Secrets to Keto Success – Keto Treats that Crush Sugar Cravings
The keto diet can be challenging at first, especially giving up sugar. Once you’re fully into ketosis, the hunger and cravings will disappear for the most part. Until then, and when they pop up, I have a few keto treats that will satisfy even the most ferocious sweet tooth. Keep these ‘secret weapons’ on hand at all times to make sure you don’t feel deprived. They’re so rich you’ll never guess they’re keto!
Banana Pancakes – Sweet Keto Treats #1
While bananas are not usually part of a keto diet, you can savor these delicious, flourless pancakes on days when you’re strict about other carbs. A medium banana has about 24g of net carbs, and this makes enough for two people. If you play your carbs right and share it with someone, you can easily include this in your daily carb allowance. Just make sure you watch your other carbs during the day.
Mix all the ingredients below except, the butter. Pour small pancakes in a skillet over medium heat with a pat of butter. Smaller pancakes are easier to flip and they bubble like regular pancakes when they’re ready to flip.
- Medium banans (mashed)
- 2 medium eggs
- Splash of Vanilla
- Pinch of Salt (Real Sat is best)
- Pinch of Cinnamon (Vietnamese is my favorite)
- Butter (grass-fed if possible)
- Whipped Cream (check carbs, 1 g or less per 2 TBS)
- Fresh Berries
Coconut Keto Clusters – Sweet Keto Treats #2
Before you even think about buying these, be warned that even the non-keto people in your house will love it. You’ll have to have a hiding place ready!! These were a lucky find at Costco and since then I’ve been able to find them on Amazon too. They’re so good you’ll never guess they’re keto. I grab a few bites when I’m craving something crunchy and sweet, then hide them deep in the pantry:)
These have some carbs, 4 net carbs per serving, which can fit into a 20-30 carb goal for the day. Just be careful, with 16 servings per package the serving size looks like this. It, with a cup of coffee is everything and just enough to make you forget you gave anything up for this lifestyle!!
Chocolate & Cookie Dough – Sweet Keto Treats #3
BHU Keto Bars
Sometimes you just need a bite of super-rich, dark chocolate. When the mood hits, these sweet keto treats fit the bill. I keep some combination of these stashed in the fridge at all times:)
BHU Keto bars are usually found in the refrigerated section at Publix. I can usually find them at my local Publix. I like all the flavors, but double chocolate cookie dough and chocolate coconut cookie dough are my favorites.
Dark chocolate that’s 90% cocoa and above has a ton of health benefits and surprisingly very few net carbs. If you like dark chocolate, you can get the benefits of the antioxidants they provide and kill your chocolate cravings at the same time.
Usually, Whole Foods has a good selection of high quality, organic chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa. In a pinch, I just grab something at Publix like this Lint bar.
If you haven’t tried dark chocolate before, it’s not like milk chocolate and is definitely an acquired taste for most people. Let it linger in your mouth for a bit and good chocolate will reveal a melody of flavors, just like a good wine.
Although dark chocolate and BHU bars are keto-friendly, keeping whole bars in the fridge is dangerous. Knowing my weakness, I cut them into bite-sized pieces. This one step has made ALL THE DIFFERENCE, lol.
After a quick chop into bite-sized pieces, I put them in a glass tupperware dish. That way, when a chocolate craving hits, I can just grab a bite.
If I’m in the mood for something rich I grab the dark chocolate. If I’m in the mood for something more sinful, I grab a piece of the BHU bar. Either way, this is a staple as one of my all-time favorite sweet keto treats.
Collagen Hot Chocolate – Sweet Keto Treats #4
After dinner, this is the most satisfying keto drink. It’s rich, chocolaty, and feels like a sinful dessert. I love the Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel. The flavor says chocolate coconut but I don’t notice much coconut flavor. I get this tub and also carry travel packs.
It also has collagen which is so good for healthy hair, skin, and nails. It’s sweetened with monk fruit and has clean ingredients. You will have to count it as 2 carbs… but it’s worth it:) If you add whipped cream it adds about 1 – 2 more carbs, depending on how heavy-handed you are, lol.
How I make it: Warm a few teaspoons of heavy cream in the microwave and then add 1 scoop of collagen powder. I top with hot water and use my milk frother to mix.
Yogurt ‘Sunday’ – Sweet Keto Treats #5
For sweet keto treats to make my top 5 list, they need to be satisfying. This mock yogurt ‘sunday’ is salty, sweet, and incredibly rich. I’ve eaten it as a snack or a meal. You can use this base to make lots of variations, using almonds and other low carb toppings.
- Organic, whole milk plain yogurt
- Pinch Real Salt (optional)
- Pinch Cinnamon (Vietnamese is my favorite)
- Handful of unsweetened coconut
- Pecans or other nuts
- Fresh or frozen berries
I use frozen berries warmed in the microwave. The juice they release makes an awesome sauce that I love with this keto treat.
Joe Duff Cookbook – More Sweet Keto Treats
For those of you who like to cook, this $20 cookbook from Joe Duff was money well spent. I’ve made the mug cakes several times. The chocolate lava cake is to die for!
These easy recipes are great when you’re motivated to whip something up that looks and feels more like a dessert. Most recipes are single servings which helps me not to overindulge.
**For the record, I have no relationship or affiliation with this product. This is just an honest review… it’s a great cookbook.
Warning Regarding Cravings
If you’re new to keto, anything sweet-tasting, regardless of how many carbs it has, can trigger serious cravings for sugar and carbs. Be aware of whether you feel satisfied after one of these sweet keto treats or find yourself battling cravings.
The truth is, not everyone can indulge in sweet treats and stay committed to the low carb or keto way of life. Know yourself and what triggers you.
If you’re new to the keto lifestyle, this is a great place to learn more about the first steps and how to ease into the low-carb way of life.