FOOD & DRINK
11/25/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Dec 02, 2014

20 Paleo Desserts That Let You Have Your Steak, Your Cake, And Eat It All, Too

Pecan pie, carrot cake cookies, cranberry pumpkin cheesecake and apple crumble. These sweets may all sound too good to be true for anyone following a Paleo diet, which restricts grains, gluten, soy and dairy. But Paleo-approved desserts should exist without sacrificing an ounce in the taste department. And good news: They do!

If anything's proof of this, it's these 20 recipes below. They are positively delicious while being positively Paleo. Many rely on Paleo staples -- like coconut oil, nuts and seeds -- for their glorious taste and texture. So if you are adhering by Paleo rules, chances are you've got a lot of these ingredients stocked in your pantry. And just a note: A few of these recipes do contain chocolate, an ingredient that's up for debate in the Paleo world: Some eat it, some do not. No matter what team you play on, there's certainly something here for everyone. Have a look!

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