18 Gluten-free and Dairy-free Desserts (Paleo & AIP)
Cutting out gluten, dairy, or grains does not mean you cannot indulge in delicious desserts anymore. I believe that desserts do have a place in a healthy diet in moderation. Because deprivation is not helpful on your healing journey. Below are delicious gluten, dairy-free, and grain-free desserts. They are all Paleo friendly and some are AIP friendly as well.
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Crispy Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies (Paleo)
These crispy chocolate hazelnut cookies are the bomb. They are thin and crispy and combined with the chocolate and hazelnut flavor make for an irresistible treat. And what’s even better, they are paleo-friendly, gluten and dairy-free. If you are on the AIP and have been able to reintroduce almonds, cocoa powder, and hazelnuts then you can enjoy these as well.
Grain-free Plum Crumble (AIP, Paleo)
This super delicious grain-free plum crumble is the perfect late summer dessert. It is gluten-free dairy-free, AIP, and Paleo-friendly.
Apple Cider Donuts (AIP, Paleo)
These apple cider donuts are the ultimate delicious fall dessert. They are sweet, cakey, and full of all the fall flavors such as apple and cinnamon. The recipe is easy to make and will be your new favorite weekend treat. These donuts are gluten and dairy-free, Paleo and AIP.
Blueberry Lemon Pancakes (Paleo)
These delicious yet healthy blueberry lemon pancakes use plantains instead of flour. The fluffy texture combined with the flavors of lemon, blueberries makes for an irresistible treat. This recipe is gluten and dairy-free and Paleo-compliant. If you have successfully reintroduced eggs on the AIP you can enjoy these as well.
Coconut Keto Fat Bombs (AIP, Paleo)
These coconut keto fat bombs are an amazingly easy, quick, and super delicious fat snack. You only need 3 ingredients and they taste like Raffaleos but have zero sweeteners. These gems are keto, AIP, Paleo, gluten, dairy, and nut-free.
Soft Honey Gingerbread Cookies (Molasses free, AIP, Paleo)
These soft honey gingerbread cookies are everything and you have to try them ASAP. They are soft, fluffy, slightly chewy, and full of flavor from spices such as cloves, ginger, and cinnamon. They are not only the perfect holiday treat, but also gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free, Paleo and AIP.
Birthday Berry Cake (Paleo)
This grain-free berry birthday cake is a spongy, creamy deliciousness with tons of berries. It is gluten and dairy-free and Paleo-friendly. Your birthday table will look beautiful with this gorgeous cake. It is lightly sweetened only using honey and fruit.
Crispy Paleo Waffles (Paleo)
These crispy paleo waffles are super delicious and perfect for people with the most common food allergies. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.
Healthy Banana Pudding (AIP, Paleo)
This delicious banana pudding recipe only has coconut creme, banana, avocado, vanilla, and cinnamon. It is dairy and gluten-free, AIP, and has no added sugar.
AIP Rhubarb Strawberry Muffins
These AIP Rhubarb Strawberry muffins are fluffy and the flavor combination of sweet, tart, and fruity is amazing. They are the perfect AIP treat if you are in the mood for something cake-like. The recipe is quick and easy to whip up. It is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, Paleo, and of course AIP.
German Plum Sheet Cake (Zwetschgendatschi) Paleo
This traditional German plum sheet cake recipe is the most delicious late summer dessert. It tastes just like the real deal but it is gluten and dairy-free and Paleo-compliant. If you successfully reintroduced eggs on the autoimmune protocol you can enjoy this recipe as well.
Easy Baked Peaches (AIP, Paleo)
Wanna know what the ultimate low-sugar, but super satisfying summer recipe is? Baked peaches! This recipe is so easy to make and the perfect healthy summer dessert. It only requires 4 ingredients! Top it with some coconut yogurt and it’s a party in your mouth. The recipe is Paleo, AIP, gluten, and dairy-free, as well as refined sugar-free.
Honey Lavender Frozen Yogurt (no-churn) AIP, Paleo
Get ready for the ultimate summery refreshing low sugar dessert. This honey lavender frozen yogurt is creamy, silky, lightly sweetened with honey, and has floral notes of lavender. It is no-churn, aka you won’t need an ice cream maker. This recipe is gluten, and dairy-free, low-carb, Paleo, AIP, and refined-sugar-free.
AIP Berry Tart
This summer berry tart is the perfect dessert for berry season. It is AIP, paleo, gluten and dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
Grain-free Linzer Cookies (Spitzbuben) Paleo
These Linzer cookies are fun to make, delicious, beautiful to look at, simple, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo. You can use the same recipe for cut-out cookies as well.
Gingerbread Squares (Paleo, AIP)
Whenever I bring these gingerbread squares to a gathering they are gone within minutes. You will never guess that they are grain-free, gluten, dairy, and nut-free. They are so incredibly delicious and a must for the holiday season.
Crepes with Berry Compote (AIP, Paleo)
These crepes are soft and sweet filled with the most delicious berry compote. The recipe is super easy to make for the next time you crave something special. It is gluten and dairy-free, Paleo and AIP.
Delicious Apple Crisp (ENJOY Cookbook) AIP, Paleo
This delicious apple crisp recipe is the perfect fall/holiday dessert. It is dairy, gluten, refined sugar-free, paleo, and AIP-friendly.
Do you crave sweets a lot? Desserts on occasion are great, but frequent cravings are a sign of blood sugar dysregulation. This can easily be fixed without deprivation and restriction. If you need help with this schedule a free discovery call to work together.