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30+ Sugar Free Dessert Recipes for Diabetics

By Carine Claudepierre - - 10 Comments

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!

30 Keto dessert recipes diabetes friendly

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.

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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Low-carb flour

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.

Low-carb 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
  • Xylitol

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.

Healthy fat

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.

Keto Vanilla Cake

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!

Keto Lemon Pound Cake

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!

Keto Red Velvet Cake

This is the BEST keto red velvet cake recipe with a smooth crumb and delicious vanilla, cocoa, and buttermilk flavor.

Keto Blueberry Cobbler

Sweet, baked blueberries topped with a buttery, moist and crispy keto almond flour biscuit.

Keto Coconut Cake

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.

Keto Vanilla Mug Cake

This keto vanilla mug cake is a moist, single-serve almond flour mug cake, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly.

Keto Cinnamon Coffee Cake

An easy, moist, buttery keto cinnamon coffee cake topped with a sweet, crunchy walnut streusel.

Keto Chocolate Cake

This almond flour chocolate cake is the best easy keto chocolate cake for birthday parties!

Keto Snickerdoodle Cookies

Keto snickerdoodles are soft keto cookies with a unique cinnamon flavor and only 1.4g of net carbs per cookie.

Chocolate Avocado Cake

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

Coconut flour crepes are easy low carb breakfast or dessert crepes perfect for a sweet or savory filling. Gluten-free + keto + paleo.

Chocolate avocado pudding

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.

Raspberry crumble bars

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

Low-carb peanut butter cookies almond flour, coconut oil, sugar-free. 100% easy keto gluten-free cookies with NO eggs (VEGAN).

No-Bake Cookie dough bars

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.

Sugar-free shortbread cookies

Almond Meal Easy Healthy Keto Vegan Cookies NO eggs, NO sugar NO dairy. Only 4.4 g net carbs per large cookie.

Keto Shortbread cookies
Low-carb Shortbread Cookies with Almond Flour 0.9g

Sugar-free fudgy Avocado Brownie

Fudgy Avocado Brownies are sugar-free one bowl brownies sweetened with erythritol and ready in 20 minutes!

Sugar-free Lemon Pie with Coconut Almond Pastry Crust

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

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.

No-bake key lime avocado pie

Avocado key lime pie vegan, no-bake, and low carb. Healthy raw desserts with a coconut almond and cashew crust with NO dates!

Chocolate mug-cake with coconut flour

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

Chocolate avocado cookies are healthy fudgy chocolate cookies made of 5 simple ingredients 100% gluten-free + low carb + paleo + sugar-free.

Low carb lemon cookies

Melt-in-your-mouth lemon cookies with coconut flour and almond meal, easy, healthy soft cookies with no butter. 100% Vegan + Keto + Gluten-free.

Sugar-free bounty bars

Low carb bounty bars are raw healthy homemade candy bars 100% Keto + Sugar-free + paleo made of 4 ingredients.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

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!

Sugar-Free Floating Island

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.

Cinnamon mug cake

Low Carb cinnamon mug cake with almond flour, 90 seconds microwave recipe. Keto mug cake taste like a cinnamon roll in a mug.

Keto Pumpkin Mug Cake

An easy Keto Pumpkin Mug cake, delicious as a Fall breakfast, and ready in only 90 seconds!

Keto Zucchini Cake

A moist, gluten-free keto zucchini cake with wonderful spices flavors and crunchy pecans.

Keto Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft, fluffy keto zucchini chocolate chip cookies loaded with crunchy pecan, sugar-free chocolate chips, and spices for an amazing sweet keto breakfast.

Keto Strawberry Mug Cake

A moist vanilla cake with juicy strawberries and even better with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream on top.

Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

Those coconut flour peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips are easy 6 ingredients cookies keto, gluten-free and sugar-free.

Low-Carb Vegan Brownie

Low-carb almond flour brownies are an easy healthy sugar-free vegan brownie recipe with a deliciously fudgy texture.

No-bake keto peanut butter pie

A creamy no-bake peanut butter mousse pie with a chocolate crust.

Keto Banana Pudding

An easy thick, smooth banana pudding with less than 1 g net carb serve

Keto brownies

The most easy keto brownie recipe, super fudgy and made with almond flour

Keto crepes

Almond flour cupcakes

Nothing better than moist fluffy diabetic friendly vanilla cupcakes to celebrate


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!

Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweetashoney. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

Browse all my recipes here.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweetashoney!

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    10 Thoughts On 30+ Sugar Free Dessert Recipes for Diabetics
  1. I am a diabetic looking for good easy recipes with ingredients that are low cost & most of the stuff I have in the cupboard without all the unusual things. I love to try new recipes that my whole family can eat, my husband thinks he has to have a dessert every night & loves sweet things like me! ????

  2. Hello . I was wondering if you had a low carb sugar free key lime pie recipe that is easy to make and no bake? If so I would really love to have that recipe please thank you so much.

    • Yes sure! You can try my no bake key lime avocado pie HERE. It is sugar free, low carb and keto approved. Enjoy the recipe and the blog! Thanks for being around. XOXO Carine.

  3. hii mam, my brother is sugar patient and i want to cook some desert for him. can you plz tell me such desert which is healthy for him?

    • I am not a doctor so I don’t give recommendation on what is good for anyone. But what I can tell you is that those recipe are made 100% natural sugar free sweetener, low carb which is usually well tolerated by any person with type 2 diabetes, if eat in moderation, still a dessert! Enjoy the low carb sugar free recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  4. Hi. I tried making the zucchini tortillas for the first time this week. They did cook and sort of brown, but they did not look as golden color as the ones in your picture. Also, the inside did not seem to cook as much and was still like the batter. So the outside was dry and cooked but the inside was mostly uncooked. Where did I go wrong? I want to try it again!

    • Hi Mylene, my first question will be did you substitute any ingredient in the recipe? If the outside is cooking faster it probably means that the center of the tortillas was thicker in the center. Also another thing could be that you did not squeeze out all the water from the zucchini leaving some moisture in the batter that make it harder to cook. Finally if it is not golden and the outside crisp too fast it could be a too warm oven. Always cook on fan bake mode to ensure that the tortillas cook well evenly. I hope this help! It is a delicious recipe and I make it all the time without any issue so it should work for you too 🙂 See you soon on the blog Mylene.

  5. Thank you very much for this lovely feedback on my blog, it makes me very happy. I am so glad your girl enjoy what she read here. Have a lovely time making my recipes. XOXO Carine.


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