Sugar Free Dessert Recipes

Sugar Free Dessert Recipes
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Dessert is by far my favorite meal course as I’m sure it is for many. It’s too bad that the best part of the meal is also the worst for our waistlines, if not our health. I like to mitigate problems so I can enjoy the best of all possibilities, this is why I always research ways to make life easier and more enjoyable. It is with this state of mind that I present some of my favorite sugar-free dessert recipe.

If you are diabetic and miss having a bit of sweetness in your life, this post is for you. If you’re on a diet or striving for a healthier way of eating, this post if for you. As a matter of fact, anyone will enjoy these dessert recipes and if you don’t tell them, no one will guess they’re sugar free!

Just a heads up that most of these recipes will be chocolate-based (because, chocolate) and use my favorite sugar-free sweetener, monksweet+ with stevia. If you prefer, feel free to substitute with any sugar free sweetener of your choice. Just make sure that you account for the bulk factor when substituting. If possible, stick as closely as possible to the recipes as written and you should achieve excellent results. Now without further ado, sugar free dessert recipes coming up!



Chocolate Trail Mix Bark

This chocolate trail mix bark is my go-to when I feel like eating a crunchy, nutty, chocolate bar. Of course since I’m watching my weight, I can’t just go out and buy a cadbury’s fruit and nut bar or a snickers bar. Instead, I came up with my own candy bar in the form of this chocolate trail mix bark. As with most of my recipes, this chocolate bark is made with only a few ingredients – cocoa butter, cocoa powder, anti-oxidant trail mix and my favorite sugar free sweetener, monksweet+ with stevia.

Sugar Free Chocolate Bark with Trail Mix

Sugar Free Chocolate Bark with Trail Mixby
A sweet, chocolatey, crucnhy treat without the sugar! Enjoy this sugar free anti-oxidant chocolate bark when you're in the mood for a sweet pick-me-up!
  • Serving Size : 1 Ounce (oz)
  • Servings Per Recipe : 12
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Ingredients


Directions

  1. Melt cocoa butter wafers in a double boiler or place in a glass measuring cup and simmer in a pot with a small amount of water.
  2. Add cocoa powder, powdered monksweet+ with stevia, and vanilla extract to melted cocoa butter and mix until blended.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture in a glass container double lined with plastic wrap. Pour anti-oxidant over top of mixture.
  4. Place glass container with mixture into the fridge uncovered. Let set for 30 minutes or so.
  5. Once the bark is set, remove the plastic wrap and break up bark into bite sized pieces. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Ounce (oz)
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

I feel a twinge of guilt every time I take a bite of this bark and I have to remind myself that it doesn’t have any added sugar and will not throw me off my weight loss goals. This chocolate trail mix bark is just sweet enough with the addition of monksweet+ with stevia along with the dried fruit from the anti-oxidant trail mix. I achieve dessert nirvana with this bark – chocolatey, crunchy, and sweet!

Sugar Free Cheesecake

I am an avowed chocoholic, but every so often I like a nice, silky piece of cheesecake. At one point I thought I’d never be able to enjoy cheesecake again. Although it is one of the more decadent of desserts, the dairy and sugars in cheesecake threatened to derail my diet.

I’m lactose intolerant and on a low carb diet so I thought I had to forego enjoying cheesecake for the foreseeable future. My outlook changed when I discovered that there is such a thing as lactose-free organic cream cheese. Not only could I have cream cheese and lox again, I could have cheesecake too! The right recipe sweetened with monksweet+ with stevia is just what I needed.

I found a basic cheesecake recipe and modified it using Green Valley Lactose-free Cream Cheese. I also made it keto-friendly by making a THM flour and nut crust instead of the usual graham cracker crust. This recipe results in a creamy, tangy cheesecake with just the right amount of sweetness. I make this anytime I have a craving for cheesecake and it hits the spot perfectly.



Sugar Free Cheesecake

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Sweet, tangy, creamy, decadent - all the qualities you love about a good cheesecake. You can now enjoy this deliciousness sugar free! After a slice you won't believe there's no sugar in this cheesecake. Yes, you can have your cheesecake and eat it too!
  • Serving Size : 1 Serving
  • Servings Per Recipe : 24
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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound (lb) Cream Cheese (I use lactose-free)
  • 2 Whole Eggs (large)
  • 1 Teaspoon (tsp) Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon (tsp) Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Monksweet+ with Stevia
  • 1/4 Cup THM Baking Blend
  • 6 Tablespoon (TBSP) Earth Balance Buttery Spread or Unsalted Butter

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. To make cheesecake crust, melt Earth Balance Buttery Spread and combine with THM Baking Blend until the mixture comes together into a moist dough.
  2. Spread dough into your prepared cake pan lined with parchment paper and press flat into bottom. Bake for 10 minutes. The crust will be slightly browned and crisp. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place room-temperature cream cheese in a stand mixer or food processor and whip until smooth. Add lemon juice, vanilla extract, egg and monk sweet with stevia. Whip again in mixer until all ingredients are fully combined.
  4. Ladle cream cheese mixture onto the prepared crust and even out with a spatula. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. The end result will be slightly jiggly and puffy. The top will deflate during cooling but this is normal.
  5. Let the cheesecake cool for about 24 hours but if you’re pressed for time you can place in the freezer for as long as possible until the filling is fully set. Once set you can top with a fresh berries, nuts, chocolate chips or enjoy plain.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 38g 13%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g 4%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keto Chocolate Mousse

And I’m back to chocolate, it’s inevitable because chocolate is my weakness and my strength. To be honest, I don’t have dessert every day. I have evolved in my eating and I’m at the point where I am able to listen to my body and feed it what it needs. There are some days when I feel like eating something sweet and other days when I absolutely must have some chocolate.

My diet these days is essentially high fat and low carb, so any dessert I make has to incorporate these tenets. Although I could make this chocolate mousse using traditional ingredients like eggs, heavy cream, milk, etc. and sweeten with a low carb sweetener, I chose to make a modified version that’s much healthier to my view.

I make my keto chocolate mousse using coconut cream, coconut milk, vanilla extract and a bit of coffee powder for a hint of mocha flavor. I’ve offered this chocolate mousse to people who are not following any particular diet and they rave about it every time. My cousin who is a vegan fitness trainer and a fellow chocoholic inhales it every time I make it. It’s definitely a keeper.

Keto Chocolate Mousse

Keto Chocolate Mousseby
This Keto chocolate mousse is thick, rich and creamy and really hits the spot when I’m craving chocolate mousse.
  • Serving Size : 1 Serving
  • Servings Per Recipe : 6
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Ingredients


Directions

  1. Open can of chilled coconut cream and carefully scoop out the cream from the top of the can. Avoid mixing the cream with the water on the bottom part of the can. You may discard the water but I drink it straight or use it in a smoothie. It’s delicious!
  2. Place chilled cream in the chilled bowl of a stand mixer. Whip for 45 seconds on high with the whip attachment until just smooth. If you like, you can reserve a little of the whipped coconut cream for garnish later.
  3. Add coconut milk, vanilla extract, salt, cocoa powder, monksweet+ with stevia, coffee powder (if using) to the bowl. Mix on slow speed until cocoa powder has settled. Increase speed to medium and whip until all ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Spoon into ramekins and top with sugar free chocolate chips or reserved coconut whipped cream. You can enjoy immediately but I like mine to set up a bit more in the fridge for a few hours. It comes out thick, rich and creamy.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 25%
Saturated Fat 15g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g 2%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Sugar-Free Brownies

I can’t claim to be a chocoholic if I didn’t include a brownie recipe in this post. I use a basic brownie recipe and substitute some of my favorite ingredients to make it sugar free, healthy and delicious. For this brownie I use einkorn flour, monksweet+ with stevia as well as walnuts for crunch and chocolate chips for an extra pop of chocolate.

Sugar Free Brownies with Walnuts

Sugar Free Brownies with Walnutsby
This is a quick and easy sugar free brownie recipe that's full of the goodness of einkorn flour and walnuts and the sweetness from monksweet+ with stevia.
  • Serving Size : 1 Serving
  • Servings Per Recipe : 16
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Ingredients


Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt earth balance buttery spread or butter in microwave oven.
  2. Add melted earth balance/butter to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the monksweet+ with stevia, flour, cocoa powder, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt and walnuts to the bowl with the melted earth balance/butter. Mix on low until ingredients are well blended.
  3. Pour brownie mix into a 8" x 8" baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake brownie mix in oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares.
  5. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea, coffee or ice cream!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 41g 14%
Sodium 225mg 9%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 8%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

I use earth balance spread instead of butter, but feel free to modify this sugar-free brownie as you see fit. The only caveat is you have to use a sugar-free sweetener instead of sugar. This brownie is not cakey or too dense, it has a soft crumb with just enough chew. It’s delicious with a bowl of vegan ice cream (sugar-free of course!).

Yes, You Can Have Your Dessert And Eat It Too

No matter what way of eating you follow, there’s always room for dessert. Even if you are diabetic, you can still enjoy dessert. You can modify almost any dessert recipe to make it sugar free and healthier. I’ve only offered but a few of the possibilities in this post, but the possibilities are endless and limited only by your imagination.

Do you have a favorite dessert recipe that you don’t enjoy anymore because of sugar or another forbidden ingredient? Let me know and we can work together to come up with a version of your dessert recipe that you can enjoy. Until then, Happy Eating!




16 thoughts on “Sugar Free Dessert Recipes”

  • Thank you very much for these tips about sugar free dessert recipes!
    I love cakes in general. Especially chocolate brownies I love! but it’s not exactly good for my blood sugar or my weight.
    So I’m really glad I found this site with many nice recipes. I’ll write them out and give them to my wife.
    It was pretty smart to make them without sugar. I haven’t thought about that. Although drinking some sugar-free soda already.

    Why you use I earth balance spread instead of butter?
    Thanks again!

    • Hi Erlend,

      I’m glad to have provided some sugar free options for you. I use earth balance because I like to reduce saturated fats in my recipes wherever I can so I use a vegan spread instead of butter.

      Cheers,

      Dawn

  • Awesome post! I will definitely try your recipe for the cheesecake (I love cheesecake so much) and probably the other ones too. One of my favorite dessert is with whipped cream (like a strawberry shortcake) but this is really rich you know… if you can have a recipe for that it’d be very nice! 😀
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Just recently my wife and I have been trying to eat healthier.  It has been a struggle and when it comes to deserts therein lies my greatest struggle.  

    Your website caught my attention since healthy eating is new to me.  And your post on Sugar Free Desert Recipes was too intriguing not to read.  At first I thought the recipes would be bland and unappetizing, but you made me rethink that point.

    I particularly want to try the Chocolate Trail Mix Bark and the Sugar Free Cheesecake recipes and want to thank you for sharing. Love that you also include the nutrition facts for each recipe.  Plus, thank you for making this post available through the print option on your page.

  • This post is just what I needed! I’m on a keto diet and have been looking for sweets I can make at home with out all the extra carbs and calories and sugar, and you really have some great ones here. Especially the bark, I think i’ll be making that tomorrow. I noticed you have brownies on here too, which I love by the way, i’m such a chocolate fein. Have you tried making your brownies with almond or coconut flour to cut back the carbs a bit? I haven’t tried it but I want to, but if you have, please let me know how it taste because I heard it wasn’t as great at regular flour. I have been dying for some brownies and cool whip.
    Thanks so much for sharing this, now I have something to look forward to.

    • Hi Jay,

      After trying several diets including Keto and low carb, I’ve decided to keep Einkorn flour because it’s much healthier than the low carb options. Eating too much omega-6 which is what you’d get in almond flour, is inflammatory and unhealthy. Not so with the einkorn flour. As long as I don’t eat too much in any one day I manage to stay within my carb intake limits.

      Cheers,

      Dawn

  • Just like you, my favorite meal course is the dessert but I’ve stopped taking it since it was affecting my health because I have a very low tolerance to sugar. This piece came at the right time for me because it would aid me to eat what I love to eat back without being afraid of my health. I like that the recipes are in chocolate. I will try the sugar free cheesecake first because I have all the ingredients here with me at home.

    thanks for sharing this

  • Thank you for this post. I have a really sweet tooth and always have desert every day. I’m also a chocolate lover so your recipes are perfect for me:) I’m lucky I’ve never had a weight problem but I’m certainly going to give your sugar free brownies a try!

  • What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You! For sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for about sugar free dessert and when I landed to your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.
    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for sugar free dessert recipes.
    I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to reading your new posts.)

    Thanks!

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