10 Paleo Dessert Recipes
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Going paleo means cutting out several food groups from your diet: anything processed, sugars, dairy, grains, legumes, starches, and alcohol. While what’s left are heart-healthy whole foods guaranteed to nourish your body, you may be wondering how you’ll survive without the occasional sugar fix.
Fear not! There are a variety of paleo-friendly substitutes for wheat flour and refined sugar that make baking on a paleo diet a cinch. 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.
Paleo Banana Cake
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.
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!