Following a low-carb diet doesn’t mean giving up your favorite sweet treats! I’ve found 15 of the best monk fruit recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth without raising your blood sugar.
Monk fruit is the perfect sugar replacement for baking and cooking as it holds up to heat, dissolves well, and won’t raise your blood sugar.
Each of these recipes using monk fruit will help you manage your blood sugar without giving up your favorite foods.
What is monk fruit?
Monk fruit is a small green melon native to the southern regions of China. It’s a natural, zero-calorie sweetener that is 150-200 times sweeter than sugar. Like other sugar substitutes, monk fruit can help you enjoy your favorite foods without raising your blood sugar.
While some sugar substitutes can cause digestive issues like gas or cramping (looking at you erythritol and xylitol), monk fruit is easy on the stomach.
Monkfruit is heat stable, which makes it a great choice for baking. But, since it’s much sweeter than sugar, it’s not a one-to-one replacement for sugar in recipes. Thankfully, the 15 recipes used below are all tested using monk fruit, so there’s no guesswork on how much to use.
Sweet monk fruit recipes
If you’ve been avoiding or limiting dessert because of your diabetes, it’s about time you stop that silliness! You can have your cake and manage your blood sugars too when you sweeten your recipes with monk fruit. These tried and true sweet treats use monk fruit sweetener to create delicious, satisfying, low-carb desserts that you can enjoy without guilt or worry.
Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins | We Eat at Last
These fluffy and delicious low-carb pumpkin muffins are great to serve for breakfast or brunch! And they’re so easy to make, you’ll be baking them on repeat!
No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake | No Sugar No Flour Recipes
Cheesecake is typically loaded with sugar and is not an ideal treat for someone with diabetes. This no-bake strawberry cheesecake cuts the carbs in half using powdered monk fruit as a sweetener.
Keto Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies | Simply Low Cal
Have you ever seen a more delicious way to eat your fruit?! These low-carb sugar cookies are topped with sweet and decadent sugar-free frosting and seasonal fruit for the perfect summer treat.
Keto Brownies | Low Carb Quick
These thick, rich, fudgy brownies are made with almond flour and sweetened with monk fruit. These gooey brownies are low-carb and absolutely delicious.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies | An Edible Mosaic
These gluten-free and keto Jam Thumbprint Cookies are soft inside with a crispy nut coating and sweet raspberry jam filling. They’re a lovely addition to a holiday cookie platter and are also perfect for a sweet treat any time of year.
Keto Peanut Butter Cups | The Short Order Cook
No-bake chocolate & peanut butter cups are the keto treat your sweet tooth craves. The cool and creamy layers make these keto peanut butter cups absolutely irresistible.
No-Bake Keto Cheesecake | Momma Fit Lindsey
The best no-bake keto cheesecake is right here! Made with no sugar, this monk fruit cheesecake is light, fluffy, and has a delicious toasted almond flour crust that you would swear is graham crackers! Perfect for low-carb eating or if you are looking for an easy dessert recipe that won’t spike your blood sugar.
Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies | Kalyn’s Kitchen
Almond flour shortbread cookies are the perfect treat when you’re craving cookies and want an easy recipe that’s low in carbs!
Keto Chocolate Donuts | Low Carb Yum
These keto chocolate donuts are a decadent treat for you to satisfy your chocolate and donut craving. Monk fruit is used to sweeten these donuts, making them the perfect low-carb breakfast or snack.
Easy Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins | Erin Palinski Wade
These sugar-free, gluten-free, and blood sugar-friendly muffins are perfect for a pumpkin lover! Monk fruit helps sweeten these to make them the perfect breakfast or snack while managing your blood sugars.
Savory monk fruit recipes
Monk fruit isn’t only for desserts and sweet treats! These savory recipes use monk fruit to create a deliciously sticky and sweet glaze for pork and add a subtle sweetness to a keto egg salad. If your favorite savory dish uses sugar or another sweetener, monk fruit could be a great alternative to use for better blood sugar control.
Baked Pork Tenderloin with Glaze | Cooking with Mama C
This baked pork tenderloin is always a hit! Use monk fruit sweetener in the sweet-and-spicy glaze for a delicious keto dish.
Keto Deviled Egg Salad | We Eat at Last
This keto-friendly deviled egg salad is the perfect side dish. It is easy to make, goes well with so many dishes, and is gluten-free. Whip up a batch for your next picnic or summer day lunch.
Thirst-quenching drinks sweetened with monk fruit
If you’ve ever heard that you shouldn’t drink your carbs, now you don’t have to. These deliciously sweet drinks use monk fruit instead of sugar for refreshing and satisfying drinks that won’t cause a spike in blood sugar.
Three Ingredient Hot Chocolate | Erin Palinski Wade
If you think you have to give up sweet decadent drinks like hot chocolate just to manage your blood sugars, think again! This three-ingredient hot chocolate is keto-friendly and has only 3 grams of net carbs.
Monks’ Fruit and Chrysanthemum Tea | Daily Cooking Quest
Chinese herbal tea (liang cha) is a homemade remedy for sore throat. I love this version with luo han guo (monk fruit), chrysanthemum flowers, and longan.
Homemade Keto Lemonade Concentrate | The Short Order Cook
Making homemade lemonade concentrate that’s keto-friendly and sweetened with monk fruit is so easy and delicious! Get ready to enjoy sugar-free lemonade all year long!
The Bottom Line
Monk fruit can be used in a variety of dishes from sweet treats, to dinner, or refreshing drinks. By enjoying any one of these recipes, you can eat satisfying and enjoyable food while managing your blood sugar. A diabetes-friendly diet never tasted so good!