16 Delicious and Tempting Sugar-Free Desserts

Sugar-Free Vegan Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Banana Cookies

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There's no need to skip dessert when you're trying to cut sugar out of your diet. All your sweet tooth needs is a wonderful sugar-free dessert recipe.

From luscious cakes and pies to delicious cookies, even an ice cream treat or two, these recipes are sure to please. They skip the refined, white sugar completely and rely on alternative ingredients to give them a sweet, indulgent taste.

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    Lemon Cake

    Sugar-Free Lemon Cake
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    Cake almost always contains sugar, but it is possible to make one without it. The sugar-free lemon cake recipe is very easy and it all begins with a sugar-free yellow cake mix. Fresh lemon juice and zest give it a wonderful flavor and it's topped with a delicious sugar-free strawberry sauce. Your family will love it.

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    Cool Whip Yogurt Pie

    Yogurt and Cool Whip Pie
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    A no-bake recipe, it's hard to resist the Cool Whip yogurt pie. The yogurt you choose determines the pie's flavor, so you can pick up your favorite or do a custom blend. It's perfect for a last-minute dessert because it only needs 20 minutes in the freezer.

    To keep the pie sugar-free, be sure to pick up sugar-free Cool Whip and yogurt. You will also want to make a sugar-free graham cracker crust.

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    Red Velvet Molten Lava Mug Cake

    Sugar-Free Red Velvet Moten Lava Mug Cake
    Brenda Bennett

    If you thought your sugar-free diet meant you can't enjoy a red velvet cake, think again! This luscious single-serving recipe for two of red velvet molten lava mug cake is sweet, delicious, and has a gooey center made of sugar-free chocolate. Better yet, there's no need to heat up the oven because it's made in the microwave.

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    Pumpkin Pie

    Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie
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    Pumpkin pie is a favorite for the autumn and winter holidays, but it's often loaded with sugar. It doesn't have to be that way, especially if you use this sugar-free pumpkin pie recipe.

    Like many no-sugar recipes, it simply replaces white sugar with an artificial sweetener such as Splenda or Truvia. It has a wonderful spice blend, with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, so it tastes just like the original.

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    Vegan Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, and Banana Cookies

    Vegan Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Banana Cookies

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    You need to get creative when it comes to sugar-free cookies because it's a key ingredient in the average cookie. You won't miss a thing with a recipe like these vegan peanut butter, oatmeal, and banana cookies. They're simple, delicious, and a healthy dessert.

    If you're cutting all sugars out of your diet, it might not be the best recipe for you. Bananas are known to be high in sugar and it also includes maple syrup. Most peanut butters have just a small amount of sugar as well.

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    Vegan Oatmeal Fruit Cookies

    Low calorie vegan oatmeal cookies

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    The vegan diet is filled with fantastic sugar-free recipes and these vegan oatmeal fruit cookies are a perfect example. The recipe uses dried fruit and sugar-free preserves along with a single banana for sweetness. The cookies are also low-fat and low-calorie so they're virtually guilt-free, too!

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    Date Macaroons

    Sugar-Free Date Macaroons
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    You're just three ingredients and about 20 minutes away from a yummy little bite. Dates are the stars of this easy date macaroons recipe, which includes banana and coconut flakes.

    This is another recipe that contains natural sugars, but no extra white sugar. Just be sure your coconut flakes don't have it either.

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    Vegan Cookie Dough Truffle

    Cookie Dough Truffle
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    Keep the ingredients for this recipe in your pantry and you will never be without dessert for last-minute guests. The vegan cookie dough truffles require no baking and are sure to satisfy any sugar craving.

    The recipe combines butter, cashew butter, and coconut butter with vanilla and toffee-flavored stevia. Mix in some sugar-free chocolate chips and dessert will be ready by the time dinner is over.

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    Keto Chocolate Cookies

    Keto chocolate cookies on a piece of parchment with a container of milk in the background

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    If you thought going keto meant never having a chocolate dessert again, you'd be wrong. These keto chocolate cookies deliver just the right sweetness with chocolatey goodness in every bite. They're made with cocoa powder, almond flour, and sugar-free sweetener and are so good, your kids won't know the difference.

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    Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

    Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

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    The keto diet restricts added sugar, so most keto recipes are sugar-free. These soft keto peanut butter cookies use xylitol, a non-glycemic sweetener, to make them dessert-worthy. Gluten-free and dairy-free, they'll please everyone's diet.

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    Sugar-Free Chocolate Mousse

    Sugar-Free Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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    Splenda and unsweetened cocoa powder are the secrets to a tempting sugar-free chocolate mousse. When served in fancy dessert dishes or martini glasses, it's the ultimate dessert that is sure to impress all your dinner guests.

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    Gluten-Free Tapioca Crepes

    Sugar-Free Tapioca Flour Crepes

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    Are you looking for a bit of a challenge in the kitchen? These guten-free tapioca crepes are a perfect choice. They include everything that makes this classic French dessert great, they're simply gluten- and sugar-free. The recipe uses tapioca flour and is finished off with your favorite filling, which can be as sweet as you like.

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    Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

    Sugar-Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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    You can even make sugar-free chocolate-dipped strawberries and they're just as delicious. The key is to find sugar-free chocolate chips, which are melted with a bit of coconut oil. It's a fantastic indulgence and perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion.

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    Chocolate Nut Clusters

    Sugar-Free Chocolate Nut Clusters
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    Ideal for a mid-day snack, you're going to want to keep these sugar-free chocolate nut clusters in stock. You'll simply cover your favorite chopped nuts in melted sugar-free chocolate for a guilt-free candy substitute.

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    Mint-Chocolate Ice Cream

    Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
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    Start with sugar-free vanilla ice cream and make your own mint-chocolate ice cream at home. It's absolutely delicious and sure to be a family favorite. 

    The recipe is flavored with matcha green tea powder, peppermint extract, and cacao nibs. You can use those handy sugar-free chocolate chips as well.

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    Vegan Grasshopper Milkshake

    Vegan Grasshopper Milkshake
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    If you can't get enough mint-chocolate in your life, you're going to love this vegan grasshopper milkshake recipe. It's more of a smoothie and it does include spinach. Before you pass it up because of that, give it a try because it's not only healthy, it's super yummy.