Sugar-Free Desserts: 10 Recipes That Won’t Disappoint

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Whether you’re looking for sugar-free desserts because you’re following a specific diet, have a health condition that limits the amount of sugar you can eat, or you just want to be healthier, I have good news.

There are tons of sugar-free desserts you can eat that won’t taste like cardboard. You just have to know what to look for. 

How can I satisfy my sweet tooth without sugar?

There are many sugar substitutes that can still add the illusion of sweetness to your desserts without using any real sugar.

Here are some of the most popular sugar substitutes to consider:

  • Monk fruit sweetener
  • Swerve 
  • Truvia
  • Splenda
  • Xylitol
  • Erythritol

Are sugar-free desserts OK for diabetics?

Sugar-free desserts are better for diabetics to consume than normal, sugar-laden foods. However, be sure you’re reading the fine print in the recipes you consider. 

For some reason, many websites and food bloggers will claim a recipe is “sugar-free” and then instruct you to add half a cup of maple syrup or 12 medjol dates into your batter. Guess what? Those ingredients are loaded with sugar. Sure, some of us would like to think it’s a more “natural” kind of sugar but, if you’re diabetic, that doesn’t really matter. 

Also, for a dessert to truly be safe for diabetics to eat, the food should also contain few or no carbohydrates. This is because carbs are digested as sugar in your body, so someone with diabetes would still need to be careful in eating a high-carb dessert. 

To avoid making sugar-free desserts that are high in carbs, you can try searching for specifically keto-friendly desserts, as the keto diet avoids both sugar and carbs. 

In the list of desserts included here, we’ve decided to only include true sugar-free desserts that are both keto- and diabetic-friendly to save you some time. Keep reading to see the sugar-free sweets we’re drooling over. 

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10 Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes

1. “Maple pecan cheesecake bars” by Spinach Tiger

Serves 16 according to recipe information.

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2. “Sex in a pan” by Wholesome Yum

Serves 16 according to recipe information.

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3. “Vegan coconut macaroons” by Neurotic Mommy

Makes 24 macaroons according to recipe information.

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4. “Keto marble cake” by All Day I Dream About Food

Serves 16 according to recipe information. 

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5. “Keto lemon bars” by Hey Keto Mama

Serves 8 according to recipe information. 

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6. “Sugar-free cheesecake” by Sugar Free Londoner

Serves 12 according to recipe information. 

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7. “Keto vanilla cake” by Joy FIlled Eats

Serves 8 according to recipe information. 

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8. “Sugar-free chocolate chip cookies” by The Sugar Free Diva

Makes 42 cookies according to recipe information. 

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9. “No-bake peanut butter chocolate bars” by Two Sleevers

Serves 8 according to recipe information. 

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10. “Keto coconut lime bars” by I Breathe, I’m Hungry

Serves 16 according to recipe information. 

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So what do you think? Could you stick to a low-sugar diet with sugar-free desserts like these? Tell us your favorites in the comments section. 

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