There are a lot of you out there reading about how Mustang Sally and I have “gone Paleo” and you’re probably thinking one of three things: (1) What in the world is “Paleo”? (2) This Paleo diet is intriguing, but I just don’t know if I could do it, or (3) These girls are nuts, can’t they just write more about little girls working on racecars? Well, if you’re in the middle category, this post is for you (and if you’re in the latter, never fear, there will be lots more about our hot rod girls).
One of my biggest worries about going Paleo was that I’d have to give up all baked goods. One of the staples of a Paleo lifestyle is no grains, right? So, how am I still going to have bread, cakes, cookies, pies — you know, the good stuff? But, never fear, going Paleo doesn’t mean going without baked goods. There are a lot of Paleo friendly baked goods out there, and we’re here to share some of our favorite recipes.
Now just a note: these baked goods aren’t the “real thing” (read: toxic to your health) so as close as they may come, they are NOT going to taste like the “real thing”. What you must train your brain to realize is that this is a GOOD THING. What you’re tasting in the original recipes of these items are most likely the things that are making you less healthy. But what you also must know is, these recipes are REALLY GOOD. So never fear – read on and enjoy.
After trying plenty of iterations, these are our current favorite Paleo Baked Goods (click the headings for a link to the recipes).
They can be breakfast, a snack or an awesome dessert. It is easy to adjust the sweetness to your own taste and application. I often serve these to my non-Paleo friends and they love them.
The girls and my husband love making waffles. It’s a Saturday morning tradition. He loves to experiment with different recipes and most of the time, his creations turn out pretty darn good. But recently, I’m telling you sisters, he hit the jackpot. These paleo waffles are amazing and they are FULL of carrots and spinach!
These are my favorite breakfast treat, and they are loaded with super-food pumpkin and lots of other healthy ingredients. I’d recommend making a double batch. Our family of four goes through a whole pan in one sitting.
My favorite thing about these is how fast they are to whip up. I often make them for breakfast, and they can been prepped and cooked in the time it takes me to make the veggies and meat. Just remember to use coconut yogurt to keep it dairy-free.
While you don’t actually bake these, I still think they fit into this category. This Deliciously Organic treat is my favorite dessert to serve to guests. I don’t tell them it’s Paleo until they’re drooling with delight after their first bite.
Another hit from Carrie Vitt at Deliciously Organic. I’ve got some of this sitting on my counter right now. It’s a nearly weekly staple around here now.
I’ll admit, these are pretty far from the “real thing” but they are really good. Just be sure to eat them the same day you bake them (which around here isn’t too much of a problem), because they don’t keep that well.
This one has to be the hands-down favorite dessert I’ve found to date. This fudge is WAY better than the “real thing.”
These paleo pumpkin pancakes are very simple and quick to make, freeze well and are sure to please.
This stuff is ridiculously good. I’ve put so many different things on top of it and loved them all. If you have fresh herbs to put in, do it.
A classic and a favorite of our mom’s to cook.
Oh, so decadent — only still pretty good for you. Whoa. Just, whoa.
See, Going Paleo Doesn’t Mean Going Without Baked Goods
If these look good to you, and you want to keep them handy, we’ve pinned them all together on our Paleo – Feeding Our Family Pinterest Board. Be sure to check it out and follow us, so you don’t miss any good Paleo finds that come our way.
If you’ve got a great Paleo baked good recipe, please feel free to share the link in the comments below!