Give your Paleo treats a vibrant twist with these delicious turmeric dessert recipes!
Turmeric can be just the thing you need when whipping up a healthier treat. It’s loaded with curcumin (a compound within turmeric) and offers plenty of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and healing properties for a variety of ailments (1).
Turmeric also livens up any dish with its delicious earthy flavors and warm yellow hue. When added to sweets, it offers a unique touch of spice that mingles perfectly with sweeter flavors. Ground turmeric can even be sprinkled on cookies, candies, ice cream, or donuts! Pro tip: Try adding a pinch of black pepper with turmeric to help your body absorb its benefits!
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There’s no shortage of ways to make turmeric-laced desserts. Any treat you can think of can benefit from turmeric’s delicious effect. From Paleo turmeric “Cadbury” Crème Eggs to mango and ginger ice creams, turmeric will add an unexpected taste that’ll delight any sweet tooth craving. Love cookies? Try whipping up a batch of chocolate chunk cookies with turmeric cashew butter for a Paleo-friendly take on an old time classic. The possibilities are endless!
Golden Milk Turmeric Ice Cream
Enjoy the velvety smooth flavor of turmeric-laced golden milk in ice cream form.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Golden Milk Turmeric Ice Cream
Mango and Turmeric Raw Cupcakes
Spicy turmeric complements sweet and refreshing mango in this raw treat.
Recipe: Nirvana Cakery | Mango and Turmeric Raw Cupcakes
Chocolate Turmeric Truffles with Coconut Oil
Turmeric and coconut get drizzled in dark chocolate for a sweet treat with spice.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate Turmeric Truffles with Coconut Oil
Turmeric Chai Chia Pudding
This well-spiced turmeric chai chia pudding is a perfect dessert, snack, or breakfast.
Recipe: The Blenderist | Turmeric Chai Chia Pudding
No-Bake Turmeric Protein Donuts
What’s better than a Paleo donut? One that’s packed with anti-inflammatory turmeric you don’t have to bake!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Turmeric Protein Donuts
Turmeric Lemon Curd Chia Pudding
A pinch of turmeric goes a long way in this lemony pudding.
Recipe: Vegan Richa | Turmeric Lemon Curd Chia Pudding
Turmeric Ginger Cookies
With freshly ground ginger, turmeric and nutmeg, these cookies are extra spicy and delicious.
Recipe: Jessi’s Kitchen | Turmeric Ginger Cookies
Turmeric ‘Cadbury’ Crème Eggs
Enjoy this healthier take on an Easter candy classic! Made with coconut butter, almond butter, turmeric, honey, chocolate and coconut oil, it’s a great dessert to indulge on in spring.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric ‘Cadbury’ Crème Eggs
Golden Turmeric Yogurt Bowl
While black pepper adds an extra kick to this sweet and spicy coconut yogurt and fruit bowl, it also helps with the absorption of turmeric. Omit the buckini topping to keep this bowl totally grain-free.
Recipe: Homespun Capers | Golden Turmeric Yogurt Bowl
Turmeric Mango Ice Cream
Once again, the winning combination of spicy turmeric and sweet mango strikes – this time in ice cream form.
Recipe: Unbound Wellness | Turmeric Mango Ice Cream
Avocado Turmeric Fudge Brownie
Avocado makes for a smooth, fudgy brownie, while turmeric adds color, warmth, and spice.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Avocado Turmeric Fudge Brownie
Chocolate Chunk Turmeric Cashew Butter Cookies
Meaty chunks of chocolate embed themselves in a bed of spiced cashew butter dough. Yum!
Recipe: Fit Mitten Kitchen | Chocolate Chunk Turmeric Cashew Butter Cookies
Golden Milk Coconut Bark
All the same texture of your beloved chocolate bark, but with an extra healthy boost from a turmeric-heavy spice blend.
Recipe: Jessi’s Kitchen | Golden Milk Coconut Bark
Smooth creamy milkshakes with an anti-inflammatory boost – how good is that?
Recipe: Bakerita | Golden Milkshakes
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Bars
Like classic lemon bars, but with a turmeric base instead!
Recipe: Unbound Wellness | Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Bars
Turmeric Ginger Ice Cream
If you love warm spices in your cool ice cream, you’ll love this recipe – complete with maple candied pecans!
Recipe: Jessi’s Kitchen | Turmeric Ginger Ice Cream
Turmeric Collagen Hot Chocolate
Who doesn’t love a comforting mug of hot chocolate for dessert? This recipe ups the ante with skin-firming collagen and anti-inflammatory turmeric.
Recipe: The Nourished Family | Turmeric Collagen Hot Chocolate
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