12 Delicious Keto Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Cravings

12 Delicious Keto Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Cravings
In times of uncertainty and anxiety, stress eating becomes the new norm for some people. 

Our body sees food as a natural reward, so it makes sense that we'd reach for a cookie or brownie when we're feeling overwhelmed. It's a way of coping with an uncertain situation.

But it's not always the healthiest way, and if we just eat sweet treats all the time, it'll probably cause us to gain unwanted pounds.

That's why we can all benefit from having a few healthy, low-carb desserts on hand when those cravings are acting up.

This way, we can honor our sweeth tooth and not fall off the wagon with our routine.

Fortunately the keto diet is a perfect way to do both. Here are 12 delicious keto desserts you can make at home that will help you stick to your routine. 

But first, let's briefly look at the science behind sugar cravings and stress eating.

What’s a Sweet Tooth?

The term "sweet tooth" is used to describe people who prefer sweet foods, often in the form of candy or desserts [1].

There are several reasons people have sweet tooths. Most notably, it has to do with the fact that our brains perceive sugar (which tastes sweet) as a reward.

Actual feel-good hormones like dopamine are released in the brain when we eat sugary treats. This is a similar chemical response your body has to other things you perceive as a reward or indulgence, such as alcohol, drugs, salty foods, and in a healthier sense, exercise.

And if you have a sweet tooth, you might already know this sometimes causes sugar cravings.

What Causes Sweet Cravings?

Sweet cravings, or a yearning for sugary foods, can derail even the best nutritional plan. 

Unfortunately, sweet cravings can be the result of many things, including [2][3][4][5]

  • Depriving yourself of sweet foods
  • Chronic stress or anxiety (see the next section)
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Not exercising
  • Overeating sweets and becoming desensitized to the taste of them
  • Obesity
  • Starving yourself
  • Not eating regular meals
The takeaway from this is that while everyone's sweet tooth is different, a few common patterns can "activate" it or make you more prone to eating sugary foods. They are:
  • Being too restrictive with your diet
  • Not practicing good lifestyle habits (not getting enough sleep, not exercising) 
  • Allowing yourself to eat sweet foods all the time 
Here are three solutions that solve all of these: 
  1. Follow a healthy diet that avoids sugar the majority of the time, but doesn't restrict it completely. 
  2. Occasionally indulge yourself with a low-carb treat that isn't full of sugar to get your "fix.” 
  3. Exercise regularly.
All three of these can help reduce the effects of stress, one of the major reasons you may crave sweets.

Sweet Cravings and Stress

Stress releases hormones like cortisol and adrenaline into our body and puts our systems on high alarm. 

When we experience prolonged bouts of stress or anxiety, these hormone fluctuations increase our tendency to eat sweet and unhealthy foods [6].

Remember that food and our body's reward systems are linked. Stress leaves us feeling uneasy and anxious, which helps explain why we might reach for comfort in the form of a rewarding sweet treat.

This explains why you might find yourself baking or eating more sweets during difficult times.

But eating candy whenever you get stressed is a recipe for gaining unwanted body fat. So it's important to find a way to honor your sweet tooth and stick to a healthy routine. 

Top Keto Baking Staples to Keep Stocked

The ketogenic diet fits the bill as a low-carb diet. You can use low-carb sweeteners instead of real sugar to stay in ketosis, and still make tasty desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth.

Here's a list of keto baking staples to keep on hand:

  • KetoLogic Erythritol
  • KetoLogic Vanilla KetoMeal meal replacement shake
  • Frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Coconut milk
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Vanilla extract
  • Full-fat cream cheese
  • Coconut oil
  • Cocoa powder/cacao nibs
  • Butter
  • Almond butter
  • Xanthan gum

12 Keto Desserts That Support Ketosis

Enjoy one of these 12 low-carb desserts today. Not only are they healthy and can support ketosis and weight loss, they also contain immune-boosting ingredients. If you make one of these recipes, be sure to post a photo on Instagram and tag @ketologic!

1. Keto Blueberry Cobbler

Keto blueberry cobbler

Immune-boosting ingredients: blueberries, lemon, cinnamon

Macros: 26.5g fat | 20g carbs | 7g protein

Net carbs: 9.2g

2. Strawberry Vanilla Keto BHB Popsicles

BHB popsicles

Immune-boosting ingredients: strawberries, KetoLogic Vanilla BHB

Macros: 26.4g fat | 4g carbs | 2g protein 

Net carbs: 3.5g 

3. Keto Brownies with Whipped Cream

Immune-boosting ingredients: eggs, almond milk, unsweetened cocoa

Macros: 19g fat | 4g carbs | 4g protein

Net carbs: 2g

4. Keto Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

Keto chocolate cookies

Immune-boosting ingredients: peppermint oil, cocoa powder, almond flour, eggs

Macros: 26g fat | 16.5g carbs | 7g protein

Net carbs: 4g

5. Keto Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

Keto cheesecake ganache

Immune-boosting ingredients: coconut, pecans, eggs, almond flour

Macros: 63g fat | 65g carbs | 4g protein

Net carbs: 7.3g

6. Keto Coconut Cheesecake Bites

Keto Cheesecake Bites

Immune-boosting ingredients: coconut oil, almond flour, nuts

Macros: 13.3g fat | 7.5g carbs | 1.7g protein

Net carbs: 1g

7. Keto Chocolate Mousse

Immune-boosting ingredients: cocoa, coffee beans

Macros: 45g fat | 7g carbs | 7g protein

Net carbs: 5g

8. Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip keto cookies

Immune-boosting ingredients: almond flour, eggs, nutmeg, dark chocolate

Macros: 15g fat | 3.9g carbs | 3.9g protein

Net carbs: 3g

9. No-Bake Mini Cheesecake Bites

Immune-boosting ingredients: almond meal, lemon juice

Macros: 19g fat | 3g carbs | 3g protein

Net carbs: 2.5g

10. Keto Strawberry Ice Cream

Immune-boosting ingredients: frozen strawberries, KetoLogic Vanilla KetoMeal

Macros: 22.4g fat | 13.7g carbs | 7g protein

Net carbs: 8g

11. Mocha Cookies & Cream Smoothie

Mocha Cookies and Cream Smoothie

Immune-boosting ingredients: almond butter, cashews, coconut oil, coffee

Macros: 37g fat | 7g carbs | 19g protein

Net carbs: 5.3g

12. Keto Ginger Snap Cookies

keto desserts-ketologic-ginger-snap-cookies

Immune-boosting ingredients: almond flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs

Macros: 7g fat | 2g carbs | 2g protein

Net carbs: 1g


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