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20 Paleo Desserts That Let You Have Your Steak, Your Cake, And Eat It All, Too

Thou shall not go without dessert.
11/25/2014 08:00am ET | Updated December 2, 2014

Pecan pie, carrot cake cookies, cranberry pumpkin cheesecake and apple crumble. These sweets may all sound too good to be true for anyone following a Paleo diet, which restricts grains, gluten, soy and dairy. But Paleo-approved desserts should exist without sacrificing an ounce in the taste department. And good news: They do!

If anything's proof of this, it's these 20 recipes below. They are positively delicious while being positively Paleo. Many rely on Paleo staples -- like coconut oil, nuts and seeds -- for their glorious taste and texture. So if you are adhering by Paleo rules, chances are you've got a lot of these ingredients stocked in your pantry. And just a note: A few of these recipes do contain chocolate, an ingredient that's up for debate in the Paleo world: Some eat it, some do not. No matter what team you play on, there's certainly something here for everyone. Have a look!

1
Brownie Eggnog Pumpkin Pie
PaleOMG
2
Mini Cinnamon Pecan Pies
Mangia Blog
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3
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hummusapien
4
Cranberry Coconut Banana Bread
5
Pomegranate Coconut Chocolate Bark
PaleOMG
6
Sweet Potato Pie With Sweet & Salty Pecan Crust
Ambitious Kitchen
7
Carrot Cake Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookies
PaleOMG
8
Cranberry Hand Pies
Primal Palate
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9
Caramelized Coconut Butter Apples
Mangia Blog
10
Pumpkin Coffee Cake
PaleOMG
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11
Skillet Apple Sesame Crumble
Mangia Blog
12
Apple Pie Bars
The Big Man's World
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13
Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake
Mangia Blog
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14
Crispy Coconut Cookies With Sea Salt
Mangia Blog
15
Almond Butter Cookie Bars
Mangia Blog
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16
Pumpkin Bites
The Paleo Fix
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17
Maple Coconut Mini Cakes With Maple Coconut Walnut Cream Frosting
Mangia Blog
18
Sticky Date Pecan Cake
Peachy Palate
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19
Vegan Mini Cranberry Pumpkin Cheesecakes
Hungry Healthy Girl
20
One Bowl Glazed Vanilla Cake
Mangia Blog

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