9 Best Vegan Keto Dessert Recipes

Keto Chocolate Cake

The vegan keto diet can be somewhat restrictive, especially when it comes to the things you love. All desserts can be suitable for the diet by substituting gluten-free and low-carb flours and vegan-friendly milk, butter, and creams. 

Today, we are sharing our nine favorite vegan keto dessert recipes from peanut cookies to lemon cakes and irresistible brownies:

1 – No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

This no-bake dessert is gluten-free, vegan suitable, and delicious. Only five ingredients are needed to bake these, with minimal equipment. 

Coconut Flour

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 96g almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 64g smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 43g chocolate chips
  • 85g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp unsalted soft peanut butter

Instructions:

  1. Microwave the smooth peanut butter for 30 seconds until runny and set aside
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a dish and mix: almond flour, coconut flour, and chocolate chips
  3. Mix the cookie dough with the runny peanut butter and pour into a lined loaf tin, and put it in the freezer while doing the next step
  4. In a bowl, melt together the dark chocolate and unsalted peanut butter for 30 seconds in a microwave
  5. Remove the mixture from the freezer
  6. Drizzle the chocolate and nut butter on top and then freeze for another 15 minutes
  7. Once set, cut it into eight equal-sized bars

2 – Vegan Keto Coffee and Cacao Doughnuts

These coffee and cacao doughnuts are a yummy post-dinner treat. Or enjoy them for breakfast. They are low-carb and sugar-free, yet deliciously creamy with dark chocolate.

 

Hanukkah Sufganiyot. Traditional Jewish Donuts For Hanukkah With Red Jam And Sugar Powder.
Hanukkah sufganiyot. Traditional Jewish donuts for Hanukkah with red jam and sugar powder. Copy space.

Difficulty: Medium
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 118ml vegan milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • One brewed espresso
  • 2 tsp liquid sweetener
  • 80ml melted coconut oil
  • 64g almond meal
  • 43g cocoa powder
  • 32g psyllium husk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 150g unsweetened dark chocolate 

Instructions:

  1. Warm your oven to 180 degrees Celcius
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all wet ingredients: milk, vanilla extract, espresso, liquid sweetener, and coconut oil
  3. Then, add the dry ingredients to the same bowl: almond meal, cocoa powder, psyllium husk, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  4. Use coconut oil to oil a doughnut tin empty the mixture into each hole
  5. Bake for up to 20 minutes (15 minutes minimum)
  6. Allow the doughnuts to cool and melt the dark chocolate in the microwave for up to 2 minutes
  7. Dip each doughnut into the melted chocolate to finish and serve 

3 – Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless desserts are an excellent option for the keto diet. This flourless chocolate cake is rich, dark, and the perfect after-dinner treat. 

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Rustic dark chocolate and cacao beans

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 15

Ingredients:

  • 128g unsweetened dark chocolate
  • 64g dairy-free butter
  • 96g granulated sweetener
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 3 tbsp flax seed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 64g cocoa powder
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 150g dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

  • Warm the oven to 180 degrees Celcius and line a cake tin with greased paper
  • Melt the chocolate and butter and whisk until thoroughly combined
  • Make your vegan eggs by mixing the flaxseed and water. The mixture will take 10 minutes to thicken
  • Add the granulated sweetener, vanilla extract, espresso powder, and flax eggs to the melted chocolate and butter mixture and combine
  • Slowly add the cocoa powder and mix until there are no lumps 
  • Pour the mix into the tin and cook for 25 to 30 minutes
  • Cool the cake on a rack for at least one hour before slicing

Tip: serve the cake warm for the most delicious soft flourless cake. Twenty seconds in the microwave is the perfect timing.

4 – Vegan Keto Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes are always an easy favorite. These cupcakes are a low-carb, refined-sugar free, and easy option for a vegan bake. 

Vegan Keto Cupcake

Difficulty: Easy 
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients:

  • ½ avocado mashed
  • 65ml coconut oil 
  • 64g coconut flour
  • 64g cocoa powder
  • 118g granulated sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 175ml hot water
  • ½ tbsp coffee granules
  • 64g 90% dark chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Line the cupcake tin with cases and warm the oven to 180 degrees Celcius
  2. Cut up the avocado in a cup and mix in the coconut oil until smooth
  3. Add this and the dry ingredients and mix well: coconut flour, cocoa powder, granulated sweetener, baking soda, and salt
  4. Create an espresso by mixing the coffee granules with hot water and combine this with the cupcake mixture
  5. Fold in the chocolate in chunks and distribute the mixture between 12 cupcakes cases
  6. Bake the cupcakes for 25 minutes
  7. Cool the cupcakes on a cooling rack

Tip: for extra flavor or texture, top the cupcakes with mashed avocado.

5 – Coconut Milk Ice Cream 

If a cold dessert is your favorite, this coconut milk ice cream is perfect. The flavor is not too sweet, and the ingredients are sugar-free. Vegan ice cream can be challenging to find, so this is an easy 5-ingredient recipe for you to follow at home. 

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: up to 6 hours
Servings: 5

Ingredients:

  • One can of full-fat coconut milk
  • One can of coconut cream 
  • 100ml liquid sweetener
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ salt 

Instructions:

  1. Add the coconut milk, liquid sweetener, and vanilla extract to a blender and mix until combined
  2. Follow this by adding the coconut cream and salt and blend further
  3. Put the mixed ingredients into an ice cream maker and leave it to blend for 40 minutes
  4. When it reaches a soft-serve ice cream texture, pour the mixture into a tub and freeze for 5 hours

Tip: Add a few drops of liquid sweetener or more vanilla extract to the mixture before freezing for added sweetness.

6 – Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

For those who love a cold chocolate dessert, these sugar-free popsicles are a great option. For extra crunch or flavor, you can add additional chocolate chips or fudge inside. Great for children and adults.

Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge Popsicles


Difficulty: Medium
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: up to 9 hours
Servings: 10

Ingredients:

  • One can of coconut cream 
  • 175ml almond milk
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 220g baking chocolate powder
  • ½ tsp liquid sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Add the coconut cream, almond milk, and cocoa powder to a saucepan and heat while mixing.
  2. Slowly add the baking chocolate powder to the saucepan until mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Take the mixture off of the stove and add the liquid sweetener and vanilla extract
  4. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 30 minutes.

7- Soft Vegan Keto Brownies

Chocolate brownies are many people’s favorites. This recipe is low-carb and vegan-friendly, making it ideal for the vegan keto diet. These brownies are quite irresistible with their super soft center.

Plate Of Delicious Sliced Chocolate Brownies.
Plate of delicious sliced chocolate brownies.

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients:

  • 128g almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 32g pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50ml of almond milk
  • 43g almond flour
  • 32g coconut flour
  • 64g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Line a deep baking tray and warm the oven to 180 degrees Celcius
  2. Combine the flaxseed and water to make vegan eggs. Leave to thicken for up to 10 minutes
  3. Add all wet ingredients to a bowl and mix: almond butter, coconut oil, flax eggs, pumpkin puree, almond milk, and vanilla extract
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the same bowl: almond flour, coconut flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt
  5. Then, put the brownie mixture into the tin and smooth over
  6. Bake the brownie for 25 to 30 minutes and allow to cool before serving

8 – Vegan Keto Lemon Cake

Lemon cake is a favorite for spring and summer parties. This recipe results in a soft, zingy, and cheerful lemon cake. The ingredients are low-carb and vegan, making it a great one to enjoy for those practicing the vegan keto diet. 

Vegan Keto Lemon Cake

Difficulty: Medium
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 

Ingredients (for the cake):

  • 236g almond flour
  • 43g coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 125g unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tbsp flax seed
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 40g granulated sweetener
  • 150ml melted coconut oil 
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of lemon extract 
  • 3 tbsp of pure lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp of lemon zest

Ingredients (for the topping):

  • 43g dairy-free butter
  • 190g dairy-free cream cheese
  • 250ml liquid sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp pure lemon extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • A few lemon slices

Instructions:

  • Line two 8-inch cake trays and warm the oven to 180 degrees Celcius
  • Mix all dry ingredients well in a bowl of choice: almond flour, coco flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt 
  • Create the vegan eggs by mixing the flaxseed and water in a cup. Let this thicken for 10 minutes
  • In a different bowl, stir together the almond milk, flax eggs, coconut oil, granulated sweetener, vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest
  • Add all ingredients to the same bowl and mix well to make the lemon loaf mixture
  • Pour an equal amount of mixture into each cake tray and bake for 22 minutes each
  • Once cooked, allow the lemon cakes to cool whilst making the topping
  • Beat the dairy-free butter for 2 minutes, and then add the dairy-free cream cheese. Mix well for a further 3 minutes
  • Add the sweetener, vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon zest, and almond flour to the mixture and beat for a further 2 minutes
  • Chill the lemon topping mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until the lemon cake is cool
  • Add one cake to a stand and top with a layer of the lemon topping before adding the second cake on top and adding the remaining frosting mixture
  • For decoration and an added lemon taste, top the cake with lemon slices before serving

9 – Vegan Keto Peanut Cookies

These peanut cookies are delicious and suitable for the vegan keto diet. They require minimal ingredients and effort. Enjoy these warm or cold. Or, enjoy them with some vegan keto ice cream. 

Peanut Butter Cookies

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 14

Ingredients:

  • 36g protein powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 60g peanut flour
  • 6 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 2.5g psyllium husk powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 175ml water

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a bowl: protein powder, coconut flour, peanut flour, granulated sweetener, psyllium husk powder, and salt
  2. Add the vanilla extract and water to the peanut cookie mix and stir well
  3. Refrigerate the peanut cookie mixture for 15 minutes and heat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius
  4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and spoon 14 equal-sized balls onto the tray
  5. Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy the cookies warm or cold

If you practice or require the vegan keto diet, you can enjoy all nine recipes here. Desserts are suitable for the vegan keto diet. Changing a few ingredients can make them low-carb and vegan-suitable. 

>> Read also about our Best Vegan Keto Bread Recipes and Best Vegan Keto Pancake Recipes.

For more information on these recipes and vegan keto desserts, here are some FAQs:

FAQ

Is peanut butter vegan?

The majority of peanut butter brands are vegan, as they contain just peanuts and salt. But, some manufacturers may contain other ingredients like honey, which is not suitable for vegans. Always check the ingredients list before purchasing.

Is popcorn vegan?

Popcorn is a typical snack, dessert, or sweet treat. It is mostly vegan, especially the salted kind. Watch out for butter and honey ingredients, as these are not vegan-friendly. 

What dessert can you have on a keto diet?

You can enjoy all desserts that do not contain dairy butter, milk, cream, and honey. It is easy to make any dessert vegan by substituting dairy-free alternatives such as almond milk, soy milk, coconut oil, dairy-free butter, and more. You can also enjoy any vegan keto breakfast.

Is coffee vegan?

Coffee without milk and cream is vegan. You can dairy-free alternative milk to make it vegan-friendly. 

What ice cream is keto-suitable?

Any ice cream that is free from or low in sugar is suitable for the keto diet. Sugar transfers to carbs, so keeping this to a minimum is essential to stay in ketosis. 

Below are our conclusive thoughts on vegan keto desserts:

You do not have to eliminate delicious desserts for the vegan keto diet. It is easy to use alternate ingredients to make the recipe suitable for both dietary requirements. Low-carb, dairy-free options are the only substitution. You can still enjoy the same flavors and recipes by changing a few ingredients. 

Use these nine vegan keto recipes to make sweet treats, desserts, and bakes to suit anyone on the vegan keto diet.

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