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I love desserts. Like a lot. I really think meals are just a way for us to not feel guilty about having dessert. In fact, my mom always thought it was OK to eat dessert first, just in case you were too full to eat it after dinner. I can get on board with thinking like that. Keto desserts are just like the real thing, except the bad-for-you ingredients are replaced with good-for-you stuff. And luckily, there are a ton of awesome keto dessert recipes to choose from.
For a full rundown on the ketogenic diet, check out the post here.
Fall can be tough when you’re following the keto diet. Everyone is prancing around with their pumpkin spice lattes and Pinterest is full of amazing looking pumpkin and apple desserts. So in honor of the season, I’ve rounded up the very best keto dessert recipes that are perfect for fall.
The Best Keto Dessert Recipes For Fall
It’s both pumpkin pie and cheesecake! Fire up the bonfire and get ready to enjoy these dessert bars. With an almond flour crust and layers of pumpkin and cheesecake, this keto dessert will definitely get you in the mood for sweater weather.
Net Carbs: 2.5g
I’ve been low-key obsessed with mug cakes lately. There’s something about mixing a few ingredients into a cup and then BAM! In just a few minutes you have cake. Like magic. This single-serving keto mug cake is pumpkin, spice, and everything nice.
Net Carbs: 6g
Here’s a low-carb and keto-friendly take on a classic dessert recipe. Granny Smith apples and plenty of cinnamon will give you all the fall smells you love. This recipe could also be made into muffins as well.
Net Carbs: 5g
So technically this isn’t a dessert, I know. But it is a treat! If you’re missing your pumpkin spice latte this fall, try this pumpkin spice keto coffee recipe! Find links for the ingredients you’ll need in the recipe.
Net Carbs: 1.9g
Pumpkin cream cheese pound cake with a maple glaze? Yes, please. As far as keto dessert recipes go, this one is a winner.
Net Carbs: 3.5g
Did you know that zucchini can be a tasty alternative to apples in fall dessert recipes? This mock apple crisp from LowCarbYum.com features zucchini slices in place of the apples. And you can’t even tell the difference. Especially once you top it with pecans, a combination of healthy flours and plenty of fall spices!
Net Carbs: 3g
Fat bombs on keto are like little nuggets of wonder. Fat bombs a delicious way to hit your fat macros. They’re high in healthy fats but low in protein and carbs. These pumpkin pie fat bombs from Tasteaholics check all the boxes.
For more fat bomb recipes, check out this post!
Net Carbs: 1g
You’d think that cinnamon rolls would automatically be a no-go on the keto diet. This super easy (and fast! no yeast!) keto cinnamon roll recipe from I Save A to Z uses the “Fathead” method of incorporating mozzarella cheese into the dough. And that icing!
Net Carbs: 3g
Here’s another fantastic keto recipe from I Breathe I’m Hungry….and another mug cake! Caramel apple anything is my favorite. Add in the fact it’s cooked in a mug and I’m sold. Nothing says fall like caramel and apples. And if it’s only 4 net carbs? I’d say that’s the perfect keto fall dessert recipe to add to your list.
Net Carbs: 4g
There’s just something about fall. Yes, it’s a little sad to say goodbye to summer. But there’s something refreshing about crisp air, falling leaves, and the prospect of new beginnings. Fall also means harvest season and it’s the time of year we start to get serious about food. There’s no need to feel left out with all these amazing keto dessert recipes for fall!
Some things you should have on hand when you’re crafting the perfect keto dessert recipe:
Erythritol Natural Sugar Substitute – this is a low-cal, low-carb non-GMO sugar substitute made from corn. It’s a 1/1 ratio (meaning 1 cup of erythritol for every cup of sugar) and it tastes great. No funky aftertaste like you might find with other sugar substitutes.
Xanthan Gum – Xanthan gum is a low-carb gluten substitute used to thicken or stabilize gluten-free flours or other ingredients. Add xanthan gum to sauces, soups, gravies or even dough.
Cacao Powder – Try a low-carb, high-fat organic cacao powder when you’re trying to get your chocolate in. It’s great in smoothies, bulletproof coffee, fat bombs, and desserts.
Almond Flour – This is a keto must-have ingredient. Use almond flour in place of all-purpose or wheat flours in all of your keto recipes.
Coconut Flour – Coconut flour can be combined with almond or other low-carb, gluten-free flours in your keto recipes for additional flavor or texture.
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