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Low Sugar Desserts and Baked Goods

For the South Beach diet, after each recipe listed I give my opinion about which phase of the diet that recipe can be used for.

If you’d like to browse for recipes in this category by photo, you can do that on my Pinterest board for Kalyn’s Kitchen Low-Sugar Desserts and Baked Goods.

Low-Sugar Baked Goods Recipe Collections
Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Chocolate Treats for Your Valentine (many are gluten-free; check individual recipes for phase)

Delicious Sugar-Free or Low-Sugar Cookies

Five Delicious Sugar-Free and Flourless Cookies to Bake for Christmas (see individual recipes for phase)

Brownies
Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Brownies with Walnuts / Grandma Willey’s Brownies (phase 2 or 3)

Cake
Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Garden Harvest Cake with Zucchini, Apple, and Carrot (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Apple-Pear Cake with Cinnamon and Pecans (phase 2 or 3)

Low Sugar Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Spice Cake with Fuyu Persimmons (phase 2 or 3)

Cheesecake
Fantastic Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping (Phase 2 or 3 and best to use low-fat dairy products for South Beach Diet)

Low-Carb No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert (contains heavy cream which isn’t really recommended for South Beach, but this is pretty low in carbs)

Low-Sugar Spiced Pumpkin Mini Cheesecakes (phase 3 or a “once-in-a-while-treat” for Thanksgiving for phase 2)

Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie (phase 3 or a “once-in-a-while-treat” for Thanksgiving for phase 2)

Low-Sugar Raspberry Cheesecake with Pecan Crust (phase 2 or 3)

Reduced Sugar Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake (phase 3, an occasional treat)

Sugar-Free Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake (phase 2 or 3)

Cobblers, Pies, Tarts, Crisps, and Crumbles

Low-Sugar and Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Blueberry Crisp (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar Gluten-Free Cranberry Apple Crisp (phase 2 or 3) 

Slow Cooker Low-Sugar and Gluten-Free Peach Crisp (phase 2, small serving, or phase 3)

Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie (phase 3 or a “once-in-a-while treat for Thanksgiving for phase 2)

Peach and Berry Cobbler Recipe (phase 2, small serving, or phase 3)

Parisian Apple Tartlet (phase 3, an occasional treat)

Low Sugar and Flourless Apple and Cranberry Crumble (phase 2 or 3)

Low Sugar Pumpkin and Apple Crumble with Cranberries (phase 2 or 3 but probably a “once in a while treat”)

Low Sugar Flourless Apple Crisp Made with Olive Oil (phase 2 or 3)

Cookies and Bars
Low-Sugar Pumpkin Bars (probably phase 3, especially if you use the small amount of brown sugar I recommend for best flavor)

Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate coconut Drops with Almonds (phase 3 due to chocolate chips, or a once-in-a-while treat for phase 2)

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Almond Cookies (Phase 3 or a “once-in-a-while-treat” for phase two, use portion control)

Low-Sugar Coconut Almond Macaroon Cookies – Phase One and Gluten Free!  (all phases) 

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Molasses-Almond Cookies (phase 2 or 3, probably a “once-in-a-while-treat” for phase 2 due to the sugar in the molasses) 

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Ranger Cookies with Pecans, Coconut, and Chocolate (phase 2 or 3)

Whole Grain Low-Sugar (or sugar-free) Chocolate Cookies with Pecans (phase 2 or 3)

Flourless and Low-Sugar (or sugar-free) Chocolate Shortbread Cookies – Also Gluten Free (Phase 2 or 3, but probably a “once in a while treat” due to high fat content and a small amount of brown sugar.)

Flourless and (almost) Sugar-Free Cookies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate (phase 2 or 3, but probably a “once in a while treat” due to fat content and a small amount of brown sugar)

Two Recipes for Sugar-Free and Flourless Chocolate and Oatmeal Cluster Cookies (both versions, phase 2 or 3)

Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies (phase 2 or 3, and probably a “once in a while treat” due to fat content)

Flourless Sugar-Free Pistachio Cookies (phase 2 or 3, and probably a “once in a while treat” due to fat content)

Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Cookies with Almond and Flaxseed Meal (phase 2 or 3, and probably a “once in a while treat” due to the fat content)

Flourless, Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies (phase 2 or 3)

Low Sugar or Sugar-Free Almond Flour “Snickerdoodle Cookies (also gluten free) Previously called Low Carb Snickerdoodles (phase 2 or 3, very limited due to the butter)

Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, or Sorbet
Low-Sugar, Fat-Free Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops (Phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar, Fat Free Fresh Peach Frozen Yogurt (Phase 2 or 3; use portion control for phase 2)

Fat-Free, Low-Sugar Strawberry Frozen Yogurt (Phase 2 or 3; use portion control for phase 2)

Low-Sugar Mango Sorbet – Made without an ice cream freezer (phase 2 or 3 if made with Granulated Stevia or Splenda)

Jello Desserts or Salads
Jelled Ricotta Pudding (a phase one dessert from a reader – all phases)

Double Berry Jello Salad (perfect for Thanksgiving (phase 2 or 3)

Two Ingredient Sugar-Free Raspberry Yogurt Pie or Parfait (all phases but use whipped topping sparingly if you make the parfait for phase one)

Low-Sugar Muffins or Quick Breads
(Recipes for “Egg Muffins” and “Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins”  are found with Breakfast Dishes.)

Low-Sugar, Whole Wheat, and Oats Pumpkin Mini-Loaves (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Banana Bread (Phase 3, or a “once-in-a-while-treat” for Phase 2.)

Savory Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins with Feta, Parmesan, and Green Onions (plus 25 more ideas for baking with Zucchini) (phase 2 or 3) 

Savory Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins with Green Chiles and Cheese (phase 2 or 3) 

Made-from-Scratch Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Bran Muffins with Apple and Walnuts (phase 2 and 3) 

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins with Pecans (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Peach Pecan Muffins (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Mango Walnut Muffins (or bread) (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Bread (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins with Pecans (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins with Lemon (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread with Blueberries and Pecans (phase 2 or 3)

Gluten-Free Low-Sugar and Flourless Zucchini Muffins with Pecans (probably a limited food for any phase, due to the limits on nuts)

Yogurt Desserts or Salads
Fresh Peach and Blueberry Yogurt Parfait (small serving for phase 2, or phase 3)

Low-Sugar Double Blueberry Yogurt Parfait (phase 2 or 3, but probably a “once-in-a-while-treat” for phase 2)

Greek Yogurt with Agave Nectar and Pecans (phase 2 or 3)

Greek Yogurt Dessert with Hazelnut Agave and Shaved Dark Chocolate (phase 2 or 3)

Red and Green Fruit Salad (phase 3)

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3 comments on “Low Sugar Desserts and Baked Goods”

  1. What is meant by “1 inch sweetener”

  2. thanks for posting. very informative.

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