Preparing these delicious keto holiday desserts is the best way to enjoy the holiday without the fear of ruining your low carb diet. Made with keto-friendly sweeteners and other low carb ingredients, these desserts can certainly help make your holiday celebration less guilty.
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While these desserts have been modified and do not contain refined sugar like the holiday desserts that you have been accustomed to eating, they still taste just as great. In fact, even those who are not following the keto lifestyle will love these delicious treats!
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If you’re still on the hunt for main meals you can get some inspiration from this round up of 18 Delicious Low Carb Christmas Dinner Recipes and also these Low Carb Side Dishes for Christmas. You can get even more low carb and delicious recipes in this round up of Keto Christmas Recipes.
From gingerbread cake roll to Christmas cookies and Keto Apple Pie, here’s a roundup of the most delicious keto holiday desserts that everyone will love. Also check out these Delicious Low Carb Christmas Treats.
Keto Holiday Desserts
1. Keto Gingerbread Cake Roll
Your holiday celebration won’t be complete without gingerbread. But instead of the usual gingerbread man, delight everyone by serving this Keto Gingerbread Cake Roll from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food.
Aside from its delicious taste, this cake looks very pretty and will surely capture everyone’s attention at the dinner table. This low carb cake is made with sugar-free vanilla cream and Swerve sweetener, so you can treat yourself to a few slices without feeling the guilt.
2. Keto Almond Cake
This tasty buttery soft almond cake is from Aaron Day, a nutritional Nutritional Therapist and Clinical Weight loss Practitioner from Fat for Weight Loss. It is gently spiced and is jazzed up with orange zest and cranberries to add the festive touch.,
Almond flour gives it a mild nutty flavor and fluffy texture. It’s quick and easy to make and calls for erythritol as the low carb sweetener. Serve it with some whipped cream or coconut cream. I can’t wait to make this one!
3. Keto Cinnamon Cream Cheese Muffins
Everyone loves muffins. If you’re thinking of serving these holiday treats on your Christmas dinner, this Keto Cinnamon Cream Cheese Muffins from Maya Krampf of Wholesome Yum would be a great recipe to try.
If you love cinnamon muffins, you have all the reasons to love this recipe. The muffins are made with almond flour and have cream cheese fillings inside, so yes, they are absolutely keto-friendly!
Each muffin contains only 4.8 grams of net carbs, so you can eat the entire muffin while still making sure that you don’t go out of ketosis.
4. Snowball Keto Christmas Cookies
For a unique take on the traditional Christmas cookies, check out these cute Snowball Keto Christmas Cookies from Kristen the recipe developer at The Endless Meal. These cookies are made with almond flour and have a soft and buttery texture similar to shortbread.
While the traditional Christmas cookies are loaded with sugar, these Snowball cookies are guaranteed sugar-free because they are sweetened with erythritol. They might look like they require a lot of hard work, but you’d be surprised to know that these snowball cookies are so easy to prepare!
All you need is a bowl, a spoon, and a baking tray! These cookies are the perfect keto holiday desserts to prepare for busy bees.
5. Keto Apple Pie
Apple pies are guaranteed a crowd-pleaser during holiday celebrations, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Independence Day. If you love apple pies, but you are now living the keto lifestyle, here’s a keto-friendly Apple Pie inspired recipe from Paola of Gnom-gnom.
Instead of using real apples, this recipe uses zucchinis! As you may know, apples are not the most keto-friendly fruit out there. And while using zucchinis for apple pies might sound strange, but the delicious taste of this pie will remind you of your favorite apple pie from childhood. The pie crust is super flaky, and the zucchini filling is absolutely tasty!
6. The Best Keto Chocolate Fudge
Who says you need to give up chocolate now that you’re on the keto diet? You still can treat yourself to your favorite chocolate desserts as long as they are made from keto-friendly ingredients. When it comes to this, this Keto Chocolate Fudge would be perfect.
Made by Sam from Hey Keto Mama, this delightful keto holiday desserts recipe for chocolate fudge is made of simple ingredients and is easy to prepare. Even though it does not contain any refined sugar as the usual chocolate fudge, this dessert will surely be loved by all chocoholics! You can top it with any nuts that you love or serve it without any toppings.
Another fudge recipe you may like to try is this Pumpkin Pie Fudge. Although it was intended for Halloween there’s no reason not to have it at Christmas.
7. Low Carb Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Squares
When it comes to Christmas desserts peppermint is usually the most popular ingredient. So if you’re thinking of serving some peppermint-flavored desserts this holiday, these low carb No-bake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Squares are highly recommended.
This keto holiday dessert was created by Libby Jenkinson from Ditch the Carbs, and you’ll be happy to know that each square contains only 2.1 grams of net carbs. Just like with the other low-carb desserts, these cheesecake squares are made with almond flour.
As for the sweetener, you can choose from any zero carb granulated sweetener that you like, such as the Swerve Sweetener.
8. Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
These easy-to-make peanut butter cookies are made with only three ingredients, low carb sweetener, peanut butter, and eggs! You can even choose to skip the eggs if you want.
Made by the Big Man’s World, these keto peanut butter cookies contain only 3 grams of net carbs per cookie, so it is guaranteed keto-friendly. To prepare, all you need to do is to combine all ingredients in a bowl and bake. These desserts may be low in carbs, but they are absolutely divine!
If you like chocolate then you will probably love this Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe.
9. Keto Christmas Crack
These colorful keto holiday desserts can make for a perfect dessert-table centerpiece. Made by Courtney, a former professional pastry chef of Bake It Keto, this dessert is inspired by the traditional Christmas Crack, also known as Saltine Toffee or Cracker Toffee.
They are typically made with saltine crackers and other ingredients that are sugary and carb-loaded. But this low carb version uses a cracker made with coconut flour, mozzarella, and cream cheese. As for the toffee, the Swerve sweetener was used to give it a sweet taste.
10. Cranberry Bliss Cookies
For those who love cranberries, try these Cranberry Cookies from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food. These festive cookies are inspired by Starbucks and are the perfect treat for those who love sweets.
But, unlike the traditional cookie from Starbucks that are loaded with sugar and carbs, these keto holiday dessert cookies are made with Swerve Sweetener and almond flour. Each cookie contains only 2.05 grams of net carbs, so you can treat yourself to a couple or more cookies without ruining your keto diet.
Happy Keto Christmas eating!