Check-out this round-up of 18 low-carb desserts that inspired me in my healthy journey. Discover some of the most delicious desserts that you can prepare at home, after work, after a busy day, without any kind of previous cooking and baking experience.
Low-carb Desserts 101
When I first discovered low-carb desserts, I didn’t even know what low-carb was. I was eating processed foods, fast food, store bought desserts, and so on. I wasn’t eating plants or whole food, I wasn’t cooking healthy, I wasn’t doing anything for my health.
Desserts just like these made me want to try cooking low-carb. I liked the idea of preparing healthy desserts that don’t require special preparations or expensive ingredients that will throw my budget away. It couldn’t be that easy, right? Well .. it was that easy!
I decided to put together a round-up (18 low-carb desserts that I LOVE) because I wanted to share with everyone the amazing recipes I discovered during the years, and the people behind them. The world is full of people that appreciate healthy desserts and healthy cooking, and yet we are surrounded by so many unhealthy options.
Here are a few reasons why I like all these 18 low-carb desserts. They’re:
- easy to prepare and don’t cost much
- you don’t need special cooking experience to make these desserts
- most of them don’t even require baking
- they’re low-carb and keto friendly, with most being vegan friendly as well
- they don’t contain added sugar, refined flours or refined seed oils
- these desserts are prepared using real ingredients, without additives or preservatives
- they’re super tasty and super healthy
- and a fun way to spend your Friday night, cooking and serving them with friends and family.
18 Low-Carb Desserts That Inspired My Health
1. Orange & Walnut Chocolate Fat Bombs by Keto Diet
If I remember correctly, this was literally my first ever low-carb recipe. That’s. First, Ever! I didn’t know what fat bombs were, but I always liked chocolate and walnuts so I decided to try them. Let me tell you they were simply FANTASTIC. Super aromatic, creamy and with a dark chocolate flavor, they certainly didn’t compare with anything I’d tasted before. From that moment on, my days of eating “regular” sweets were over for good.
2. Best Low Carb Chocolate Cake Recipe by Low Carb Yum
If you’re looking for a simple and healthy recipe for chocolate cake, you might want to give this one a try. This cake is based on coconut flour (or almond flour) and eggs, with some special extras like zucchini or carrots, plus the “classical” coconut oil, cacao powder and cinnamon. Pair this recipe with the chocolate frosting below and you’ll get yourself a super tasty low-carb cake.
3. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting – Sugar Free by Low Carb Yum
What’s a low-carb cake without delicious frosting, right? For me, this recipe brings back those childhood memories. In fact, this recipe is very similar to the recipe my mom used for my birthday cakes, when I was a child. This frosting recipe is one of those timeless recipes that’s also super healthy. Enjoy!
4. Healthy Delicious Walnuts Fudge Recipe by Refresh My Health
This small cookie is creamy and sweet and comes with a nutty flavor that will make you fall in love with it from the first bite. It’s low-carb and gluten free, plus it’s loaded with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.
5. Paleo Pancakes Two Ways by Mark’s Daily Apple
The day I made these pancakes meant for me the start of a beautiful friendship. I wanted to surprise my wife one morning by making these pancakes, and I remember I had to walk to the store at 7AM to buy all the ingredients. Our first batch of pancakes wasn’t looking that great, but let me tell you that the taste was beyond all our expectations. After that morning, we ate paleo pancakes for 3 days in a row, breakfast and dinner. That’s. Three. Days. Of. Pancakes.
6. Delicious Cashew Butter Fat Bombs Recipe by Refresh My Health
This was my very first raw cookie recipe. It’s one of those low-carb high-fat cookies or simply named “fat bomb”. It’s creamy, it’s soft, it’s salty and sweet and it only takes about 20 minutes to make.
7. Low-Carb Cranberry & Orange Muffins by KetoDiet
This Low-Carb Cranberry & Orange Muffins recipe is the perfect alternative to “regular” muffins. These low-carb muffins are fluffy and soft, loaded with flavor and super healthy. If you ask me, we should call the regular muffins a clone of the low-carb muffins.
8. Easy Keto Chocolate with Sour Cranberries Dessert by Refresh My Health
This creamy and soft raw chocolate gets its texture from cacao butter and coconut oil. The addition of raisins and cranberries transforms it into an exquisite little treat.
9. Coconut Chocolate Keto Bars Recipe by Refresh My Health
This recipe is my take on the classical coconut-chocolate bars. If you like coconut and chocolate, then this dessert should definitely be on your list. It’s low-carb, crunchy, loaded with coconut and chocolate, and super tasty.
10. Keto Double Chocolate Macaroons by KetoDiet
These macaroons are fancy, tasty and healthy! Actually all the recipes from KetoDiet are a true inspiration, but these macaroons hold a very special place in my heart. You see … as a true chocolate lover, these macaroons got me hooked for days! They’re loaded with coconut, they work great as a healthy snack, my wife loves them so they turned into one of those recipes that we prepare too often.
11. Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut and Coconut Bars by Mark’s Daily Apple
I don’t know why but this recipe inspired me to start making my own chocolate and coconut cookies. It was the moment I realized that you can’t go wrong with low-carb desserts because they will always turn out tasty. Try it and let me know how you like them!
12. Banana Paleo Pancakes by The Paleolithic Diet Plan
Want a simple recipe for paleo pancakes? No worries, I’ve got you covered. This recipe brings almond butter to the mix, on top of the classical eggs and banana recipe. The result? Quick and easy banana pancakes that everybody will enjoy.
13. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fat Bombs by KetoDiet
These fat bombs are so easy to make, don’t require too many ingredients and they’re super low-carb and loaded with those healthy and “good-for-you” nutrients.
14. Cinnamon Baked Golden Apples Recipe by Refresh My Health
One of the easiest and most rewarding desserts you can prepare, using just 2 ingredients. Your house will smell great and your taste buds will thank you for a wonderful treat. Stay with me for this one!
15. Vegan Almond Power Bars with Chocolate Topping by The Healthy Family and Home
These raw “power bars” are loaded with so many healthy nutrients that you’ll ask yourself what’s the point of eating anything else. Plus they’re easy and fun to make, and work great as a recovery snack or as a grab-and-go breakfast.
16. Dairy-Free Keto Simple Chocolate Mousse by KetoDiet
Coconut milk and raw cacao go hand in hand in this simple and super tasty dessert. Personally I also like adding 1 tsp of flax seeds for a boost of super healthy nutrients.
17. Flourless Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies by Ambitious Kitchen
These cookies are special because they are literally prepared without any kind of flour. The base is made from almond butter, extra virgin coconut oil plus beaten eggs. Ups! I almost forgot about those chocolate chips …
18. Spelt Croissants by Angie’s Recipes
If you want to enjoy croissants, my advice is to either make them yourself or buy them from artisan croissant makers. If you’re not in France or in Belgium, I suggest making your own croissants using the recipe below. These may not be low-carb but you can prepare them using organic flour and the best raw butter, so it won’t be that bad. I’m positive this recipe will exceed all your expectations and it’s worth every. …. extra carb!
What desserts inspired you in your journey? What’s your favorite dessert from this 18 low-carb desserts round-up? Share your tips and recipes below!
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