If you follow a low-sugar or sugar-free diet, either for health or dietary reasons, you know how tough it can be to avoid sugar on Valentine’s Day. All chocolates, candy hearts, and other sugary decadent desserts that the holiday offers are incredibly tempting.
Want to enjoy the treats of Valentine’s Day but avoid the sugar? Then read our roundup of our favorite sugar-free Valentine’s Day sugar-free recipes so that you can enjoy all of the sweetness of Valentine’s Day without all of the sugar.
Valentine’s Day Sugar-Free Recipes
Five Ingredients Banana Bread
- 5-6 ripe bananas
- 1 handful of nuts
- 1 handful of raisins
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 cup of flaxseed
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add all ingredients to a blender, and mix them until thoroughly combined.
- Blend until everything has reached a gooey, soft consistency.
- Pour the mixture into a loaf pan.
- Bake uncovered for about 35 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy your sugar-free, vegan banana bread!
Sugar-Free Chocolate Dessert Pizza
If you think that a chocolate dessert pizza couldn’t possibly be sugar-free, healthy, and delicious all at the same time, then let this recipe prove you wrong this Valentine’s Day!
- 2 cups almond meal
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-1/2 tablespoon oil or water
- 1 pinch uncut stevia or 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
- Add 1/4 cup additional water (only if using stevia version)
- 1 cup sugar-free frosting, such as chocolate peanut butter (or try making your own sugar-free Nutella frosting, following this recipe)
- Berries of your choice (we recommend strawberries), and any additional toppings of your choice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line an 8-inch pie pan with parchment paper, then set aside.
- Stir all the ingredients in a measuring bowl except the frosting.
- Transfer your dough to a parchment paper-lined pan, then use the second sheet of parchment paper to press the dough out evenly, pressing down again until the dough covers the bottom of the pan.
- Bake for 12 minutes on the center rack.
- Remove from the oven, and let cool for at least 20 minutes.
- Once cooled, frost either right in the pan or remove the crust from the pan and then frost.
- Apply berries or any other optional toppings of choice!
Sugar-free Brownie Cookies.
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1-1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- One 8-10 ounce bag of sugar-free chocolate chips
- 1-1/2 sticks butter
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/4 cup brown sugar alternative
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Chopped nuts (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone sheets.
- Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and unsweetened cocoa together in a medium bowl, and set aside.
- Melt together the butter and half of your chocolate chips in a saucepan, or in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Meanwhile, stir the eggs and brown sugar alternatives in a separate mixing bowl.
- Once the melted butter and chocolate mixture is done, pour it into the mixing bowl along with the eggs and chocolate. If the chocolate and butter mixture is hot, let cool for a few minutes, so you do not accidentally cook the eggs. Gently stir the mixture together.
- Next, slowly add the flour mixture to the bowl, a little bit at a time, mixing as you add.
- Add all remaining ingredients and blend them together.
- Form dough into balls and put on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until almost done. Remove the cookies from the oven, then let them cool on the pan for no longer than 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool.
To help maintain normal blood-sugar levels already within the normal range, metabolic function, and hormonal functions in the body year-round, try these supplements from Bioclinic Naturals, Thorne Research, and NFH.
PGX Daily Ultra Matrix – Bioclinic Naturals
PGX Daily Ultra Matrix from Bioclinic Naturals is a softgel supplement that contains a highly viscous combination of water-soluble polysaccharides derived from konjac root, sodium alginate, and xanthan gum. These ingredients seek to support healthy blood sugar levels and may support healthy weight management. PGX Daily Ultra Matrix contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which help increase metabolism and may help improve blood glucose-related disorders.
Medibolic – Thorne Research
Medibolic from Thorne Research is a gluten-free and dairy-free dietary supplement with protein powder and soluble fiber that provides vitamins and minerals that seek to support healthy metabolic function. This rice and pea protein-based powder includes key ingredients like cinnamon extract for weight management support; water-soluble fiber for digestive support, and decaffeinated green tea extract bound to phosphatidylcholine for enhanced absorption, which may also support weight management. In addition, the formula includes resveratrol, a polyphenol found in red wine, and plants that support metabolism.
Inositol SAP – NFH
Inositol SAP from NFH is a dietary supplement that helps promote healthy metabolic and hormonal functions within the body, and supporting healthy blood, insulin and cholesterol levels. Inositol SAP may also be a consideration for those with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS,) as Myo-inositol has been suggested to act as a support aid in the management of PCOS.
What are your favorite sugar-free Valentine’s Day sweets recipes?