Just Plain Sweet! 35 Paleo Dessert Recipes
Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Flourish Magazine. Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.
One of the hardest things about going Paleo for most people is giving up desserts, but with this list of Paleo dessert recipes that we’ve compiled, it should hopefully be a bit less painful.
However, we do want to caution you that eating too many Paleo desserts isn’t good for you no matter what – it can make it harder for you to get rid of your sugar cravings and they can often be easy to overeat. However, if you’re looking for something to help the transition to Paleo or if you really need a treat one day, then please enjoy these Paleo dessert recipes!
Top 10 Paleo Dessert Recipes
As easy as it sounds, this recipe takes the simplicity of a whole fruit and adds the perfect toppings for a special treat without any hassle. (Photo credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo.)
Ingredients: peaches, chopped macadamia nuts, honey.
These delicious parfaits use whipped coconut cream mixed with a berry mash to make a delicious bed of heavenly sweetness for raspberry and blackberry toppings. (Photo credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo.)
Ingredients: raspberries, blackberries, coconut milk, vanilla extract, local raw honey.
Despite the long-ish list of ingredients, this recipe is very straightforward and doesn’t take long to prep at all. The results look amazing! I can’t wait to try this! (Photo credit: Kelly Bejelly of A Girl Worth Saving.)
Ingredients: lemon juice, honey, melted butter (or coconut oil), sea salt, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, shredded coconut, ripe bananas.
Another amazing parfait, this one is includes chocolate-y goodness, topped with strawberries and hazelnuts! How on earth could I eat just one of these? (Photo credit: Adriana of Living Healthy with Chocolate.)
Ingredients: coconut milk, dark chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla extract, strawberries, hazelnuts.
With the help of chia seeds, this mix reaches a rice pudding consistency in no time. The tartness of pomegranate seeds balance the sweetness so well. (Photo credit: Cat from Things My Belly Likes.)
Ingredients: black chia seeds, full fat coconut milk, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, maple syrup, pomegranate seeds.
Crème brûlée, my favorite! Now available in a Paleo-friendly version! This is as complicated as the regular version (about medium-difficulty) but it uses coconut milk and coconut palm sugar as healthy substitutes. (Photo credit: Peter of Strictly Paleoish.)
Ingredients: extra creamy coconut milk, egg yolks, coconut palm sugar, vanilla bean, shredded coconut.
If you love apple pies during the holidays but can’t deal with making an entire pie outside of that time, try these tortes! It’s like single-serve pies and you can adjust the servings to accommodate small numbers. (Photo credit: Nancy from She Cooks He Cleans.)
Ingredients: diced unpeeled tart apples, coconut palm sugar, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, coarsely-chopped pecans, melted butter, egg, maple syrup, vanilla.
These yummy and easy-to-make bites are the perfect alternative to peanut-butter cups. Finally! (Photo credit: Katja from Savory Lotus.)
Ingredients: hazelnuts, raw pumpkin seeds, dates, coconut oil, maple syrup or raw honey, celtic sea salt, pumpkin puree, coconut butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, all spice, clove powder.
These truffles are perfect for carrot cake fans to have as an on-the-go snack, or as a healthy alternative at the dessert table of an office party or family gathering! (Photo credit: Adriana of Living Healthy with Chocolate.)
Ingredients: grated carrots, Medjool dates, almond flour, pecans, flaxseed meal, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, dark chocolate, coconut oil.
These layered black-and-white chocolate cups are a beautiful, elaborate and fruity treat that can be customized with your choice of topping and coconut sprinkle!
Ingredients: raw virgin coconut oil, raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder), maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground raw macadamias or cashews, coconut nectar or raw honey, vanilla extract, sea salt., blueberries, raspberries, dried coconut chips (or shredded coconut), dried cherries, raw cacao nibs, pink salt crystals.
Ancestral Chef’s Paleo Dessert Recipes
Here are some great Paleo dessert recipes from our site.
Ingredients: pistachios, coconut oil, raw honey, coarse sea salt, dark chocolate pieces.
Ingredients: banana, unsweetened shredded coconut, raw honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, salt, unsweetened cacao powder.
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, egg, coconut oil, raw honey, stevia, unsweetened cacao powder, salt, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, baking soda.
Ingredients: chocolate chips, bacon bits, almonds.