BEST of Pretty Pies Low-Carb Desserts

Best Low-Carb Recipes

The 20 Most Popular Low-Carb Recipes from Pretty Pies this Year!

(spoiler alert: no pies made the list lol)

Check out these yummy sugar-free treats ranging from breakfast, snacks to desserts. All dairy-free, grain/gluten-free, egg-free, and vegan. Almost all are Paleo, too!

The most popular sugar-free treats ranging from breakfast, snacks to desserts. All dairy-free, grain/gluten-free, egg-free, and vegan. Almost all are Paleo, too! From Pretty Pies, the leader in healthy desserts!

*Usually* it’s fun to look back over the year and review. 2020 was … different. But ya know what? Yummy food always helps. Wanna know what my most-loved recipes were this year?

It’s no surprise that it’s a lot of comforting, EASY recipes! This was the year of being home, getting back in the kitchen, and baking!

We’re counting down my 20 most popular low-carb recipes this year. So take a scroll and see which comfort you’d like to try next 🙂

20. These keto donuts! (the method is… shocking)Lemon Glazed Donut Holes (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

Lemon Glazed Donut Holes (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

Never in a million years would I have ever thought to do this, but somehow the thought came to me.

(Don’t be alarmed lol) I tried it and IT WORKS. And it makes these donuts SO delightfully lemony! Get the recipe HERE.

19. My fav quick, no-bake snack:Peanut Butter Granola Balls (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Low-Carb Peanut Butter Granola Energy Balls 

It’s amazing how these energy balls taste like yummy oats, but there are no oats or grains in the recipe! These are made in minutes with NO cooking! Get the recipe HERE

18. Guilty pleasure turned nourishing breakfast:powdered sugar mini donuts (keto, paleo, vegan)

Powdered Sugar Mini Donuts (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

Junk food turned health food? Absolutely. Thanks to the magic of powdered monkfruit! There’s no sugar in these powdered “sugar” donuts! Get the recipe HERE.

17. Comforting pancakes without the empty carbs:Low-Carb Pancakes (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)

Low-Carb Pancakes (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten + Grain-Free)

Healthy pancakes that *actually* taste GOOD? I’ve cracked the code! No weird ingredients. No weird texture!! These are REALLY delicious. Recipe HERE

16. Have your cake and eat it too!Low-Carb Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes (Dairy-Free, Low-Carb)

Cupcakes without flour, sugar, butter and eggs.. then WHAT is left? I used healthier alternatives and what resulted.. cupcakes that I like BETTER than the original. Shocking but true! The texture of these red velvet cupcakes is amazingly MOIST and tender. It’s unbelievable!

Get the recipe HERE. (And if you want lots more sugar-free cupcake recipes like this, be sure to check out my cookbooks!)

15. Little Debbie turned keto!Low-Carb Oatmeal Cream Pies (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan)

Low-Carb Oatmeal Cream Pies

Little Debbie turned keto! These taste like the beloved oatmeal cookie sandwich, but there are no oats! It’s pure magic. These cream pies have been a best-seller in my bakery! Recipe HERE.

14. Is this the quickest Tiramisu ever?Healthy Easy Tiramisu (Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo) from

Healthy Tiramisu (in 10 minutes!)

This simple, no-cook recipe is an absolute delight to the taste buds. Using common pantry ingredients, it’s easy to create this tiramisu replica. Recipe here.

13. My personal favorite breakfast! Classic-Scones (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

Classic Scones (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

How many times have I made these scones? Too many to count! I adore the crisp texture on the outside and fluffy soft inside. And the “sugar” coating on top — ah so scrumptious!! Always serve them warm and slather joyfully in the buttery substance of your choice 😉 Get the recipe here.

12. Donuts without the hassle (no yeast, no frying)Blueberry Donut Holes (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

Keto Blueberry Donut Holes 

Donut holes are another breakfast you’d presume was too unhealthy to eat all the time. Well now you are free to enjoy!! These baked treats have no sugar and are loaded with blueberry flavor and wholesome ingredients. Get the recipe here.

11. Cobbler turned low-carb! Easy Peach Cobbler (Gluten & Dairy-Free, Low-Carb)

Easy Peach Cobbler

Lighten up with this deliciously healthy Peach Cobbler with a FRACTION of the carbs of conventional recipes. Get the recipe here.

10. Delicious Cake Balls (sans cake!) Pumpkin Spice Cake Balls (Keto, Vegan, Paleo)

Pumpkin Spice Cake Balls 

Almost zero carbs?! Is this real life? It sure is! See how this magical nut-free ingredient creates the taste of cake balls! Get the recipe here.

9. The best invention EVER…? Peanut Butter Bark from PrettyPies

Peanut Butter Bark

You’ve gotta taste and see why readers call this “Best. Invention. Ever.” and “My favorite keto treat!” It really is one of the best inventions!! (This is actually one of my very first low-carb recipes and has since gone viral many times over on Pinterest!) Get the recipe HERE.

8. A DREAMY no-bake cake (Almonds transformed into CREAM! Yes, really!)Almond Dreamcake (Dairy-Free Keto)

Dairy-Free Keto Almond Dreamcake

My blog originated out of my love for raw cakes (aka pretty pies!) which were crafted from cashews.

But many of you needed an alternative and the Almond Dreamcake was born! And it has since become a reader fave. Get the recipe here.

7. My most-raved-about recipe:Easy Keto Granola,

Crispy Keto Granola, ready in minutes! (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, No-Bake)

This may be my MOST LOVED recipe ever! The reviews just keep coming in::

  • “This is by far the most delicious granola I have ever tasted”
  • “LOVE LOVE LOVE this granola”
  • Not only super EASY but amazingly delicious!

Get the recipe HERE.

6. Real deal OREOS, but healthy!Healthy Oreos (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

Guilt-Free Oreos

My family and I like these better than the original Oreos. Seriously. They’re so fresh. Crisp. Gourmet tasting. If you miss Oreos since going low-carb/keto, these are a MUST. Get the recipe HERE.

And yes, I sell these in my bakery. If you’re local to Dallas, Texas (McKinney) hit me up and I’ll hook you up 😉

5. Noone can wrap their head around these, but once you taste them, OMG!Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes (Keto/Vegan/Paleo)

Keto No-Bake Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

It’s difficult for most people to fathom that you *don’t* bake these donut holes. There’s no cooking of any kind!

But trust me, it WORKS. They really do taste like “real” cinnamon sugar donut holes. Get the recipe HERE.

4. Homemade Dairy-Free Keto Ice CreamThe ultimate guilt-free ice cream! 4 simple ingredients - No dairy, and no SUGAR. Keto/Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo, and DELICIOUS. | #dairyfreeketo #icecream #veganicecream #healthydesserts recipe from

4-Ingredient Dairy-Free Keto Ice Cream

The ultimate guilt-free ice cream! 4 simple ingredients – No dairy, and no SUGAR. Keto/Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo, and DELICIOUS. Get the recipe HERE.

And if you love ice cream, I have LOTS of dairy-free sugar-free ice cream recipes! See them all HERE.

3. Copycat Starbucks (without all the dairy, sugar and junk!)keto frappuccinos (6 flavors)

Healthy Frappuccinos – 6 flavors! 

Who needs Starbucks when you can make delicious and healthy frapps at home?? These are made with simple, wholesome ingredients and are easy to make. Get all 6 recipes HERE.

2. A magical caramel creation (no dairy!)Dairy-Free Keto Caramels -PrettyPiesDairy-Free Caramels

Candy thermometer? Nope! These copycat caramels use a couple of secret ingredients that mimic caramel flavor and texture without any cooking or hassle! SO easy. Get the recipe HERE.

And my #1 MOST popular recipe of the whole year was…Dairy-Free Keto Edible Brownie Batter/Healthy Chocolate Cookie Dough from

Edible Brownie Batter/Chocolate Cookie Dough

Healthy edible BROWNIE BATTER /chocolate cookie dough that’s ready in 2 MINUTES. Get the recipe HERE.

Which recipe is your favorite?  What would you like me to create next year? What recipes or types of content do you want more of?? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to get your feedback! 🙂

Click the image below to save this list on Pinterest:best healthy desserts: brownie batter, cinnamon sugar donut holes, keto oreos and dairy-free low-carb tiramisu



  • Carolyn Futter Davis

    What a list! Happy to see your granola (my favorite to make) made the top 20! Loved being able to pick up cookies you made when we were visiting my daughter’s family over Thanksgiving week! Would order your Oreos and more if I lived out there. I definitely need to start making several more of these! Elizabeth and I really like your cookbooks.
    Blessed & Happy New Year!


    • Emily

      Thank you so much Carolyn! It was a pleasure to meet you and bake cookies for you. Thank you for supporting Pretty Pies! Let me know what you try next. 🙂 Happy New Year!

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