35 Paleo Cookie Recipes for Easter

By Julianna Pacinhik When I think about Easter cookies a few things come to mind. Bunny cutouts for sure, but also certain flavors of spring like carrot cake, citrus, coconut and chocolate (always chocolate). Cookies are an easy dessert that doesn’t have to be formal. You can have several different flavors to please a variety of guests. I always look forward to carrot cake and lemon desserts! There are an incredible amount of grain and refined sugar free options, its time to make holidays a little healthier! Easter cutouts and Nests Easter Basket Cookies (aip/paleo) Paleo Peeps (Raspberry and coconut lemon) Paleo…

Pumpkin Bread I Don’t Hate Myself for Gorging On

Whenever I bake a new treat I have the hardest time not devouring the entire thing myself (that’s not an exaggeration). If I love it, I’ll just keep eating it until it’s gone. As you can imagine, that’s not going to help me lose this baby weight any time soon. My advice:

“If you’re going to pig out, make it on something you won’t regret tomorrow.”

Since going Paleo back in 2012 I’ve learned I can borderline gorge myself on cookies, cakes and pies and not gain weight or fall into a carb craving cycle like I did in my “regular” brownie days.

Salted Almond Butter Chocolate Balls

According to Rory, I can bake a treat like a mofo, but when it comes to cooking dinner, not so much. So I’ll just stick with dessert, right?! So last night I made these ridiculously easy almond butter balls… And today I ate four of them for lunch lol Oops! They’re insane. Seriously, SO good and SO simple!! Plus I don’t even feel guilty because it’s literally just some soy-free chocolate, almond butter, almond flour, vanilla and sea salt. When dessert is this healthy I’m totally cool with it ending up as meals 😉 The recipe is from Buzzfeed (thank you!!!), I…

Best. Brownies. Ever.

No really. I’ve made this recipe dozens of times for non-paleo family and friends and have yet to receive one even slightly negative comment. They’re also a delightfully unexpected lactation treat; I have more than enough milk whenever I eat them (which is often, for this very reason). I’ll bake a batch once a week and store them in a ziplock so I always have a delish and healthy chocolate treat ready when my sweet tooth kicks in (which, again, happens often). I even took a batch to the hospital when my baby was born because I knew we’d need…

How To Paleo-ize Your Favorite Recipes

One of the biggest obstacles I hear for going Paleo is missing favorite recipes. Well, miss no more! Here’s a quick list of ingredient swaps to Paleo-ize almost any recipe! Instead of this >> use this WHITE FLOUR (1 cup) WHEAT FLOUR (in non-rising foods) >> COCONUT FLOUR (1/4-1/3 cup) or ALMOND FLOUR SUGAR >> MAPLE SYRUP or HONEY BROWN SUGAR >> PUREED DATES or DATE SUGAR SHORTENING >> PALM SHORTENING COW’S MILK >>  ALMOND or COCONUT MILK BREAD CRUMBS >> GROUND FLAX SOY SAUCE >> COCONUT AMINOS PASTA >> ZUCCHINI or SPAGHETTI SQUASH RICE >> CAULIFLOWER “RICE” VEGETABLE OIL >> OLIVE, COCONUT or AVOCADO OIL PEANUT BUTTER >> ALMOND…