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Paleo Creme Brulee (dairy free, banting friendly)

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 | 0 comments

Paleo Creme Brulee (dairy free, banting friendly)

Paleo Creme Brulee

Unbelievably easy to prepare, with only five simple ingredients, Paleo Creme Brulee is one of my favorite paleo desserts. It is one of those universally loved treats that never goes out of favor.


Everyone seems to love the smooth, velvety, vanilla-taste of this Paleo Creme Brulee. It is not too heavy so makes a good dessert choice if you have served a substantial entree for your main meal. The taste can be infinitely varied by using different fresh fruit toppings, or served without any at all. I have topped mine with:  blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and chopped peaches. I have also made a wickedly decadent pairing of Paleo Creme Brulee and my Paleo Rote Grütze.


I prefer to top my Paleo Creme Brulee with fresh berries. However, feel free to add a torch-melted, caramelized top layer, using xylitol. Xylitol will melt and create a hard glaze just as regular sugar does.


Paleo Creme Brulee



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  • Prep time:  15 minutes
  • Cook time:  40-45 minutes
  • Servings:  5

  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup birch xylitol, or maple sugar, or coconut sugar (I used xylitol in the one pictured)
  • 2 cups full fat coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt



  • sprinkle xylitol on top of cooked brulee, then fire with kitchen torch until melted


(Payton’s Paleo 30 Day Challenge friendly if made with xylitol)

1) Pre-heat oven to 350°

2) Beat the yolks and sweetener with an electric mixer on high-speed for 2 minutes.

4) With the electric mixer on medium-speed, add in the coconut milk, vanilla extract and salt.

5) Pour finished creme into a shallow ceramic dish, or 5-6 ramekin bowls.  

WATER BATH:  Place your pan or ramekins in a large baking dish. Pour boiling water into the baking dish so it comes 1/2 the way up the creme pan or ramekins.

6) Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top is golden brown, and the sides are set. The creme will still be jiggly in the center. Remove pan from water bath and allow to cool at room temp for an hour.


Garnish as desired with fresh berries, fruit jam, or a dash of cinnamon. You may also add a caramelized top layer by sprinkling with xylitol, and using a kitchen torch to melt it to a hard glaze. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving.


Paleo Creme Brulee is a great way to use up the extra egg yolks you have left over after making my Paleo Seeded Bread, which calls for extra egg whites. 🙂


Paleo Creme Brulee


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