‘Tis the season for elaborate dessert tables, chewy holiday-themed cookies and beloved shortbread. If you happen to be on the keto diet, however, this time of year can feel a little daunting when it comes to dessert prep – but fear not! From creamy cheesecake and no-bake fat bombs to cinnamon bun-inspired muffins to spicy chocolate cookies, we’ve compiled some of the best keto-friendly desserts that everyone will love.
Keto Cinnamon Bun Muffins
Good news! Following a keto diet plan doesn’t mean discarding the scrumptious flavours (and scents) of cinnamon buns. This holiday season, indulge in these guilt-free muffins. For more inspiration, try these simple keto-friendly snacks ideas.
Keto Almond Shortbread Cookies
If you’re wondering what makes these almond shortbread cookies so soft and chewy, you can thank the cream cheese and butter that form the base of these keto and gluten-free gems. Our mouths are watering just thinking about them. For more recipes, check out our top 100 holiday cookie and squares.
Fudgy Keto Brownies
If you think brownies are off the keto menu, think again! Enjoy every fudgy bite of this delicious dessert, or top it off with your choice of chopped nuts or shredded coconut. Now that you’ve got dessert covered, try one of these vegan keto dinner ideas.
Keto Mexican Chocolate Cookies
Add a dash of spice to your holiday dessert table this year. On those cold winter nights, cinnamon and cayenne add a welcome hit of heat to these decadent Mexican chocolate cookies that even those not following a keto diet will love. While you’re at it, consider these keto-friendly appetizers to round out your party.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Caramel Keto Protein Bars
Even if you’re the only person in your family doing keto, we promise your loved ones won’t notice that you’ve sneakily added a keto-friendly dessert to your holiday repertoire. The classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter goes down easy and gets the caramel candy bar treatment for a simple make-ahead treat you’ll return to time and again.
Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Keto Fat Bombs
These jaw-dropping no-bake fruity cheesecake cups are too delicious to resist – and it’s quite possibly the best way to introduce skeptics to the keto diet. The fact that they only require seven ingredients and can be prepped in a mere 15 minutes is a welcome bonus during the chaotic holiday season.
Get the recipe for Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Keto Fat Bombs
Chocolate Avocado Keto Cookies
A delicious and – gasp! – healthy keto breakfast cookie can also be spun into a must-have holiday dessert. With only 3.2 net grams of carbs, it packs a nutritional punch rarely seen in other baked goods.
Keto Avocado Pudding
The drool-worthy combination of creamy avocado and chocolate tastes so incredible together that you’ll crave this after-dinner treat or breakfast snack often. Avocado lovers might also appreciate these creative avocado recipes (that don’t involve toast)!