugar Substitutes for Keto
- Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Sweeteners
- Low-Carb Sweetener Conversion Chart
KetoConnect's Favorite Low-Carb Sweeteners
- Monk Fruit
Flour tends to be a high-carb ingredient, so we like to find low-carb alternatives that provide the perfect dessert textures, without all the carbs.
Low-Carb Flour for Keto Baking
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Low-Carb Protein Powder
- Peanut Flour
20 Keto, Low Carb Dessert Recipes You Need to Try
1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars
Why have a normal chocolate chip cookie when you can amp it up with some cream cheese? These Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars are a mash up of two delicious desserts. That blend of buttery cookies and tangy, rich cheesecake is sure to be a hit at potlucks and parties.
2. Gluten-Free Olive Oil Cake
This Olive Oil Cake recipe is just something you need to have in your back pocket. It's a simple cake recipe you can make for birthdays or use as a base for other sweet treats. Olive oil has a strong flavor, but it won't come through in this recipe. You'll be surprised to find it tastes like a dense pound cake. Add in different spices, nuts, or flavors to jazz it up or top it with whipped cream or a low-carb icing. Enjoy a slice of this moist, vanilla cake for just 2.5g of carbs per serving.
3. Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
This keto cake is a fan favorite. A gooey butter layer sits on top a moist cake bottom and when they melt together in your mouth, you'll forget it's a healthy recipe. We've added a couple secret ingredients to get the perfect textures (obviously cream cheese), and highly recommend topping your cake with whipped cream or fresh berries. Indulge in Ooey Gooey Butter Cake for just 2g net carbs per slice.
4. Low-Carb Coconut Cream Pie
We've created a Nut-Free Coconut Cream Pie without all the carbs, so you can enjoy every layer of coconut bliss while sticking to your keto, low-carb diet. From the buttery crust to the fluffy center, all the way to the toasted coconut on top, you will be in coconut heaven. Impress your guests with pure indulgence and only 3.6g of net carbs per slice. A pretty cake stand goes a long way too.
5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake
If you love that classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, then you will love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake. Inspired by both Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and fancy lava cakes, we were able to come up with a spectacular sweet treat. Watch the melted peanut butter pool out of the rich dark chocolate cake and onto your dessert plate. We've created liquid gold for just 3.5g of net carbs per serving.
6. Dark Chocolate Tart
If you're ready to lean a little over onto the fancier side of baking, then let us guide the way with out Dark Chocolate Tart Recipe. We created this keto low-carb recipe for true dark chocolate lovers, but you can easily tone it down with a dollop of fluffy whipped cream topping. It starts with our favorite pie crust recipe then we fill it with a thick layer of intense chocolate custard. It's the perfect keto dessert for dinner parties or date night, and is only 1.7g of net carbs per slice.
7. Gluten-Free No-Bake Cookies
Keto baking can be difficult, which is why we love our no-bake cookies! They are quick and always turn out right because you don't have to use the oven. You can cater these cookies to your cravings, whether it be some pecans or some roasted walnuts!
8. Keto Skillet Blondies
Blondies are chewy and gooey like brownies, but their flavor is less cocoa and more butterscotch. To replicate that classic blondie flavor in our Keto Skillet Blondies, without using traditional brown sugar, we used a combination of almond extract and and vanilla. Invite your friends over for dinner and serve this warm skillet with a scoop of keto-friendly ice cream. Everyone, grab a spoon and dig in to just 5.25g of carbs per serving!
9. Low-Carb Ice Cream
You could spend your extra cash on low-carb ice cream, or you could make it yourself at home. You won't even need an ice cream maker, just a few simple ingredients like real heavy whipping cream, egg yolks and cocoa. It's great there are keto-friendly ice cream options at the grocery store, but they're just not as creamy and rich as our homemade Low-Carb Ice Cream Recipe. Enjoy a scoop on its own or serve it with our Keto Brownies or between two of our Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Just 4.75g net carbs per serving!
10. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes
If your favorite season is Fall and you live for pumpkin spice everything, then you're going to need a keto recipe to get you through the Thanksgiving holidays. These Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes are made with layers of rich cream cheese and pumpkin pie filling, so you get all the fat you need in a dessert, without all the carbs and sugar. Enjoy one for just 3.5g of carbs.
11. Sugar-Free Chocolate Bar
You may not think of yourself as a chocolatier, but it's time you did. With a keto recipe this easy, you'll be a pro in no time. This Keto Chocolate Bar is perfect as an after dinner dessert or movie snack.
12. Keto Low-Carb Pecan Pie
We haven't forgotten about you pie-lovers out there! This Low-Carb Pecan Pie recipe took a few tries to get it just right, but we took it very seriously. It starts with a buttery crust and is filled with a sweet and sticky pecan filling. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or your favorite low-carb vanilla ice cream. Enjoy a slice of pecan pie for just 4.4g of carbs.
13. Extra Fudgy Brownies
If you love fudge then these brownies will become a new favorite recipe. They are sweetened with erythritol and the sweetness can be increased if you add a little stevia! We recommend reheating them in the microwave for the full brownie impact. You can also store them in the freezer for up to a month and eat them straight from there!
14. Cookie Dough Fat Bombs
We had to replicate that childhood nostalgia of chocolate chip cookie dough without using too many flours and sweeteners. These Cookie Dough Fat Bombs are very low in carbs and high in fat, making them a perfect snack or late night sweet treat. Add fat to any meal with any of the recipes from our Fat Bomb Bible. Enjoy your cookie dough for just 1g of carb per serving!
15. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Sometimes, it's too hot outside to think about turning the oven on. Instead of waiting for cookies to bake then cool, make these No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies. These little balls are made with crunch peanut butter and coconut, so you have a crunchy, chewy, gooey dessert ready in minutes. Pop one in your mouth for just 2.75g of net carbs.
16. Keto Low-Carb Cream Puffs
The perfect cream puffs need that cold, creamy filling between two fluffy pastry halves. Using just stevia as a sweetener, we've made these Low-Carb Cream Puffs extremely low carb! Just 1g of carb per serving. Many people experience digestion discomfort from keto sugar alcohols, so it's nice to have a stevia-only recipe on hand.
17. Gluten-Free Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Making a low-carb chocolate chip cookie recipe that's good enough to compete with your childhood tastebuds is no easy task. Thanks to a secret ingredient and multiple experiments, we mastered the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie. Don't worry! We have a coconut flour version and an almond flour version, so you can make your cookies the way you like them for just 1.7g of carbs per cookie.
18. Mason Jar Ice Cream
Sometimes the price of low carb ice creams in store can be very off putting and the macros aren't exactly what you're looking for. This keto mason jar ice cream costs a fraction of the cost of store bought and the flavor can be tailored to your preference! This recipe takes only ten minutes to throw together, but takes around three hours to freeze!
19. Chocolate Mousse
You may find on your keto journey, you don't crave dessert like you used to. You might only have dessert once and awhile. When that time comes and you just want a quick and easy recipe to whip up without a bunch of ingredients, make our Chocolate Mousse. You'll be surprised by how rich and delicious this recipe is, using just a few simple ingredients. Enjoy a serving for just 3.5g of carbs and keep the leftovers in your fridge for another night.
20. Low-Carb Dessert Tea
A zero carb dessert? Yes! You've heard of bulletproof coffee, but what about tea? Make your evening (or morning) cup of tea, creamy and sweet. Get in some fat with this Low-Carb Dessert Tea without doing any baking and while treating your sweet tooth. Drink your dessert for 0g of carbs.