The ketogenic diet, also known as the “Keto diet,” has recently become very popular. It is one of the fad diets that are currently the most popular. For those who are unfamiliar, it is a high-fat, low-carb diet that encourages the body to use fat stores as a primary energy source rather than glucose. Numerous researchers believe that the Keto diet promotes fat loss. There is no doubt that this diet would prevent you from consuming a lot of foods, but you can still satisfy your cravings by indulging in delectable desserts. Yes, it may come as a surprise to some that one may enjoy sweets that are low in carbohydrates and free of added sugar. Continue reading if you are already on the diet and have questions about it. We’ve picked up some delectable keto-friendly treats today.
Citrus keto mug cake
This keto mug cake has a lot of benefits – not only does it take just 7 minutes to bake, but it can be made in a microwave, hardly leaving behind any dishes to wash. It also has that perfect tanginess, making this dish irresistible.
Step 1: Melt 20 grams of butter, and mix in 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of freshly grated lemon rind in a small mixing bowl until it becomes a lump-free mixture.
Step 2: Combine ¼ a cup of coconut flour, 1 tablespoon of almond powder, 2 tablespoons of xylitol, ½ a teaspoon of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of milk and lemon juice. Stir the dry ingredients in with the rest.
Step 3: Transfer the mixture into a microwavable mug and gently tap the mug a few times to get rid of any air bubbles. Microwave on high for 2 minutes and wait until warm before digging in.
Another famous keto dessert in a mug is the lovable keto cheesecake. This dish is the perfect single-serving dessert, which is ideal if you are watching your portions but still want to indulge.
Step 1: Mix 2 ounces of low-fat cream cheese, 1 egg, ½ a teaspoon of stevia, and ¼ a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a microwave-safe mug. Ensure that the ingredients are folded into one another gently to maintain the texture.
Step 2: Microwave on high for 90 seconds and let it cool afterwards for at least 10 minutes. Finally, invert it onto a plate, top it with some powdered sugar and enjoy!
Keto chocolate cake
Chocolate on a diet – need we say more? This chocolate cake might be the most decadent of all desserts, even if you aren’t on a keto diet. With just 7 ingredients, this no-flour cake is easy to make and so scrumptious that we guarantee everyone who eats this will want seconds and a peek at the recipe.
Step 1: Combine 1 and a ½ cups of fine almond flour, ¼ a cup of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of Dutch cocoa, 2 and a ¼ tablespoons of baking powder, ⅓ a cup of lukewarm water, 3 eggs, ⅓ a cup of granulated sugar, and 1 ½ tablespoon of pure vanilla extract in a bowl.
Step 2: Preheat the oven to 350 F and pour the cake batter into an 8-inch pan.
Step 3: Allow the cake to bake for about 15 minutes. Insert a toothpick and observe to see if it comes out clean, in order to test if the cake is ready.
Step 4: Let the keto chocolate cake cool completely before removing it from the pan. After a few hours, when the cake has completely cooled, add any frosting of your choice. However, ensure you use good-quality whisks for a smooth texture.
Easy coconut blondie squares
Keto dessert recipes often feature coconut, known for its rich, nutty and flavorful taste. Naturally sweet and full of healthy fats, coconut in any form is an ideal ingredient to include in keto recipes. These blondies can be stored at room temperature for a week or frozen for up to 2 months.
Step 1: Line an 8×8 inch pan with foil or parchment paper and set it aside.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl, add 3 cups of shredded coconut, 1 cup of coconut oil, and ¼ a cup of keto-friendly maple syrup, and mix it until the batter thickens.
Step 3: Pour the batter into the lined pan, and pat with a wooden spoon until it appears smooth and even. Refrigerate until the cake is firm, cut it into squares, and enjoy!