Sugar Free Candied Ginger - Keto & Low Carb Vegetarian Recipes (2024)

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This sugar free ginger recipe is the key to your keto holiday recipes. Enjoy nibbling on a piece or make cookies and cakes with it.

Candied ginger is a staple in Christmas cooking but for those of us looking for a sugar free life can be a tempting treat we should not indulge in. However, your Christmas ginger baking can be back on track with this keto candied ginger recipe.

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We use fresh ginger in the Caribbean a lot. It cures everything apparently! Boil up a few slices for ginger tea for whatever ails you. It's not just for Christmas!

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Just 3 ingredients and water is all you need to make sugar free candied ginger

For the sweetener we used a mixture of brown low carb sweetener and allulose but you could use any low carb sweetener of your choice.

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The main ingredient to ensure a keto candied ginger is the low carb sugar substitute. There are now many different choices for us but I prefer allulose to cook with the ginger, then use a granular monkfruit for the crunchy topping once the ginger slices are cooked.

It's a personal preference to use allulose as it does not tend to crystalize with a minty after taste that some brands of erythritol can. Brown granular low carb sweetener is an added extra bonus to coating the ginger too.

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  • Choose a large piece of fresh ginger
  • Peel and finely slice the ginger.
  • Place in a saucepan with water, boil and simmer.
  • Drain all but ¼ of the water. Gather with the sweetener and boiled ginger slices.
  • Return to the saucepan and cook.
  • Coat with the granular low carb sweetener.
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If the ginger is not soft after 30 minutes of cooking it, continue until it is. Your fresh ginger from the store may not be as fresh as you think and will need extra cooking.

Keep the drained water aside for a glass of ginger tea.

Try using ginger to make this vegan gingerbread syrup recipe.


By itself, these slices of sugar free ginger make a great sugar free ginger candy or a snack. Use them for low carb cookies, ginger cakes and even a seasonal granola. Add a couple to your chocolate rum balls for an added kick.

It is also used in this keto Christmas cake recipe.

Chop up slices for topping on our keto chocolate mendiants.

Enjoy a bowl of keto ginger ice cream.

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Sugar Free Candied Ginger

A sugar free version of candied ginger for all you low carb holiday baking needs

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Servings 8 servings

Calories 1 kcal


  • 1 large ginger knob about 2 inches
  • 3 cups water
  • cup allulose or other low carb sweetener
  • ¼ cup monkfruit granular low carb sweetener


  • Peel the ginger

  • Slice the ginger into very thin strips.

  • Place the ginger strips and water in a small saucepan.

  • Bring to the boil and cover. Simmer the ginger for 30 minutes until soft.

  • Drain the water from saucepan BUT keep about ¼ of the boiled water with the ginger.

  • Return to the heat and add the allulose.

  • Simmer until you have a sticky sauce.

  • Remove the ginger from the pan and dry the slices on a parchment sheet. I put my parchment paper on a cooling rack to help dry.

  • Allow them to dry and harden overnight.

  • Once dry, roll them in the monkfruit for a low carb sugar coating.

  • Store in sealed container for 1 – 2 weeks.


The leftover ginger sauce is great for desserts. Pour over cakes, pancakes, waffles or ice cream!

The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.

Any nutritional analysis on the website is based on an estimate, calculated by from the individual ingredients in each recipe. Variations may occur for various reasons, including product availability and food preparation. We make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information.


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Serving: 1servingCalories: 1kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1g

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