These 7 Desserts Are Made With A Keto Sweetener (And Still Taste Unreal)
The holidays are known for indulgence. From company parties to family dinners to holiday brunches—it seems that every tradition this time of year is underscored by sweet treats—cue the sugar cookies, peppermint brownies, and gingerbread people. But just because we’re indulging, doesn’t mean we have to throw our health goals out the window… In fact, there are plenty of desserts out there made with lighter ingredients, that still taste unreal!
So what’s the secret?
There’s no denying that this season is a sweet tooth’s dream. But what if we could still partake, minus the sugar? There are a lot of sugar substitutes out there—but there’s one taking the baking world by storm: monk fruit. Monk Fruit In The Raw® is a sweetener blend made with delicious, vine-ripened monk fruit. Also known as luo han guo, this small round fruit comes from south China, and has been harvested and loved for its sweetness since the 13th century.
Monk Fruit In The Raw®
Not only does a little bit of monk fruit go a long way in terms of sweetness, Monk Fruit In The Raw is a zero-calorie, zero-net carb option that tastes just like sugar. In fact, you can use monk fruit in combination with sugar to reduce your overall sugar intake this time of year! It’s keto, all-natural, and plant-based—meaning it’s bound to please all the keto, vegan, and gluten-free preferences circled around the table. (And that’s no easy feat.) To help you please as many mouths as possible this season, we’ve rounded up an irresistible list of holiday desserts—all including this keto sweetener! These recipes will show you a new way to indulge: less sugar, more satisfaction.
Cranberry Mascarpone Cheesecake
Chai Spiced Pumpkin Swirl Muffins
Start your winter mornings slow and sweet with these spiced muffins. They’re made with almond and coconut flour—meaning they’re gluten-free. But full of warming spices and swirled with decadent cream cheese, these muffins are as delicious as they are nutritious.
In The Raw Peppermint Brownie Cookies
Nothing beats the peppermint-chocolate combo for igniting the holiday spirit. These brownie cookies are rich, chocolatey, and guaranteed to rule the cookie exchange. Making cookies is one of the best holiday traditions, and you’ll come back to this recipe year after year.
Deep Dish Apple Pie
Keto Pumpkin Pancakes
When you have family and friends in town, invite them over for brunch starring these keto-cakes, made with almond flour, Monk Fruit In The Raw, pumpkin puree, and a mixture of delightful spices. These flapjacks are the perfect way to fuel up before braving the mall.
Chocolate Bark with Dried Fruits and Almonds
Devon Barrow is a Branded Content Editor at mindbodygreen. She received her degree from the University of Colorado. When she's away from her desk, Devon is teaching yoga, writing poetry, meditating, and traveling the world. She's based in Boulder, Colorado.
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