Discover our collection of sugar-free desserts for people with diabetes! Finally, a place to indulge with delicious cookies, brownies, pies, or mousse with no guilt. Plus, all recipes are keto desserts made with low-carb flours and sugar-free sweeteners to keep your blood sugar level on track. So keep reading!
Are keto recipes good for diabetics?
The Ketogenic diet and a diet to manage your diabetes have something in common. They are trying to reduce the intake of carbohydrates.
Their goals, however, are slightly different.
If you just started the keto diet, you know that your goal is to be in ketosis. Ketosis is a metabolic state where your body turns your stored fat into ketones and uses them as energy sources. Since you have reduced your blood glucose, the muscles, brain, and other tissues in your body use these ketones,
With diabetes, the goal is different. Your body doesn’t produce enough insulin. Insulin is responsible for helping to store blood glucose for later use. As a result, people with diabetes tend to have a very high blood glucose levels. So the goal to manage diabetes is to keep that blood sugar level low. This is done through the consumption of low Glycemic Index (GI) / low GL (Glycemic Load) foods.
There has been some research to try to understand if the Keto diet can be useful for people with diabetes.
- For Type 1 diabetes, the Keto diet might help manage A1C levels and glycemic control. But it is absolutely essential to talk to your doctor before starting.
- For Type 2 diabetes, it is now well-known that the Keto diet can have very positive effects.
What are sugar-free desserts for diabetic?
Diabetic dessert recipes are low-carb, sugar-free desserts. Obviously, desserts for diabetics don’t impact the blood sugar level as much as regular desserts as they contain no sugar. Are keto recipes good for diabetics?
How to make desserts for people with diabetes?
3 main ingredients help you create delicious diabetic-friendly desserts.
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First, low-carb flour if it’s a cake or a cookie. As a result, low-carb, diabetic dessert recipes often use almond flour, coconut flour, or seed meals like flaxseed meals. In fact, white-wheat flour is high in carbs and act like sugar in your body. As a result, low-carb, diabetic dessert recipes are made of high fiber flours that don’t impact blood sugar levels.
Baking for diabetics means using low-carb flours but also healthy, low-GI sweeteners.
Next, the choice of sugar-free sweeteners is crucial to keep diabetic-friendly desserts low in carbs. It should be noted that depending on your diabetes type, your choice of sweetener can vary. The sweeteners listed below are approved for type 1 diabetes and keto desserts.
- Sugar-alcohols like erythritol. This is a very healthy sugar-free alternative made of fermented sugar. There is no alcohol or sugar left in the product at the end. However, it can be used as a 1:1 ratio to replace sugar in the recipe.
- Monk fruit crystal
- Monk fruit maple-flavored syrup
- Stevia drops
Indeed these 4 sugar-free sweeteners don’t impact blood sugar and have a near-zero glycemic index. On the other hand, sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar have higher sugar content.
They should not be recommended in diabetes desserts.
Finally, healthy fats help stabilize sugar-level when combined with protein. It can be listed as healthy fat, avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, and seed oil.
30+ diabetic dessert recipes
All these sugar-free cake recipes for diabetics are low in carbs and 100% gluten-free.
This keto vanilla cake is the most delicious, moist, and buttery diabetic-friendly birthday cake. This is the most popular dessert for people with diabetes on this blog!
This delicious lemon cake contains only 3.9g net carbs per slice, and it is a delicious treat with a cup of tea. A delicious diabetic dessert!
This is the BEST keto red velvet cake recipe with a smooth crumb and delicious vanilla, cocoa, and buttermilk flavor.
Sweet, baked blueberries topped with a buttery, moist and crispy keto almond flour biscuit.
This is the BEST keto coconut cake recipe, a moist, soft, fluffy crumb with an intense coconut flavor. This sugar-free dessert has a creamy coconut frosting and crispy toasted coconut on top.
This keto vanilla mug cake is a moist, single-serve almond flour mug cake, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly.
An easy, moist, buttery keto cinnamon coffee cake topped with a sweet, crunchy walnut streusel.
This almond flour chocolate cake is the best easy keto chocolate cake for birthday parties!
Keto snickerdoodles are soft keto cookies with a unique cinnamon flavor and only 1.4g of net carbs per cookie.
The chocolate avocado cake is a healthy fudgy keto gluten-free cake. A 100% Sugar-free, Low-Carb, and Paleo easy diabetes dessert.
Coconut flour crepes are easy low carb breakfast or dessert crepes perfect for a sweet or savory filling. Gluten-free + keto + paleo.
This chocolate avocado pudding ticks all the diet requirements. Not only is it a delicious sugar-free dessert for diabetics, but it is also dairy! An easy healthy sweet treat, 100% sugar-free sweetened with sugar-free maple-flavored syrup. It makes a silky smooth low-carb keto chocolate pudding, perfect as a diabetic baking dessert.
A delicious gluten-free dessert with only 7g net carbs per slice made with coconut flour and chia seed jam.
Low-carb peanut butter cookies almond flour, coconut oil, sugar-free. 100% easy keto gluten-free cookies with NO eggs (VEGAN).
Cookie dough bars no-bake healthy peanut butter chocolate chips bars with only 5 ingredients. 100% keto + low carb + sugar-free + gluten-free and vegan.
Almond Meal Easy Healthy Keto Vegan Cookies NO eggs, NO sugar NO dairy. Only 4.4 g net carbs per large cookie.
Fudgy Avocado Brownies are sugar-free one bowl brownies sweetened with erythritol and ready in 20 minutes!
A delicious sugar-free lemon pie with a low carb pie crust made of coconut flour and almond meal. It’s a super easy diabetic baking recipe!
Protein crepes are healthy low carb high protein gluten-free breakfast crepes made of 3 simple ingredients. A sweet clean eating recipe perfect for breakfast or post-workout.
Avocado key lime pie vegan, no-bake, and low carb. Healthy raw desserts with a coconut almond and cashew crust with NO dates!
A 90-second low carb mug cake made with low carb flours and sweetened with stevia powder. Quick and easy sugar-free desserts for people with diabetes.
Chocolate avocado cookies are healthy fudgy chocolate cookies made of 5 simple ingredients 100% gluten-free + low carb + paleo + sugar-free.
Melt-in-your-mouth lemon cookies with coconut flour and almond meal, easy, healthy soft cookies with no butter. 100% Vegan + Keto + Gluten-free.
Low carb bounty bars are raw healthy homemade candy bars 100% Keto + Sugar-free + paleo made of 4 ingredients.
Ground chia seed pudding with Almond milk is a smooth chocolate peanut butter healthy dessert or breakfast. Easy, gluten-free, vegan, low carb, keto, and whole30!
A protein-loaded dessert made of eggs, milk and naturally sweetened with stevia. Only 3 ingredients for a delicious, comforting sugar-free diabetes-friendly dessert.
Low Carb cinnamon mug cake with almond flour, 90 seconds microwave recipe. Keto mug cake taste like a cinnamon roll in a mug.
An easy Keto Pumpkin Mug cake, delicious as a Fall breakfast, and ready in only 90 seconds!
A moist, gluten-free keto zucchini cake with wonderful spices flavors and crunchy pecans.
Soft, fluffy keto zucchini chocolate chip cookies loaded with crunchy pecan, sugar-free chocolate chips, and spices for an amazing sweet keto breakfast.
A moist vanilla cake with juicy strawberries and even better with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream on top.
Those coconut flour peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips are easy 6 ingredients cookies keto, gluten-free and sugar-free.
Low-carb almond flour brownies are an easy healthy sugar-free vegan brownie recipe with a deliciously fudgy texture.
A creamy no-bake peanut butter mousse pie with a chocolate crust.
An easy thick, smooth banana pudding with less than 1 g net carb serve
The most easy keto brownie recipe, super fudgy and made with almond flour
I hope you have found all the sugar-free dessert recipes for diabetics that you wanted.
To go further, use my Recipe Search to find other low-carb recipes for a low-GI dessert or any other meal!
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