85 Easy Paleo Dessert Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings

By Jess

Next time your craving a sweet treat or feel that dessert craving kicking in, give one of these incredible paleo dessert recipes a try! They’re all gluten-free, dairy-free and grain-free and use natural ingredients for extra nutrition and goodness. Enjoy! All of these easy desserts are really, really good and make the perfect healthy treat to satisfy your sugar cravings.

85 Easy Paleo Dessert Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings

Fudgy Paleo Brownies

Fudgy Paleo Brownies VIEW RECIPE

Chewy, moist brownies are possible on a paleo diet, thanks to the almond butter and maple syrup – eat these rich, chocolatey ones warm with ice cream, or cold with your afternoon cup of tea.

Strawberry Shortcake Crumb Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Crumb Bars VIEW RECIPE

An easy strawberry shortcake recipe in bar form. The best dessert for a large group or busy weekend.

Healthy Oven Baked Apple Fritters

Healthy Oven Baked Apple Fritters VIEW RECIPE

Baked instead of fried, these apple fritters are a combination of chopped apples and an arrowroot and coconut flour batter which has been flavored with just the right amount of spice.

Easy Banana Ice Cream

Easy Banana Ice Cream VIEW RECIPE

If you haven’t discovered frozen banana ice cream, you’re missing out because it is delicious, and these recipes show you how to create a strawberry, vanilla, and strawberry version, too.

Dark Chocolate Paleo Pie with Homemade Crust

Dark Chocolate Paleo Pie with Homemade Crust VIEW RECIPE

Paleo-friendly and dairy free, this amazing chocolate pie uses only natural ingredients such as coconut, cacao, and honey and is crammed with health benefits so you can tuck in without feeling guilty.

Cinnamon Roll Blondies

Cinnamon Roll Blondies VIEW RECIPE

Tastes exactly like a gooey cinnamon roll, but with a crumble top and frosting drizzle. So incredibly good and crave-worthy.

Cinnamon and Honey Roasted Walnuts

Cinnamon and Honey Roasted Walnuts VIEW RECIPE

You can have delicious snacks to munch on and still be totally guilt-free thanks to these cinnamon and honey roasted walnuts which need just 10-20 minutes in the oven.

Pumpkin Paleo Cupcakes with Maple Syrup Frosting

Pumpkin Paleo Cupcakes with Maple Syrup Frosting VIEW RECIPE

While these pumpkin cupcakes are delicious, the star of this recipe has to be the maple syrup frosting, which looks like fluffy white clouds as it sits on top of the cakes.

Dreamy Paleo S'mores Bars

Dreamy Paleo S'mores Bars VIEW RECIPE

Look how gorgeous these S’mores bars are! Made with an almond flour crust and homemade marshmallow, these bars are topped with a dark chocolate and coconut oil mixture until it sets.

Fresh Strawberry Sorbet

Fresh Strawberry Sorbet VIEW RECIPE

Incredibly easy to make and super healthy, this strawberry sorbet uses balsamic vinegar to break up the sweetness of the berries and the honey, to give it the right amount of tartness.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Popsicles

Dark Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Popsicles VIEW RECIPE

Stay cool in the summer sun with these homemade raspberry coconut popsicles which use just frozen raspberries, coconut milk, and honey before being dipped in or drizzled with dairy-free dark chocolate.

Dark Chocolate French Silk Pie in a Jar

Dark Chocolate French Silk Pie in a Jar VIEW RECIPE

Everything you love about french silk pie, but in a convenient, portable form.

Hummingbird Bars

Hummingbird Bars VIEW RECIPE

Stay ahead of the game and ward off temptation by making a batch of these beautiful hummingbird bars which are smothered in a delicious cashew nut, honey, and cinnamon frosting.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Flour Mug Cake

Dark Chocolate Coconut Flour Mug Cake VIEW RECIPE

Satisfy those choco-cravings with a single portion of chocolate cake which is made in a mug and cooked in under 2 minutes; it’s made using coconut flour and cacao to keep it paleo-friendly.

Fried Honey Banana

Fried Honey Banana VIEW RECIPE

Fried bananas alone are wonderfully sweet and gooey, but when you add in honey and cinnamon you reach a whole new level of deliciousness; the best part is, they’re totally good for you!

Dessert Fruit Pizza

Dessert Fruit Pizza VIEW RECIPE

The base of this pizza is made using dates and walnuts, while the topping is a deliciously creamy coconut and honey blend which is spread on top and finished off with fresh, vibrant berries.

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Buckeye Balls

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Buckeye Balls VIEW RECIPE

Give buckeye balls a more grown-up makeover with this recipe, which uses Medjool dates and almond butter as a base, which is dipped in a delectable cocoa and maple syrup coating.

Caramel Drizzled Apple Pie Bars

Caramel Drizzled Apple Pie Bars VIEW RECIPE

Tastes just like apple pie and apple crisp! The perfect easy dessert for autumn.

6-Ingredient Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

6-Ingredient Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes VIEW RECIPE

Lava cakes are right at the top of the list of indulgent desserts, but this one can be enjoyed guilt-free as it’s made with cacao powder and paleo-approved dark chocolate.

Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar

Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar VIEW RECIPE

Presentation is key when it comes to entertaining guests, so make this strawberry shortcake in a jar and let the colors and layers shine through – they won’t even know it’s paleo!

Layered Raspberry Crepe Cake

Layered Raspberry Crepe Cake VIEW RECIPE

This raspberry crepe cake looks like something a Michelin star chef would create, and yet it’s deceptively easy and made entirely from scratch, right down to the raspberry and chia seed jam.

No Bake Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

No Bake Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bites VIEW RECIPE

These no-bake cheesecake bites contain everything you love about cheesecakes – fruit, topping, and as an added bonus, chocolate – but without the high levels of sugar and dairy you would find in a regular recipe.

No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Bars

No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Bars VIEW RECIPE

These no-bake bars are made with avocado and taste just like an Andes mint. So, soo good.

Homemade Blackberry Paleo Fruit Roll-ups

Homemade Blackberry Paleo Fruit Roll-ups VIEW RECIPE

Fruit roll-ups are a great snack to give to kids but can be incredibly high in sugar and additives. Make your own blackberry and mint versions which are sweetened only with honey.

Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Donuts

Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Donuts VIEW RECIPE

Looking like little rounds of sunshine, these lemon poppy donuts are baked rather than fried, and use no wheat flour making them a far better option for anyone on the paleo diet.

Raspberry Eton Mess

Raspberry Eton Mess VIEW RECIPE

Doesn’t whipped coconut cream sound heavenly? Used in place of heavy cream, this version can be used to make a delicious and summery paleo-friendly Eton mess dessert, including homemade meringue and raspberries.

No-Cook Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

No-Cook Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding VIEW RECIPE

Place a bowl of this healthy chocolate chia dessert in the fridge overnight and let it do its thing – in the morning you will have a light, creamy, power-packed pudding which tastes sublime.

No-Bake Salted Almond Joy Bars

No-Bake Salted Almond Joy Bars VIEW RECIPE

If you like Almond Joy or Mounds bars, or just love coconut desserts in general, you need to try this easy recipe.

Magic Vanilla Custard Cake

Magic Vanilla Custard Cake VIEW RECIPE

Being on a paleo diet doesn’t mean missing out on all the good things in life, it means making the good things even better, and this vanilla custard cake is a prime example.

Apple Pie in a Jar

Apple Pie in a Jar VIEW RECIPE

Not only are these apple pies in jars visually appealing, but they’re also totally delicious, and as they’re actually baked right there in the jar, they’re a lot of fun to make, too.

Almond Flour Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Almond Flour Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches VIEW RECIPE

Ice cream sandwiches are one of life’s – and summer’s – simple pleasures, so don’t miss this paleo dessert recipe which uses an almond flour crust and a delicious banana ice cream.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies VIEW RECIPE

Lower in calories and using all natural ingredients, these chocolate chip cookies are made with heart-healthy dark chocolate chips, almond flour, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil for the dough.

Thick Maple Syrup Waffle Cookies

Thick Maple Syrup Waffle Cookies VIEW RECIPE

If you’re a fan of thick, chewy belgian waffles and are a maple syrup lover, this is the dessert for you.

Paleo Lamingtons

Paleo Lamingtons VIEW RECIPE

Lamingtons are little bites of dessert heaven – chunks of cake covered in chocolate, and coated in coconut, and with the few tweaks in this recipe you can make them completely paleo-friendly.

No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Bars

No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Bars VIEW RECIPE

If you like homemade desserts but haven’t got the time for baking, these no-bake paleo pumpkin bars are ideal, because the only equipment they need are a food processor and a baking pan.

Easy Grilled Peaches

Easy Grilled Peaches VIEW RECIPE

Dairy and refined sugar-free, this simple but elegant dessert is made by placing homemade banana ice cream on top of succulent, sweet grilled peaches for a subtle taste of summer.

Black Forest Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes VIEW RECIPE

Capture the taste of black forest desserts in these paleo-friendly cupcakes which use cacao powder and sour cherries in the sponge and filling, beneath a soft, whipped coconut cream frosting.

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars VIEW RECIPE

Soaking and then blending cashews is an excellent way to create a cheesecake filling which is totally dairy-free, and this recipe needs no baking so it’s simple and easy, too.

Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Bars

Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Bars VIEW RECIPE

Pumpkins and pecans – what more could you ask for in a dessert fit for the fall? Somple to make, this delightful streusel-topped masterpiece will become a firm favorite as autumn calls.

Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake

Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake VIEW RECIPE

Dump cakes are great, whether you’re in a hurry or not gifted in the baking department. This one is extra special, though, because the sweetness of the pineapple is offset by tart, vibrant cherries.

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake VIEW RECIPE

If Key Lime pie is one of your favorites, you might want to check out this cheesecake recipe which uses almonds and dates for the crust, and a lime-infused cashew and coconut filling.

Easy Paleo Peach Cobbler

Easy Paleo Peach Cobbler VIEW RECIPE

Peach cobbler is one of those delicious, warming, comforting desserts which has been around forever, but unlike the classic recipe, this one uses healthier paleo-friendly ingredients like almond flour and natural honey.

Heavenly Vanilla Cake

Heavenly Vanilla Cake VIEW RECIPE

This vanilla cake looks absolutely stunning, and nobody would guess that it’s actually good for you. With the creamy white frosting slathered all over, it tastes as decadent as it looks.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread (Paleo and Gluten Free)

Double Chocolate Banana Bread (Paleo and Gluten Free) VIEW RECIPE

Banana bread is the perfect way to use up over-ripe bananas, but this dessert recipe turns it into something special as it comes with a double helping of paleo-friendly chocolate.

Lemon Raspberry Gummies

Lemon Raspberry Gummies VIEW RECIPE

Gelatine plays an important part in our health, but if you don’t fancy making and eating bone broth, have a go at making these pretty little gummies using grass-fed gelatin and raspberries, instead.

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Avocado Chocolate Pudding VIEW RECIPE

Rich, dark, and silky…this dessert has all the markings of something totally delicious and bad for you, except it’s not, as it’s made with avocado, honey, cocoa powder, and a splash of vanilla.

Paleo Coconut Chocolate Cake

Paleo Coconut Chocolate Cake VIEW RECIPE

Not all desserts have to be overly sweet, and this paleo dessert recipe is the perfect example; chocolate cake, topped with a coconut honey layer, and finished with a chocolate glaze.

Raspberry Almond Butter Bars

Raspberry Almond Butter Bars VIEW RECIPE

Homemade jam is always nicer than store-bought, and it’s used in this dessert recipe to provide a fruity layer on top of the almond flour and coconut sugar crust.

Lemon Curd


Creamy, smooth, and with the perfect balance between citrusy and sweet, this homemade lemon curd is sugar-free and delicious, and totally paleo-friendly, whether you spread it on bread or add it to desserts.

Honey Almond Fudge Cups

Honey Almond Fudge Cups VIEW RECIPE

Using almond butter and honey (or maple syrup for a vegan option), you can make these creamy fudge cups which are generously-sized and honeyed enough to satisfy the sweetest tooth.

Gluten Free Apple Cake

Gluten Free Apple Cake VIEW RECIPE

Apple and caramel is a delightful combination, which is why this gluten-free cake is so delicious; it’s made with shredded apples and topped with a creamy coconut milk and honey frosting.

Crunchy Paleo Rhubarb Crisp

Crunchy Paleo Rhubarb Crisp VIEW RECIPE

With soft, juicy apples and succulent rhubarb underneath, and a crunchy honey and cinnamon crisp on top, this fruit crumble is equally delicious whether you eat it hot or cold.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake VIEW RECIPE

Coconut and sweet potato are what gives this delicious cinnamon coffee cake its sweetness, and since it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free, everyone will get the chance to try a slice.

Chocolate Cherry Paleo Ice Cream

Chocolate Cherry Paleo Ice Cream VIEW RECIPE

Forget trying to find a decent, tasty paleo-friendly ice cream in the stores and make your own using an ice cream maker and just five ingredients, including full fat coconut milk.

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Oatmeal Cream Pies VIEW RECIPE

Cream pies are a childhood staple and something you probably miss from when you were a kid, but even with a restricted diet, these oatmeal-type cream-filled cookies can still be enjoyed.



Tiramisu translates as ‘pick me up’, and that’s exactly what this totally moreish paleo-friendly dessert will do – the cashew ‘mascarpone’ and sugar cookie ‘lady fingers’ mean you’ll never notice the difference.

Soft Paleo Sugar Cookies

Soft Paleo Sugar Cookies VIEW RECIPE

Soft, chewy, and baked to perfection, these sugar cookies use paleo-compatible ingredients like cassava flour and coconut sugar, and are topped with a coconut cream and maple syrup frosting.

No Bake Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Bars

No Bake Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Bars VIEW RECIPE

What happens when you want a sweet but homemade treat and haven’t got time to bake? These 4-ingredient chocolate almond butter bars are perfect, and need no baking at all.

Big Fat Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Big Fat Chocolate Chunk Cookies VIEW RECIPE

Gluten, grain, dairy, soy, and refined sugar-free, these cookies can be enjoyed by almost anyone, no matter their lifestyle, which is just as well because we all need chocolate chip cookies sometimes, right?

Lemon Bars


Bright, light, and cheerful – not to mention delicious – this lemon bar dessert recipe uses almond and coconut flour for the crust, and is finished with a tangy lemon curd-style filling.

Pistachio Pudding

Pistachio Pudding VIEW RECIPE

This might just be the healthiest dessert you have ever eaten; look how cool it looks, too! Made with avocado, spinach, and pistachios, this creamy pudding has a hint of rose, too.

Lemon Cookie Doug Bites

Lemon Cookie Dough Bites VIEW RECIPE

Cookie dough is one of those desserts that makes you feel like a kid who’s been caught licking the wooden spoon, but this lemon cookie dough won’t get you into trouble at all.

Homemade Almond Joy Bars

Homemade Almond Joy Bars VIEW RECIPE

Vegan and paleo, and with only 6 ingredients, these almond joy bars will definitely spread happiness, as the coconut and almond center is encased in a creamy vegan chocolate coating.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Ice Cream VIEW RECIPE

You’ll need an ice cream maker for this recipe, but they are well worth the investment for tailoring ice creams to suit your needs, like this incredible vegan and paleo salted caramel delight.

Paleo Sugar Cookies with Pumpkin Glaze

Paleo Sugar Cookies with Pumpkin Glaze VIEW RECIPE

Fall means pumpkins, and pumpkins mean delicious comfort food. Bake into the season with these plump (plumpkin?) sugar cookies which are covered in a cocoa butter and pumpkin spiced glaze.

Paleo Lemon Curd Tart

Paleo Lemon Curd Tart VIEW RECIPE

Lemon curd pie is such a wonderful alternative to a heavy chocolate dessert; that gorgeous citrusy taste just lifts the spirits, and this one is paleo friendly so can be eaten guilt-free.

Homemade Starbursts

Homemade Starbursts VIEW RECIPE

Candy is definitely not off the table when you’re eating healthily; just make these DIY Starbursts using freeze dried fruits, coconut butter, and a couple other ingredients for tangy and healthy treats.

Paleo Apple Crisp

Paleo Apple Crisp VIEW RECIPE

Whether you call it apple crisp or apple crumble, this warming dessert recipe will satisfy the sweetest of teeth, safe in the knowledge that it’s totally paleo-friendly, and vegan too.

Mini Paleo Pumpkin Pies with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

Mini Paleo Pumpkin Pies with Gingerbread Cookie Crust VIEW RECIPE

Bringing together two of the very best things about the holidays, this mini pumpkin pie has a gingerbread crust and is filled with the delicious pumpkin and spices we all know and love.

Paleo Crepes with Strawberry Sauce

Paleo Crepes with Strawberry Sauce VIEW RECIPE

If you’re looking for a paleo-friendly dessert which is dripping in fresh strawberry sauce, this stack of crepes will certainly hit the mark; the recipe even includes a decadent whipped coconut cream.

Chocolate Silk Pie

Chocolate Silk Pie VIEW RECIPE

The pleasure in food comes not only from the taste, but also the look and the texture, and this chocolate silk pie is one of the smoothest desserts you’ll ever try.

Paleo Christmas Crack

Paleo Christmas Crack VIEW RECIPE

Changing to a paleo diet doesn’t mean missing out on festive favorites like Christmas Crack. This crispy, salty and sweet dessert can be made using almond flour crackers for a healthier version.

Blueberry Gummies

Blueberry Gummies VIEW RECIPE

Forget bone broth, these 2-bite gummies are the perfect way to get some gelatin into your body to aid gut health, and they’re made with maple syrup, blueberries, and a generous splash of lemon.

Homemade Paleo Oreo Cookies

Homemade Paleo Oreo Cookies VIEW RECIPE

Ah, Oreos – those deliciously dark cookies which are filled with whiter than white cream, and definitely not paleo-friendly. Make your own with this easy paleo-recipe and get stuck in, completely guilt-free.

Paleo Pumpkin Donuts

Paleo Pumpkin Donuts VIEW RECIPE

With organic pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, you just know these donuts are going to taste of fall; wait til you taste the rather special coconut butter and maple syrup icing, though!

Gulab Jamun


Gulab jamuns are delicious fried dumplings which are drenched in sweet syrup and traditionally served in Indian restaurants, but you can make your own gluten-free versions right there at home.

Chocolate Paleo Pecan Pie

Chocolate Paleo Pecan Pie VIEW RECIPE

Made with natural sweeteners, this chocolate pecan pie is ideal for those who like clean eating as it’s dairy, gluten, and refined sugar-free but tastes as good as the sugar-laden original.

Baked Apple Dessert

Baked Apple Dessert VIEW RECIPE

Baked apple is one of those wholesome and comforting desserts that will probably remind you of home, and you can relive those memories even on an AIP or paleo diet thanks to this recipe.

Easy Chocolate Layer Cake

Easy Chocolate Layer Cake VIEW RECIPE

There’s nothing more disappointing than biting into a chocolate cake only to find it dry and flavorless, but this keto and paleo one is rich, intense, and supremely moist – it’s perfect!

Chocolate Coconut No Bake Balls

Chocolate Coconut No Bake Balls VIEW RECIPE

Making your own chocolate means that these no-bake bounty bites are totally homemade, and because they don’t need to be baked, you won’t have to wait long to try one.

Homemade Creme Eggs

Homemade Creme Eggs VIEW RECIPE

Not eating refined sugars can be a pain at times, like Easter and Christmas, but you don’t have to miss out on cream eggs because this paleo version is totally amazing!

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies VIEW RECIPE

There’s no dairy, no gluten, no grain, and no refined sugar in these pumpkin whoopee pies, just heaps of pumpkin spice flavor and a filling of sweet honey Italian meringue.

5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes VIEW RECIPE

Containing just one carb each, these authentic tasting donut holes require no baking, or indeed cooking of any kind, so you can literally roll one right into your mouth!

Paleo Reese's Bars

Paleo Reese's Bars VIEW RECIPE

Can Reese’s bars be classed as clean eating? Well, they can when they’re homemade, and this dessert recipe shows you how to do it using almond flour, nut butter, and cocoa powder.

Flourless Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Flourless Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies VIEW RECIPE

Don’t keep these chocolate almond butter cookies for a special occasion – every day is special, which means they should be enjoyed whenever you fancy, and because they’re flourless, they are paleo-friendly, too.

Luscious Lemon Cupcakes

Luscious Lemon Cupcakes VIEW RECIPE

These cupcakes look like little pieces of summer, don’t you agree? Light and fluffy, these paleo-friendly lemon delights can be topped with any paleo frosting to keep them looking, and tasting, fresh.

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  1. Now that is a great looking paleo dessert list!! We tried the eat, drink , paleo sticky date puddings YUM!! 🙂

  2. OK … how about for someone trying to do Paleo who also has a nut allergy? I’m trying to help my wife and found ZERO things on the list she can eat! 🙁

    • Michael: Danielle Walker over at AgainstAllGrain has lots of nut-free recipes! Also, Lea over at PaleoSpirit has some nut-free recipes and nut substitutions (her son has a nut allergy as well). I know there are a lot more out there, and once you find one good source they tend to lead to others.

      Nice of you to help your wife! Good luck to you guys!

    • Most nut allergies do not include coconut, so you could do a coconut based icecream, but if coconut is out you could do a sorbet sweetened with agave. If you want to do chocolate I suggest getting a high quality unsweetened cocoa powder.

    • How about seeds? is she allergic to seeds as well? try substituting nuts for sunflower or pumpkin (pepitas) seeds! they are delicious and have the characteristic nutty flavor!

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