Let’s face it, dieting isn’t exactly fun.
I’ve never been great at dieting. When I counted calories I always ended up feeling SO HUNGRY.
When I tried out Whole 30 I kept craving chocolate.
BUT the ketogenic diet has been sooooo different!
I’ve been able to stick to it for the past few weeks, lose 7 pounds, AND eat dessert too!
While it’s still important to focus on eating fresh, whole, and unprocessed foods on the keto diet, it’s still okay to whip something up that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
And what’s great is that there are so many low carb and ketogenic dessert recipes out there that you’ll have tons to pick from!
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Most keto-friendly desserts have the same common ingredients, so when you decide to go low carb make sure you stock your pantry with these keto essentials:
- Sweetener – powdered and granulated
- Almond Flour
- Thickener like xanthan gum
- coconut oil or MCT oil
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- cocoa powder
- sugar-free or unsweetened chocolate chips like these
- unsweetened baking chocolate
- heavy whipping cream
- cream cheese
- no-sugar added peanut butter
These keto desserts are so good you won’t even know they’re low carb, and they’re all pretty easy to make!
Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter cookies on a diet? Yes please!
These low carb peanut butter cookies from Fit Mom Journey are SO GOOD.
Enjoy these as a daily reward for staying keto all day because these cookies have only 1 net carb! So have one or two (or three) and still keep your body in ketosis.
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Keto Lemon Ricotta Cake
I’m usually a chocolate fan when it comes to dessert, but sometimes I crave something tangy and fruity.
This lemon ricotta cake via Yummy Inspirations is sure to satisfy, and it makes a great dessert to bring to a party or get-together!
1 slice = 2.5 net carbs
Keto Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake
Who says going keto means you have to pass on a sweet breakfast?
This Keto Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake from All Day I Dream About Food is AMAZING. It goes perfect with your morning coffee, or even as an afternoon snack!
1 piece = 3.2 net carbs
Keto Peanut Butter Fluff Fat Bombs
If you want an easy and quick dessert, this is it — keto peanut butter fluff fat bombs!
And the best part? There’s only 1.7 net carbs per serving! And these fat bombs have plenty of healthy fats to help keep you fuller longer.
You definitely want to have this dessert on hand whenever you’re craving something sweet!
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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
If I had to pick a favorite dessert, it’d have to be a chocolate chip cookie. I know it’s a little basic, but I think it’s the simplicity that makes it so good!
And I’m loving that I can still have chocolate chip cookies like these on the keto diet.
1 cookie = 2.3 net carbs
Keto Blueberry Cheesecake Squares
And at only 2.1 net carbs a piece you can definitely have more than one!
Easy No Bake Keto Chocolate Cheesecake
Okay, this chocolate cheesecake definitely doesn’t look like it’d be a diet-friendly dish.
But I swear it is.
I love that it’s a no-bake dessert too. I’m all about having less steps to follow! Check out the recipe here.
2.25 g net carbs per serving.
Easy Keto Pistachio Shortbread Cookie
Sometimes you just want to do like the English and have something sweet with your afternoon tea.
These keto pistachio shortbread cookies are a perfect go-to tea cookie, and they’re so buttery!
1 cookie = 2 net carbs
No Bake Keto Chocolate Mousse Tart
I’m a huge sucker for chocolate mousse—and this one’s no different.
And this keto chocolate mousse tart via All Day I Dream About Food is a great crowd-pleaser.
Or, if you want to make it an easy night it, just make the filling for a quick and yummy dessert!
1 slice = 3.91 net carbs
4 Ingredient Low Carb Ice Cream
What’s dessert without ice cream?
Add this low carb vanilla ice cream from Wholesome Yum to any of these keto desserts and it’s just 2 net carbs per 1/2 cup!
Keto Pecan Pie Clusters
Ah, pecan pie.
I never had this stuff until I moved to Texas. Now I can’t have Thanksgiving without pecan pie.
But most times all you need is just a taste, which is where these keto pecan pie clusters via Hey Keto Mama deliver.
Only 1 net carb per cluster!
Low Carb Pecan Pie
Okay, so there are of course those times when you really want more than just a taste.
You want a whole slice!
This low carb pecan pie via Keto Connect is perfect for indulging, with only 4.4 net carbs per slice!
Keto 7 Layer Bars
When I’m dieting, sometimes I just miss biting into a crunchy treat.
These Keto 7-Layer Bars from Fit Mom Journey give you plenty of crunchy sweetness WHILE ALSO making sure you’re still on track to lose the weight.
1 bar = 4.5g net carbs
Keto Chocolate Fat Bombs
Fat bombs are a perfect go-to on the keto diet because they fill you up, help you meet your macros, and provide the sweetness you need to keep you going.
These low carb chocolate fat bombs via Wholesome Yum are only 5 ingredients—so simple!
1 fat bomb = 1 net carb
Ultimate Keto Creme Brûlée
When I was pregnant I constantly craved creme brûlée.
And let me just say, creme brûlée isn’t the easiest dessert to order as takeout.
But now I can’t wait to try this keto creme brûlée from My Sweet Keto. Only 3.9 net carbs a dish!
Ooey Gooey Keto Almond Flour Brownies
Low carb brownies actually surprised me the first time I made them.
Because I thought they were WAY BETTER than the sugary, carb-loaded ones.
And I guarantee these keto almond flour brownies, by Perfect Keto, are no different.
1 brownie = 2 net carbs.
Keto Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry shortcake is the type of dessert that’s always refreshing.
This strawberry shortcake is keto-friendly, and only takes a few minutes to whip up!
1 short cake = 6 net carbs
Keto Sugar Cookies
A good sugar cookie can take away most of life’s little problems.
But sugar cookies on the keto diet? Really?
Yep, How To Do This And That found a way…and they’re truly amazing!
1 cookie = 1.3 net carbs
Wendy’s Keto Copycat Chocolate Frosty
Sometimes you just need a cool treat, and this keto copycat chocolate frosty is just that.
Keep yourself on track and opt for this version and you’ll be glad you did!
1 serving = 3 net carbs
Easiest Keto Lemon Curd Pie
Wanting something that’s tangy AND sweet?
Then this keto lemon curd pie is for you. AND it’s only 2.4 net carbs per slice!
Keto Fudge Brownie Cookies
These brownies from Mouthwatering Mountain look sooo good I wish I already had some cooked up to enjoy.
Good thing they’re super easy to make!
Have other keto dessert favs! Share them in a comment!