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Desserts & Treats

Dessert recipes from The Roasted Root, a nutrition-focused food blog. Wheat and sugar alternatives for healthy gluten-free treats

Chocolate Covered Chickpeas

Chocolate covered chickpeas are an easy dessert recipe that only requires three basic ingredients: chickpeas, oil, and chocolate chips. This fun, crispy treat is perfect for chickpea enthusiasts! If you’re looking for the easiest chocolate dessert recipe that involves your favorite magical fruit, you’ve found it! These chocolate covered chickpeas are quick and easy to …

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Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Low-Carb Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a fun and easy dessert! This easy dairy-free, sugar-free cookie recipe is made with almond flour, cacao powder, and sugar-free sweetener for a grain-free healthier treat. The recipe is also dairy-free!

Bake up a batch or two for the family, a cookie exchange, or to give away as holiday gifts.

When I bake a batch of crinkle cookies during the holidays, I wonder to myself why I don’t bake them more frequently throughout the year. 

They’re just so vivacious and fun with their deep crevasses and puffs of powdered sugar. 

I whipped up a low-carb keto chocolate crinkle cookies recipe for those of us who are all about those little indulgences but try to keep our blood sugar within the realm of sanity.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - dairy-free, sugar-free, healthy Christmas cookie recipe

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Low-Carb Gingerbread Loaf (Dairy-Free)

Low-Carb Gingerbread Loaf made sugar-free, grain-free and dairy-free with fresh ginger and cinnamon for a warmly-spiced healthier gingerbread recipe.

 

Moist, dense, loaded with holiday flavor and sugar-free, this gingerbread is amazing for snuggling up fireside in your fuzzy socks and a mug of tea or coffee.

…And I suppose you can share it with friends and family 😉

How do you feel about the gingerbreads?

I’m pretty ambivalent toward gingerbread cookies, but anything else that’s gingerbread related, I am all in!!

Hook line and sinker!

Low-Carb Gingerbread Recipe - keto gingerbread loaf with almond flour and coconut flour. Sugar-free, dairy-free, moist and delicious

For instance, my Paleo Gingerbread Muffins, Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes, Paleo Gingerbread Loaf

Initty in in in! 

For this edition of gingerbread in paradise, we’re going full-tilt low-carb using almond flour and coconut flour. This is an extra interesting approach to gingerbread since it doesn’t include molasses. Check it out.

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Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies

Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies made with almond flour, sugar-free sweetener and butter. This easy sugar-free cookie recipe is a healthier holiday treat!

 

Buttery, flaky shortbread-like cookies studded with little bits of pecans and rolled in powdered sweetener that happen to be sugar-free and grain-free? You’re going to LOVE these Keto Pecan Snowballs!

These keto snowballs are a similar concept to Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Italian Wedding Cookies, etc. They’re buttery lumps of soft yet crispy cookie with chopped nuts (in this case, pecans) mixed in and rolled in a dusting of powdered sugar (in this case, sugar-free).

There are many things I love about this style of cookie. They require very few ingredients, no eggs, and can easily be made in advance and frozen. 

In fact, you will need to freeze the cookie dough prior to baking it anyway, so if you’re looking for a.) make-ahead Christmas cookie recipes, and/or b.) cookie dough that can easily be made in bulk then baked from frozen, these may just be a great fit!

Keto Low-Carb Snowball Cookies made with almond flour and coconut flour - sugar-free healthier Christmas cookie recipe

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Keto Eggnog (Dairy-Free)

Keto Eggnog recipe made dairy-free using coconut milk. Rich, creamy, warmly spiced with nutmeg and inviting! This sugar-free eggnog recipe is flavorful, festive and cozy on a chilly evening!

The day I learned eggnog has actual egg yolks in it was the same day I decided it’s okay to ignore certain facts in order to continue loving something.

Having a selective understanding about food can certainly benefit our adventurous side. Alligator tastes like chicken, monkfish liver is an absolute delicacy, SPAM musubi is absolutely worth the gut bomb backlash, durian fruit can go back to the fiery hole from which it crawled, and egg yolks a fabulous eggnog make. 

The facts of life, foodie edition.

Having learned the truth about eggnog at the tender age of four, I was shocked when my uncle, who was visiting for the holidays, added egg yolk after egg yolk to his batch of cheer, but because it was made out of sugar and a bright future, I determined I could hang.

Dairy-Free Keto Eggnog made with coconut milk and sugar-free sweetener for a low-carb eggnog recipe

I did post an absolutely delicious Vegan Eggnog Recipe last year that was eggless and absolutely delicious, so I can’t say I have a strong opinion one way or another as to whether or not yolks should be mandatory.

But I will say, this Keto Eggnog recipe with yolks is pretty yum!

Recipe Highlights:

Because I can’t do fresh dairy like milk or cream, I made this Keto Eggnog recipe dairy-free using canned coconut milk. I also haven’t been consuming much sugar (natural or otherwise), so I opted for a sugar-free eggnog using sugar-free granulated sweetener. 

All things considered, this is a dairy-free low-carb eggnog recipe, marvelous for those who want to get their yolk on without excess sugar.

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