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There are some days you just can’t fight the craving for and indulgent dessert; now at least you can eat dessert guilt-free
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12 Paleo Desserts When All You Want Is a Muffin

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.

Chocolate-Cinnamon Banana Bread

Chocolate-Cinnamon Banana Bread
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Ripe bananas and almond butter really lend themselves to a moist loaf of bread. Even non-Paleoites will love this delicious bread!

Click here for the Paleo Chocolate and Cinnamon Banana Bread recipe.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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.

Click here for the recipe for Paleo Friendly Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Honey Cake

Honey Cake
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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.

Click here for a recipe for Paleo Honey Cake recipe.

Paleo Banana Cake

Paleo Banana Cake
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Made with ripe bananas and a few other paleo-friendly ingredients, this cake is super moist and fudgy. Add walnuts and coconut flakes, or just wait a day to allow the banana flavor to intensify.

For the Paleo Banana Cake recipe, click here.

Paleo Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies

Paleo Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies
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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!

For the Paleo Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies recipe, click here.

 

Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes

Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes
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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.

For the Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes recipe, click here.

Paleo Crêpes

Paleo Crêpes
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Folded with melted dark chocolate and fresh fruit, these crêpes make a quick and easy paleo dessert. Not in the mood for dessert? Fill them with bacon and eggs for a paleo breakfast.

For the Paleo Crêpes recipe, click here.

Paleo Cookie Cake

This “pizza” has it all: crispy on the edges, chewy in the middle, and topped with a honey-coconut cashew cream. What more could you ask for? Slice it up and serve at your next party for a fun twist on dessert.

For the Paleo Cookie Pizza recipe, click here.

Paleo Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookies
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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.

For the Paleo Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, click here.

Paleo Macaroons

Paleo Macaroons
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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!

Click here for a recipe for Paleo Macaroons.
 

Paleo Peach Shortcake

Paleo Peach Shortcake
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These versatile shortcakes are delicious with peaches, but would pair well with any fruit you have on hand. You can also leave out the vanilla and make savory biscuits for you next brunch.

For the Paleo Peach Shortcake recipe, click here.
 

Pumpkin-Chocolate Bars

Pumpkin-Chocolate Bars
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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.

Click here for a recipe for Paleo Pumpkin-Chocolate Bars.