Kia Ora from New Zealand,
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I have trawled through some of my best Paleo pudding recipes in my library to recommend for you these 6 delicious ideas that you can make as part of your Paleo Lifestyle change or journey.
I really do hope that you enjoy them.
I am not sure that puddings, or sweets, or desserts are necessarily something held to be synonymous with a Paleo diet, or lifestyle. But actually there are thousands of delicious Paleo pudding and dessert recipes out there which can be, either prepared and eaten as originally presented, or which lend themselves readily to your own adaptations and preferences.
Here are ‘6 Ideas to Tease’ for Paleo pudding recipes that I hope you will find useful and enjoyable and that you will come back to time and again.
I have provided some details of the books that these are taken from later in the post and advise, if you want copies of those books, how to obtain them.
It may be somewhat counter-intuitive to expect dessert recipes to be made in a slow cooker but my first two suggestions from Karen Frazier are indeed products of the slow cooker:
Orange Cranberry Compote – Serves 6
Cranberries are one of the lowest sugar content fruits. They are therefore ideal for adding flavour and colour in low carb dishes or for those looking to control their glycemic index as part of diabetes management:
- 1 Ib (600g) Fresh or Frozen whole Cranberries
- Juice of 2 Oranges
- Zest of 1 Orange
- 1,2 Cup of Honey
- 1 Tspn Ground Cinnamon
- Pitch Sea Salt
- 1/4Cup Chopped Raw Walnuts
- Stir all ingredients (less the Walnuts) into the slow cooker pot to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Stir in the walnuts just before serving.
Honey Citrus – Glazed Poached Pears – Serves 6
Honey is high in sugar (82%sugar by weight of which 40% is fructose) However it is also very high in anti-oxidants and it is wholly unprocessed, making it a more natural, far more nutritious sweetener than the processed alternatives.
- 6 (cored peels and halved) Pears
- 1/4 Cup of Honey
- Juice of 2 Oranges
- Zest of 1 Orange
- 1/4 Tspn Ground Allspice
- 1/4 Tspn Ground Nutmeg
- Combine all ingredient sin the slow cooker
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
- Serve when ready
Here are two of my favourite recipes from Ryan Lazarus’s Beginners Guide;
Chocolate Coconut Truffles – Makes 12
These are very simple to make and easy to keep, they are a delicious and quick treat.
- 2 CupsPitted Dates
- 6 Tbsps Unsweetened Coconut Flakes plus a little extra for dusting
- 3 Tbsps Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsps Raw Honey
- 2 Tbsps Unsweetened Cocoa or Raw Cacao Powder
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor, blending until sticky
- Roll the mixture into balls and place them on a parchment or grease proof lined plate
- Dust the balls with the extra coconut flakes
- Chill in the refrigerator until firm
- These will last up to 3 months in the freezer
Paleo Cheesecake – Serves 8-12
This requires a bit more preparation but is well worth the effort. The baseless crust is much quicker to prepare than a traditional cheesecake and can be used as a base for many other Paleo dessert recipes.
For the Crust you need:
- 11/4 Cup Walnuts
- 11/4 Cups Unsalted Toasted Cashews
- 11/2 Cups Pitted dates
- 1 Tspn Ground Cinnamon
For the Topping you need:
- 11/2 Cups Raw Unsalted Cashews (soaked for 4 hours then dried)
- 6 Tbsps Melted Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsps Fresh Squeezed lemon Juice
- 1/4 Cup Raw Honey or Maple Syrup
- 1Tspn Pure Vanilla Extract
- 6 Tbsps Filtered Water
- Mixed Fresh Berries
- Blend all ingredients in a food processor until you have a sticky crumb consistency mix
- Press evenly into an 8 inch (20cm) Pie Pan
- Blend all the Topping ingredients until they are at a very smooth consistency
- Pour the mixture onto the crust in the pie pan
- Freeze for 2 hours
- When Firm slice into wedges.
- Serve thawed with mixed berries
- This can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months
The last two recipes are taken from Sara Fragoso’s wonderful Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook:
Creamy Fruit Salad – Serves 5
I am often asked about kids and Paleo Sara’s book has many recipes to suit children and this delicious fun recipe is one of them.
- 1 Can (13.5 oz) Chilled Overnight, Full Fat, Coconut Milk
- To make 1/4 Cup Coconut Cream
- 1 Peeled, Diced, Orange
- 1 Cored, Diced. Pear
- 1 Cored, Diced Apple
- 4 Pitted, Small Chopped, Dates
- 1/4 Cup Raisins
- 1/4 Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut (keep some extra for topping)
- 1/4 Cup Pecans (keep some extra for topping)
- 1 Tspn Cinnamon
- Place all ingredients less the milk/cream in a large mixing bowl
- Open the coconut milk and scoop off 1/4 cup of coconut cream
- Add the cream to the bowl and mix well
- Serve with a few more coconut flakes and chopped pecans
Rocket Fuel – Makes 14 Cookies
Sara talks about her kids enjoying helping to make these maybe your will too?
- You need:
- 1 Cup Chopped Pecans
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Raw Walnuts
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Almonds
- 5 Finely Chopped Dates
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1 Tbs Cinnamon
- Coconut Oil
- Preheat Oven to 350 deg F
- In a mixing bowl add the nuts and dates
- In another bowl drop in the egg whites, add the cinnamon and beat with a fork until blended
- Pour the mixture over the nuts and dates and blend gently until it all sticks together
- Create (golf ball sized) balls of the mixture
- Place on a lined baking tray with the oil
- Compact balls into cookies shapes
- Bake for 15 minutes
- Serve when cool enough or store in airtight container until ready to serve
Books and Authors
I have taken these recipes from 3 of my favourite authors in my own Paleo library. These recipes and many others like them can be found in these great books which are all currently available from Amazon.com.
You will find full reviews for each of these books elsewhere on my website, on the Blog roll page, so please have a look if you might consider adding them to your own library. I can unequivocally guarantee that if you purchase these books through these links that you will be charged no more than if you went to Amazon direct. The commissions I may receive are what help me to keep this wee Blog going
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