5 Quick And Easy Keto-Friendly Holiday Dessert Recipes

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This holiday season, give in to your sweet cravings, minus the unnecessary carbs, with these quick, easy keto dessert recipes.

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5 Quick, Easy Keto Dessert Recipes

1. Paleo Style Pecan Snowball Cookies

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Pecan snowball cookies on a table next to chopped pecans

These pecan snowball cookies are gluten-free, keto-friendly, and paleo style so you don’t have to worry about allergies. Also, they take less than half an hour to make!

You can serve this as an addition to your pecan pies and cakes. After all, nobody has the time to bake more than one or two of those.

Calories: 112 per cookie

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla liquid Stevia

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Pour all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until they form a smooth, rich mixture.
  3. Take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper.
  4. Scoop out cookie mounds from the mixture using a tablespoon or cookie scoop.
  5. Use your hands to form the mounds into balls and then place them in the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Afterward, bake for 15 minutes until the cookies turn golden brown.
  7. Let it cool then roll in some more sweetener.
  8. Let the cookies cool completely and then serve!

2. Keto-Friendly No-Bake Fudge Cakes

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Pieces of chocolate fudge cake on a table

Running out of time to make keto diet dessert recipes? Then you need to try out this easy no-bake fudge cake recipe!

They’re sweet enough for the energetic little kids, but not too sugary that it will cause problems with your older guests.

Plus, this recipe requires only six ingredients and 10 minutes of preparation time. While it’s baking, you can use your free time to prepare other meals.

Calories: 161 per cube

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup solid coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup powdered erythritol
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sea salt flakes

Instructions:

  1. Line a rectangle-shaped glass container with parchment paper. Make sure the paper’s edges hang out at the sides.
  2. Place the sweetener and coconut oil in a separate bowl and then beat with a hand mixer at a low speed. Continue until both ingredients have merged.
  3. Mix in the vanilla, cocoa powder, sweetener, and sea salt.
  4. Then, pour the batter into the lined container and smoothen out the top with a spoon or spatula.
  5. Leave the mixture in the refrigerator for about 45-60 minutes until it hardens.
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and then gently press down on the fudge cake.
  7. Slice and then refrigerate again before serving.

3. No-Gluten Apple Plum Crisp

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Gluten-free apple plum crisp in a dish on a table

Ditch your high-calorie apple pie and replace it with the healthier no-gluten apple plum crisp. It contains all the goodness of your favorite holiday pies but without the harmful carbs and calories.

Each slice has around as many calories as most small brownies and cookies. Also, the healthy fats in these treats help you stay energized throughout the party.

Calories: 299 per slice

Ingredients:

Filling

  • 5 plums
  • 5 apples
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 and 1/3 cup orange juice, divided

Topping

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare, rinse, peel, and cut the plums and apples into bite-sized pieces. Then, set aside in a ceramic baking dish.
  3. Mix the maple syrup, cinnamon, flour, and 1/2 cup of orange juice.
  4. Melt the coconut oil and butter in one dish then pour it into the syrup mixture. Beat until the ingredients combine.
  5. Pour on top of the fruit slices, then even out with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Throw in the rest of the orange juice and then bake for another 10 minutes or until the fruits start to bubble.

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4. Gluten-Free Cookies with Cream Cheese

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Star-shaped cookies on a table

Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with one of the best keto cream cheese dessert recipes! These cookies aren’t just delicious, they’re also gluten-free, low-carb, and sugar-free.

Plus, you can mold them into different shapes. A cute gingerbread man or snowball is timely for the coming holiday season.

Calories: 200 per cookie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp xantham gum
  • 3/4 cup low carb sugar substitute
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Instructions:

  1. Cream the sweetener and butter until they turn fluffy and light.
  2. Mix in the cream cheese, eggs, xantham gum, flour, and vanilla. Beat until the ingredients combine.
  3. Leave the mixture in the refrigerator for four hours.
  4. Roll the mixture into a cookie log and then slice into multiple pieces.
  5. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown.

5. Keto, Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Keto chocolate chip cookies on a cooling tray

You can still enjoy these delicious all-time favorites even if you’re on a healthy keto diet if you follow this simple keto, paleo recipe!

Calories: 219 per cookie

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup fruit sweetener
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp xantham gum
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond flour, blanched
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Coarse sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and sweetener in one bowl until they form a smooth, rich consistency.
  3. Add the xantham gum, cinnamon, baking soda, coconut flour, and almond flour. Whisk the ingredients again.
  4. Gently fold in the chopped chocolate pieces.
  5. Use a spoon or cookie scooper to scoop cookies onto the ungreased baking sheet. The mixture is a bit thick so you need to flatten it with your clean hands.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes, top off with some sea salt, and then let it cool.

These are just some of the best keto dessert recipes you can try for the holidays. Remember, you don’t have to ruin your keto diet just to have fun!

Learn how to make keto peanut butter cookies by watching this video from Dr. Seeds:

Explore the different options available and see which ones would best fit the occasion. Just make sure you prepare treats your friends and family will enjoy.

After all, you’re not just cooking for yourself, but rather, for a room full of guests.

The holidays can be stressful. Take time to relax by taking some Chill Pill.

What are your go-to keto dessert recipes for the holidays? Share your recipes with us in the comments section below!

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