Category: Sugar Free Dessert Recipes

Sugar Free Red Velvet Cake

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Nutritional Info

Calories 194

Carbs 4.5 grams

Fat 17.7 grams

Protein 4.9 grams

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup Swerve Granulated

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2/3 cup almond flour

1/3 cup coconut flour

2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sour cream

Red food coloring

Frosting

8 ounces cream cheese softened

1/4 cup butter softened

3/4 cup Swerve Confectioner’s

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Grease 9 inch cake pan and dust with cocoa.

Beat sweetener into butter til light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time and mix in vanilla.

In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and beat in half the dry ingredients into wet mixture.

Beat in half of the sour cream and the rest of the dry mixture, then the rest of the sour cream.

Mix in red food coloring, 1/4 teaspoon of gel coloring works well.

Pour into pan and bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove from pan and cool.

For frosting beat cream cheese and butter til well combined.

Beat in sweetener til fluffy and mix in vanilla.

Spread onto cake.

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Sugar Free Apple Cream Cheese Cake

This is a pretty awesome sugar free cake recipe my life long, good friend Wendy shared with me. It is a great time of year for recipes that include apples, I hope you enjoy this one.

Serves: 12

Calories: 309

Carbs: 9.1g

Fat: 27g

Protein: 7.4g

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Swerve Vanilla Cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil (coconut or vegetable, I love solid coconut oil for baking)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 box neufchatel cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can, no sugar added, apple pie filling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13×9 baking dish.
  2. Using a mixer, mix together cake mix, oil, water, and eggs. Add in vanilla extract and cream cheese, mix until well blended. Add in pie filling and mix long enough to make sure it is well incorporated into the batter. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes (depending on your pan) or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake. Remove cake from oven and let cool. Cut into squares and serve.

Note: I swapped out the sugar free vanilla cake mix for the Swerve brand vanilla cake mix in order to bring down the total carbohydrates while increasing the fiber and protein content. By using the sugar free cake mix, the carbs came in at about 22 grams per serving, Our intent is to always try to keep our dessert recipes diabetic friendly.

Sugar Free Blueberry Pie

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Nutritional Info

Calories 325

Net Carbs 3.4

Fat 36 grams

Protein 6 grams

Crust

1 cup unsalted, melted butter, cooled

4 large  eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups coconut flour

1/4 teaspoon baking  powder

1 Tablespoon water

Filling

1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

2 Tablespoons Swerve Granulated

18 oz package room temperature cream  cheese

Instructions

Crust

Mix all ingredients til dough forms.

Divide in half.

Roll out between two sheets parchment  paper.

Put one crust into pie pan.

After filling add top crust.

Pie

Preheat oven to 350F

Put one crust into bottom of pie pan and spread cream cheese into bottom.

Add berries that have been mixed with  sweetener.

Top pie with other crust.

Bake for 25 minutes til top is lightly brown.

Allow to cool before slicing.

Store in refrigerator.

 

Sugar Free Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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Ingredients

Dough

2 cups blanched almond flour

1 cup arrowroot starch

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

1/2 teaspoon  salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup milk

1 Tablespoon butter, melted

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract

2 Tablespoons  Swerve Granular

Filling

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 Tablespoon  cinnamon

1/4 cup Brown Swerve

1 Granny Smith apple, diced

Caramel

1/3 cup butter

3 Tablespoons Brown  Swerve

2/3 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon  vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat  oven to 350F and grease a 10 inch skillet  or 8×8 baking dish with butter.

Mix all  dough ingredients til large ball forms, knead 3-4 times til smooth.

Lay dough on a large piece of parchment paper and cover with another piece of parchment paper and roll the dough using a rolling pin til it forms a large rectangle about 10×15 and about 1/4 inch thick.

Filling

Remove the top piece of parchment paper and brush with the 1/4 cup of butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon, Brown Swerve  and top with the apple.

Use the parchment paper to help you roll the dough into a log, starting at the widest side of the rectangle.  Once rolled, cut into 14 equal pieces and arrange in a 10 inch skillet or 8×8 baking dish.

Transfer to oven and bake 25-30 minutes until golden.

Caramel

While the rolls are baking make the caramel by combining the butter and Brown Swerve in a small pot over medium low heat. Bring to a boil and cook 2-3 minutes just until it starts to darken. Whisk in the heavy cream and vanilla,  bring back to a boil for 1 minute then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until thick and glossy. Transfer to a jar.

To serve, top the cinnamon rolls with the caramel sauce.

Store refrigerated up to 5 days. To reheat simply microwave  for 15 seconds.

 

Sugar Free Raspberry Lemon Cups

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Nutritional Info

Serving  size 1 cup

Calories 290

Net carbs 4.4 grams

Fat 27.9 grams

Protein 3.1 grams

Ingredients

Raspberry  Layer

1/2 cup coconut butter

1 cup freeze  dried  raspberries

1 Tablespoon Confectioner’s  Swerve

1 Tablespoon melted virgin coconut  oil

1/4 cup+1 Tablespoon coconut  milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Lemon Layer

1/2 cup coconut butter

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 Tablespoon Confectioner’s Swerve

1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest

Instructions

Blend the raspberry layer ingredients in a blender til smooth.

In another bowl, stir together the lemon ingredients.

Divide the lemon  mixture between  6 muffin cups, top with raspberry mixture, pressing  down to combine the two.

Freeze for  1 hour.

 

Sugar Free Gingersnaps

 

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Serving size 2 cookies

Calories 160

Net Carbs  1 gram

Fat 14 grams

Protein 4 grams

Ingredients

1 cup almond  flour

2-4 teaspoons  ground ginger

1 teaspoon  ground  cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon baking  powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup almond  butter, stir well before  measuring

1/4 cup butter,  softened

3/4 cup Swerve, Granular

1 large  egg, room temperature

1/2 teaspoon vanilla  extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 325F and line large baking sheet  with parchment.

Whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.

In another bowl beat almond  butter and  butter  together. Beat  in Swerve  til well combined and then beat  in the egg and vanilla.

Add flour  mixture and beat til fully incorporated. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Cover a flat bottomed glass with parchment and use to press balls to 1/4 inch  circles.

Bake about 15 minutes, just until set. Remove  from oven and reduce temp to 200F. Place cookies back inside til golden brown  and quite firm to touch, about 20 more minutes.

Remove and cool completely. They will crisp as they cool. The thinner and smaller you make them, the crisper they’ll  be.

Savory Protein Power Bar

In further appreciation to our dear reader Dr. Tanya, here is a great savory protein bar recipe as requested. We hope you enjoy this one too!

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Savory Protein Power Bar

This recipe yields 10 bars

Calories: 144    Carbs: 14g    Fat: 5g    Protein: 6g

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free if desired)
  • 1/2 cup unflavored (plain) pea protein powder
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup roasted, chopped pistachios
  • 1/3 cup roasted, chopped almonds
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • Optional:  tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  1.  Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or spray an 8 inch square baking pan.
  2. Process the oats in a food processor until it is a fine flour. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add the pea protein powder, cooked quinoa, chia seeds, pistachios, almonds, salt and milk. Also add optional pepper and or Parmesan cheese if desired. Stir until well blended.
  4. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes , until golden brown on top and firmly set in the center. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely in the pan.
  6. Remove bars from the pan and cut into 10 bars. Individually wrap the bars in plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 4 days. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze up to 2 months.

To increase the protein content; Omit the oats and increase the protein powder by 1 cup. Or substitute any given amount of omitted oats with equal measure of protein powder. The total elimination of the oats and addition of 1 cup of protein powder will result in 158 calories per bar, carbs: 0g  fat: 8g and protein: 13g

Fruit, Nut and Seed Protein Bars

By special request, from a special reader, Dr. Tanya here is a good protein bar that is loaded with nuts, seeds and fruit. You can mix and match the nuts, fruits and seeds to your own favorite flavor combinations. I hope you enjoy this simple, yet delicious and healthy recipe!

Yields: 18 bars

168 calories,   10.6g carbs,   13g fat,   4.7g protein

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup assorted nuts, chopped (walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar free maple syrup, (optional honey)
  • 2 scoops (62g) vanilla protein powder (whey or soy)
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups assorted dried fruits, chopped (figs, cranberries, cherries, apples, raisins, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame)
  1.  Place nuts and oats on a baking sheet and bake in a 425 degree oven for 7 minutes to toast.
  2. Transfer oat/nut mix into food processor with syrup (or honey) peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, and salt and pulse to chop and combine.
  3. Add fruit, coconut and seeds and pulse to combine.
  4. Line a 9″ x 14″ baking pan with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick spray.
  5. Press mix firmly into pan. Compress and level surface.
  6. Bake 20 minutes in a 350 degree F oven. Allow to cool completely in pan.
  7. Remove from pan, lifting by holding edges of aluminum foil.
  8. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers to prevent sticking.

Sugar Free Candy Corn Cookies

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Nutritional Info

Serving Size 1 cookie

Servings 24

Calories 110

Net Carbs 1 gram

Total Fat 10 grams

Protein 3 grams

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups almond flour

3 Tablespoons coconut flour (or oat flour)

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated Swerve Sweetener

1 large egg, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5-8 drops yellow gel food coloring

1-2 drops red gel food coloring

Instructions

Whisk together flours, xanthan gum and salt.

Beat butter with Swerve til incorporated and beat in egg and vanilla til well combined.

Beat in almond mixture til dough clings to beaters.

Divide dough into three equal parts. Color one part bright yellow with 3-5 drops of food coloring and color one part with 2-4 drops yellow food coloring and 1-2 drops red food coloring until it is a bright orange.

Pat each piece into a rectangle about 4-5 inches in diameter and stack the rectangles in desired order and press together, straightening the sides as much as possible, (use a flat kitchen implement to press against the sides to dstraighten) Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill at least one hour.

Remove from fridge and cut into slices a little more than 1/4 inch thick. Cut each slice into 4-5 triangles. Lay triangles about 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets and press down lightly with palm of hand to flatten  slightly to about 1/4 inch thick.

Bake 10-12 minutes til slightly puffed and just barely beginning to brown (they won’t feel set, but will set as they cool))

Remove from oven and let cool on pan.

Sugar Free Cheesecake Stuffed Apples

Nutritional Info

Servings 8/ 1 apple

Calories 158

Net Carbs 9 grams

Protein 3 grams

Ingredients

8 small apples of your choice

8 oz. cream cheese

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon liquid stevia

1/4 cup Swerve Granulated

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon maple extract

2 Tablespoons heavy cream

1/4 cup Swerve Brown

1/4 cup Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Syrup

Instructions

Cut off tops of apples and scoop out centers to 1/4 inch from sides. Discard what you remove.

Preheat oven to 350F

Beat cream cheese with electric mixer til smooth.

Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.

Pour batter into each apple and sprinkle Swerve Brown on top and bake 30 minutes.

Cool and then refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Drizzle with Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Syrup.