Chia seeds are super versatile. They can be used in baked goods, act as a topping (with a crunch), and create delicious gooey chia pudding dessert pots!
You can make these easy desserts in advance and get them out ready to serve for dinner.
We’ve put together a list of 22 Paleo chia pudding recipes below so you’ll have lots of variations. If you’re new to chia puddings, then check out the basic recipes first and then start experimenting.
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Chia puddings are so easy to create but they make tasty and super cute pots of deliciousness. The chia seeds expand when they’re in liquid so that you end up with a gooey gel-like dessert after a few hours. They’re perfect for when you have guests over for dinner as you can make them in advance and just bring them out from the fridge when you’re ready to serve.
There are tons of different flavors you can add to chia puddings, and this variation uses fresh strawberries and a small bit of orange peel to flavor it. And if you use stevia to sweeten it instead of raw honey or maple syrup, then you’ll end up with a ketogenic-friendly dessert as well as a Paleo dessert!
Parfaits are traditionally a cold dessert made from cream, eggs, and fruits. But you can make a dairy-free, Paleo, AIP, and Keto dessert by using a few simple ingredients like coconut yogurt.
Make sure to use an unsweetened coconut yogurt if you’re staying Ketogenic.
If you can’t find coconut yogurt, then you can make it easily yourself. Also, if you’re AIP, you’ll probably want to make your own coconut yogurt to ensure all the ingredients are AIP-friendly. Here’s a slow cooker recipe for making coconut yogurt. Here’s a recipe that uses the Instant Pot. And here’s one using a yogurt maker.
Alternatively, you can use coconut cream instead of coconut yogurt, but I find coconut cream is a bit too rich usually.
These Paleo ginger cookies are delicious and are quick and easy to make. Enjoy at your holiday parties this year!
‘Tis the season for Paleo pecan pie recipes! Enjoy this delicious dessert without all the gluten and processed sugars.
While searching for amazingly delicious Paleo pecan pie recipes, we discovered several recipes that transform the flavor and crunch of traditional pies into bars instead. And after some more searching, we found a few other creative pecan pie recipes like pecan pie cookies and truffles.
You’ll find all 21 of these tempting Paleo pecan pie dessert recipes below – we hope they help you celebrate this holiday season Paleo-style.
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This recipe is such an easy dessert, and it’s perfect if you have some leftover apple from another dish. You can make a quick and delicious Paleo dessert with just a few minutes of prep.
If you haven’t come across tahini paste before, it’s roasted sesame seeds ground into a thick paste. It definitely smells like sesame seeds, and you can get different colored tahini paste based on what color sesame seeds were used to make it. The consistency is similar to that of nut butter and it definitely tastes slightly nutty in flavor as well. Tahini paste has been used for centuries and is still used in many cuisines including that of many Middle Eastern regions.
If you don’t have tahini paste, then you can use almond butter instead in this recipe.
For the chocolate coating, you can use any type of dark chocolate you have available. If you’re staying mostly Paleo, then try to use dark chocolate over 70% cacao. This will have lower amounts of sugar in the chocolate. You can also use chocolate chips like the Enjoy Life chocolate chips, which are free of many allergens including soy. If you prefer to avoid as much sugar as possible, then use 100% dark chocolate for this recipe.
Most trail mixes use nuts and seeds as the ingredients, so it’s tough to find ready-made AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) trail mix. But luckily, you can easily create your own AIP trail mix recipe with all your favorite ingredients.
I went for a tropical flavor with this AIP trail mix recipe – mango slices and coconut flakes and freeze-dried berries give a slight crunch, sweetness, and slight chewy texture to this trail mix.
Feel free to experiment with your own flavors if you have trouble getting these specific ingredients.
You’ve probably already heard that gelatin is healthy for you – from healing digestive issues, improving hair and skin, to simply being a great source of protein. (And if you’re looking for a book with more general gelatin recipes and information about the health benefits of gelatin, then check out The Gelatin Secret here.)
However, in addition to all the potential health benefits that gelatin offers, it’s also a fantastic ingredient to have handy when you’re on an egg-free diet like AIP (paleo autoimmune protocol).
Gelatin (when mixed with a bit of warm water) can by used as a substitute for eggs in a variety of baked goods so that you can still enjoy delicious cookies or pancakes even if you can’t eat eggs.
These AIP gelatin recipes are also completely Paleo and gluten-free as well as egg-free, nut-free, and dairy-free! So enjoy these delicious recipes guilt-free.
Note – if you’re sticking strictly to AIP, then use alcohol-free vanilla in the recipes. Some of the recipes use carob powder as an AIP alternative to chocolate powder as well. And as always, if you don’t tolerate certain ingredients (even if they’re considered healthy, Paleo, AIP, or otherwise), stop eating it for a while and do some testing to ensure there aren’t any other underlying health problems.
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Fried bananas is a popular dessert at many Thai restaurants, but they often use regular wheat flour as well as additional sugars in the dish. So, if you want to enjoy Thai fried bananas without all the junk, then give this recipe a try. It’s gluten-free, Paleo, and AIP-friendly.
This is what Thai fried bananas looks like when ordered at a Thai restaurant:
It can be hard deciding what to eat for breakfast when you’re on AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) and can’t eat eggs or dairy products. So, if you’re looking for a delicious AIP breakfast option (it’s also Paleo-friendly of course), then give these AIP banana pancakes a try!
I first came across this simple dessert in Austin at a food cart. It was such a delightfully simple and yet delicious treat that I’m surprised it’s taken me so many years to recreate it myself.
Making these frozen banana desserts is super easy – you basically only need some ripe bananas and some chocolate for dipping it into.
If you’re not aware of this, when bananas are frozen, they become very creamy in texture. So much so, that frozen bananas blended is often used as an easy dairy-free ice-cream substitute.
I’m a huge fan of simple desserts, and it doesn’t get much simpler than some fresh fruits! If you have trouble finding fresh pineapple, then you can find canned pineapple slices in many stores (just drain them before using). You can also use frozen pineapple chunks instead of the slices for a different look.
These raspberry white chocolate fat bombs (AKA keto desserts) are absolutely delicious and easy to make.
If you don’t know what fat bombs are, they are often desserts (although they can also be savory) with very little carbohydrates/sugars but lots of healthy fats. They’re also usually bite-sized so they’re perfect as snacks. If you want to know more about fat bombs, this article explains all about what they are and how to create your own.
I first had baked pear for dessert at Alison Golden‘s house several years ago, and I was recently reminded of it again when I had a similar dessert at a restaurant in Porto, Portugal.
Baked pears are actually really easy to make but they are a fancy Paleo dessert that will wow people. Most baked pear recipes use autumn or winter spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, but I found the addition of ginger really helped to make it an anytime dessert and keep it AIP-friendly. There’s a very light spiciness that enhances the sweetness from the pears and the honey coating.
Many baked pear recipes are also made using pear halves, but it’s way easier if you don’t have to cut up the pear and hollow out the core. (I like keeping recipes easy!)
A few notes about this baked pear recipe:
This baked pear recipe doesn’t require much preparation, but it does need a full hour in the oven for the pears to get properly soft. I’ve seen some recipes (like Jamie Oliver’s) require less time in the oven, but I find the pears taste so much better when they’re tender and soft (unless of course you’re using super ripe and soft pears to begin with). So, if you’re making this for dinner, make sure you start it well in advance. You can of course, also serve this dish chilled instead of straight out of the oven. That’s how the restaurant served the baked pear dish I ordered.
You can double or triple this recipe very easily – just double or triple the ingredients.
This recipe is both Paleo and AIP-friendly (Paleo autoimmune protocol), but it’s also a fancy dessert that’s often served at upscale restaurants, so it’s perfect if you want to impress your family or guests!