For those of you who follow a dietary plan such as keto, the holidays can bring you into full-on panic mode thinking about all the temptations that can derail you. With these yummy desserts that are keto-approved, you can feel good about indulging this holiday season!
What are keto desserts?
Keto is high fat, low carb, and minimal amounts of natural sweetener. So what ingredients are okay in keto desserts?
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Stevia – not only is stevia natural, but it’s low carb
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Cacao powder
Once you feel comfortable baking with keto ingredients (trust me, baking with almond flour can be a little finicky!) it’s easy to re-create your favorite dessert recipes so they are keto-friendly!
Keto desserts for the Holidays:
These recipes are perfect for Christmas parties, potlucks, or just surprising a guest who has some dietary restriction. Taste doesn’t have to be a sacrifice when it comes to keto desserts!
Chocolate Peppermint Chia Seed Pudding from Fit Foodie Finds
These adorable parfaits are perfect for single-serving desserts. Please note, the recipe calls for maple syrup which is paleo but not keto. Simply substitute with your favorite keto sweetener such as stevia or monk fruit.
Caramel Macchiato Keto Brownies from Joy Filled Eats
Spiced gingerbread cake slathered with a cream cheese frosting!
Keto Pumpkin Pie from Life Made Sweeter
It’s not a Holiday season without pumpkin pie! Creamy pumpkin filling paired with a grain-free crust.
Easy Fudge by Wholesome Yum
This recipe only requires 4 ingredients and is the perfect food gift for Christmas
Low Carb Cracker Toffee by All Day I Dream About Food
Again, this is a great food gift for the holidays and is SO ADDICTING to eat! Buttery toffee with chocolate and nuts.
Chocolate Chip Cookies by Life Made Keto
Can’t go wrong with a classic chocolate chip cookie! Maybe Santa will appreciate a keto-friendly cookie waiting for him too 🙂
Keto Pumpkin Blondies by Cast Iron Keto
A low carb, naturally sweetened pumpkin blondie? Christmas miracles do exist!
Keto Carrot Cake by Cooking LSL
Who says carrot cake is only for Easter? This warm, spicy cake is perfect to impress your friends and family for Christmas
Thick and Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies by Butter Together Kitchen
A cookie swap isn’t complete without a snickerdoodle! This recipe is perfect for work parties, classroom swaps, or any holiday party!
Pecan Softies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt by Ruled.Me
For a not-so-traditional Christmas cookie, try this keto cookie recipe! Pecan cookies drizzled in chocolate and topped with sea salt!
Keto Brownies by Life Made Sweeter
This brownie recipe is not only keto but kid-approved! A big win in my house when it comes to Holiday baking.
Gluten-Free Apple Plum Crisp by Fit Foodie Finds
Warm baked fruit topped with a gluten-free crumble, this crisp is perfect to cap off Christmas dinner
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies by Life Made Sweeter
Peanut butter cookies are classic but this recipe only requires a handful of ingredients! Perfect for anyone following keto, paleo, low carb, or gluten-free diet.
Dark Chocolate Truffles by A Clean Bake
Not only is this recipe no-bake and super easy to make, but it’s also vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and keto! A dessert that checks off all the boxes is a win in my book!
Peppermint Cheesecake Pie by Sugar-Free Mom
This cheesecake is filled with chocolatey peppermint goodness, it’s hard to believe this recipe is keto! Perfect for Christmas.