Being paleo means no grains, being vegan means no animal by-products. Well, frig. How can one possibly indulge in the sweet life with those type of restrictions? Whether for health choices, or personal choices to live a paleo and/or vegan lifestyle – you’re going to need some assistance to stay on course. Most people have a sweet tooth pitfall, and let’s be real, you deserve a little sweetness in your life! So here’s some desserts that are both Paleo/Whole30 compliant (gluten-free) AND vegan. Phew! There’s hope for us yet!

1. No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes

You may have thought that cheesecakes were a piece of your past with a diet that no longer allowed such deliciousness, but alas…there is always a way. This recipe uses soaked cashews along with coconut cream to mimic that perfect creamy texture. Photos by: Texanerin

2. Homemade “Twix” Bar

Well, goody! Who doesn’t love a Twix bar? This version is modified in all the right ways, making it a sweet treat that won’t break the nutritional requirements of your diet. With coconut products, almond butters, and maple syrup, everyone will flip for these Twix. Photos by: Jays Baking Me Crazy

3. Healthy Cookie Dough Milkshake

Yes, you read that right. HEALTHY. COOKIE DOUGH. MILKSHAKE. Dream-makers of the internet, over here. With all ingredients that you can enjoy, combined to create a taste that echoes a classic, it’s an indulgence you can feel good about. Photos by: Sprouted Routes

4. 5 Minute Cookie Dough Bites

Speaking of cookie dough…these bites are completely safe to eat, and store easily in the fridge for quick bites whenever the need strikes! Photos by: Kits Coastal

5.  Mango Tart

If this isn’t the most stunning dessert I’ve ever seen. Forget the fact that it’s paleo, gluten-free, vegan friendly, it’s going to make everyone want a taste of this beauty. Photo by: Bakerita

6. Almond Butter Blender Muffins

What’s a blender muffin you ask? It’s exactly what it sounds like. Add everything to a blender, mix, pour into muffin tins, bake, and enjoy! It’s that simple. Photos by: A Saucy Kitchen

7. “Almond Joy” Bars

This recipe is an easy one to make both paleo and vegan with the use of coconut and almond elements, because well…that’s what an Almond Joy is all about! This recipe shockingly (and wonderfully) only uses 5 key ingredients! Photos by: Beaming Baker

8. One-Minute Microwave Brownie

Watching your loved ones indulge in things you can’t? Don’t feel left out. In only one minute, this quick recipe is whipped up, and “baked” in the microwave – and you’ll be right back in the game! Photos by: The Big Mans World

9. Healthy No-Bake Fruit Pizza

This colorful rainbow it’s as charming as it is delicious, with a lemon frost over an almond and dates crust, and topped with all that delicious fruit. See, eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring after all. Photos by: MY Whole Food Life

10. Chocolate Chip Cookies

The aroma that wafts throught the house of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies is a childhood memory that I don’t want me or my kids to miss out on. So even with dietary restrictions, we can all enjoy this favorite sweet treat. Photo by: Downshiftology

11. Iced Sugar Cookies

To be honest, even I’m shocked to see this be an option! With cassava flour, and other ingredients like maple syrup and coconut milk, you can 100% indulge. Photos by: Beyond The Bite

12. Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Probably my favorite summertime dessert, made in a way I can enjoy. With a “crumble” made deliciously of coconut and almond flour, it will be a recipe you’ll be relying on through all your backyard parties all season long. Photos by: Bakerita

13. PB & J No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies

No bake cookies? Don’t mind if I do. But peanut  butter you ask? That’s not paleo! Well, with the use of sunflower seed butter (which many may argue tastes better than peanut butter anyhow) it is completely compliant, and freaking delicious. Did I mention no-bake, too?! woot! Photos by: Texanerin

14. Red Velvet Chocolate Cake Pops

Cake pops aren’t off the menu for you! With some special swaps (and the use of some trickster vegetables) you have yourself a handheld cake pop that will rival your old Starbucks habits. Photo by: Craving Nature

15. Vanilla Ice “Cream”

This dessert is pulled off with only 5 ingredients, and none of them are bananas. So can you guess what they are?! Make this in a blender, and you’ll be scooping it from the freezer for…days? weeks? However long you can make it last (we don’t judge!). Photos by: Joy, Food, Sunshine




Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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