There’s nothing like something sweet to end a meal. I mean, who doesn’t like dessert? It’s the best part of the whole meal! But eating “paleo” meansavoiding processed foods, refined sugars, grains, legumes, starches, and alcohol, which can make enjoying dessert a challenge. But following a paleo diet doesn’t mean you have to completely deny yourself anything sweet — all it takes is a little bit of creativity in the kitchen to adapt!
With a few additions to your pantry, you’ll be churning out paleo desserts in no time. The best part? Paleo desserts are made with whole foods and unrefined sugars, you won’t be feeling that crash later on. Now you are doing something good for your health without losing all that flavor goodness! Sometimes making a few creative adjustments can make all the difference. Check out this recipe roundup of our best-ever paleo desserts, spanning everything from delicious fruit breads to moist chocolate cakes to decadent fudge. Your friends and family won’t believe how effortlessly these sweet treats were made (and you don't need to tell them they’re paleo)! The hardest thing will be choosing just one of these 12 Paleo Desserts to make.
Ripe bananas and almond butter really lend themselves to a moist loaf of bread. Even non-Paleoites will love this delicious bread!
Aren't chocolate cravings prehistoric? Surely cavemen and cavewomen alike relied on chocolate to eat their feelings. How else would they manage the stress of hunting sabertooth tigers and relying on commission from cave paintings to feed their young? We understand the search for a good chocolate cake recipe plagues the present day society, too, so The Daily Meal shares this Paleo-friendly one.
You thought you'd have to say bye to cakes if you follow the Paleo diet? Nope, think again! Almond flour works as a great base for many a baked good, and this cake is no exception.
Naturally sweet blueberries and a medley of paleo flours come together to make these perfectly chewy thumbprint cookies. Feel free to share them with your grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free friends as well!
Paleo cupcakes are topped with thick, fluffy, vegan “buttercream” in this crowd-pleasing recipe. No one will even notice that they’re made without dairy or gluten.
Macadamia nut butter gives regular chocolate chip cookies a unique twist in this recipe. With just two tablespoons of coconut flour, these are not only paleo, but a low-carb dessert as well.
Macaroons are on everybody’s favorite list. Now you can make your favorite treat the easy and healthy way. With only four ingredients, these little mounds pack a punch of decadence!
You'll be surprised these treats don't have creamed butter in them. The pumpkin and coconut oil give a soft, moist mouthfeel, and the dark chocolate punctuates with just the right amount of sharpness, making this a dessert that will have you wanting to curl up in your cave, happy and satiated. If you're looking for more tips here are 25 holiday foods and drinks dentists won't touch.