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25+ Delicious Gluten-free Dairy-free Desserts

4.14 from 29 votes

What’s Inside: This sweet collection of gluten-free, dairy-free desserts is also Paleo and AIP-friendly, making it perfect for mixed company with food sensitivities. No one will know these desserts are healthier and allergen-friendly by the decadent flavors and legit textures. Don’t miss the nut-free coffee cake, grain-free pumpkin pie, brownies, cookies, and ice creams!

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My favorite gluten-free dairy-free desserts

Eating gluten-free and dairy-free doesn’t have to mean fun-free, too. As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, mom, and lover of food managing Hashimoto’s (autoimmune disease) and PCOS with diet and lifestyle… having a healthy-ish and allergen-friendly dessert every once in a while is a part of the deal! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite recipes that are also Paleo and AIP-friendly, too!

Cakes and Muffins

These baked goods are the real deal! My gluten and dairy-loving family and friends enjoy these right along with me, happily and I know yours will too. Whether it’s for a birthday, holiday, or a little baking therapy on a weekend… I hope these recipes bring you so much joy while nourishing your body using ingredients you can enjoy. You’ll find they’re mostly all Paleo and some are also AIP!


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Paleo Coffee Cake

4.2 from 123 votes
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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Paleo Carrot Walnut Cake (gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

4.24 from 42 votes
Paleo Carrot Walnut Loaf Cake via Food by Mars
Spiced and a little sweet, this fluffy carrot cake is the perfect winter treat. Top it off with a little whipped cream for the grand finale! 
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Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread (Gluten-free, Grain-free, Sugar-Free)

3.74 from 41 votes
Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread (refined sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free) via Food by Mars
Naturally sweetened by banana and a touch of maple syrup, this simple classic recipe using All-purpose Paleo flour has a perfectly moist crumb! (paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)
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Flourless Pumpkin Muffins (paleo, refined sugar-free)

4.36 from 39 votes
Flourless Pumpkin Muffins via Food by Mars (Paleo, Refined sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free)
Paleo Flourless Pumpkin Muffins coming right up! These simple, nutritious, and delicious babies will satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings.
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Grain-free Strawberry Tigernut Muffins

4.08 from 13 votes
Easy Grain-free Muffins made with Tigernut Flour and fresh strawberries are delicious and easy! This is a healthier for you treat with no sugar added and packed with goodness.
(Paleo, Vegan, Refined sugar-free)
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Paleo Blondie Mug Cake with Protein (Gluten-free)

4.59 from 12 votes
mug cake
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If you’re looking for a sweet fix but don’t feel like spending forever in the kitchen between messing it up and cleaning up after yourself (like me), cookies are my answer! Easy to whip up, often in just one bowl and done baking in less than 15 minutes. Less risk with substitutions, lots of rewards… enjoy these favorites easily, after dinner, when entertaining for a crowd or potluck party, and of course for the holidays!

Soft-Baked Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (AIP-friendly)

4.68 from 52 votes
soft-baked chocolate chip cookies in a lined baking sheet
These Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delicious and nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth while staying allergen-friendly and simple. They're Paleo, AIP-friendly (so, nut-free and egg-free), sweetened with dates, and fast to make.
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Soft & Chewy Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookies (AIP, Paleo)

4.03 from 89 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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Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free)

4.47 from 41 votes
Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free)
These quick, one-bowl tigernut flour cookies are made with creamy tahini and honey for a delightful salty-sweet flavor you'll love. They're allergen-friendly, nut-free, egg-free and Paleo!
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Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies (Paleo, Gluten-free)

3.72 from 21 votes
Paleo Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies via Food by Mars (gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)
EASY to make with simple ingredients – these healthier shortbread cookies are low in sugar but high in flavor! (PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE)
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Candies and Bars

Chocolate lovers, unite! These treats are fun to prepare and personalize, make great gifts, or are handy to have on hand in the fridge for a little moment of joy. They’re way better than anything you can find at a store and much easier on digestion, too.

Easy Homemade Twix Bars with Tahini (Paleo, Nut-free, Vegan, AIP Options)

4.22 from 52 votes
Easy Homemade Twix Bars with Tahini (Paleo, Nut-free) via Food by Mars
A nut-free shortbread crust topped with naturally-sweetened tahini caramel and drizzled with dark chocolate makes a healthier homemade Twix Bar of your dreams! It’s Paleo, Vegan, and Nut-free, with an AIP option.
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Easy Nut-free Chocolate Easter Eggs (Paleo, Allergen-friendly)

4.95 from 19 votes
how to make chocolate easter eggs with toasted coconut butter
This easy Chocolate Easter Eggs recipe features my toasted coconut butter, rich chocolate, and toasted coconut flakes. These Easter treats are nut-free, Paleo, and allergen-friendly! (with AIP-options)
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Chocolate-covered Pumpkin Banana Truffles

4.15 from 34 votes
Raw Pumpkin Banana Truffles via Food by Mars (Paleo, Vegan, AIP-friendly)
These easy no-bake treats are a tasty low-sugar treat you will love this season! Filled with pumpkin and banana that are naturally sweet and your favorite chocolate (or carob for AIP) creates a velvety bite!
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Dairy-free Chocolate Truffles

4.07 from 29 votes
dairy-free chocolate truffles via Food by Mars
This dairy-free chocolate truffle recipe is just 2-ingredients to a delicious, easy dessert! Use your favorite chocolate (I recommend 70% or higher) and full-fat coconut cream for the dreamiest truffles. Get creative with the toppings. I’m using: cacao powder, freeze-dried raspberries, and shredded coconut on mine! (paleo, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, no bake)
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Brownies and Blondies

Are you team brownie or blondie? With these recipes, you might feel torn… enjoy making them both to decide! Each of these recipes have hidden veggies and are low in sugar, especially when compared to your average boxed or homemade recipe but you’re also free to customize and make them sweeter!

Paleo Plantain Blondies (Vegan, No Added Sugar)

3.75 from 8 votes
plantain blondies
These “pegan” (vegan + paleo) blondies are moist, chewy in the middle with a light golden crust on top and naturally sweet from yellow plantains with NO added sugar at all. Eat these for dessert or breakfast – they’re that good and nutritious!
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Paleo Squash Brownies (lightly sweetened)

4.17 from 18 votes
Healthy paleo brownies made with squash and lightly sweetened for a delicious treat!
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Pies and Baked Fruit

Baked fruit and pies make a decadent, nutritious end to any meal on any occasion! It’s especially a favorite when I’m needing to make use of fruit before it spoils and transforming it into a gooey dessert. Whether it’s berries and stone fruit in the summer or apples and pears in the winter… you can’t go wrong!

Maple Pecan Crumble Apple Pie (Paleo)

4.41 from 59 votes
Naturally sweet apples in a perfectly spiced sauce fill this simple coconut crust and are topped by a lightly sweetened maple-pecan crumble. (PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE)
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Mixed Berry Fruit Crisp (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

3.99 from 66 votes
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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Easy Paleo Hasselback Apples

4.38 from 35 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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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

4.07 from 16 votes
Paleo Pumpkin Pie (gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free) via Food by Mars
Easy, classic pumpkin pie for every Autumn occasion that's Gluten-free and Paleo!
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Raw Matcha Coconut Cream Pie (Vegan, Paleo, Refined sugar-free)

4 from 9 votes
matcha cream pie slices
This raw, dairy-free treat is easy to make and will be a favorite this summer sitting in your freezer. The bitter green matcha combined with creamy coconut and a touch of natural sweetener will feed your dessert craving without a sugar overload.
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Ice Creams and Popsicles

Who needs dairy for ice cream? Not me! These are LEGIT and easy, too!

No-Dairy Chocolate Custard Ice Cream (Paleo)

4.61 from 43 votes
Paleo Double Chocolate Custard Ice Cream (dairy-free) via Food by Mars
Luscious double chocolate ice cream with an (almost) traditional custard base with fresh egg yolks and coconut milk & cream takes dairy-free ice cream to the next level! You’ll love this simple recipe, and the extra steps are well worth it for the decadent result.
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AIP Vanilla Ice Cream (Paleo, Dairy-free, Egg-free)

3.15 from 169 votes
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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Dairy-free Cherry Vanilla Popsicles (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

5 from 1 vote
Nothing cools me down like a delicious ice cream popsicle in this crazy heat! Fresh seasonal cherries, meet a touch of raw honey, coconut milk and some vanilla for a simple and satisfying summer treat.
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Pudding and Parfaits

Simple to whip up, just set these and forget them — the creamy rich texture will make anyone happy.

Paleo Chocolate Avocado Pudding (Nut-free, Vegan)

4.8 from 10 votes
chocolate avocado pudding with whipped coconut cream and berries
A simple dairy-free, raw chocolate pudding made with just 5 key ingredients. Lightly sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup to satisfy a chocolate craving and keep you full with healthy fat from the avocado.
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Paleo Banana Cream Pie Parfaits

4.02 from 57 votes
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.
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Coconut Passion Fruit Panna Cotta (AIP, Paleo & Low FODMAP Friendly)

3.83 from 17 votes
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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25 Gluten-free Dairy-free Dessert Recipes: Easy Paleo Twix Bars with Tahini

4.14 from 29 votes
A nut-free shortbread crust topped with naturally-sweetened tahini caramel and drizzled with dark chocolate makes a healthier homemade Twix Bar of your dreams! It’s Paleo, Vegan, and Nut-free, with an AIP option. Plus enjoy 25+ more gluten-free, dairy-free desserts in the post above!
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Set Time: 5 mins
Yield: 8



  • 1/2 cup tigernut flour
  • 3 Tbsp avocado or melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup


  • 5 soaked dates
  • 1/4 cup tahini or tigernut butter for an AIP substitute
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract omit for AIP
  • Pinch Sea salt


  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate 1/4 cup carob powder for AIP
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or ghee coconut oil for AIP
  • Flakey sea salt to top


  • Soak pitted dates in boiling hot water for 20-30 minutes at least until soft.
  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line and lightly grease a 8-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Mix all shortbread ingredients together until a smooth batter forms, press it evenly into the lined loaf pan in a single layer. Bake it for 11-12 minutes or until cooked, it may still be soft which is okay. Pop it into the freezer (carefully) when it’s out.
  • Meanwhile, make the caramel filling by combining all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Once the shortbread layer is cooled to handle, you can drizzle the filling and spread it over top with the back of a spoon, pop it into the freezer to set.
  • Lastly, combine the chocolate and oil/ghee in a small saucepan (or you can zap in the microwave for 30 seconds). Melt the ingredients together until you have a smooth chocolate.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the filling of your bars and spread it evenly by moving your loaf tin around so it’s evenly distributed. Finish off with some flakey sea salt and let it finish setting in tthe freezer for 5 mins or so.
  • Remove from the freezer and use parchment paper to remove the chocolate bars from the loaf tin. Using a serrated sharp knife, cut 8 pieces out.
  • Serve/store in the fridge or freezer in a container or back in your loaf tin and covered with the parchment paper. Enjoy!


Originally posted here.
Diet: American
Keywords: healthy desserts, paleo
Course: Dessert
-Alison Marras
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  1. These all look so amazing, I can’t decide which one to try first! But that Pumpkin Banana Bread is definitely calling my name!

  2. So many great ideas for desserts I can serve to everyone! I love the idea of hasselback apples. I make hasselback potatoes and zucchini but never thought of doing apples. On my to make list!