Each October 14, Americans dig into gooey treats in celebration of National Dessert Day. Luckily, on the Atkins diet, you can have your (low carb) cake and eat it too. Thanks to easy ingredients swaps—including sugar substitutes and flour alternatives—traditional desserts get the Atkins makeover. Read on for five of our favorite low carb desserts, including low carb cookies, cupcakes, and cakes.
On National Dessert Day, treat yourself to a timeless dessert staple: the chocolate cupcake. This low carb recipe offers 5.2g of protein, 28.8g of fat, 12g of fiber, 3.2g of net carbs, and 311 calories per cupcake. Creamy chocolate frosting adds an indulgent touch.
With 4.6g of protein, 26g of fat, 0g of fiber, 3.9g of net carbs, and 265 calories per serving, ginger flan is a fun alternative to more traditional desserts. The base consists of egg yolks, whole eggs, cream, sugar substitute, vanilla, and ginger. Be sure to prep this low carb dessert ahead of time; it needs to chill in the refrigerator for about three hours prior to serving.
A sweet snack any time of day, double chocolate cookies make for a great low carb dessert. Endulge Chocolate Candies add a festive (and yummy) touch to the cookie dough. Each cookie offers 2.7g of protein, 8.8g of fat, 4.5g of fat, 1.4g of net carbs, and 107 calories.
Wow guests at your next dinner party with this low carb dessert. The fluffy coconut cake gets its flavoring from coconut flour, unsweetened coconut milk, dried coconut, and coconut extract. One slice includes 5.4g of protein, 38.8g of fat, 23.8g of fiber, 3.1g of net carbs, and 442 calories.
An alternative to a chocolate dessert, these low carb cookies are nutty and wholesome. One cookie contains 1.8g of protein, 3.9g of fat, 0.5g of fiber, 1.9g of net carbs, and 51 calories. Serve alongside your favorite tea or coffee.