Yes, You Can Have Dessert When Going Keto
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Just because the ketogenic diet limits carbs and sugar doesn't mean that dessert is off the table. Everyone deserves something sweet to end a meal, right? These low-carb keto desserts are diet-friendly and packed with flavor to satisfy your cravings without sending you out of ketosis. Plus, many are super filling and high in nutrients, like healthy fats and protein, so you'll be more likely to stop at just one. (Although it's much easier said than done—like eating just one of these keto fat bombs.)
Here, delicious keto desserts you'll really want to sink your teeth into.
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Low-Carb Fudgy Avocado Keto Brownies
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If you're a chocolate lover but you're on the keto diet, these low-carb, high-protein, and sugar-free brownies are just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the rules. Made with avocado, coconut oil, and pecans, there are tons of healthy fats in there, and a serving comes in at just 82 calories. (Here are a few other genius desserts that use avocado.)
Get the recipe: Low-Carb Fudgy Avocado Keto Brownies
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Low-Carb Keto Snickerdoodle
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Snickerdoodle cookies aren't just for the holidays. They can be enjoyed year-round—especially because cinnamon-sugar cookies are pretty low in sugar and carbs. A perfect keto dessert with built-in portion control, these cookies are the ideal balance of chewy and crispy and can be ready in only 25 minutes.
Get the recipe: Low-Carb Keto Snickerdoodle
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Keto Popsicles
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This low-carb keto dessert is the perfect refresher on a warm day—and doesn't come with loads of added sugars. The peanut butter provides healthy fats to keep you full, and the sugar-free dark chocolate keeps you in ketosis. Each pop is only 280 calories. (Related: 9 Frozen Snacks That'll Instantly Cool You Off This Summer)
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Keto Popsicles
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Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
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Ditch traditional pints and whip up your own homemade, low-carb ice cream for a keto dessert with a huge punch of flavor. Mint chocolate chip is a classic crowd-pleaser, and this blogger's healthy hacks (using stevia to keep sugar low and dark chocolate to add depth to the creaminess) make it worth indulging in a scoop—or two.
Get the recipe: Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
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There's nothing like a good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie—but if you're on the keto diet, you might think you're bound to miss out. Worry not: You can totally enjoy chocolate chip cookies as a keto dessert, along with a tall glass of milk. These keto cookies are super soft and rich, and they only have 2.3 grams of carbs per serving.
Get the recipe: Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Keto Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites
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If you like cheesecake, you're probably aware it's not the most keto-friendly dessert out there. But it doesn't need to be off limits, especially when in bite-size form and with lightened ingredients and healthy fats. The peanut butter makes it super tasty and fit as a keto dessert, and there are only 4 net carbs per serving.
Get the recipe: Keto Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites
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