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Top 5 Irresistible Paleo Desserts

Just because Paleo means sugar-free, doesn’t mean you can’t have sweets. There are lots of alternatives available that you can choose from for a healthier dessert.

Of course, satisfying your cravings for sweets every now and then is not bad at all. Who doesn’t like chocolates? Or ice cream? Or cakes? We all need this! Well, not all time, but at least one sweet treat a day —maybe after dinner.

This article includes 5 easy Paleo desserts that you can try at home. You don’t have to be a professional baker, a cook or a chef! Unless you’re planning to build your own Paleo Resto soon. So, carry on.

Salted Chocolate-Coated Fried Bananas

There is really a lot that you can do with bananas. The classic chocolate-coated bananas are not 100% Paleo, so we’re giving it a twist. These salted chocolate-coated fried bananas are 100% Paleo friendly.

Yields 16

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas, sliced into bite-size pieces

2-3 tbsp coconut oil

1 cup chocolate chips (dairy, nut and soy free)

Sea salt

Preparation:

  • In a skillet over high heat, heat coconut oil
  • Place bananas into oil and fry for about 1 minute each side or until golden brown then transfer to a paper towel
  • Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler
  • Using a cake pop stick or a fancy toothpick, dip the bananas into the melted chocolate
  • Cover it all the way or part way, your choice
  • If bananas slide off the stick, use a spoon to cover them with chocolate
  • Place them into a plate covered with parchment paper then sprinkle with sea salt if desired
  • Place in freezer to cool completely
  • Serve chilled

Raspberry Sherbet Chia Pudding

Ice cream is an all time favorite dessert during a warm weather. The most common ice cream flavors are chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, cookies and cream, etc. But, what about raspberries? This flavor will surely excite your taste buds.

Serves 5

Ingredients:

6 medjool dates, pitted and quartered

1 – 13.5 ounce can coconut milk

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 – 10 ounce pkgs raspberries, thawed

8 tbsp chia seeds

Preparation:

  • Using a blender, blend dates, coconut milk and vanilla extract
  • Start from low setting and gradually increase to high until the mixture is completely smooth
  • Add thawed raspberries and their juices into the blender and blend on low to combine
  • Stir in the chia seeds using a spatula
  • Pour the mixture into prepared containers, leaving enough space to top with fresh fruits
  • Refrigerate for atleast 6 hours, or overnight to let the chia seeds to thicken the pudding
  • Can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days

Blueberry Bliss Bars

If you are craving for chocolate fudge or cakes, this blueberry bliss bars will give you just the same satisfaction. Plus, it’s Paleo so it’s a healthier choice (and no guilt).

Yields 18 small squares

Ingredients:

2 cups creamed coconut (or coconut butter, if you wish)

2 cups fresh blueberries (frozen, thawed might work well too)

¼ cup maple syrup

2 tsp ground vanilla beans

Preparation:

  • Combine all the ingredients into a food processor until completely smooth
  • In an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper, dump the mixture and evenly spread out using a spatula (tip: wet the spatula to easily spread a very thick mixture)
  • Place the pan into the fridge for about 15-20 minutes just until the mixture is firm
  • Lift the whole thing out then cut into squares

Paleo Desserts

Fruit Salad Ice Pops

This is one of the easiest, effortless desserts that even kids can do at home. Fruit salad ice pops is a very refreshing dessert. Why choose from different fruit flavors when you can have them all in one ice pop?

Yields 8

Ingredients:

1 peach, cut into ½ inches

2 kiwis, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch rounds

3 ounces strawberries, hulled and halved

1 ½ cups 100% white-grape juice

Preparation:

  • Arrange pieces of each fruit into the ice pop molds
  • Make sure the fruits are snugly placed into the mold
  • Pour enough juice into the mold, just enough to cover the fruits
  • Insert ice pop sticks into the mold and freeze for at least 6 hours to solidify
  • Can be frozen for up to 2 weeks

 

Paleo Nutella

Yes, we’re saving the best for last! Nutella has indeed become popular because it is very addictive. You might be regretting going Paleo because of this. But hey, who says you can’t have a Paleo version of your all time favorite spread?

Ingredients:

1 cup blanched hazelnuts

½ cup coconut milk

¼ cup coconut nectar (you could try subbing maple syrup)

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee

pinch of celtic sea salt

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Roast the hazelnuts for 10 minutes
  • Remove the skins of the hazelnuts with a damp cloth by rubbing it gently
  • Place the blanched hazelnuts into the food processor bowl and puree until creamy
  • Add coconut milk, coconut nectar, cocoa, vanilla, coconut oil and salt and continue to process until completely smooth
  • Store in the refrigerator

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