When I found out I needed to treat my body for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, one of the first things I knew I had to do was the AIP elimination diet.
It can be a lot of work to cut out so many foods… But fortunately, cutting out inflammatory foods to help defeat an autoimmune disease doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yummy food!
You can even have dessert, although it’s recommended not to indulge too often. In this post I’ve compiled a list of some of the yummiest Autoimmune Protocol dessert recipes around.
Brownies? Cake? Cookies? You’ll find plenty of amazing recipes for those on this list.
These AIP-compliant dessert recipes are paleo and
- gluten free
- grain free
- nut free
- refined-sugar free
- egg free
- dairy free
- soy free
Side note (update 2022): My family no longer eats Paleo, though I do believe it has a lot to offer. If you’re curious what we do now, take a look at my healthy diet template.
Enjoy and let me know in the comments which are your favorite!
These mint chocolate bites were my answer to not being able to find any treats I could eat at the local health food store.
They are so easy to make with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. No baking or cooking required!
There are so many good-for-you ingredients in this recipe. Not the least of those--collagen.
Since one of the main purposes of the AIP is to heal your gut and collagen is a gut-healing superfood, I'm going to give these brownies two thumbs up.
Brownies that are good for you? Who knew!
This looks SO good. It's the perfect winter dessert--try bringing it to your next holiday function!
Or, I mean, honestly you could enjoy it anytime you need to end a meal with a little something sweet.
Oh, my soul. I love, love, love apples and caramel, and my mouth is watering just looking at this recipe.
I am highly tempted to move these from "dessert food" to "breakfast food" and just eat them whenever!
This recipe is small enough for two people--but I won't tell if you eat the whole thing.
It's a super-simple recipe made with tigernut flour. If you've never tried tigernut flour, it's worth a try!
It's full of vitamins and minerals and is a prebiotic for the healthy bacteria in your gut. Yay for AIP gut healing!
Nom nom nom.
These gorgeous doughnuts will disappear fast!
My dad wants one thing for his birthday every single year: carrot cake.
With this recipe, he can still have it, even though he now eats gluten free!
And it comes complete with dairy-free "cream cheese" frosting too--my favorite part of a carrot cake.
Love bananas? I've got a treat for you.
It's not just banana cream pie--it's a banana cream pie parfait! Perfect.
These adorable brownie bites look so cute with the marshmallow on top!
Definitely an AIP-dessert must try.
If you love sugar cookies, you'll want to give these a try.
Make sure you don't forget the icing!
Pumpkin and chocolate go SO well together, don't you think?
These cookies will not disappoint!
This recipe is so creative.
Is it a muffin? Or is it a cookie? Who knows, and who cares!
And by the way, I think it would be 100% acceptable to have these for breakfast.
Ice cream is my downfall.
That's why I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that this recipe is so, so simple and straightforward.
I'm just going to say, "It's AIP, so it's good for me." Yeah, we'll go with that.
Anything with vegetables in it has to be good for you, right?
Make this recipe and you won't feel like you're missing out on anything when Thanksgiving rolls around.
This recipe is so easy with no unusual ingredients. (I mean, there's coconut flour and almond flour, but I consider those pretty normal for AIP.)
Love snickerdoodles? Then you'll definitely want to try these.
Who doesn't love a good Thin Mint cookie (or 3 or 4 or 5)?
Make your favorite cookie the AIP way with this recipe from one of my favorite AIP bloggers.
Pure peppermint essential oil is perfect for these. (You can read here about the only essential oil company my family uses.)
This is a slightly more complex recipe with some special ingredients, but if you're still looking for that just-right cookie texture, this one just might do it for you.
This fall my I went with my family to a Maine apple orchard, where we enjoyed some amazing cider and doughnuts.
Apple doughnuts are where it's at, I'm telling you.
Now here's a version I can enjoy even on the AIP!
I thought I must be missing something when I saw the ingredients list on this fudge.
It's SO simple, and I don't think you'll regret making it for a second.
Ever since I discovered mug cakes a few years ago, my husband and I have indulged probably way more than we should... But they're just so fast, easy, and delicious!
It's debatable whether it's a good thing that I've now found an AIP-friendly alternative.
Tell me–I want to know! Which AIP dessert will you be making first?