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15 Classic Jewish Recipes (With a Paleo Twist)

Looking for some recipes you can serve for Passover or Rosh Hashanah? Trying to recreate your Bubbe’s famous recipes, paleo-style? These fantastic recipes will be able to help you out. From latkes and chicken soup to matzo, honey cake, and Hamantaschen cookies, we’ve got you covered.

These Jewish recipes try to keep things traditional while also making them Paleo friendly. My friend really appreciated that I recreated some of her favorites.



1. Yummy Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Gnocchi are a favorite dish in a handful of different cultures, and these awesome gnocchi are made healthy with sweet potatoes. Almond flour and arrowroot powder with egg white help bind them together, and they’re seasoned with a bit of salt and garlic powder.


Cure All Chicken Soup
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2. Cure All Chicken Soup
Chicken soup is known as “Jewish penicillin” for a reason—when done up from scratch with homemade bone broth and whole ingredients, it’s packed with nutrients and goodies to help us heal while keeping us well-nourished and warmed up with love.


3. Roasted Beef Brisket
This beef brisket is full of flavor with seasonings like black pepper, garlic, onion, rosemary, and thyme. Use coconut aminos as a paleo replacement for soy sauce, and if possible, use homemade bone broth for the chicken broth. It’ll offer fantastic additional benefits for your hair, skin, nails, and digestive tract. Healing magic!


4. Chipotle Chicken Soup
Here’s another chicken soup recipe, and this one’s loaded with fun flavors and twists you’ve never tried before. You’ll need onion, garlic, carrot, peppers, chipotle, and other yummy ingredients like pumpkin seeds. Make sure to choose a kosher fat if necessary for the cooking fat, and leave out the cheddar if you want.


5. Grain Free Matzo
Yes—it can be done! This grain free matzo is the product of weeks of work and testing by this blogger, and it’s made with a combination of almond flour, coconut flour, sea salt, egg, olive oil, and water. Such simple ingredients! Better get to work, and check out the blog post for fun serving ideas.


Grain Free Hamantaschen Cookies for Purim
Photo: Primal Palate

6. Grain Free Hamantaschen Cookies for Purim
These Hamantaschen cookies, with their pretty scalloped edges and filling made from prunes, raisins, lemon juice, and maple syrup, are a fantastic little pastry for your Purim celebration. The filling is sweet, thick, and sticky, and your family won’t even realize they’re grain free.


7. Honey Cake Cupcakes With Caramelized Apples
This perfect Rosh Hashanah recipe is made with almond flour, tapioca or arrowroot starch, eggs, apple sauce, honey, vanilla, and an awesome caramelized apple topping with grass-fed butter, raw honey, and lemon zest. You’ll have the family begging you to make these every year. Or even better—all year long!


8. Almond-Walnut Thumbprint Macaroons
These Passover macaroons are made with blanched almonds, walnuts, coconut palm sugar, egg and egg whites, ground cardamom (such an awesome flavor), and homemade paleo-friendly raspberry jam (really, you could use any flavor of jam you like best).


9. Wholesome Sweet Potato Latkes
Everybody loves a good latke, right? These deliciously crispy latkes are amazing served hot, and made healthier with sweet potatoes, parsnip, onion, almond flour, eggs, green onions, cayenne, and coconut oil. Don’t forget the applesauce to serve with them!


Jelly Ring Cups for Passover
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10. Jelly Ring Cups for Passover
These Passover candy cups only have three ingredients: coconut oil, dark chocolate chips, and raspberry chia jam (or your favorite flavor, but I strongly recommend using raspberry as it’s amazing with chocolate). You’re going to want to be eating these all year long.


11. Nutella Banana Ice Cream for Passover
Here’s another fun Passover treat, and this one’s made with bananas, homemade nutella, and vanilla extract. That’s all you need, seriously! There’s a recipe included for the homemade nutella with just four ingredients, and none of them are any of the nasties in store-bought Nutella.


12. Passover-Friendly Blueberry Cookies With Chocolate Hazelnut Filling
These pretty cookies are a flavor party in your mouth. The outer layers are a juicy and gorgeous purple from the fresh or frozen blueberries, and the whole cookie is sweetened with maple syrup and filled with a homemade healthy chocolate hazelnut spread.


13. Lemon Olive Oil Cake
This cake will fool all of the non-paleo eaters as your Seder. It’s made in a Bundt pan with almond flour, tapioca starch, honey, vanilla, eggs, lemon, and olive oil and it’s topped with a silky cashew-based lemon glaze with extra lemon zest. Super lemony and just sweet enough!


Grain Free Thumbprint Cookies
Photo: Healthy Green Kitchen

14. Grain Free Thumbprint Cookies
These easy cookies can be filled with just about anything you want, from chia jams to fruit curds to fresh pashed fruit. Yummy! Just make sure you use coconut or maple syrup for the sugar in this recipe—I love that these cookies aren’t overly sweet.


15. Chewy Coconut Macaroons
These kosher-for-Passover macaroons are deliciously deep and chewy, and they only have four ingredients. Yes, only four! All you’ll need to make these golden brown babies is eggs, honey, pure vanilla extract, and unsweetened shredded coconut. They’re easy and delicious.

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