May 7, 2019
(updated February 8, 2023)
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!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This recipe is so easy and delicious! I’ve been baking without eggs for over a year now and this is the first banana bread recipe I found that uses simple ingredients without comprising taste and texture. This will be my new go-to banana bread recipe!” – Jess
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!
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I’m sharing six of my favorite AIP Paleo desserts and snacks that are all super delicious! And, when in doubt, seasonal fruit with a little coconut cream and cinnamon never fails. Plus, I’ve got my jam and toasted coconut butter recipes below so you can use that on the English muffin, waffle, ice cream or good old-fashioned fruit/coconut yogurt. Easy as can be!
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.
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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.
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 🙂
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:
Cooking with any of these sweeteners or fruit is what makes baking on AIP not only possible but fun!
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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!
tip! Learn more about my favorite AIP-friendly flours to use while baking and cooking in this guide. Including how to use them and my favorite recipes to use for each!
Craving Chocolate? Try these chocolatey recipes with AIP substitutions using CAROB!
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These aip desserts all look so good! Can’t wait to try the coffee cake.
OH YAY – Hope you enjoy it, cheers!
These all look so delicious I’m having a hard time figuring out what to try first — but I think it’ll have to be the eggless waffles – those look amazing!
I fully support that decision – good choice! haha
That coffee cake looks amazing. So light and fluffy too.
These are delicious recipes! We just loved the ice cream and hasselback apples. I can’t wait to make the rest of these!
What a great pick. I will surely be making some of these desserts.
I can’t decide which of these I want to try first! They all look delicious! I think I’ll go for the coffee cake!
All of these recipes look so delicious and I can’t wait to try the coffee cake! Thanks for putting this list together I will keep this for the future!
This looks so delicious and so tasty! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! So exctied!
Great collection! I need to try those collagen balls – they look like the perfect quick snack!
These all look amazing but the vanilla ice cream and waffles is especially calling my name! Can’t wait to dig in.