Finding sugar-free dessert recipes that taste good can be challenging. While there are new sugar alternatives on the market every day, not all work well for baking. But your sweet tooth can be satisfied while still following a diabetic eating plan. If diabetes is not an issue, you may want to limit your refined sugar intake or just watch your calories. Many of these recipes are also gluten-free, vegan, low carb, and paleo, and keto-friendly. Fool your family and impress your neighbors with these 10 no-sugar added dessert recipes.
10 No-Sugar Added Desserts That Still Taste Indulgent
Use sugar-free peanut butter and Splenda for baking with this easy recipe. The cookies definitely need to be set after baking and taste even better the next day. Like most peanut butter recipes, don't overcook this no-sugar added dessert.
Traditional Scottish shortbread cookies are made from just butter, sugar, and flour. The high-fat content from the butter makes these a great Keto-friendly treat. The net carbs in this recipe are very low coming from almond flour. This cookie recipe uses monk fruit as the sugar substitute but you can use Splenda.
Make sure to use an electric mixer. Mixing this batter by hand won't give you the creamy texture you need.
This is sort of a non-recipe. The only ingredient is pineapple with no added sugars so it's all about the prep here. You will need a food processor to get the correct texture. You'll also need to use frozen pineapple to make this creamy treat.
This recipe uses softened cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and Splenda. You can even make this a mocha mousse with the addition of instant espresso.
Blend until fluffy and you won't miss the sugar at all.
This may be the healthiest chocolate cake you can make. Don't panic at the mention of zucchini, you can't taste it at all! It adds moisture and hidden healthy greens while coconut flour is high in fiber. Use the best cocoa powder you can afford. It does make a difference. To keep it sugar-free, the recipe calls for erythritol or monk fruit as a sugar substitute.
Carrot Cake is one of my favorites. Sort of like pizza, a bad carrot cake is still pretty good. The texture, the warm spices, and that cream cheese frosting. This recipe has a lot of ingredients but don't panic; It's pretty easy and worth the assembly.
Y0u'll use almond flour, cinnamon, pecans, vanilla extract, erythritol, and of course lots of grated carrots. The sugar-free cream cheese frosting recipe in the link tops it off perfectly.
The ingredients in this brownie recipe will definitely raise some eyebrows. But you can't always judge a recipe by its ingredients! You'll need a can of black beans, an avocado, and sugar-free chocolate chips. The alternative sweetener used here is called allulose.
Allulose is a rare sugar found in nature in small amounts in fruits like raisins and figs. This is a great natural sugar substitute that tastes like sugar.
This is a copycat recipe of Joanna Gaines' famous Magnolia cookbook recipe. You'll use a substitute for the brown sugar that Joanna uses instead of white sugar. Pro tip: Bake these on the center rack of the oven.
Truth be told, you would be able to tell these apart from the real Magnolia cookies in a side-by-side cookie-off. But for those living the sugar-free life, these are pretty damn good.
This recipe from Rocky Hedge Farm is a winner. It will taste better than any of the supermarket sugar-free choices for sure. Of course, you'll need an ice cream maker. The kids will get a kick out of making this recipe. Xylitol and stevia are used as sugar substitutes.
This is a New York Style cheesecake meaning it's dense and rich as opposed to the Italian style which is light and fluffy. The traditional graham cracker crust can be made sugar-free as well. Or go crustless and serve this as more of a custard.
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