These Low Carb Christmas Desserts will make your holiday celebration sweeter while maintaining your low carb diet. Best of all, these desserts are so delicious and perfect for sharing with family and friends.
Although they are made with low carb ingredients, they taste just as good as the real ones and will delight everyone, including those who are not watching their carbs. Most of them are easy to prepare, and you can prep them in advance, giving you plenty of time to prepare other dishes for your Christmas dinner.
Low Carb Christmas Desserts
1. Keto Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
These keto gingerbread cupcakes from Ioana of Low Carb Spark are the perfect treats to cap off your Christmas celebration. Made using almond flour and coconut flour, you can guarantee they are low in carbs.
They also contain ginger and cinnamon, which remind you of Christmas from the first bite! To make the gingerbread cupcakes even more delicious, they are topped with sugar-free spiced cream cheese cinnamon frosting. You can make a big batch and save some for a snack the following day.
2. Keto Christmas Cake
This Keto Christmas Cake can make a perfect centerpiece on your Christmas dinner table. Made by Angela of Diva Delicious, this keto Christmas cake has all the flavors of a traditional fruit and nut cake but without the dreaded carbs.
To make it low carb, Angela uses almond flour and a low carb sweetener. Each slice of cake contains six grams of net carbs, so feel free to treat yourself to a slice or two if you please!
3. Keto Christmas Cookies
Delight the kids with these red and green Keto Christmas Cookies from Emily, the diabetic behind Resolution Eats. They might look sinful, but these delightful cookies are sugar-free, so they are safe to eat even when you’re on a low carb diet.
These Low Carb Christmas Desserts are made using almond flour and coconut flour. They are sweetened with Swerve, so they taste great, despite being sugar-free. The frosting is also low in carbs, as it’s made with heavy whipping cream and Swerve Confectioners.
4. Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies
Make your Christmas dinner table look quirky and fun by serving these Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies, a recipe from Nicole of Step Away from the Carbs.
They consists of three components, the chocolate brownie layer, cream cheese frosting, and fresh strawberries. The brownie layer is made with almond flour and low-carb sweetener, while the cream cheese frosting is sweetened with Swerve confectioners. Therefore, you can guarantee that these Santa hat brownies won’t kick you out of ketosis!
5. Sugar-free German Christmas Cookies
These Sugar-free Cinnamon Star Cookies are inspired by the traditional German Christmas Cookies called zimtsterne, but without the sugar. It’s a recipe made by Katrin of Sugar-Free Londoner.
Aside from being low in carbs, these cookies are also gluten-free and diabetic-friendly. Like the other Low Carb Christmas Desserts on this list, these sugar-free cookies are made using almond flour to make them low in carbs. And instead of icing sugar, Katrin used powdered erythritol, although you can also use other powdered sugar substitutes.
6. Keto Brownie Christmas Trees
Your guests will surely not resist taking a bite of these Keto Brownie Christmas Trees, especially the kids! These sparkly brownies are made by Gretchen of the Fit Mom Journey, using almond flour and coconut flour.
Sweetened with Lakanto Baking Sweetener, you can rest assured that these desserts will not kick you out of your low-carb diet. In fact, each Christmas tree brownie contains only 10 grams of net carbs.
7. Keto Gingerbread Cheesecakes
With only three grams of net carbs each, you can treat yourself to more than one of these delectable Keto Gingerbread Cheesecakes from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food.
Ready in just 20 minutes, these gingerbread cheesecakes are the perfect last-minute Christmas dessert recipe. And, although there’s no added sugar to these Low Carb Christmas Desserts, they are delightfully sweet, thanks to the Swerve sweetener.
8. Keto Fruit Cake
Fruit cakes are the most popular cakes served on Christmas, an American tradition that has become a significant part of celebrating the Christmas season. If you’re looking for a low-carb version of this famous Christmas cake, check out this Keto Fruit Cake from Vered of Healthy Recipes Blogs.
The cake tastes wonderfully nutty and rich without being cloyingly sweet, so feel free to indulge in more than one slice! You can add any dried fruits of your choice, but make sure they are low in carbs. Add a few raisins to give it a little sweetness.
9. Low Carb Christmas Desserts Keto Cookies With Sugar-free Candy Buttons
When it comes to delectable Low Carb Christmas Desserts, what could be better than these Christmas cookies with sugar-free candy buttons? Made by Arman of the Big Man’s World, these Keto Christmas cookies are made with cashew butter to keep things low carb.
You can substitute the cashew butter with almond butter or peanut butter if you prefer. The granulated sweetener ensures these cookies remain sweet without kicking you off ketosis.
10. Keto Trifle
This gorgeous layered keto trifle dessert from Annie of Keto Focus might look so sinful, but would you believe that each serving of these Low Carb Christmas Desserts contains only 5.4 grams of net carbs?
And while it might look like it requires a lot of work, it’s easy to prepare. You can prepare it a day before, store each layer separately in the fridge, and assemble it in a trifle dish before serving.
11. Keto Snowball Cookies
Snowball cookies are some of the most popular desserts served on Christmas day. Traditionally, these sweet cookies are made with lots of butter and sugar, which is not at all keto-friendly.
If you’re craving these cookies and want to serve them for Christmas, here’s a low carb version of the recipe from Kelly Kwok of Life Made Sweeter. With only one gram of net carbs per serving, feel free to treat yourself to a few cookies, enough to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.