Dessert is one of our favorite meals but sometimes we don’t have time to bake. In this article we put together a list of the 13 most popular no bake paleo desserts so you can have a tasty treat after dinner that is Paleo friendly and does not require an oven!
Some of these desserts are Paleo safe and other are gluten free but all are a good choice for a late night sugar snack.
Cheese and Crackers
Cheese and crackers are always a healthy and classy choice for an after dinner dessert. They pair well with Coffee or Wine and are easy to share with the family or a small plate just for yourself before bed.
Not all cheese and crackers are ok for the Paleo diet so make sure to look for foods with Paleo on the label.
No Bake Cookies
Most cookies need an oven to heat the dough but there are a number of paleo friendly cookie recipes that can be made without baking! Some of our favorite varieties include Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip – just make sure to switch any non paleo ingredients (like Flour) with paleo alternatives.
Fresh strawberries are always a good option for dessert. They are 100% healthy and all you need to prepare them is a sink and knife to cut and clean them. Like many other items on our list Strawberries are a good choice for eating alone or with the entire family.
Paleo Ice Cream
Ice cream is one of the most popular desserts of the 21st century so there is no way we could leave it off our list. Traditional ice cream is not allowed on Paleo because the main ingredient is Dairy
No Bake Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Not all cookie recipes require baking in an oven. There are plenty of Paleo friendly, no bake cookie recipes that can be prepared by leaving dough to harden in the refrigerator.
This is a fun way to get your fix of sweets and chocolate without baking in an oven.
Fruit salad is not just for brunch – it is also a Paleo friendly dessert. Pick and match your favorite fruits like Strawberries, Blueberries, Dates and some Granola or Seeds mixed in makes a healthy dessert.
Mixed nut blends of Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews and your other favorite are always a paleo friendly dessert. Some people choose to go with just their favorite while other get creative with their own custom blend of nuts!
Coffee or Tea
Coffee and Tea are good choices for night time ‘drink desserts’. Both options are OK on the paleo diet and healthy options that do not contain extra refined sugar like energy drinks.
Keep in mind Coffee and some tea are high in caffeine which may not be the best choice if you plan on falling asleep shortly after eating.
Beef Jerky as a dessert? You bet! Sweet blends of jerky are the perfect choice after dinner when you are on the go – like when you don’t have an oven and need dessert on backpacking trip.
We like to pair our jerky dessert with another food like peanuts and something to wash it all down with like Lemonade.
Pumpkin seeds are not just for Halloween. Salted Pumpkin Seeds are a paleo friendly dessert that is food in October or warm summer nights at the pool.
They are fun and easy to eat – plus are super healthy! We recommend buying a Pumpkin from a local farmers market so you don’t have to go to a pumpkin patch.
Apple Sauce may sound like a food for little kids but it is also a healthy choice for adults the want a paleo dessert that does not require baking. We like to buy fresh blends from a local farmers market and mix it with some Cinnamon and Sugar for extra flavor.
Bacon is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even dessert. It can be cooked without an oven – or purchased ready to eat from the store (just don’t eat it raw). Be careful not to eat too much since it has high fat and Salt content.
We like to eat our Bacon with a side of fruit to freshen up the meal.
Paleo Granola Bars
Granola and Granola Bars are a healthy, Paleo friendly dessert. Granola can be mixed with out foods like fruit. Make sure your Granola is paleo friendly since some that are heavy in grain and other non paleo ingredients can’t be eaten!
How We Picked
Want to know more about how we made this list? We judged each food on the following factors:
- Paleo friendly – If the food can’t be eaten on the Paleo diet we did not include it on our list of EZ bake desserts.
- No oven or baking required – All of the 13 desserts in this guide can be prepared without an oven or baking. This means they are all easy to prepare and do not require a lot of clean up
- Healthy – Just because something is ‘Paleo’ does not mean it is healthy to indulge in, we picked only the healthiest options and skipped the sweets.
Hi there! My name is Estelle and I am a Paleo Lover! I like helping other people learn about the health benefits of the paleo diet.