10 Paleo Dessert Recipes

These 10 paleo dessert recipes let you have your cake – and cookies and cupcakes – and eat it too

10 Paleo Dessert Recipes

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

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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

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

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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 Crepes

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Folded with melted dark chocolate and fresh fruit, these crepes 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 Crepes 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 Coconut Macaroons

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Made up of four simple ingredients you probably already have at home, these paleo and gluten-free cookies come together within minutes. Dip them in dark chocolate for an even sweeter treat. Just be sure to aim for 85 percent cocoa or higher.

For the Paleo Coconut Macaroons recipe, click here.  

Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake

Thanks to the addition of espresso powder, every bite in this paleo and gluten-free cake is fragrant and flavorful. Top it with homemade whipped coconut cream and berries for an extra treat.

For the Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe, click here.

Paleo Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 Peach Shortcake

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.

Paleo Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Maple-Vanilla Frosting

You know it’s fall when all things pumpkin come crawling, or bursting, out of the woodwork. Jump on the pumpkin spice bandwagon with this paleo cake made of pumpkin puree and maple almond butter.

For the Paleo Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Maple-Vanilla Frosting, click here.