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Best Paleo Chocolate Brownies EVER!

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Best Paleo Chocolate Brownies

Best Paleo Chocolate Brownies

This recipe not only satisfies my sweet tooth, but treats like this have allowed me to adhere to my grain-free lifestyle for almost 3 years!  I am happy to say that I will never go back to eat processed foods or purchase a boxed brownie mix again! Giving up grains has changed my life, and my passion is to recreate recipes so that I don’t feel deprived, and to help others along their journey.  I believe that food should not only taste good but it should tell a story, and I love recreating family recipes that bring back wonderful childhood memories.  I hope these brownies are familiar and that you don’t even recognize that they are grain-free and low-carb.

Best Paleo Chocolate Brownies

Best Paleo Chocolate Brownies

The Recipe

Not only is this brownie recipe easy, delicious, and grain-free, it is also low in carbs. I choose to use a pure, organic stevia to achieve the sweetness with just a bit of raw honey but feel free to use your preferred sweetener of choice.

Can’t have dairy?? Make these Paleo or dairy-free by simply using coconut oil in the place of the butter. This will contribute a slight coconuty flavor which I LOVE!

Can’t have nuts?? Substituting raw and unsalted ground sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds for the almond flour. The ground seeds measure cup for cup when substituting for almond flour in a recipe.  Really, you won’t know the difference.

I hope you and your family (grain-free or not), enjoy this easy and delicious recipe!


Yield: 16



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease 8X8 inch pan with butter or coconut oil and line bottom with parchment paper (this is optional but I don’t want to worry about the recipe sticking).
  3. In medium bowl, add the dry ingredients and blend well with whisk.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix with wooden spoon. Taste for sweetness and adjust if needed. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan (it will be thick).
  5. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips and nut over batter.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, depending on how moist you like your brownies.
  7. Do NOT over bake!
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature with Vanilla Bean Gelato. Yum! 🙂



Melissa McGeheeMelissa blog’s over at She quit grains almost 3 years ago after gaining 60 lbs. during her first pregnancy.  Well 3 years later (and another son later), she is still creating grain-free and low-carb recipes to help people feel less deprived with this lifestyle change.  Not only has Melissa stuck with it but she feels she eats better (more tasty food and satisfying) than she did before giving up grains!

If you love desserts like this I have two cookbooks you really need to check out asap!  Indulge, for all your Paleo dessert needs and The Grain-Free Snacker for amazing Paleo snacks!

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11 Responses to Best Paleo Chocolate Brownies EVER!

  1. Beth June 14 at 3:59 pm #

    This recipe doesn’t call for any salt. Is that on purpose? Beautiful blog by the way. I have these in the oven and added 1/2 t. of salt.

    • Carol Lovett August 3 at 2:06 pm #

      I didn’t develop the recipe. Did that much salt work in the recipe? I would have guessed 1/8 – 1/4 tsp would be enough.

  2. Jen November 16 at 11:45 am #

    How does this recipe freeze? Thanks!

  3. Natalie December 15 at 6:20 pm #

    These are in my oven right now! I am leaving out the stevia and using cocoa nibs instead of chips.

  4. Cheryl February 16 at 12:17 am #

    I followed the recipe but these did not work. They are as crumbly as the batter when they are done cooking. Could not serve them because they just crumbled. Very disappointing 🙁

  5. Christine February 26 at 11:54 am #

    Any idea of the nutritional value?

    • Carol Lovett April 12 at 1:33 am #

      I don’t share nutritional info anymore. You can use a service like to find out.

  6. Sue March 12 at 2:24 am #

    Is the Trader Joe’s organic stevia liquid or powder?

  7. paleo recipe June 20 at 10:03 am #

    I’m starting my Whole30 next Monday….which means I obviously have to make these brownies this weekend before I start. I love the overhead shovel squat; I like to do back squats with our 45lb bags of dog food 🙂

  8. Wendy August 3 at 2:11 pm #

    I made this recipe and I was so excited to try it and it didn’t turn out so good so it was very disappointing, my whole family didn’t like it, it crumble and it was really dry despite the fact that I made sure I didn’t over cook it, I’m an experience baker and I have made many, many other brownies and cakes, I also have a lot experience with almond, coconut flour and all these ingredients. I had to put it in the garbage 🙁

  9. Meaghs December 25 at 3:15 pm #

    I made these and they were totally awesome!!!! I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips and chunk. I also used 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of butter. I only had a 50% less fat lite coconut milk so took the more solid white stuff from the top and probably did a little extra. At 18 mins, they were pretty sort of guey but much better that way! They were awesome!