Treats & Desserts

Rustic Pear Galette {grain-free, dairy-free, no refined sugar, paleo}

Rustic Pear Galette

A galette is a term used in French cuisine and is basically a freeform pie that is made on a flat surface and not in an actual pie plate.

Cinnamon Maple Meringues {by Our Paleo Life}

Cinnamon Maple Meringue Cookies

Meringue cookies are one of those “fancy” cookies that is often overlooked because it seems too complicated. This is probably due to the fact that it has it’s roots in French, Italian, and Swiss baking and that alone is enough to intimidate a novice baker. But meringue is actually very simple and straightforward to make with impressive results.

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles {dairy-free, nut-free} by Our Paleo Life

Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Typically, truffles are made with dairy, utilizing heavy cream to make the thick ganache filling. But for those of us with dairy-intolerances or that just follow the paleo diet for overall health, this can be a problem. To keep these dairy-free, we use full-fat coconut milk, which ensures that we’re dairy-free but still get all that creamy deliciousness in our ganache.

Now you can have your pie and eat it too. The all-American, classic apple pie is now grain-, dairy, and refined sugar-free. All the taste of your grandmother's recipe, none of the allergens. #paleo

Paleo Apple Pie {grain-free; dairy-free}

There are certain staples that are expected to be on every American holiday table, and apple pie is overwhelmingly at the top of that list. Whether it’s in it’s classic form, or served as a crumble, dutch-style, or a slab pie, sweet and cinnamon-y apples baked into a flaky crust is traditionally preferred over pumpkin and pecan pies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars | Our Paleo Life

Homemade Larabars Paleo (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough)

These homemade larabars require very few ingredients. Don’t pay a buck for a bar when you can make it fresh at home in any flavor combination you want.

Apple Fruit Leather {no sweeteners added}

Applesauce Fruit Leather {no added sweeteners}

I’ve been on a dehydrating kick lately. When we had an overflow of peaches so I made fruit leather with them, as well as dehydrating slices (so good, by the way). The fruit leather was a hit with the kids, but I ran out of peaches, and wanted to use what I already had on […]

Chocolate Protein Pancakes {grain-free; dairy-free; nut-free}

Chocolate Protein Pancakes {grain-free; dairy-free}

I’ve been contemplating a pancake recipe for quite a while now. We’ve been cheating on paleo with a gluten-free recipe that’s made with rice flour, so it’s still gluten-free, just not strict paleo. I knew that we needed pancakes made with my all-time favorite Otto’s Naturals cassava flour instead, so I got to work. But, […]

Peach Fruit Leather {honey-sweetened; real fruit}

Vanilla Peach Fruit Leather {honey-sweetened; real fruit}

For Labor Day weekend, our family took our last camping trip of the season. Just before we left, I realized I still had over 2 dozen peaches that would go bad if we left them at home for the 4 days we would be gone. So with 2 days to spare, I made as much […]

Upside Down Peach Cake {grain-free; dairy-free option}

Upside Down Peach Cake {grain-free; dairy-free option}

It’s that time of year again, when the Colorado peaches invade my kitchen (in a good way). Since we still don’t have a peach tree, I’ve resorted to buying my Palisade Peaches from roadside stands, but that is getting pretty expensive. Fortunately for me, a woman at church was trying to find a home for […]

Mini Molten Lava Cakes {primal, grain-free} | Our Paleo Life

Mini Molten Lava Cakes {primal, grain-free}

You know when something gets stuck in your head and you try to push it out but it keeps coming back? That’s the case with this molten lava cake. I had recently started a ketogenic diet and if you’re at all familiar with that, it is high in fat, low in carbs, and moderate in […]

Protein Breakfast Cookies {grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free} by Our Paleo Life

The Perfect Paleo Powder Review + Protein Breakfast Cookies

Many of you may know that our son was the cause for us finally taking the plunge into paleo. We had toyed with the idea for some time, even attempting the change a year earlier, but it wasn’t until we realized our son needed a change in his diet in order to help him control […]

Everyone's Favorite Banana Muffins {grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free} by Our Paleo Life

Everyone’s Favorite Banana Bread {grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free}

I can’t even begin to tell you how spoiled I am, but I’ll try anyway. I grew up in Florida, 27 years there. It’s hot, humid. Summer is the main season, the other 3 are just a fleeting thought. But that’s all I knew for 27 years. Then my husband ripped me from my hot, […]

Blueberries & Cream Gummies {by Our Paleo Life}

Blueberries & Cream Gummies

It has been 3 years (THREE YEARS? How has it been that long?) since I originally posted this recipe and never took any pictures of them. Every time I make them, I think “I should really take pictures and post them with the recipe” but do I do it? No. Until now. When I originally […]

Carrot Cake w/ Maple Meringue Frosting by Our Paleo Life

Carrot Cake w/ Maple Meringue Frosting {grain-free, dairy-free}

There’s something about the cold weather and early evening darkness that has me wanting to bake cakes all the time. So I apologize in advance for having so many cake-related recipes lately, but when you need a chocolate or carrot cake, at least you know I have you covered 🙂 Back in November, we took […]

Cherry Buttercream Frosting by Our Paleo Life

Cherry Buttercream Frosting

Have you ever had plans to do something, then something else happens that sidetracks you and it takes you a while to get back to it? Yeah, me too. Like this recipe. I’m actually embarrassed to say I started on it back in July 2014. Is 18 months too long of a sidetrack? Maybe it […]

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