What’s Inside: Are you on the AIP diet and craving something sweet? These are my go-to AIP and Paleo dessert recipes. You’ll find some classics, as well as a few delicious new, healthy dessert ideas too!
My 6 Favorite AIP Dessert Recipes (Paleo, Egg-free, Nut-free)
Baking on the AIP diet can be a stretch sometimes, am I right? Without eggs, nut flours, and even baking powder, it can present a challenge. But where there’s a will (or a craving), there’s definitely a way!
Just getting started on AIP (or need a refresh)?
Here's an easy 1-week meal plan using some of my most popular AIP recipes to make it stress-free and delicious.
What Is the AIP Diet?
The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) can be a greatly beneficial healing diet for those with Autoimmune Disease or even severe digestive problems. I myself was on AIP for a few months and found great success with it in helping my Hashimoto’s symptoms.
While following this eating regimen, my antibodies reduced greatly, my energy returned, and much of my inflammation was reduced. It’s imperative that you do re-introduce foods gradually, and there are some studies suggesting this should be done sooner rather than later. You don’t want to reduce your gut microbiota diversity by relying on too many of the same foods over and over again. Some can find that they’ll get sensitive to what they lean on too much.
So, what is AIP (in a nutshell)? Basically the Paleo diet with further restrictions. There is a removal and re-introduction period of at least 30-days of common allergens: eggs, nightshades, nuts, seeds, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, legumes, and certain spices.
Are desserts allowed on AIP?
I happen to believe life without dessert is no life for me! When on a healing protocol like AIP, moderation and quality are especially important. So yes, desserts with compliant ingredients and sweeteners are okay on AIP in balance. And, I happen to think having go-to desserts or snacks will make you even more successful because your happiness is important to your healing. I hope these recipes leave a smile on your face 🙂
Which Sweeteners are Compliant with the AIP Diet?
In moderation, natural sweeteners are allowed on AIP. As always, you should listen to your body and see how you feel! I tend to bake with fruit (like bananas that are so naturally sweet on their own), maple syrup, raw honey, dates, and coconut sugar, but any from this list are compliant for AIP desserts:
Dates or date sugar
Cooking with any of these sweeteners or fruit is what makes baking on AIP not only possible but fun!
You’ll find that any of these AIP Paleo desserts will nip your pesky sugar craving in the bud without going overboard and sending your blood sugar into a tail-spin. And as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, this is always a key focus when I support clients with digestion and energy! Plus, everyone in the house will love them too (even picky eaters), and they won’t know it’s AIP. Enjoy!
Paleo Coffee Cake
4.16 from 145 votes
Nutty, sweet and packed full of cinnamon, this Paleo coffee cake is crazy good. Make this coffee cake for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert!
4-ingredients to allergen-friendly, dairy-free vanilla ice cream you can enjoy in a snap! This recipe is AIP-friendly, made with coconut milk, vanilla (extract or powder), a bit of raw honey and gelatin for texture.
These dairy-free banana cream pie parfaits are easy and allergen-friendly! Naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and raw honey, it makes a perfect healthy treat you’ll love.(PALEO, AIP, DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE)
Soft & Chewy Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookies (AIP, Paleo)
3.96 from 104 votes
Naturally sweetened with dates and dusted in spicy cinnamon, these simple gluten-free snickerdoodle cookies are light and tasty! They're also AIP-friendly and Paleo, so everyone can enjoy! Cozy up with these sofft and chewy cookies on a chilly afternoon with a cup of tea and warm socks.