Valentine’s Day is a day that’s mainly about two things: love, and chocolate. Food is a huge part of the chocolate thing, and even if chocolate isn’t YOUR thing, you still want to feed your love something delicious. Try some of these paleo Valentine’s Day recipes, perfect for the occasion.
1. Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake
When it comes to paleo cakes, flourless chocolate cakes are usually at the top of the list because they’re so easy, fudgy, and awesome. This one is simple with coconut sugar, water, vanilla, sea salt, dark chocolate, and grass-fed butter with eggs. It’s very rich, so tiny slices will do! This is perfect for your Valentine.
2. Easy One Pan Maple Balsmic Glazed Scallops With Pomegranate
Maybe you’re looking for the perfect dinner for two to enjoy, and you need a good date dinner. Here’s your winner! These fake-fancy impressive scallops are seasoned with garlic, sea salt, black pepper, butter, maple syrup, and good-quality balsamic vinegar.
3. Golden Beet Champagne Soup
This elegant and romantic soup can also be made with white wine. With garlic, ginger, sweet potato, and onion, even beet skeptics are sure to fall in love with whoever makes them this fantastic and sunny-colored beet soup.
4. Raw Creamy Chocolate Tarts With Caramel Hazelnut Crust
These tarts have a caramel-flavored crust made from date paste and hazelnuts with a luscious, silky filling made from creamed cashews, coconut butter, raw honey, and maple syrup. Top them off with chocolate and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to Nutella heaven.
5. Bittersweet Chocolate Bouchons
These guys are part-candy, part-muffin, part-cupcake, all delicious. Make them to enjoy with your love using coconut oil, bittersweet chocolate, eggs, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, salt, arrowroot powder, and cocoa powder both inside and for dusting.
6. Easy Coconut Chocolate Pancakes With Strawberries
Garnished with sweet strawberries, these chocolate-coconut pancakes are made with almond milk, almond butter, vanilla, cocoa powder, coconut flour, and coconut sugar. You’ll be making these for your sweetie, but it’s let’s be honest: you’re making them because you’re hoping they’ll share.
7. No Bake Red Velvet Cake Pops
These no-bake cake pops are paleo and vegan, made with almond flour, coconut flour, shredded coconut, medjool dates, coconut milk, vanilla, chocolate chips, dark chocolate, and beets. Yes, beets! I’d know that particular shade of pink-red just about anywhere.
8. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Brownies
These brownies are made with coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, and almond flour, with plenty of chocolate. They’re layered with a sweet raspberry sauce baked right into the batter, so these brownies are more than moist and fudgy. They’ll be your new favorite.
9. Paleo Hemp Fudge Skillet Brownie
This skillet brownie is made mostly with hemp seeds, making it not only a lovely treat to make for your love, but a treat that’s also giving them a boost of nutrition in the form of protein, Omega 3s, and other goodies. Also it’s gooey and delicious, so there’s that.
10. Coconut Oil Chocolate Fudge
Because coconut oil has a very low melting point and it’s solid or semi-solid at room temperature, it’s the perfect healthy base for things like fudge. These fudge squares are sweetened with honey and maple syrup, and your Valentine will love to come home to a few of these.
11. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day breakfast and pancakes aren’t really your thing, try this strawberry smoothie bowl is raw cacao powder, coconut oil, banana, dates, and a handful of possible nutrient boosters you could add to make it even better.
12. Vegan Raspberry Milk
A simple treat for Valentine’s Day or any day, this dairy-free raspberry milk is made with almond milk and coconut cream, flavored with vanilla and raspberries. You can replace the xylitol with stevia to taste, or a little honey or maple syrup.
13. Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes With Strawberry Buttercream
If you can pull this one off (and I’m totally rooting for you) your love will think you went to a professional bakery to pick up these beauties. Make them with coconut milk, honey, coconut and almond flours, cocoa powder, and a homemade strawberry buttercream with freeze-dried strawberries.
14. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies
I think I’ve found my new favorite brownie recipe. It’s this one, covered with fresh strawberries embedded in a rich chocolate ganache sweetened with maple syrup. The brownies themselves are sweetened with coconut sugar, flavored with vanilla, and full of fudgy texture and dark chocolate chunks.
15. Maple Allspice Roasted Plantains
If cupcakes, cakes, and chocolates are a little too “expected” for you, try making these maple allspice roasted plantains with maple syrup, mini chocolate chips, allspice or cinnamon, coconut oil, and (optional) whipped coconut cream.
16. Paleo Gingerbread Blender Pancakes With Cranberry Sauce
These pancakes have a little bit of a different flavor than you’d expect—instead of chocolate and strawberry or raspberry, they’re filled with gingerbread and cranberry flavors! Yum. You’ll need almond milk, banana, molasses, vanilla, cinnamon, and a few other ingredients.
17. Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Bark
Chocolate bark is one of my favorite gifts to give for any holiday or occasion, because it’s so easy to customize for the person you’re giving it to and what they like. This version uses dried cranberries, pecan pieces, shredded coconut, goji berries, and sprinkles. If you can’t find paleo sprinkles, leave them off.
18. Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake With Cherry Sauce
Cherries are one of the most romantic fruits, in my opinion, and they’re amazing atop this flourless almond cake with ground almonds, coconut nectar, raw cacao powder, coconut milk, vanilla powder, and coconut oil. So tasty and perfect for your Valentine.
19. Raw Chocolate Goji and Raspberry Bark
This chocolate bark is simple to make with cacao butter, cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, sea salt, freeze-dried raspberries, and goji berries. The freeze-dried berries create bursts of flavor that are even more intense than with dried fruit!
20. Raspberry Truffle Dessert For Two
The most romantic desserts, in my opinion are the ones you can share just the two of you. This amazing raspberry truffle is one such dessert, and it’s even better that’s it’s simple to make with frozen raspberries, coconut milk, cacao butter, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and a liquid sweetener of your choice.
21. Raw Chocolate Raspberry Kisses
You’ll need a heart-shaped candy mold to make these, but the rest is easy. This chocolate is completely homemade from scratch (yum) and each one has a raspberry bit in the middle. You can make chocolate or white chocolate versions and top them with crushed nuts!
22. Heart Beet Brownies
These heart-shaped brownies are made with steamed beets, giving them a “red velvet” color and lots of iron and other nutrients. And when you’re having a treat, we could use the extra nutrients! You can use a granulated sweetener of your choice, here. Maple or coconut sugar would be perfect.
23. Molten Chocolate Espresso Cakes
When I was a kid, my dad always bought these frozen lava cakes that we heated up in the microwave as a “snack.” Those things were so good, but so bad for me! This paleo version is a better treat with coconut oil, maple syrup, chocolate chips, eggs, almond flour, coconut flour, and instant espresso.
24. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding
Not everyone loves chia pudding, but if your love loves it (are you confused yet?) this is the perfect recipe to make. You’ll use rich full-fat coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cashew milk, and a chocolate ganache with raw cacao powder and honey.
25. Raw Strawberry Chocolates
These chocolates are totally raw and made with raw cacao powder and coconut oil. The strawberry filling is made from fresh strawberries and soaked macadamia or cashew nuts, sweetened just with pure maple syrup in both layers. Yummy and simple!
26. Naughty Candied Bacon and Spiced Pecan Chocolate
Nothing says love like bacon, right? Er, uh, something like that. Anyway, I guarantee you’ll get a lot of love if you gift your bacon-lover with some of this chocolate bark with homemade candied bacon, cayenne-spiced pecans, cacao butter, and Himalayan sea salt.
27. Frosted Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies
Made with rich and creamy cashew butter, coconut sugar, and coconut flour, these easy cookies whip up in about fifteen minutes, which is pretty darn fast. Top them with a yummy honey-sweetened coconut butter frosting and enjoy.
28. Raw Cinnamon Hearts
This is a truly unique recipe, and I’m sure you haven’t made anything like it before. These hearts, perfect for Valentine’s Day, or made with dried banana sliced filled with a cinnamon chocolate cream using date paste, cinnamon, vanilla powder, and carob powder (you could use cocoa powder).