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Paleo Valentine’s Day Recipes

You can ? Paleo treats on Valentine’s Day (as well as any other time of the year).

Here are my favorite Paleo Valentine’s Day recipes. I’m not much of a romantic, so I must confess that Valentine’s Day is not my favorite “holiday,” however, there is an upside, and that is chocolate.

The gluten-free, dairy-free Paleo recipes below are full of healthy ingredients such as coconut flour, almond flour, coconut oil, and dark chocolate. So give your loved ones some higher-protein treats this year, and save them from the high-carb hangover of standard Valentine’s Day fare.

Please note, that all of the recipes below use honey or other Paleo sweeteners; some may offer the option of agave nectar, and agave is not considered a Paleo sweetener. I offer this option for the numerous vegans that traffic my site. Please be nice to the vegans, and don’t yell at them about agave!

Of the Paleo Valentine’s Day treats above, my favorite recipe by far is the Espresso Fudge Brownies. I am a bit of a brownie-a-holic, as you may have guessed, and have a number of brownie recipes on my website. Since my delightful husband is also quite passionate about brownies, that will likely be the dessert we share on Valentine’s Day.

We’ll probably eat dinner at home on Valentine’s Day, with our children, and it is likely I will make a nice big steak, Spicy Slaw and Roasted Broccoli.

What will you be making for your sweethearts?

posted on February 7, 2013, 19 comments

  1. Olivia@ OmNom Love @ omnomlove.blogspot.com

    I’ve got my eye on those chocolate covered raspberries, coconut macaroons, and mint chip truffles. I have to admit it and say I’m a bit of a chocoholic myself, so I’ll definitely be eating some Valentine’s day. :)

  2. I’m getting ready to do a paleo challenge here in the next few days and I’ve been trying swapping out sweeteners with date puree. Do you think this will work for most recipes? Or are there any other non-sugar sweeteners I can use (other than stevia)??

  3. Pat

    May I just thank you again for all your wonderful recipes and I cannot wait to order your newest cookbook. I own the other two and love them. You and so many others have given “the grateful” readers your time, effort, and recipes that make our foodie lives every bit as enjoyable and tasty as anyone could possibly offer. We want for nothing; you provide it all and in healthy, tasty abundance. There are so many more blogs and wonderful sites that support Paleo and Low Carb but I always come back to your kitchen. It is home and always will be. Please continue. We are here.

  4. I should make that Pecan Cinnamon Brittle for my GF. She’s going to love it!

  5. Stefania gori @ donthave

    Ciao Paolo,
    I wouldI live in South Africa and we dont have almont flour etc.
    What do you suggest I do as I would like to bake gluten free cakes.

    Thanking you



  6. hello there! for about a year now, I have been using Xylitol and Yacon syrup as sweetners for baking, hot chocolate etc. They are great as a lpw glycemic index alternative when honey is not tolerated by the metabolic X syndrome types who can’t do any high carb

  7. The chocolate chili truffles and peppermint patties are catching my attention. I love those flavour combinations! I’m making steak as well and marinated beets for a festive side -naturally pink :)

  8. Joelle,Wellness Coach @ bewellwithjoelle.com

    Love your article and found it most interesting, as I am a Wellness Coach.

  9. Dear Elana!

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your site and all your work on the recipes. I’ve made so many delicious treats that are far healthier than what my 13 year old son would get if I’d never found you.

    And I think I’ll do the brownies for V-Day, too!


  10. Hi Elana!

    Happy Valentines Day – I just want to thank you so much for your blog and recipes. I share your blog with my clients all the time. You’ve also helped bring my baking passion back to life!


  11. I LOVE your book gluten free cupcakes it gave me the confidence to try coconut flour and the results were outstanding! I wrote a review of your book on my blog http://kumquaty.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/gluten-free-cupcakes-by-elana-amsterdam/ the pictures in the book are gorgeous and I will be posting a recipe I modified from your book later on this week. I made my own carrot cake based on your vanilla cupcake and it came out great. I’m excited to find your other books and read them too. Thanks for the good work!

  12. Minnestalgia

    Thanks, Elana; I was wondering what dessert I was going to make the hubs! I think I’ll go for some chocolate chili truffles….yum yum yum. For the main course I will be cooking up some New York strip steaks with a brandy peppercorn sauce and sauteed mushrooms and onions on the side. Way better than buying the hubs a big stuffed bear, if I do say so myself :)

  13. Sarah, Simply Cooked @ simplycooked.blogspot.com

    I had a foot surgery a few days ago so I am not cooking anything (or even walking anywhere) this week. Too bad for my husband. We’ll celebrate another time with a nice meal. For now we are eating an expensive bar of dark chocolate together.

  14. Melissa Welsh @ really-ecigarette.com

    I am really sad, because I missed this yesterday. If I got them early I could able to prepare one of these cakes.

  15. Thanks for putting all these great recipies in one, bookmark-able place :-) I’ll be referencing for a long time to come.

  16. OMG, i am thinking of proposing to my gf on valentines and have been searching for a meal that wd fit the occasion, think i will be making these bad boys! thank you :)

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