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15 Satisfying AIP & Paleo Desserts

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

My 15 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!

 

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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!

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.

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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.

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
  • Coconut sugar
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Blackstrap Molasses
  • Monkfruit
  • Stevia

Cooking with any of these sweeteners or fruit is what makes baking on AIP not only possible but fun!

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My Favorite AIP Dessert Recipes

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!


Gooey Microwave Paleo Cinnamon Roll for 1 (with sweet potato!)

4.43 from 14 votes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This Gooey Microwave Paleo Cinnamon Roll for 1 is the perfect single serve recipe! Satisfy your sweet tooth while using healthy ingredients like sweet potato. It's gluten-free, nut free, and AIP-friendly.
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Coconut-Free AIP Banana Bread

4.16 from 59 votes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
AIP Banana bread
Naturally sweetened by extra-ripe bananas, a touch of maple syrup, and a pinch of coconut or maple sugar, this simple classic recipe uses a combination of Tigernut and tapioca flour for a perfectly moist tender crumb! (AIP, paleo, coconut-free, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)
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Paleo Coffee Cake

4.16 from 146 votes
Total Time: 35 minutes
AIP coffee cake via Food by Mars
Nutty, sweet and packed full of cinnamon, this Paleo coffee cake is crazy good. Make this coffee cake for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert!
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Homemade Paleo Strawberry Jam (AIP, refined sugar-free)

4.83 from 28 votes
homemade paleo strawberry jam
This easy strawberry jam comes together in just minutes using gelatin powder and is naturally sweetened with ripe strawberries and raw honey! It's pectin-free, refined sugar-free, Paleo, and AIP-friendly.
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No-Brainer Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, AIP)

4.97 from 31 votes
Total Time: 13 minutes
how to make toasted coconut butter recipe
This Toasted Coconut Butter recipe is a no-brainer! Just toast some shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes in a skillet, and then blend them up in a food processor. That's it!
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AIP English Muffin (paleo, vegan, gelatin-free)

4.07 from 129 votes
Total Time: 8 minutes
AIP English Muffin with coconut yogurt and strawberry jam
3-minutes and 7-ingredients until you have an allergen-friendly, crispy and chewy English muffin ready to go!
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Mixed Berry Fruit Crisp (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

3.95 from 89 votes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Fruit Crisp (Paleo, AIP, Vegan) via Food by Mars
I’ve got your new SUMMER DESSERT to eat all season long. With a simple template, you can make your own and this fabulous recipe – you’re all set to be the host(ess) with the most(ess). 
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AIP Breakfast Waffle Recipe (Eggless, Vegan, Paleo)

3.96 from 84 votes
Total Time: 25 minutes
AIP Paleo Waffles (egg-free, nut-free, vegan)
A lower-carb waffle that’s allergen-friendly. These delicious waffles are crispy, fluffy and so flavorful! (AIP, Paleo, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Vegan)
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AIP Vanilla Ice Cream (Paleo, Dairy-free, Egg-free)

3.21 from 216 votes
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
AIP Vanilla Ice Cream (dairy-free, paleo, egg-free) via Food by Mars
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.
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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!

Banana Bread Protein Balls (AIP, Paleo & Gluten-free)

4.12 from 36 votes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Banana Bread Protein Balls (AIP, Paleo & Gluten-free) via Food by Mars
Keep these high protein and fat snacks with you while traveling so you always have a back-up! They’re easy, delicious and will keep you energized – a favorite for travel!
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Easy Paleo Hasselback Apples

4.16 from 53 votes
paleo hasselback apples
You can enjoy the best flavors of Fall all in one healthy dessert with these Paleo hasselback apples. They're delicious and easy to make!
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Soft & Chewy Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookies (AIP, Paleo)

3.96 from 104 votes
paleo gluten-free snickerdoodle cookies
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.
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Paleo Banana Cream Pie Parfaits

4.03 from 82 votes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Paleo Banana Cream Pie Parfaits (AIP, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free) via Food by Mars
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)
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Coconut Passion Fruit Panna Cotta (AIP, Paleo & Low FODMAP Friendly)

3.96 from 21 votes
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
aip passion fruit panna cotta
5 ingredients and just a few minutes of prep. This easy dessert is healthy and delicious and makes for an impressive presentation. (Dairy-free, Paleo, AIP & Low FODMAP Friendly)
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12 comments

  1. 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!

  2. These are delicious recipes! We just loved the ice cream and hasselback apples. I can’t wait to make the rest of these!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!