12 Days of Keto Christmas Recipes

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Keto Christmas Delights to keep your home-fires burning before you kick off the New Year!

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

12 Days of Keto Christmas Delights Post

Hey there…

We love food. And the eating time is upon us.

This post is dedicated to delectable Keto Christmas Delights.

But I think that these goodies are just as good on Thanksgiving, Easter and Tuesday. We don’t really wait for special occasion to enjoy food…or anything really.

Everyday that we are here is a good enough reason to celebrate all of the good things this life has to offer, right?

1. Keto Christmas Cookies

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.”
Erma Bombeck

I have to start here. Tis the cookie season and I love cookies. Low carb versions of every cookie can be found on Pinterest.

There are so many great options for low carb cookie goodness out there that I feel like this subject could be it’s own post. In fact it is…

Check out these Amazing Keto Cookies for  Keto Treats you can whip up right now.

Keto Christmas Delights Cookies

We’ve also added a few cookies since this post was originally published and I’ll just share a couple of our favorites!

I am making my second batch of these this week. The first batch went too fast.

Low Carb Crinkle Cookies Recipe
If you love dark chocolate these are the cookies for you. The outside is sweet and crunchy and the center is soft like a fudgy brownie. Traditionally a Christmas cookie but great any time of the year. Easily customizable and picky teen approved.
Check out this recipe

Low Carb Cashew Cookies:

I LOVE CASHEWS! And this cookie recipe tastes like buttery cashew shortbread..OMG.

Low Carb Cashew Cookies
Buttery cookies with a sandy cookie texture and the unmistakable rich nuttiness of cashews. This buttery, bakery style Keto recipe will melt in your mouth. Perfect cookies for those with peanut allergies.
Check out this recipe
Cashew Cookies FI

2. Main Dishes

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
Julia Child

I think she must have been talking about the “low-fat” diet movement. If Julia were here today I bet she could get on board with at least some of the principles of Keto.

I know that Turkey or Ham used to be the go-to for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter but the winds of change are blowing.

This Prime Rib recipe will definitely be making an appearance in my home this Christmas.

Prime rib is a wonderful Keto treat that will make your guests feel special. But it needs some loving care to come out tender and juicy. This recipe includes everything you need to make sure your Prime Rib Roast comes out perfectly. And, they have included the horseradish sauce recipe in the post.

Perfect Prime Rib (OMG):

I used to be afraid that I would “mess up” such an expensive cut of meat. But, the method used to make this Prime Rib recipe is no fail. Seriously, you cannot screw it up.

Served Perfect Prime Rib Roast

AMAZING Roasted Lamb Recipe:

This lamb roast was the star of our Thanksgiving dinner and it’ll make a second appearance on New Years Eve. I’ve already been asked by my family to make it again.

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Lamb Roast – Naturally Low Carb Recipe
Put away the knives because you won't need them if you make this fork tender, juicy lamb recipe. This succulent lamb is not gamey and is easy enough for everyday while still being impressive enough to honor your guests. If you like lamb, I cannot recommend this recipe enough.
Check out this recipe
Slow Cooked Mediterranean Lamb Recipe FI

Stuffed Chicken Breast:

If beef or lamb isn’t your thing then check out this stuffed chicken breast. It’s delectable and looks gorgeous on the table.

Ricotta & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts
This fantastic baked chicken dish will impress! It’s not only gorgeous, but delicious as well. This dish will help you hit your macros, and is enough to feed a crowd or to save for special weekday lunches. This dish is well suited to families and your Non-Keto guests. Serve as is or top with sauce.
Check out this recipe
Spianch & Ricotta stuffed chicken breast recipe Keto Gluten Free low carb

When I think of holiday meals I like to make sure they are a mix of a few of the “traditional” meals we have every holiday season with a healthy dose of new recipes.

Beef Bourguignon andAlbondigas will make an appearance at my home at some point every holiday season.

This is what we do every year. But I love to make new dishes just as much!

3. Holiday Sides

“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”
Mark Twain

There are ridiculous numbers of Keto Side recipe posts for good reason. One of the most important aspects of success on Keto ( or any diet) is planning. But planning isn’t enough. You have to keep it interesting too.

That’s where the side dish comes in. Because man cannot/should not live on steak alone….

So many traditional holiday sides are really carb heavy. Stuffing, rolls, casseroles made of corn, crackers and “cream” soups have dominated the holiday plate for decades.

Since that isn’t an option for the “low carber’s”  lifestyle,  we are making new versions of traditional sides. And lucky for us…there are a ton to choose from.

Veggie Holiday Stuffing:

This low carb version of “stuffing” packs a punch of flavor without kicking you out of Ketosis.

Low Carb Vegetable Holiday Stuffing
Whether you call it "turkey dressing" or "stuffing", this low carb alternative to the carb loaded side dish is delicious and satisfying. It's a festive side packed with the colors and flavors of yesteryear without kicking you off of the Keto train.
Check out this recipe
Low carb veggie holiday stuffing fi

Garlic Parm Green Beans:

This Green Bean Recipe is a holiday staple around here…

Parmesan Garlic Green Beans
These are quick easy side dish that go with almost anything.  They are gluten free and vegitarian.
Check out this recipe
Garlic Parmesan Green Beans recipe Keto Gluten Free Low Carb

Low Carb Cranberry Sauce:

This sweet and spicy cranberry sauce makes a few appearances every year because it’s fantastic and picky teen approved to boot…

Low Carb Cranberry Sauce
Tart Cranberry sauce is made with fresh cranberries and spices. In under 15 minutes you can have your holiday side or condiment ready to go. It's perfect served with lamb, turkey, chicken or ham.
Check out this recipe
Low Carb Cranberry Sauce FI

Savory Pumpkin Souffle:

This savory pumpkin souffle isn’t something you see everyday. It’s unique and adds some class to any holiday table.

Low Carb Savory Pumpkin Souffle
This savory side dish is packed full of Fall Flavor, nutritious pumpkin and healthy fat. This gourmet, pumpkin lovers side dish is the perfect accompaniment for any hearty meal. This low carb souffle will not puff up way over the top like traditional souffle but the texture is soft and custard like.
Check out this recipe
Low carb savory pumpkin souffle FI

Caprese Salad:

This beautiful salad is not just tasty…it’s bursting with the seasons colors!

Caprese Snack Salad
Ripe, juicy tomatoes and sweet fresh mozzarella dolloped with pesto sauce. This is a simple salad that you can enjoy anytime.
Check out this recipe
Caprese Salad FI

4. Bread & Rolls

“All sorrows are less with bread. ”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Bread was the main reason we started this low carb recipe website. Low carb breads sure have come a long way in the last couple of years.

Keto Panettone:

This little ditty from Gnom-gnom.com is the bees knees.

Keto Panettone (Italian Christmas Bread!) 👑 gluten free
Very much akin to the traditional Italian Christmas bread, this gluten free and keto panettone is buttery, pillowy and with beautiful orange notes throughout!
Check out this recipe
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Low Carb Hawaiian Rolls:

This recipe is a holiday must in our house. The sweet pineapple and buttery baked bread is AMAZING with ham, turkey or roast beef.

Low Carb Hawaiian Rolls Recipe
This is the Keto version of the slightly sweet, squishy Hawaiian Rolls that you love pre-low-carb living.
Check out this recipe
Fluffy Homemade Low Carb Hawaiian Rolls recipe - gluten free - low carb

Garlic Bread Sticks

This is a super easy recipe that goes with just about anything while still being worthy of your gorgeous holiday table.

Low Carb Garlic Bread Sticks ~ Fluffy Fathead Version
These fluffy bread sticks can be made in a flash and taste terrific with soup, salad and low carb marinara dishes. They are soft and pretty damn close to the Olive Garden style breadsticks that you love. Keep them in the fridge for 4-5 days if you have any leftover.
Check out this recipe
Fantastic Fluffy Keto Garlic Bread Sticks ~ Olive Garden Copycat

Bacon & Black Pepper rolls:

The name says it all. These are by far my favorite Low Carb Rolls.

Black Pepper Bacon Cheddar Keto Dinner Rolls Recipe
Mouthwatering keto dinner rolls that are so good no one will believe how easy they are to make.
Check out this recipe
Bacon Cheddar & Black Pepper Keto Dinner Rolls recipe - gluten free - low carb - lchf

5. Keto Friendly Truffles (Fat Bombs)

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.”

Julia Child~

I’ll tell you right now that I hate the term “Keto Fat Bombs”. Who thought of it? It had to have been a man because a woman would have called them truffles.

Because that is what the sweet versions are…minus the ridiculous amount of carbs of course.

In fact, this recipe is called ” Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fat Bombs” because it was developed and written by my dear husband….and because he wrote it, he got to choose the name.

But I  think that “Fat bombs” don’t sound as delightful as they taste.  So I am calling them truffles.

In any case, they are freaking fantastic Keto Christmas Delights.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fat Bombs:

I am a recovering Reese’s addict and these hit the spot during the “Reeses Trees” season.

Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs Recipe
4 Ingredient Super Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs taste like truffles and won't kick you out of Ketosis. I had to hide these from my teen.
Check out this recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs recipe keto low carb gluten free treats

Key Lime Truffles:

And these really break up the chocolate filled treats that dominate the season. Chocolate will always be my favorite but not everyone (ahem Thom) thinks that dessert HAS to be chocolate.

Easy Keto Key Lime Cheesecake Fat Bombs Recipe
Key lime and creamy and delicious, these fat bombs truly are the bomb.  And, they are really easy to make.
Check out this recipe
Key Lime Cheesecake Fat Bombs recipe keto low carb gluten free

6. Keto Christmas Cheer (Keto Friendly Drinks)

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”
W.C. Fields

Whatever you do with your snowy days, you don’t have to blow your carb count on drinks.

Low Carb Hot Chocolate:

What’s better than a steaming cup of hot cocoa on a snowy day? Oooh, maybe hot cocoa and Netflix (or Disney+).

Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate is one of the most nostalgic tastes imaginable. Running into the house from playing in the snow, and Mom having a big pot of it ready. It warmed our fingers and hearts.
Check out this recipe
Hot Chocolate Keto gluten free low carb

Hot Buttered Rum…OMG:

Taking photos and then enjoying this drink was probably the most fun I have ever had writing a post for this site. It’s a gorgeous drink and tastes as good as it looks.

Hot Buttered Rum
Ahh, Hot Buttered Rum – Let the weather outside be as frightful as it wants.  This will warm you to the core. And, it will do it with no carbs.
Check out this recipe
Hot Buttered Rum Recipe Keto Low Carb Gluten free

Mulled Wine:

This wine is a treat and makes your house smell wonderful too!

Mulled Wine
This heart warming holiday tradition, is naturally keto if you use a dry wine only 3 carb per serving.
Check out this recipe
Keto Holiday Mulled Wine Recipe


Eggnog is the star on top of everyone’s holiday drink list (okay, a lot of people’s).  I really like that this recipe includes cooking the eggs. Salmonella is rare but it could really a damper on the Holiday Spirit.

Low Carb Eggnog
This sweet, spicy and satisfying Low Carb Eggnog is made in the traditional style with raw eggs. There is a method that you can use to pasteurize the eggs if needed and you can find the instructions to do this in the post. Cheers!
Check out this recipe
Low carb Eggnog FI

7. Keto Christmas Appetizers

“It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.”
Julia Child

At parties these are “appetizers” but sometimes we call them dinner around here. We love “tapas” dinners.

And, most of the time I end up making a charcuterie board for parties if I am asked to bring an app. They are fun to make and everyone likes them.

This one was for a photo of our Chia Crackers. But it was also dinner that night. And, my fingers were all over it.

Keto Christmas Delights Charcuterie board

But I know that we cant get through the holiday season on salted meats alone….

Bacon Cheddar Fat Bombs:

I really love this appetizer. It’s perfectly Keto and BIG on taste.

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Fat Bombs
These savory fat bombs taste like jalapeno poppers without all of the work! You can make these savory delights in less than 30 minutes.
Check out this recipe
Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Fat Bombs recipe low carb gluten free

Spinach Dip:

I don’t know if spinach dip is part of everyone’s holiday app’s but I have been making this dip for Christmas since wayyyyy before Keto entered our lives.

Bacon Spinach Dip
BEWARE: This hearty, satisfying dip is hard to stop eating. The flavors meld perfectly and if you take this to a party you'll never have to take home leftovers. Perfect for "mixed-non-keto" gatherings or as a starter. A great way to get kids to eat spinach too.
Check out this recipe
Low carb Bacon Spinach Dip recipe Keto gluten free

8. Keto Christmas Candy

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
Charles M. Schulz

I know, I know, I already had truffles (fat bombs) in the list. But I feel like that is a completely different category.

Easy Almond Bark:

I love this Almond Bark and it’s absurdly easy to make. Those two qualities alone make it one of my FAVORITE Keto Christmas Delights!

Easy Keto Almond Bark
Keto Almond bark is the bomb! It's low carb, high in fat and fiber. This Keto friendly chocolate treat is easy to make and you can customize the toppings.
It stores well (if you can keep it around that long). It's also much more budget friendly than the store bought low-carb Keto Bark. Make it for yourself or for a gift!
Check out this recipe

Candied Nuts:

These will disappear in a flash so you might want to make double if you plan on sharing.

Low Carb Candied Nuts – Cinnamon Spice Holiday Treat
A festive holiday favorite. For parties if you want to share them, or you can just treat yourself. Sweet and cinnamony, you won't be able to eat just one.
Check out this recipe

But if you are looking for a big list of tons of Keto Candy to make this season, you are not going to get a better one than right here @ Whoa Keto. 

Seriously, I do the Keto thing all day. I read about it, I write about it, I talk about it and I cook the food. This list is tops in the Keto Christmas candy recipe department.

Keto Christmas Delights Candy

9. Low Carb Pies

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
David Mamet, Boston Marriage.

It’s true. Pie is as much of a holiday tradition as a tree. I will admit that I am not expert pie maker.

In fact this is what makes the Keto versions so much more appealing to make (for me). Most of the crusts are much simpler than the traditional pie crusts are.

Pumpkin Pie:

Pumpkin is by far favorite pie and you can keep it low carb without sacrificing the creamy goodness.

Keto Pumpkin Pie
This Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe is going to be your go to this Fall. It’s super easy and even a novice can pull this on in an hour or less.
Check out this recipe
Low carb keto pumpkin pie recipe gluten free

Pecan Pie:

And this Pecan Pie is fantastic!!! We made this last week and it lasted exactly one day.

Keto Pecan Pie
Keto pecan pie is exactly what your taste buds dream of at night. It’s an indulgent dessert that’s without refined sugar and just in time for the holidays. You won’t have so much as a morsel leftover if you feed this pecan pie to a crowd because they will devour every bite.
Check out this recipe
Low Carb pecan pie

10. Keto Christmas Delights – Cakes

“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.”
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.

11. Custards & Mousse

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.”
Elsa Schiaparelli

Custards and pudding present their own unique challenges when cooking low carb. But if you have always had creamy desserts during the holidays and love them,  there is no reason to to give it up. These bloggers have you covered for Creamy Keto Christmas Delights.

Keto Mocha Creme Brulee
This brûlée features a thin a crispy shell lovingly covering a rich and creamy custard of decadent coffee flavoured chocolate, with a hint of spices giving it a mysterious depth.
Check out this recipe

I am not sure why every single vanilla custard recipe includes Stevia. But this one includes a lot less than some of the others I have found.

Stevia in small amounts won’t hurt you but if you have too much it can be really damaging. See this post about Keto Sweeteners if you are the curious type and want to know why.

If you are not comfortable with any sweetener in Keto Recipes that you find online just switch them out for whatever you like to use. Allulose is our favorite. Only you can take charge here.

With that little rant out of the way I’ll say that this looks fan-freaking-tastic and oh so Christmasy.

Keto Baked Vanilla Custard
I was actually shocked when I made this. I developed this recipe by looking at the way dairy-based traditional custard is made and then just subbed some ingredients for keto-friendly ones.
I can not believe how good this tastes. It is so much better and far more superior to the usual custard you make or buy.
Check out this recipe
Keto Christmas delights baked custard

12. Christmas Breakfast

“Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!”
Roald Dahl

If there were one thing I could add to this quote it would be “AND SUGAR”. Most cereals are just bowls of sugar waiting to inflame your body.

We love breakfast food, even though we don’t typically eat it in the morning. One of the many benefits of Keto is that you don’t wake up starving. And, you don’t get hungry for a looooong time.

Here are just a few of our favorite breakfast recipes…

Keto Low Carb Pancakes Recipe
A breakfast favorite reborn without the carbs.
Check out this recipe
Low Carb Pancakes recipe, Gluten free coconut flour
Keto French Toast Muffins Recipe
If you miss French Toast, the Keto French Toast Muffins will be just the craving killer that you have been waiting for. Your whole family will love them. and as a special bonus they are really easy to make.
Check out this recipe
Fluffy Keto French Toast Muffins Recipe low carb gluten free
Keto Oat Fiber Waffles
Oh man are you going to be happy today! These oat fiber waffles are a fantastic low carb way to start your day (or have dinner for breakfast). This recipe makes crispy and fluffy waffles just like the ones that you loved Pre-Keto. Even the Non-Keto Kids will love them! You can feel good about sharing these healthy waffles too!
Check out this recipe
Low Carb Waffles

“I come from a home where gravy is a beverage.”
Erma Bombeck

Keto Biscuits and Gravy

This sort of reminds me of when I lived in Missouri. Gravy was part of almost every breakfast and dinner meal.

So….I give you Keto Biscuits & Gravy. My FAVORITE!!!! These are delicious and you should make some right now!!!

Ok, maybe not right now but I swear these are up to par with your childhood memories of this dish! Except that they are low carb and will make you SKINNY!

(Disclosure: Personal results may vary lol).

But they are almost perfectly Keto with  80% fat/15% Protein and only 2 carbs so you’ll have some leftover for pie or whatever floats your rubber duckie.

Keto Biscuits & Gravy
I love biscuits and gravy and this low carb dish hits the spot. The gravy is decadent rich and as satisfying as always and the cheesy biscuits add a little twist that will keep you coming back for more.
Keto biscuits & gravy

Hot Keto Breakfast Cereal:

This easy, high fiber breakfast is packed with nutrients and is delicious to boot. It’ll keep you going all day.

Keto breakfast cereal recipe gluten free high fiber

That concludes our 12 Days of Keto Christmas Delights!

I am starving now and am off to the kitchen!

Cheers everyone and have a wonderful Holiday/Christmas/Kwanzaa/ Hanukkah/ Yule Season!!!!

And do yourself a favor and watch Adam Sandler being his amazing self….

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