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Paleo Dessert Recipes

Paleo Dessert Recipes

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April 26, 2017
Updated May 13, 2020

Paleo Dessert Recipes: Avocado Pudding & Cast-Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Paleo-friendly Dessert #1: Avocado Pudding

Paleo Dessert Recipes
Serves: 5
Cook time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


● 4 ripe Hass avocados
● ¼ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk*
● 5 tbsp. cacao powder
● 2 tsp. vanilla extract
● ¼ tsp. Himalayan salt
● 1 bar Lily’s Stevia-Sweetened Chocolate Bar, melted
● ¼ cup organic maple syrup
● ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
● 2 tbsp. canned coconut cream or coconut butter

*We used unsweetened coconut milk.


1. Cut avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop the avocado flesh from each half into the food processor or a blender. Make sure to remove the little stem at the end of the avocado; it’s not edible.

2. Add all ingredients (except the melted chocolate) to the food processor or blender.

3. Then, break the chocolate bar into small pieces, and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high at 40-second intervals until the chocolate melts, about 2 minutes. Remove the chocolate from the microwave and stir well until smooth and free of clumps. Then add the melted chocolate to avocado mixture. Pulse for an additional 30 to 45 seconds.

4. Add about ½ cup of the pudding to serving bowls. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 20 to 30 minutes before servings. For the best taste, keep in an air-sealed container for up to 2 days in the fridge. You can serve with a dollop of coconut whipped cream, cacao nibs, chopped nuts, and/or a fresh mint leaf for garnish.

Paleo-Friendly Dessert: Cookie Cake

Recipe Inspired by Rachel’s Good Eats! Be sure to check out her website for many more delicious, healthy recipes!
Paleo Dessert Recipes

Serves: 4
Cook time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

They say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and that’s precisely how we feel about Rachel’s Good Eats Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet. It’s perfectly ooey, gooey making you seriously question if it’s actually good for you. Well, we are here to reassure you. In the world of healthy desserts, this recipe reigns supreme. For those who are following a strict Paleo protocol, this may contain ingredients on your no-no list. While we respect your diet decisions, we want to offer healthier, tasty, whole-food based options for every meal–and yes, dessert is a meal in our book. After all, it’s not realistic to think you must live your life without a sweet treat every now and then. Happiness is integral in the total human optimization movement, so may this happiness bestow on you. Fair forewarning, this one quickly becomes addicting, fast!


● 1 egg, pasture raised*
● 3 tbsp maple syrup
● ¼ cup coconut oil**, melted
● ⅓ cup raw Walnut Almond Cashew Butter
● 1 tsp. vanilla extract
● 1 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
● 1 cup almond flour***
● ¼ tsp baking soda
● ¼ tsp cinnamon
● ½-1 Lily’s Stevia-Sweetened Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, chopped into small pieces
● ¼ tsp. Himalayan salt
● 8-inch cast iron skillet, a baking dish, cake tin, or loaf tin

*We used Vital Farms pasture-raised eggs.
**Always use an unrefined, cold-pressed, organic coconut oil for the highest quality!
***We used Bob’s Red Mill finely ground almond flour.

Paleo Dessert Recipes


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Whisk egg in large bowl then pour in maple syrup, melted coconut oil, WAC butter, vanilla and almond milk. Whisk again.

3. Stir in almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon and some salt. Fold in chocolate chunks, leaving several chocolate chunks aside.

4. Lightly spray an 8-inch cast iron skillet with coconut oil then pour batter and spread out evenly using a silicone spatula. If your cast-iron is 13″, double all the ingredients. Place the last several pieces of chocolate on the top, sprinkle a little more Himalayan salt, and place in the oven for 19 minutes on the center rack. Turn the oven on broil and cook 1- 1½ additional minutes.
**Keep a close eye on it because it can burn quickly!

With a B.S. in journalism and a minor in business administration from the University of Florida, Liv Langdon contributes research-supported articles and educational recipe ebooks to the Onnit website. A former personal chef, she translates her skills in the kitchen to recipe development, food styling, and built the organic, locally sourced menu for the Onnit Cafe & Smoothie Bar and Food Truck. Her knowledge and experience in holistic nutrition has allowed her to cook and support some of our professional and collegiate athletes. She has previously worked as an online diet & lifestyle coach, nutrition consultant, personal chef, freelance journalist, and corporate sales director for a fresh meal delivery service. She has been a guest on the Total Human Optimization podcast and the Touching Base podcast. You can find her work in Men’s Fitness Magazine, Born Fitness, and is publishing her first cookbook this summer. Follow her on Instagram @livlangdon.
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