Making dairy free, refined sugar free and nut-free icing is easy with these simple recipes and tips for AIP frosting.
If you’re following the autoimmune paleo protocol, you’ve likely had a hard time finding a fluffy cake recipe and an even harder time finding a really good frosting recipe. I’ve got you covered on both those fronts!
This post contains several AIP Frosting recipes that have a variety of different textures and flavors. Choose your favorite to decorate cookies, pies, cakes and whatever else you desire!
How to make AIP Frosting
Without butter and powdered sugar, you might be wondering how to create a delicious AIP frosting. Well, there are a variety of options for both fats and sweeteners that you can use. First there are the fat replacements. You’ll notice that many AIP recipes use coconut butter or coconut cream as the base, but this is problematic for many who are also coconut free. Below, you’ll find the recipes for two coconut based frosting recipes as well as two that are completely coconut-free.
In terms of sweeteners, you can use honey, maple sugar or maple syrup, coconut sugar and even sweet potato! You’ll note that some of the recipes for frosting below also contain some type of flour or starch. Whether it’s tapioca tapioca starch or carob powder, this is used to help thicken the frosting and give it a bit more stability.
What’s the best AIP Frosting for cookies?
For a frosting that hardens at room temperature, I would recommend the coconut-maple frosting. I use this frosting on some cookies as well as on things like these AIP Pumpkin Spice Donuts. While the other variations of AIP frosting can/do harden in the fridge, they don’t hold up particularly well to something like stacking cookies in a cookie jar. That said, none of these options performs quite like powdered sugar in terms of hardening.
What’s the best AIP frosting for cake or cupcakes?
My favorite for cakes is the Vanilla Frosting that I use in this Apple Cake recipe. This recipe is reminiscent of a buttercream frosting. You can also create different variations of it by adding spices, like I did in these Spiced Apple Cupcakes and Peppermint Patty Cupcakes. This recipe hardens in the fridge and gets soft again at room temperature.
What do you recommend for pies?
The whipped coconut cream frosting is definitely my recommendation for using with pies as toppings, like this AIP Pumpkin Pie. It’s light, fluffy and the perfect topping for things like AIP Pancakes, hot chocolates and other desserts.
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