10 Keto Thanksgiving Desserts for a Low-Carb Celebration
Thanksgiving doesn't have to wreck your diet plan. Yeah, we all know that greens and turkey are keto-friendly, but what about dessert? Thanks to our creative community of home cooks, we have a number of keto dessert recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving. Enjoy all your favorites including pumpkin pie, cheesecake, cranberry streusel, and more. Here are 10 keto Thanksgiving desserts that won't disappoint.
Low-Carb Almond Cinnamon Butter Cookies
These warm vanilla and cinnamon cookies have a secret: They're keto-friendly and gluten-free! "This is my new go-to sweet treat while on a low-carb keto diet," says reviewer jjjjmacd.
Low-Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
These cheesecake bars are basically pumpkin pie squares minus the crust. Take it from reviewer TULIPFORME who says, "It tastes just like pumpkin pie. It's nice to find a keto-friendly recipe that actually tastes like the real thing."
Keto Creme Brulee
No matter the occasion, every celebration calls for creme brulee. This version is made with just four ingredients, and it's keto-friendly, gluten-free, and sugar-free.
Keto Berry-Pecan Cheesecake Bars
"I made this for my Book Club friends because there are so many who are counting carbs, gluten free, vegetarian, and on keto diets. Everyone loved this dessert and some asked for the recipe," says reviewer Barbara Cumberland. Sweet berries, cinnamon, and nutmeg give these pecan-crusted cheesecake bars warm fall flavor.
Keto Chocolate Mousse
If you'd prefer something a little lighter after all that turkey, this five-minute, keto mousse will hit the spot. What's the secret? Almond extract! "I use a whipping cream and cocoa powder all the time as my quick go to dessert but adding the almond flavour just takes it to the next level of decadence," says reviewer Lyn.
Keto Pumpkin Pie
Who says you have to miss out on classic desserts just because you're going low-carb? "Pumpkin pie can be keto friendly when the crust is made of pecans and the filling is primarily pumpkin, eggs, and autumn spices," says recipe creator Linda Nofsinger.
Keto Pumpkin Bake
Cream cheese, pumpkin puree, ground cinnamon, and pumpkin-pie spice provide classic flavor to this low-carb dish. "This will be good at Thanksgiving as I have to watch my carb and sugar intake," says reviewer barb2011.
Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake with Almond Pecan Crust
"This recipe is a yummy and rich-tasting cross between my decades-old cheesecake recipe and pumpkin pie, converted to be low-carb," says recipe creator DRJILL2. "I also use low-fat cream cheese to reduce the amount of fat. It's wonderful for Thanksgiving, or just for fun anytime. Unless you tell people it's low-carb, they'll never guess!"
Keto Cranberry Streusel Bars
During the holiday season, cranberry desserts are always on the table. This incredible flavor combination includes fresh cranberries, orange juice, pecans, and ground cinnamon — and sure it's sure to put you in the spirit.
Keto Mini Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecakes
These single-serve mini desserts are perfect for feeding a crowd. "These low-carb cheesecakes are creamy good with a subtle taste of pumpkin, a little crunch from pecans, and are perfect for portion control. Keep any remaining cheesecakes refrigerated," says recipe creator lutzflcat.