Being a diabetic with a sweet tooth sounds like an impossible combination to deal with, but with so many sugar alternatives available to sweeten your favorite desserts naturally, it’s no longer a big problem. Turning to ingredients like honey, agave nectar, stevia, maple syrup, or even fresh fruit provide a natural sweet flavor to cakes, pies, cookies, and much more without the cloying sweetness of refined sugar. Plus, leaving out the sugar ends up in a healthier dessert, meaning you can indulge in an extra cookie or two without a negative impact on your waistline.
From cookies and pies to some of the most fudgy, decadent cakes you’ve ever seen, replacing sugar with a healthier alternative is an easy step that you should take if you need to be on a sugar-free diet, but don’t want to sacrifice a sweet treat at the end of the day. Check out our guide for 15 sugar free dessert recipes for diabetics that will satisfy your sweet tooth and your sugar-free diet at the same time.
Sugar-Free Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Made with salty pretzels, low fat cream cheese, and a tangy strawberry jello topping, this layered sweet treat is an ideal dessert for any of your big holiday celebrations.
20 minutes 212 calories Easy
Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed
These nutritious cookies are reminiscent of the classic Snickerdoodle, but are entirely free of sugar and gluten.
45 minutes 93 calories Easy
Keto Pecan Crescent Cookies
These impressive-looking cookies are easy to make, and even easier to indulge in a bit more since they’re entirely gluten and sugar-free.
1h 03m 168 calories Easy
Almond Flour Cake with Figs
This light, airy cake is naturally sweetened with honey and dried figs for an indulgent and elegant cake that’s safe for diabetics.
1h 05m 216 calories Easy
Pistachio & Chocolate Blondies
If you’re a cookie fan but need to lighten up on the sugar, try blondies instead. These vegan blondies are moist and chewy and packed with roasted pistachios and chocolate for a delicious and naturally sweetened treat.
15 minutes 186 calories Easy
Keto Chocolate Cake
Intensely chocolatey and fudgy in texture, this impressive chocolate cake is rich, decadent, and entirely sugar-free.
1h 25m 250 calories Easy
Sugar-Free Nutella Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are simple to make and in this case, easy to eat without much guilt. To keep these healthy and entirely homemade, make your own Nutella spread that’s super creamy and smooth but entirely dairy and sugar-free.
25 minutes 105 calories Easy
Vegan Coconut "Snowball" Cookies
In addition to being naturally sweet and delightfully crisp, these cookies come together in one bowl in about 30 minutes so you can enjoy them as soon as possible.
23 minutes 218 calories Easy
Sticky Toffee Pudding
This moist, tender cake is finished with a thick and velvety toffee sauce and is guaranteed to become your favorite sugar-free dessert. The best part? It can be made entirely in your Instant Pot.
1h 10m 351 calories Easy
Keto Pignoli Cookies
Tender, delicious, and easy to make, this keto and sugar-free version of the classic holiday cookie is a dream come true for any and all cookie lovers.
22 minutes 83 calories Easy
Salted Caramel Ginger Pot de Creme
These salted caramel pots are flavored with ginger and cinnamon for a warming, sugar-free sweet treat perfect for the holidays.
1h 05m 300 calories Easy
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
These tangy and naturally sweetened cupcakes channel all your favorite summer flavors for a keto-friendly dessert that just so happens to be sugar-free too.
1h 00m 431 calories Easy
Low Carb Chocolate Lasagna Sugar-Free Dessert
Not only is this decadent layered dessert low carb and sugar-free, each element is easy to make and the entire thing is even easier to assemble.
40 minutes 387 calories Easy
3-Ingredient Flourless Sugar-Free Cookies
Pop a few of these soft and chewy peanut butter cookies guilt-free, because they’re paleo, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. That’s a lot of free.
12 minutes 101 calories Easy
Sugar-Free Keto Cheesecake Mousse
This light and airy mousse is easy to prepare and even easier to customize. Fold in some of your favorite cheesecake flavors like chocolate shavings, strawberry sauce, or sweet cinnamon almond meal sprinkles for a fluffy dessert that’s ready in no time.
5 minutes 269 calories Easy