Last week I shared with you a huge list of 35 low carb snacks. So many of those are either favorites of ours, or are on the list to be made soon! This week, I have an even bigger list of low carb desserts, with all of them also being vegan desserts (or having vegan options).
I am not a vegan, but my son has life-threatening food allergies, so we typically don't use egg or dairy when making dishes–hence the “vegan” focus. Interestingly enough, these are all paleo desserts too. I know – paleo and vegan don't typically seem to go together, but in my home they sure do :).
As I mentioned in my post of low carb snacks, we have been eating more and more low carb for several reasons, one of them being candida, and another is that we are simply eating fewer grains for gut health and overall health. However, I am not opposed to carbs. In fact, I think they are important as long as they are good carbs and not out of proportion.
I'll be sharing more about that later, but just wanted to get that out there so folks know where I stand. I do think we are doing better without a bunch of carbs, but do many people are turning up research and information about thyroid and adrenal health as it relates to carbs and I think it's worth looking at.
In any case, typically desserts are full of refined sugar, refined flours, and more unsavories. Several of these recipes have sweeteners that aren't low carb. If you would like, substitute stevia or xylitol, or erythritol, or your sweetener of choice to make them lower carb.
Oh, and if you notice, this post is devoid of frozen desserts. If you're an ice cream lover like me and that's what you're looking for, this post of Low Carb Ice Creams will be exactly what you are looking for!
Grain-Free Granola from Happy Mothering
(substitute 1 scoop stevia for the honey)
Dairy-Free Berry Mousse from me
White Chocolate Chips from me
Chocolate or Carob Chips from me.
Don't feel like making your own? This brand is a favorite of ours.
Caramelized Nuts from The Big Man's World
Customizable Protein Pops from Strength & Sunshine
Coconut Secret Bars / Homemade Healthy Mounds from Tessa the Domestic Diva
(substitute stevia or xylitol for the sweetener for lower carb)
Homemade “Jello” Gelatin from me
Raw Peanut Butter Coconut Bites from Raia's Recipes
(substitute the honey with a low carb sweetener)
Nut or Seed Butter Truffles from me
No-Bake Coconut Delights from me
Whipped Coconut Pudding from me
Peanut Butter Chia Pudding from Sugar-Free Mom
(for a lower carb option, use sunflower butter or almond butter instead of the peanut butter)
5-Minute Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Chips from Healy Eats Real
(omit the sweetener or use a low carb option like xylitol for low carb)
Raw Cookie Dough Bites from The Nourishing Home
(use stevia or xylitol instead of the honey for a lower carb treat)
Blueberry Macadamia Nut Bars from Whole Hog Paleo
Crunchy Sunbutter Chocolate Cups from Ricki Heller
Cinnamon-Sugar Coconut Crisps from Meghan Birt
Yummy Gummy Candy from me
Creamy Avocado Lime Pudding from me
Easy Pumpkin Custard from me
Coconut Panna Cotta Citrus Cups from me
Detox Green Juice Gummies from Plaid and Paleo
No-Bake Superfood Almond Butter Balls from Meghan Birt
No-Bake Chocolate Drop Cookies Kate's Healthy Cupboard
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles from Kate's Healthy Cupboard
(use almond butter or another nut or seed butter for a candida-friendly treat)
Homemade Protein Bars from me
A great alternative to store bought. And better (in my humble opinion).
No-Bake Apricot Swirl “Cheesecake” Mini Pies from Ricki Heller
Substitute berries for the apricots for a lower carb option.
Rich Chocolate Pudding from me
As rich as you'd like it to be – dairy and sugar free and super fast!
I once took a batch of these as a gift to a friend's home and her tenant thought that they were store bought!
Here's the recipe so you can try making them right away. (You can also read my post with more info on these bars here.)