If you have ever tried being on a Paleo diet, you will start to miss something sweet. Sometimes it’s just a little something to take the edge off.
Unfortunately most delicious tasting desserts are full with ingredients that are not paleo friendly like butter, cream and sugar. They end up making you feel sluggish and pack on the pounds around your belly.
However difficult it is to stick to a diet like Paleo, these recipes below will keep you encouraged to stay on track. By using ingredients like avocado and coconut oil you won’t miss the traditional desserts. Eating these clean desserts your mind and body will feel and act better.
Now here are the 11 delicious, comfort dessert ideas that will leave you satisfied and guilt free.
Let’s Get Baking!
Paleo Chocolate Covered Caramels
Found from Jay’s Baking Me Crazy
I love chocolate covered caramels especially with sea salt on top! I can’t enjoy those candies on the Paleo diet so this is a perfect healthier version.
No Bake Chocolate Strawberry Tart (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan)
Found from Primally Inspired
What is a more classic combination then strawberries and chocolate. This recipe is a no bake so no oven required! The use of dates is what binds the whole tart together.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Gluten Free, Vegan< Paleo, Refined Sugar Free)
Found from Sprouted Routes
This goes back to a childhood memory for me, eating the cookie dough off the spoon while making cookies. But this is a much healthier version. I suggest freezing it in little portion and eat it frozen for a cool treat!
5 Minute Gluten Free Paleo Banana Muffins
Found from Paleo Gluten Free Eats
Bananas are a great staple in the Paleo diet and most baked goods have bananas in it. So when I saw this recipe I just had to try it! These muffins are prepped in 5 minutes it’s so easy!
Paleo Cinnamon Rolls
Found from Instructables
The smell of fresh baked cinnamon buns is intoxicating. You know what I’m talking about, when you are walking through the mall and the Cinna Bun stand is pumping out those buns, it’s amazing! So this is a great substitute when you are trying to be good and sticking to your Paleo diet.
Healthy Avocado Brownies
Found from The Healthy Maven
Avocado is such a versatile food. It’s creamy and a healthy fat so while baking it is a great substitute for oil or butter in a recipe. You can’t taste the avocado because of the chocolate flavor. This brownie is so moist and delicious!
Gluten Free Raspberry Almond Breakfast Cake
Found from A Healthy Life For Me
The Gluten Free Raspberry Almond Breakfast Cake is a moist dense cake that works for breakfast with a cup of coffee or after dinner with a cup of tea of a glass of wine. I like to warm piece up before serving it. You’ll forget that it is gluten free and paleo friendly. This is a crowd pleaser for sure!
Paleo Coffee Ice Cream
Found from Rubies & Radishes
When it’s hot outside, especially in LA, all I want is ice cream but it’s so hard to find a Paleo friendly ice cream in a store. This has definitely solved that problem. I made a quart of this, it much easier than I thought! When the craving calls for coffee ice cream, I can eat it and not feel guilty.
Paleo Mini Lemon Tarts (grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)
Found from Texanerin Baking
My next door neighbor has a huge lemon tree; she always shares them with me, which is amazing because they are usually big. So when I get those bags of lemons, I juice and zest all of them right away. Then I freeze the juice in empty water bottles and the zest in 2 tbsp portions. So when I come across a recipe on Pinterest, I didn’t have to worry about going out and getting lemons.
Maple Almond Cinnamon Caramel Glazed Donuts
Found from Peachy Palate
Sometimes you just want a donut! A paleo friendly donut even better! This recipe is a baked donut that is a heartier denser donut. The best part is the toppings can be changed like freeze dried strawberries and vegan chocolate chips.
Healthy No Bake Sugar Cookies Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
Found from The Big Man’s World
Even though this is are called “sugar” cookies there isn’t any granulated sugar in this recipe so it will be a great dessert on the Paleo diet. This no bake sugar cookie bars are a big hit with kids and us big kids too!
This list is fun combination of baked and non-baked sweet treats that are Paleo friendly. Sometimes it’s really hard for gluten, dairy and refined sugar free desserts to taste good but these definitely hit your sweet spot and will not make you feel guilty by enjoying yourself.
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