Step up your keto dessert game by adding easy homemade sugar-free sprinkles on top! Cookies, cakes, and brownies are so much more fun with sprinkles!
Had I known how easy it is to make homemade sugar-free sprinkles, I would have started making them years ago.
I’ve made keto-friendly desserts for almost two years now. The look on the faces of my friends and family when they see how tasty the keto diet can be brings me great joy.
But I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve missed adding sprinkles to my desserts. Those little sweet flairs of color sprinkled about.
I occasionally looked on the baking aisle at the store for sugar-free sprinkles, but on the rare occasion I found them, the ingredient list left something to be desired.
Making sprinkles from scratch crossed my mind, but I assumed it was more trouble than it was worth.
But, with Valentine’s Day approaching, and my desire to make fun heart-shaped cookies, I revisited the idea of homemade sprinkles.
Like many dessert recipes, I looked to the world of non-keto desserts to get inspiration for my keto desserts. I quickly found a homemade sprinkle recipe that look easy to make, and it would be easy to convert.
This recipe was inspired by Saveur’s Homemade Sprinkles.
Equipment for Easy Homemade Sugar-Free Sprinkles
Stand-Mixer (or another electric mixer)
Bowls (for mixing food coloring with icing)
Piping Bags (tips, optional)
Baking Pan (or anything with a hard, flat surface that you can move if needed)
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How to Make Easy Homemade Sugar-Free Sprinkles
I look for any excuse to use my stand mixer, but you can also you an electric hand-mixer.
For a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to mix together the powdered swerve, egg white powder, vanilla extract, salt, and water until it smooth and glossy. I recommend the beater paddles for a hand-mixer.
I like to use Jay Robb’s Vanilla Flavor Egg White Protein for the extra flavor kick. I haven’t tried it, but I think any vanilla-flavored protein powder would work. If you try that, let me know in the comments below.
The reason I choose Jay Robb Egg White Protein is that the ingredients are very minimal and clean. Most protein powders have a ton of extra ingredients in them, so be sure to read the labels!
Divide the icing between small mixing bowls and add natural food coloring. Lots of people are sensitive to food color dyes, so always check the label on this too. Ideally, use food coloring that is derived from plants, not chemical dyes.
Using piping bags, pipe thin lines of the icing onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Don’t worry if the lines are not totally straight. The lines will be broken up later anyway.
Allow the icing lines to dry for 24 hours. I left mine on the counter overnight and simply covered them with paper towels after they had dried enough.
After 24 hours, break the lines into pieces to form the sprinkles.
The sprinkles can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks. There is no need to refrigerate.
Now that I know how easy it is to make homemade sugar-free sprinkles, I will definitely start adding them to more desserts this year!
- Using the paddle attachment, mix together the powdered swerve, egg white powder, vanilla extract, salt, and water until stiff peaks form.
- Divide the icing between small mixing bowls and add the natural food coloring.
- Using piping bags, pipe thin lines onto parchment-line baking sheets.
- Allow the icing lines to dry for 24 hours.
- Once dry, break the lines into pieces to form the sprinkles.
- Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Add 24 hours to total time for drying out the sprinkles.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g