Top 10 best keto dessert and comfort food recipes to cure your sweet tooth

January 27, 2021

One of the biggest struggles people living a ketogenic lifestyle have is feeling deprived from their normal bread-like carbs, desserts, and other “comfort foods.” 

In fact, after coaching hundreds of private clients to see life-altering results with keto, I can confidently say this: 

The #1 most popular reason people fail with keto is because they feel like they have to deprive themselves of bread-like foods, delicious desserts, and other types of “comfort food.” 

And fortunately, that’s not true. Yes, cutting carbs can be hard and there are certain foods you need to avoid or you’ll sacrifice all the health benefits of keto. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely deprive yourself of desserts or other comfort foods. 

In this article, I’ll help you find 10 of the best keto-friendly dessert and comfort food recipes. Make sure you bookmark it and come back to it frequently. And whenever your sweet tooth hits you, refer to this list, and pick a recipe that sounds enticing. 

Not only will you curb your sweet tooth and make keto easier for you, but you’ll also have a subtle little mindset shift — that instead of depriving yourself of tasty treats, you can simply make one that’s low carb. While this mindset shift seems small, it’s value is enormous (especially after you’ve been living a low carb lifestyle for an extended period of time). 

And let’s be honest… who doesn’t want to make keto easier and more delicious than the Standard American Diet that’s wrecking so many people’s health? 

Before we start, I want to make a quick point: 

Ideally, most people can induce nutritional ketosis by limiting their total carbs to 25g (or less) per day. So keep that in mind and make a recipe that won’t put you over your carb limit for any particular day. All of the recipes have under 9g of total carbs per serving. And the total carb amount is next to the ingredients for each recipe.

These recipes are ones I’ve found (and loved!) from other sites on the internet. And I want to make sure I give credit where it’s due. So, I’ll post the ingredients list for each recipe, but not the instructions for making them. But, I will provide a link to each recipe so you can find the instructions from the source. 

I want you to find an appealing recipe that you, ideally, already have all the ingredients for in your kitchen. Then, you can click the link to the original source and try it yourself. 

Alright, sit down and buckle up. And I’ll reveal my 10 favorite keto dessert and comfort food recipes. 

1. Low-Carb Keto Cream Cheese Cookies 

Think of cream cheese as your new secret weapon for whipping up tasty treats. One package of cream cheese typically has less than 4g in the entire package! And these low-carb cream cheese cookies are a staple to any delicious dessert. (Plus, they taste amazing when you dip them into tea or coffee!) 

Time: 

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cook time: 15 minutes 

Total time: 25 minutes

Servings: 24 (plus, this is completely editable over at Wholesome Yum — meaning, if you only wanted to make 12 servings, the ingredients will automatically update. Pretty nifty!) 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Butter (softened)

2 oz Cream cheese (softened)

1/3 cup Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend (or up to 1/2 cup if you like them super sweet)

1 large Egg

2 tsp Vanilla extract

1/4 tsp Sea salt

1 tbsp Sour cream (optional)

3 cups blanched almond flour

Nutrition Facts per one serving:

110 Calories 

10g Fat

3.4g Protein 

3.2g Total Carbs 

1.5g Fiber 

0.6g Sugar

Instructions: 

For detailed instructions on how to make Low-Carb Keto Cream Cheese Cookies, you can find the directions here

2. Keto Cheesecake Fat Bombs 

I told you cream cheese was your new secret weapon to delicious, low-carb desserts. And cream cheese is one of the main ingredients in this delish dessert. Plus, these keto cheesecake fat bombs are one of the easiest desserts to make too! 

Time: 

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Total time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 24 

Ingredients:

8 oz Cream cheese (at room temperature)

4 oz butter or coconut oil

4 oz Heavy Cream

2-3 tablespoons erythritol (or you can substitute Stevia or monk fruit)  

2 teaspoons vanilla extract  

Baking dark chocolate or coconut for decorating

Nutrition Facts per one serving:

108 Calories 

12g Fat

1g Protein 

1g Total Carbs 

1g Sugar 

Instructions: 

For detailed instructions on how to make Keto Cheesecake Fat Bombs, you can find the directions here

3. Low Carb Salted Caramel Brownie Bites

I bet you never realized you can have keto-friendly brownies! But you can — and they’re scrumptious. (Just be careful you don’t eat too many of these.) 

Time: 

Prep time: 15 minutes 

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes 

Servings: 12 

Ingredients:

Brownie batter: 

1/2 cup butter melted

2/3 cup Swerve sweetener

3 large eggs

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup almond flour (about 50g)

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 tbsp grass fed gelatin

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1/4 cup water (as necessary)

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, sugar-free (optional)

Sugar-free caramel sauce: 

1/4 cup butter

3 tbsp Swerve Brown

3 tbsp Bocha Sweet

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 tsp xanthan gum

1/4 tsp kosher or sea salt

2 tbsp water

1/2 tsp additional kosher salt or sea salt (optional — for salted caramel sauce)

Low Carb Salted Caramel Brownie Bites:

1 brownie batter (ingredients above — detailed instructions available here.) 

1 sugar-free caramel sauce (ingredients above — detailed instructions available here.)  

Flaked sea salt for sprinkling 

Nutrition Facts per one serving:

192 Calories 

17.9g Fat

3.9g Protein 

2.8g Total Carbs 

1.4g Fiber

Instructions: 

For detailed instructions on how to make Low Carb Salted Caramel Brownie Bites, you can find the directions here

4. Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, you read that right! You don’t have to deprive yourself of gooey and mouth-watering chocolate chip cookies on keto with this recipe. This recipe can single-handedly satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Time: 

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes 

Servings: 5 large cookies or 10 small cookies 

Ingredients:

1 cup finely ground almond flour

2-4 tbsp chocolate chips or sugar free chocolate chips (pssst, dark chocolate chips are better!) 

2 tbsp powdered erythritol OR stevia equivalent

Scant 1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2-3 tsp milk of choice, as needed

Nutrition Facts per one serving (small cookies — double if you make large cookies):

80 Calories 

7.1g Fat

1.9g Protein 

3.3g Total Carbs 

1.2g Fiber

Instructions: 

For detailed instructions on how to make Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies, you can find the directions here

5. Keto Low-Carb Vanilla Cupcakes 

Want to have your (cup)cake and eat it too? This quick and easy cupcake recipe is the perfect way to please your sweet tooth without knocking your body out of ketosis. Plus, they’re perfect for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions so you don’t have to torment yourself by avoiding the desserts table. 

Time: 

Prep time: 15 minutes 

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes 

Servings: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature)

1/2 cup sweetener (monk fruit or stevia) 

4 eggs room temperature

1 cup sour cream (at room temperature) 

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Keto Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup salted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 cups Swerve sweetener

Nutrition Facts per one serving:

271 Calories 

27g Fat

4g Protein 

2g Total Carbs 

Instructions: 

For detailed instructions on how to make Keto Low-Carb Vanilla Cupcakes, you can find the directions here

Now they covered 5 different desserts, I’m going to share some keto-friendly “comfort food” recipes. You can eat these as snacks, side dishes, or even meals depending on the recipe — just make sure you don’t eat too many and go over your carb limit! 

6. Keto Fried Chicken 

Ah yes, nothing triggers nostalgia quite like a fried chicken dinner. And now you can enjoy fried chicken without kicking yourself out of ketosis. Not to mention, this fried chicken recipe is loaded with protein and fats — which will make you feel fuller and be less likely to snack on food after dinner. 

Time: 

Prep time: 20 minutes 

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes 

Servings: 4 servings 

Ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (18 ounces total)

Avocado oil for frying 

Egg Wash:

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Breading:

2/3 cup almond flour 

2/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese 

1 teaspoon table salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 

1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne (double for extra spicy chicken) 

Nutrition Facts per one serving (3 pieces of fried chicken):

380 Calories 

26g Fat

34g Protein 

5g Total Carbs 

2.5g Fiber

1g Sugar

Instructions: 

For detailed instructions on how to make Keto Fried Chicken, you can find the directions here

7. Low-Carb Chicken Spaghetti 

Spaghetti was one of my all-time favorite foods before I went keto. And now thanks to zucchini noodles, spaghetti can be one of your all-time favorite foods after going keto. This recipe is cheesy, creamy, and guaranteed to make your taste buds rejoice. 

Time: 

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes 

Servings: 6 servings 

Ingredients:

4 medium zucchini (spiralized)

1/2 teaspoon garlic (chopped)

2 cups chicken (cooked and diced or shredded) 

2 ounces cream cheese (look, another recipe using cream cheese!) 

1 tablespoon heavy cream

2 1/2 ounces cheddar cheese (grated) - set 1/2 ounce aside

1/2 cup Ro*Tel tomatoes and chiles

1/4 cup chicken stock

2 tablespoons sour cream

1 teaspoon chipotle in adobo (mashed) 

Nutrition Facts per one serving:

367 Calories 

28g Fat

22g Protein 

4g Total Carbs 

3g Sugar

Instructions: 

For detailed instructions on how to make Low-Carb Chicken Spaghetti, you can find the directions here

8. Keto Jalapeno Popper Cauliflower Mac And Cheese

Mac and cheese was another one of my all-time favorite meals and side dishes growing up. But as you probably know, macaroni and other pastas don’t jive with keto. But don’t worry — this cauliflower mac and cheese recipe is an easy and tasty way to relive your mac and cheese memories. 

Time: 

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes 

Servings: 7 servings (the servings are adjustable for this recipe too!)

Ingredients:

1 large head cauliflower (cut into small bites)

8 ounces cream cheese softened

1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese

½ cup heavy cream

5 strips of uncured bacon cooked and crumbled (bacon grease reserved)

3 teaspoons bacon grease melted

2 jalapeño peppers minced

2 tablespoons grass-fed butter

1-2 tablespoons hot water

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional) 

Nutrition Facts per one serving:

355 Calories 

31g Fat

12g Protein 

7g Total Carbs 

2g Fiber

3g Sugar

Instructions: 

For detailed instructions on how to make Keto Jalapeno Popper Cauliflower Mac And Cheese, you can find the directions here

9. Keto Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole with Ground Beef

Who doesn't love pizza? And this keto-friendly pizza recipe is so delicious, your whole family will love it (even if they’re not doing keto — and yes, that includes your kids!) Try this recipe next time you have no idea what to make for dinner. It’s as easy as it is delish! It’s also loaded with fat and protein — filling you up for the entire night (if you make it for dinner) . 

Time: 

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Cook time: 25 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes 

Servings: 8 servings 

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon avocado oil 

1/2 Onion, diced

1 green bell pepper diced

1 pound Italian Sausage

1 pound Ground beef

1 Jar Marinara

2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 Cup Grated parmesan

30 slices Pepperoni

1/4 Cup sliced black olives (optional)

Nutrition Facts per one serving:

560 Calories 

41g Fat

41g Protein 

8g Total Carbs 

1g Fiber

3g Sugar

Instructions: 

For detailed instructions on how to make Keto Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole with Ground Beef, you can find the directions here

10. Low-Carb Asparagus Bundles with Prosciutto and Cheese

If you’re a fellow asparagus lover like me, then you’ll absolutely LOVE this recipe. It’s simple, easy, and yummy. It’s perfect for a midday snack, as an appetizer, or as a side dish to your dinner. 

Time: 

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes 

Servings: 4 bundles 

Ingredients:

16 medium asparagus stems (approx 10 oz) 

4 slices prosciutto

4 slices cheese of your choose

Black pepper

Nutrition Facts per one serving (2 bundles — so cut in half if you only eat 1 bundle):

321 Calories 

25g Fat

19g Protein 

6g Total Carbs 

3g Fiber

3g Sugar

Instructions: 

For detailed instructions on how to make Low-Carb Asparagus Bundles with Prosciutto and Cheese, you can find the directions here

And there you have it! 5 delicious, keto-friendly dessert recipes and 5 tasty, keto-friendly “comfort food” recipes. I hope this list helps you spice your food up, reward your tastebuds, and most importantly, make keto easier for you! 

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