Sweet Treats: Keto Edition

Let’s face it, we all have a sweet tooth.  While some of us might prefer chocolate, fruity flavors, sour sweets, or creamy caramel there is no denying that sweets are almost everyone’s weakness when it comes to eating.  But, did you know that you can still enjoy sweets and not experience a sugar rush after eating them?  Well you can! Today we will highlight a few Keto sweet treat recipes that will keep your sweet tooth satisfied without the sugar crash!


Keto Sugar-Free Cheesecake

Who doesn't love cheesecake? This silky and creamy dessert has been a favorite in America for over a century and as we all know there are restaurants centered around this American favorite.  But did you know that their version of a Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake can contain 1,000 calories a slice?! Not to worry though, we have a recipe here that cuts those calories in half per slice and tastes just as good!


500 calories a serving - 8 to 10 servings - Prep Time: 15 minutes - Total Time: 8 Hours

Nutrition (per serving): 500 calories, 10g protein, 10g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 5g sugar, 47g fat, 27g saturated fat, 270mg sodium


Ingredients:

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melt and cooled
  • 3 blocks (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 16 ounce sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon stevia
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • Sliced strawberries, for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°. 
  2. Make the crust: Grease an 8" or 9" springform pan, and cover the bottom and edges with foil. In a medium bowl, mix together the flours, coconut, and butter. Press the crust into the bottom and a little up the sides of the prepared pan. Place the pan in the fridge while you make the filling.
  3. Make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sour cream together, then beat in the stevia and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Spread the filling evenly over the crust. 
  4. Place cheesecake in a deep roasting pan and set on the middle rack of the oven. Carefully pour enough boiling water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes, until it only slightly jiggles in the center. Turn the oven off, but leave the cake in the oven with the door slightly ajar to cool slowly for an hour.
  5. Remove pan from water bath and take off foil, then let chill in the fridge for at least five hours or overnight. Slice and garnish with strawberries.

 

Carrot Cake Keto Balls

The average slice of Carrot Cake can be anywhere from 300 to 600 calories depending on the size and sugar content.  Today we have the perfect substitute for your Carrot Cake cravings, Carrot Cake Keto Balls! This recipe is not only sugar free but only 130 calories for a serving, making for the perfect combination.

 

130 calories a serving - 16 servings - Prep Time: 5 minutes - Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition (per serving): 130 calories, 2g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 2g sugar, 11g fat, 7g saturated fat, 65mg sodium 

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 block of cream cheese, softened
  • ¾  cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ grated carrots
  • ½ cup chopped pecans 
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

 

 

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat together cream cheese, coconut flour, keto-friendly sweetener, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Fold in carrots and pecans. 
  2. Roll into 16 balls and then roll in shredded coconut and serve. 

 

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

This recipe is for all of our chocolate lovers out there!  Not only is this yummy but it’s incredibly easy to make.  A mug cake is a recipe for all levels of cooks as you combine everything in one mug and bake/cook it in the microwave!  A fun, sugar free recipe to make with kids and other adults, you will want to keep this recipe on file.

 

470 calories a serving - 1 servings - Prep Time: 5 minutes - Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition (per serving): 470 calories, 15g protein, 13g carbohydrates, 7g fiber, 1g sugar, 44g fat, 18g saturated fat, 530mg sodium 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons keto friendly chocolate chips, such as Lily’s
  • 2 tablespoons granulated stevia or other keto friendly sweetener of choice
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • ¼ cup whipped cream, for serving

 

Directions:

  1. Place the butter in a microwave safe bug and heat until melted, about 30 seconds. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except for the whipped cream and stir until fully combined.
  3. Cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until the cake is set but still fudgy.
  4. Top with whipped cream to serve.

 

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