Dessert and pizza. If that isn’t a match made in heaven, I don’t know what is. Save this keto cinnamon dessert pizza recipe and make it when you’ve had a truly terrible day. This is quite possibly the closest thing I can think of to a food hug.
Watch this video to see how easy it is to enjoy this delicious dessert pizza:
How to Make Keto Pizza
Don’t worry, this isn’t a cauliflower base. Not that there’s anything wrong with veggie crust, but that doesn’t lend itself to a dessert pizza pie.
No, for this recipe it’s time to call in the keto flour patrol. No all-purpose white flour here. It has way too many carbs to be a viable option.
Instead, I started with an almond flour base. I love, love, love the taste of almond flour crust, and my backup squad of ingredients really brings it to life.
Flax meal joins the party, adding some healthy fat and lignans, which may reduce cancer risk.
I wanted a nice buttery crust, so I added some ghee or clarified butter. Ghee contains less lactose than butter, which is a nice bonus for those who struggle with lactose.
Cinnamon is a great dessert spice that’s obviously featured in this recipe. But to add just a bit more sweetness without sugar I used erythritol.
Doing Dessert on Keto
The misconception that you can’t treat yourself on keto steers many away from its benefits. Don’t fall into that trap!
As you can see from this keto cinnamon dessert pizza, you can enjoy a sweet treat now and again – you just shouldn’t make sweets your main source of food.
For one thing, you’ll probably struggle to stay in ketosis. For another, it’s just not healthy – you need vitamins and minerals that come from eating a variety of foods, and many of those should be vegetables.
OK, I’m starting to sound parental, so I’ll move on.
Yes, you can do dessert on keto, you just have to do it differently. And you will need a healthy bit of willpower.
Because there will be times when you will be out celebrating and there will be cake. And you know it’s not made with coconut cream frosting.
Rest assured, my friends, because that doesn’t mean you can’t go home and make your own cake.
You can have your cake, you just need to make the appropriate swaps to be kind to your body and respectful of your diet. Here are a ton of keto dessert options to have in your toolkit.
Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.