11 Swerve Recipes: Delicious Sugar-Free Desserts

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Sweet desserts are never going to be the healthiest food in the world, but some people like to indulge from time to time.

The good news: blood-sugar spikes don’t have to accompany cakes and cookies, and there is a wide variety of sugar-free recipes.

Each of the recipes in this collection use Swerve sweetener, a popular sugar replacement based on erythritol and prebiotic fibers.

For more information, see this guide to Swerve.

Now, let’s look at some recipes.

1) Dark Chocolate Coconut Cream Mousse

Chocolate Coconut Cream Mousse - a Sugar-Free Swerve Recipe.

Those that enjoy chocolate and coconut will surely appreciate this creamy and simple to make dessert.

Owing to the cocoa and coconut cream, this recipe is rich in fat and a wide range of minerals.

Ingredients (per serving)

  • 5 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp Swerve
  • 1½ tsp cocoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Method

To make this recipe, all you have to do is add the above ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until you have a smooth, consistent mix.

Following this, pour the mixture into a serving glass or bowl and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

During this refrigeration time, the mousse will take on a firm texture.

Once ready to serve, add some berries of your choice on top or some desiccated coconut and dark chocolate shavings.

2) Low Carb Double Chocolate Donuts (by Resolution Eats)

Low Carb Double Chocolate Donuts - Sugar-Free Recipe.

Donuts are one of the most popular snacks in the world, but unfortunately, they are usually full of sugar and shortening.

However, it doesn’t need to be that way, and these donuts offer a simple (and tasty) range of ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Your choice of cooking oil/fat
  • Almond flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Swerve
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond milk
  • Heavy cream

To see the full recipe and instructions on how to make these donuts, see the details here.

3) Keto Strawberry Shortcake Recipe (by Kasey Trenum)

Keto Strawberry Shortcake - a Zero-Sugar Swerve Recipe.

Not many food combinations beat strawberries and cream, and this recipe offers both alongside some shortcake.

Interestingly, the shortcake uses reasonably healthy ingredients such as butter, coconut flour, cream cheese, and Swerve sweetener.

Unlike regular shortcake, this sugar-free option will have little effect on blood glucose levels.

Ingredients

  • Coconut Flour
  • Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Egg yolk
  • Heavy cream
  • Strawberries
  • Swerve confectioners sweetener
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking powder

On the positive side, this recipe only requires 90 seconds of cooking (in a microwave.)

You can find out how to make these strawberry shortcakes here.

4) Swerve Sweetened Buttercream Fat Bombs (by Gnom Gnom)

Swerve Sweetened Chocolate Buttercream Fat Bombs.

These fat bombs combine some of the tastiest food ingredients around.

With ingredients like butter, cream cheese, dark chocolate, and vanilla, these fat bombs offer a creamy and flavorful taste.

Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Dark chocolate
  • Almonds
  • Swerve confectioners sweetener
  • Vanilla extract

These indulgent snacks are very quick to make too, and they require no baking.

To find out exactly how to make them, see here.

5) Keto Pecan Pie (by Grass Fed Girl)

A Keto version of Pecan Pie.

Pecans are one of the world’s healthiest snacks, but they are not so healthy in pecan pie.

However, this sugar-free pecan pie offers an alternative sugar-free option that manages to taste like the real thing.

Ingredients

  • Pecan or hazelnut flour/meal
  • Coconut flour
  • Coconut oil
  • Swerve
  • Egg
  • Coconut milk
  • Salt
  • Pecans
  • Vanilla extract

Compared to the recipes so far, this one takes a bit more effort, and it involves making a crust, filling, and then baking the pie.

However, once its ready you’ll have a whole pecan pie that contains virtually no net carbs.

See the recipe instructions to make this pie.

6) Swerve Sweetened Peanut Butter Cheesecake (by Low Carb Yum)

Swerve Sweetened Peanut Butter Cheesecake.

Short on baking time and looking for a delicious dessert recipe?

Well, this peanut butter cheesecake requires no baking, it contains zero sugar, and it’s full of tasty ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Almond flour
  • Cocoa
  • Swerve
  • Butter
  • Gelatin
  • Heavy cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peanut butter
  • Baking chocolate

Dark chocolate and peanut butter is a classic combination, and a portion of this cheesecake only contains six grams of net (digestible) carbohydrate.

For the recipe instructions, see here.

7) Sugar-Free Gingernut Fat Bombs (by Jennifer Banz)

Swerve-Sweetened Gingerbread Fat Bombs.

Fat bombs seem to become more and more popular as the interest in low carb and ketogenic diets grows.

This particular recipe contains a range of deep flavors, and it is difficult to beat for the taste profile it offers.

Ingredients

  • Almond flour
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Swerve sweetener

These fat bombs are a quick and convenient snack, and they only require ten minutes of preparation time – no cooking necessary.

Here are the recipe instructions.

8) Sugar-Free Almond Flour Keto Brownies (by Savory Tooth)

Sugar-Free Almond Flour Keto Brownies.

For a chewy chocolate fudge taste, these sugar-free brownies provide a healthier alternative to the typical cake.

Surprisingly for a dessert, these brownies are quite nutritious.

With an ingredient profile including almonds, walnuts, cocoa, and eggs, they are full of beneficial vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Almond flour
  • Walnuts
  • Oil of choice
  • Cocoa
  • Swerve sweetener
  • Salt

Since this recipe uses nuts, eggs, and Swerve, the brownies are very low in carbohydrate and offer a decent amount of protein and healthy fats.

For preparation instructions, see here.

9) Sugar-Free Keto Peanut Butter Bars (by Two Sleevers)

Sugar-Free Keto Peanut Butter Bars.

These peanut butter bars are a quick and convenient low-carb, high-fat snack.

Since the bars are full of almond flour and peanut butter, they offer a decent amount of protein too.

Additionally, these bars only require six simple ingredients, which makes them an excellent choice for people put off by complicated recipes.

Ingredients

  • Almond flour
  • Butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Swerve
  • Sugar-free chocolate chips
  • Vanilla

Dark chocolate and peanut butter is always a delicious combination, so these bars won’t disappoint.

Get the full recipe here.

10) Keto Fathead Cookies (by How To This and That)

Keto Fathead Cookies.

You may have heard about ‘Fathead pizza,’ a delicious low-carb pizza made using almond flour.

But have you heard about fathead cookies before?

This low-carb, swerve-sweetened snack features almond flour, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and many other tasty ingredients.

Additionally, it is possible to make 12 servings worth of them in only 50 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Almond flour
  • Baking powder
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Egg whites
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Swerve
  • Vanilla

Find out how to make this recipe here.

11) Swerve-Sweetened Condensed Milk (by Maria Emmerich)

Swerve Sweetened Homemade Condensed Milk.

Lastly, this one isn’t a dessert as such, but it is a condiment that can be used with many different things.

Many dessert recipes require condensed milk, but the regular version of this is loaded with sugars.

For a healthier version, this recipe uses three simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Coconut milk
  • Swerve

With minimal preparation time, anyone can make this straightforward recipe.

To find out the preparation instructions, see here.

Final Thoughts

Each of these Swerve recipes provides a similar taste experience to the regular sugar-filled version, but without the negative health impacts.

Although we tend to demonize sweet foods, there isn’t anything particularly bad about using a sweetener from time to time.

Of course, whole foods are the best for our overall health, but for the occasional tasty treat, these recipes are hard to beat.

For information on the main ingredient in Swerve, see this guide to erythritol.

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I know 1cup is 1 cup. What I’m trying to figure out is if a recipe calls for 3 cups of sugar how much swerve would equal 3 cups of sugar? Is it the same as 3 cups or do you use more or less?

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Is there a fudge recipe using swerve? If not what is the measurement for 1cup. In other words how much swerve equals 1 cup?

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Thank You