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6 Paleo Desserts That Will Change Your Life

For all of you dessert lovers out there, these Paleo recipes will change your life. If you haven’t heard of the trending Paleo diet, it is basically a diet where you eat like a caveman. Meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds are the main food groups that the Paleo people stick with. On the Paleo diet, absolutely no grains or refined sugars are allowed. In the following recipes, you will find divine desserts that contain healthy ingredients and no junk. Try not to drool!

1. Paleo Reese’s Cups

These delectable cups are just like the real thing – but healthier! You might be confused as to why there isn’t actually any peanut butter in this recipe. Technically, peanuts are not Paleo because they are part of the legume family, and legumes are not Paleo. But do not fret! The almond butter tastes just as heavenly.

1 cup smooth almond butter1 tablespoon coconut oil1 tablespoon honey1 cup dark chocolate chips

Combine almond butter, coconut oil, and honey in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir the melted mixture together and pour into the cups of a muffin tray. Next, heat the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds and stir. Pour the melted chocolate over each of the cups in the muffin tray. Freeze the tray for about an hour, and then gently remove the cups from the tray with a knife. 

2. Frozen Hot Chocolate

A fun spin on a classic drink, this frozen hot chocolate is sure to make your mouth water. This recipe is perfect when you want to chill out but still want to enjoy some chocolate. 

1 cup of milk choice (almond or coconut)

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/16th teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup

Combine all ingredients and mix together on the stovetop. Let the mixture cool, then pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, pop the cubes into a blender and blend until creamy. 

3. Fried Honey Bananas

Not only is this recipe ridiculously simple, it is ooey-gooey, head-in-the-clouds, melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Prepare yourself for satisfaction overload.

1 banana, sliced1 tablespoon honeyCinnamonCoconut oil

Lightly drizzle coconut oil in a pan. Place banana slices in the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, mix together honey and 1 tablespoon of water. Remove pan from heat and pour honey mixture over the bananas. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

4. Almond Biscuits

This recipe is lovely because it can be made sweet or savory.  For the purposes of this article, however, sweet is the name of the game.  Drizzle with honey and a dash of cinnamon, and you have a mouthwatering dessert.

2 ½ cups almond flour (plus extra for dusting)½ teaspoon sea salt½ teaspoon baking soda½ cup coconut oil2 eggs1 tablespoon honey

In one bowl, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, combine coconut oil, eggs, and honey. Add dry ingredients into wet and stir until dough forms. Roll out a sheet of parchment paper and dust with extra almond flour. Flatten out the dough on the parchment paper. Use a cup to cut the dough (like a cookie cutter) into biscuits. Transfer biscuits to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. 

5. Chocolate Ice Cream

Screw diamonds, chocolate ice cream is a girl’s best friend. Your best friend for life, however, just might be Paleo chocolate ice cream. This recipe is jam packed with nutrients and still tastes magical.

1 13.5 oz can of full fat coconut milk3 ripe bananas3 tablespoons cacao powder

Add the coconut milk, bananas, and cacao powder into a blender and blend until smooth.

6. Cookie Dough

This Paleo cookie dough does not contain eggs, which means that you can eat it straight out of the bowl. Keep it frozen to last you longer, and feel free to add in ingredients like nuts, chocolate chips, or dates!

2 cups almond flour½ cup palm shortening¼ cup honey¼ cup maple syrup1 tablespoon vanilla extract½ teaspoon salt

Add all ingredients into a bowl and stir until a dough forms. 

 

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