Today we are going to share with you 10 of the best grain-free paleo chocolate chia seed cake recipes. They are all delicious and easy to make.
Going grain-free is a great way to lose weight and eat healthier. It’s also an easy transition for people who have been eating grains all their lives that might have gradually developed a sensitivity to grains. This includes celiacs and those who are gluten intolerant.
The problem is that most grain-free bread, cakes, cookies, and other baked goods taste terrible.
So what do you do when you want something sweet? You could just go back to your old ways and bake some regular treats, but why not try making something better than that?
Enter these amazing grain-free paleo. These tasty treats will satisfy your sweet tooth without any of the negative effects of traditional sweets.
What Is Paleo?
The paleo diet has been around for a long time, but only recently has it become popular again. Paleo dieters believe in eating foods as they were originally eaten: unprocessed, whole, real food.
This means avoiding anything artificial, refined, processed, or packaged. It also means avoiding dairy products, gluten, soy, corn, legumes, and nightshades like tomatoes and potatoes.
Instead, paleo followers eat meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, eggs, and healthy fats like coconut oil and avocado.
The goal of the paleo diet is to get rid of modern diseases by eliminating unhealthy foods from our diets.
Some of the benefits that followers report include improved energy levels, increased mental clarity, reduced inflammation, improved digestion, and more.
Why Chia Seeds?
Apart from being packed full of nutrients and naturally gluten-free, chai seeds have a very useful super power. They can form a gel.
If you soak chia seeds in water, they produce a gel and this highly nutritious substance is great in baking, drinks and desserts.
For more on the tiny, but powerful chia seed, see here.
So without further ado, let’s get into the recipes.
We start off our list with a simple, yet very potently rich chocolate chia cake that the whole family can get involved with.
This is a perfect entry-level option that can be tinkered with over time and would be ideal as a Sunday afternoon time filler.
With a total time of 50 minutes to prepare and bake, you won’t be spending hours in the kitchen and you’ll be able to enjoy your creation before the sunsets.
And what’s even better is there is minimal washing up so there’s really no excuse not to get cracking.
Keeping to the grain free theme, why not try our Gluten Free Grain Free Scone Recipes?
Are you looking for something that will turn heads? Then you might want to check out these chocolate mango chia puddings because we guarantee you will want to try these from taking a look at the finished product.
So many desserts are often off-limits to people with a multitude of food intolerances and sensitivities. Well, not with this pudding. You’ll be amazed at how many people can enjoy this dessert, as its free of dairy, eggs, and refined sugars. And, of course, it’s also gluten-free, vegan, and paleo.
The tropical allure of mango is such a fabulous flavour. See our Easy Mango Dessert Recipes for some more inspiration
We are big fans of bundt cakes. They’re delicious and versatile, and they make a wonderful centrepiece at a celebration. We think you’ll agree once you’ve tried this gluten-free chocolate chai bundt cake.
And we’re always excited to use lots of interesting ingredients, with this recipe being no expectation.
One quick tip is to freeze any leftovers instead of refrigerating them. This is because the cake becomes denser and has a more fudgy taste and texture if you do this. And as this recipes serves 16, there’s a chance you may have some left. Or maybe not!
Wondering what to have for breakfast? Our Gluten Free Toasted Muesli Granola Recipes are here to help
We know we said earlier that we had a simple recipe. Now we’re taking that to the next step and giving you an even simpler recipe with only four ingredients.
Yet, despite the simplicity, this is a genuinely delicious treat.
Packed with fibre and containing 8 grams of plant-based protein per serving, you’ll be amazed by how healthy this is, whilst still enjoying it like a traditional pudding.
This is a brilliant pudding to have in your kit bag. Master the technique and you’ll have a thick, creamy chia pudding every time.
Expand your repertoire with our Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Mousse Cakes
Decadent chocolate cake consumption is our forte, and these paleo chocolate mug cakes should be close to the top of your list if you also consider yourself a chocolate cake fiend.
Delightful, tasty, and full of healthy ingredients, we think this is the daring adventurer’s best option.
The secret to this recipe is using roasted nuts for flavour and texture. We get that not everybody is a nut fan. But if can tolerate them, then we urge you to give these a try.
This is definitely one of our favourite grain-free paleo chocolate chia seed cake recipes. Try it and let us know what you think.
Breakfasts can be very dull. Well not with our Gluten Free Porridge Recipes
Admittedly, this recipe doesn’t call for chia seeds. But this is such a knockout paleo cake recipe that we had to include it.
Plus there’s always scope to add chia seeds to this recipe. You certainly won’t ruin its taste and it would certainly be healthier than excluding them.
Make sure you have a food processor to hand as you’ll need one for this recipe. This is because you’ll be using sweet potatoes instead of flour.
When they say best paleo chocolate cake they certainly aren’t lying!
Are you a fan of sweet potatoes? We have a number of Gluten Free Sweet Potato Recipes for you to make
Who doesn’t love a muffin? They are a light snack or simple dessert that can satisfy even the strongest sweet craving. Better yet, keep an eye on your portion control and there’ll be no overindulging and losing a week’s worth of dieting in one hit.
As long as you don’t eat an entire batch in one sitting of course!
But what makes these muffins different from all other muffins is their inclusion of chia seeds. The chia gives them a lovely texture which many other muffins are missing.
Give these a go and you won’t be disappointed.
Want to take your muffin in a savoury direction? See our Gluten Free Savoury Vegetable Muffin Recipes
If you want something a bit lighter, why not make carrot cake?
It’s a classic favourite, but it’s also gluten-free and paleo-friendly. This makes it the perfect treat for those who enjoy carrot cake, but prefer to keep it clean by avoiding wheat and gluten.
This recipe uses almond flour as its base and includes some coconut oil to help bind everything together.
You could easily swap out the almond flour for another type of grain-free flour such as buckwheat or quinoa. Just add chia seeds to the main ingredients and you’ll have a delicious recipe to enjoy for everyone.
See our Gluten-Free Date Cinnamon Biscuit Recipes for more sweet ideas
Warning, this is not for the faint-hearted. You’ll enjoy this one so much you’re probably going to have more than one slice, so be aware before choosing this super pie.
The creators of this recipe have taken a basic chocolate pudding recipe and added chia seeds to create a rich and decadent dessert.
The result is a wonderfully smooth and silky pudding that will have you reaching for seconds.
Want more chocolate? Then dive into our Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse Recipes
Here’s another of our grain-free paleo chocolate chia seed cake recipes that doesn’t strictly have chia seeds. However, they can be added during the preparation phase without too much hassle.
This zucchini cake is made with almond flour, arrowroot starch, zucchini, vanilla extract, and eggs
If you like your cakes on the sweeter side then you’ll definitely enjoy this. And we also love how it ends up as this glorious dark sphere that looks amazing served with cream or ice cream (if you can tolerate dairy).
On the hunt for Dairy-Free Desserts? We’ve got you covered.
Chia seeds are a great addition to any baking project. They add a wonderful texture and flavour to baked goods whilst hitting way above their weight in terms of their nutritional punch.
So when adding them to your next bake, try experimenting with new flavors and see what happens. We’ve provided 10 of our favorites here, but there are many more options available.
So whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast option, a tasty dessert, or something to bring to work for lunch, chia seeds can provide the solution.
You may just end up creating a new favourite.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Soak Chia Seeds?
Simply mix 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds into 8 ounces of water and let sit for about 10 minutes until thickened. If you’d rather, you can soak the seeds overnight in the refrigerator.
What Is A Good Amount Of Chia Seeds To Use In Baking?
We recommend using 1/2 teaspoon per cup of dry ingredients. However, feel free to experiment to find what works best for you, and also be sure to follow the instructions on the recipe.
Can I Add Chia Seeds During The Preparation Phase?
Yes, absolutely. Simply add the chia seeds after mixing the wet and dry ingredients together.
Where Can I Buy Ground Chia Seeds?
You can buy chia seeds at most grocery stores, health food stores, or online such as on Amazon. We’ve even seen them available online from some major retailers.
There are plenty of other health food online retailers that will stock them so be sure to shop around.