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10 Tasty Paleo Dessert Recipes You’ll Love

If you’re interested in the paleo diet, who could really blame you?

Back in the Paleolithic era, there was no obesity epidemic to worry about, and humans were generally very fit and healthy.

Tasty Paleo Dessert Recipes You'll Love

And that has to be because of the caveman diet they were eating back in the stone-age…

There were no high-sugar, high-fat, highly processed foods to worry about, and instead, people had to stick to a diet of fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts and seeds, fish, and lean meat.

And there’s nothing to stop you from eating such a diet now.

But, I get it. You just don’t want to miss out on dessert while everyone else is tucking in.

Well, believe it or not, there are loads of paleo diet friendly dessert recipes out there on the internet.

I’ve been checking them out, and I can’t wait to share them with you here.

Get those taste buds ready, because here we go!

1. 5-Minute Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe From Paleo Gluten Free

Let’s get things off to a great start with an amazing chocolate pudding recipe!

Despite this dish being so wonderfully decadent and creamy, I can confirm that there’s no dairy in it whatsoever, making it healthier and at the same time making it suitable for anyone whose lactose intolerant.

Instead, the creaminess comes from healthy avocado.

The chocolate flavor comes from cocoa powder rather than chocolate chips, and there’s added sweetener in the form of maple syrup, and yet more flavor from vanilla extract.

And for depth of flavor, there’s also a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt.

The recipe yields 4 servings, coming in at just 288 calories each.

To view the recipe in full, simply click this link.

2. Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free Berry Crisp Recipe From Nom Nom Paleo

This is probably the sort of dessert you’d imagine finding on most paleo diets, since it’s loaded with healthy winter berries and forest fruits, with a barely-there nut-based crunchy topping.

It’s also a great way to use up any leftover berries, because you can use any combination of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries for the berry filling.

You will also need some maple sugar, and some lime juice and zest.

Meanwhile, the crisp topping is made with almond flour, maple sugar, raw pecans and almonds, ghee, spices cinnamon and cardamom, and a sprinkling of coconut flakes.

It’s nutty, crunchy, fruity, and tastes amazing served with whipped coconut cream!

To view the recipe in full, simply click this link.

3. Soft-Baked Paleo Lemon Cookies Recipe From Jessica Eats

How about this for a dessert with delightful citrus flavor?

These soft-baked lemon cookies have a wonderful texture, too, crisp around the edges, but pillow-y soft in the middle.

You will need maple syrup, coconut oil, egg, almond and coconut flour, baking powder, lemon juice and zest.

It makes such a great change from regular vanilla or cinnamon paleo cookies. I love to finish it with a yummy citrus glaze, made from powdered sugar and lemon juice.

It happens to be both dairy-free and gluten-free.

They can be ready to eat in as little as 20 minutes, and you get a whopping 20 servings!

To view the recipe in full, simply click this link.

4. Paleo Reese’s Bars Recipe From What Great Grandma Ate

OMG! A paleo dessert that tastes like Reese’s bars? Yes, you read it right!

These bars taste amazing, and they can be ready to eat in under half an hour. And it doesn’t require a whole lot of ingredients either…

For the crust, you will need almond flour, coconut oil, raw honey, and a pinch of salt.

Then for the filling you will need some almond butter (or cashew butter), more coconut oil, more raw honey, and some unsweetened cocoa powder.

The recipe only takes 2 minutes prep time, and can be ready to eat in as little as 17 minutes. It yields 8 servings, coming in at a mere 390 calories each.

To view the recipe in full, simply click this link.

5. 5-Minute Strawberry Paleo Ice Cream Recipe From Perry’s Plate

Yes, I am pleased to confirm that you can in fact enjoy ice cream on the paleo diet. And this is the recipe you should be doing it with! It comes highly recommended.

It’s made with coconut cream, plant-based milk (such as coconut or almond milk), pitted medjool dates, frozen strawberries, ice cubes, and vanilla extract.

The only equipment you need is a blender that can blend ice cubes.

First you blend the coconut cream, milk, orange juice, dates, and vanilla extract before adding in the strawberries and ice cubes.

The recipe creates 1 quart of ice cream, and can be thoroughly blended in just 5 minutes.

You can make all kinds of variations on this recipe, simply by changing the frozen fruit and fruit juice.

To view the recipe in full, simply click this link.

6. Dreamy Paleo S’mores Bars Recipe From Paleo Grubs

If you’ve ever eaten sweet, chocolaty s’mores around a campfire outdoors, then this dessert is sure to take you straight back there!

It’s made up of three layers, each of them equally delicious. The base layer is made with almond flour, egg, melted coconut oil, honey and a pinch of salt.

Then there’s a thick marshmallow layer made with just 4 simple ingredients, grass-fed beef gelatin, honey, water, and vanilla extract.

The top layer is simpler still, made with just finely chopped sugar-free non-dairy dark chocolate and a little coconut oil.

It’s a dessert that you’ll have to prepare ahead of time, but I can promise you, it’s worth the wait!

To view the recipe in full, simply click this link.

7. Gluten Free, Dairy Free Almond Flour Blondies Recipe From Organically Addison

I just love these paleo almond flour blondies! They’re kinda like a chocolate chip cookie, but in bar form.

They have the most golden, crispy edges, while the middle of them are wonderfully gooey. Not to mention, they are loaded with yummy dark chocolate!

There’s also some really nice coconut and nutty, almond flavors coming through, which is thanks to ingredients such as coconut oil, coconut sugar, almond flour and creamy almond butter.

It also features maple syrup in place of refined sugar, and there are dark chocolate chips, baking soda, and vanilla extract.

The recipe yields 16 blondies, each coming in at just 199 calories, and they can be ready to eat in just half an hour (see also “11 Raw Vegan Blondie Recipes You Will Love!“).

To view the recipe in full, simply click this link.

8. Paleo Coconut Chocolate Cake Recipe From Living Healthy With Chocolate

OMG – I think you’re really gonna love this one! It’s so rich and decadent, you’ll barely believe that it’s healthy and paleo!

It features 3 layers, starting with a chocolate cake base, which is made with almond flour, cacao powder, coconut sugar, salt, eggs, coconut oil, coconut milk, and vanilla extract.

Then there’s the most amazing coconut layer which is made with honey, almond flour, coconut oil, coconut milk, and also features shredded coconut.

And for the thick chocolate and coconut glaze on the top, you need just coconut milk, and dairy-free semi sweet chocolate chips.

It does require a lot of prep time, but it’s 100% worth the extra effort! The recipe yields 12 servings, coming in at a mere 229 calories per serving.

To view the recipe in full, simply click this link.

9. Homemade Blackberry Paleo Fruit Roll-Ups Recipe From Paleo Grubs

Normally, you would consider fruit roll-ups to be a heavily processed food, made only for modern-day tastes and consumption.

However, thanks to this recipe, you can make your very own fruit roll-ups that are deemed suitable even on a paleo diet.

It also happens to be super simple to make. You only need 4 ingredients, namely fresh blackberries, honey, a few mint leaves, and a dash of fresh lime juice.

Then all you need to do is puree the ingredients until smooth, pour the mixture into a pan and bake for a few minutes before leaving it to cool.

The recipe yields 6 servings and tastes amazing.

To view the recipe in full, simply click this link.

10. Paleo, Gluten-Free, Gooey, Fudgy Brownies Recipe From Real Simple Good

And now, how better to wrap up the shortlist than with a crowd pleasing classic dish like chocolate brownies.

You don’t need a lot of ingredients, just almond butter, vanilla extract, paleo baking powder, unsweetened cacao powder, water, sea salt, grass-fed gelatin, and no sugar added chocolate chips.

It comes out really gooey and fudgy, and is also gluten-free and suitable for those with egg allergies.

The recipe yields 9 servings altogether, and can be made ready to eat in as little as 25 minutes.

To view the recipe in full, simply click this link.

Wrap Up

I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing through my shortlist of my top ten favorite paleo dessert recipes on the net.

More so, however, I hope that one or two have caught your eye, and that you decide to give them a try. Bon appétit!

Justin Roberts