If you’re new to the paleo diet, you may not know how to make your own desserts without using ingredients that aren’t ideal for your paleo diet. Although you’re changing the way that you eat to improve your overall health, you’ll still be able to consume some tasty treats. In fact, there are hundreds of different paleo desserts you’ll be able to make to satisfy any cravings you have for sweet treats. Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some flavorful desserts from time to time.
Chocolate Fudge Treats
Do you love the chewy and sweet taste of fudge? Although you may not be able to eat traditional fudge while following the paleo diet, that certainly doesn’t mean you won’t be able to make your own fudge using alternative ingredients. If you’d like to enjoy some chocolate fudge treats, simply mix one cup of melted semi-sweet chocolate chips with a tablespoon of macadamia nut oil and four tablespoons of coconut milk. Place the mixture on wax paper on top of a baking pan and put it in the fridge for at least an hour.
Pull the baking pan out of the fridge and slice your chocolate fudge into as many pieces as you’d like to have. You’ll now have some tasty and guilt-free fudge to enjoy. You may even want to add a handful of chopped pieces of almonds or other nuts to the fudge mixture before putting it in the fridge to give it even more flavor and texture.
Chewy Chocolate Banana Brownies
If you feel like having a brownie, you can make this simple brownie recipe without worrying about cheating on your paleo diet. Rather than purchasing a boxed mix from the store, you’ll be able to quickly prepare some paleo-friendly brownies with a few ingredients. You’ll need four tablespoons of macadamia nut oil, two tablespoons coconut oil, one teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ cup cocoa powder, ½ mashed banana, and two tablespoons of tapioca flour.
Combine all your ingredients together in a bowl. Use a whisk to blend the ingredients for at least two minutes. Spray your baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray and then pour the contents of the bowl directly into the baking pan. Place your pan in the oven and let it bake for about 40 minutes with the oven set to 350 degrees F. Once you pull the pan out of the oven, let the brownies cool down for a few minutes before you begin slicing into them and eating them.
There are tons of paleo desserts that you should start trying to make in your own kitchen. These are just two great options that’ll surely satisfy your cravings for chocolate. If this is a diet that you’re going to follow for a while, it’s important to have options when preparing different meals and desserts. You won’t have to worry about always eating the same things or only consuming fruit when you want something sweet because there are tons of sweet and tasty recipes.