5 Sugar-Free Desserts That Will Never Cause Weight Gain, According To Nutritionists

March 16, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Food

If you have a sweet tooth — but are also trying to lose weight — most tempting desserts aren’t going to do you any favors. But denying yourself every tasty treat could backfire and cause you to eat even more in the long run — which obviously defeats the purpose of trying to eat healthfully in the first place.

Here’s the perfect compromise: five sugar-free desserts that that will never cause weight gain, according to nutritionists.


With diets like Keto and a focus on eating whole foods that are low in sugar, there have never been so many options when it comes to desserts that are actually kind of healthy and good for you (but that still taste amazing).

Here are five amazing sugar-free desserts you can make at home.


Keto Brownies

Chocolate is rich in antioxidants and one of the healthier dessert treats you’ll find — but while most brands add a ton of sugar to their treats, these Keto brownies are fudgy, moist, gluten free, and super low in carbs.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

Unsalted grass-fed butter

Xylitol or coconut sugar

Cocoa powder

Kosher salt


Almond flour


Keto Sugar Cookies

Whip up a delicious batch of Keto sugar cookies in no time. Here’s what you’ll need:

Almond flour

Coconut flour

Powdered sweetener

Unsalted butter

Baking powder

Vanilla extract

Xanthan gum (optional)


Sugar Free Peanut Butter Bars

Consider yourself a peanut butter lover? You don’t have to give up your favorite high-protein food — enjoy it in these no-bake sugar-free peanut butter bars.

You’ll need:

Sugar-free peanut butter


Sugar-free powdered sugar

Sugar-free graham crackers

Sugar-free chocolate chips

chocolate chip cookies

Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

This classic cookie treat just got a little healthier — here’s how to make scrumptious chocolate chip cookies without all the sugar. You’ll need:



Baking salt


Sugar alternative

Coconut palm sugar

Vanilla extract


Sugar free chocolate chips

banana muffins

Sugar Free Banana Muffins

These delicious sugar free banana muffins contain potassium, protein, and healthy omega-3 fats. Whip up a batch and have one for dessert or breakfast. Here’s what you should add to your grocery list:


Organic egg

Liquid coconut oil

Pure vanilla

Wholewheat flour


Baking soda

Baking powder





Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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