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The Best Paleo Brownies

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You won’t believe how good these paleo brownies are! Made with almond flour, cocoa powder, and raw honey, they are rich, fudgy, and completely satisfying.

Plus, they are gluten free and grain free.

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 eating processed foods or purchasing 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.  

Best Paleo Chocolate Brownies
Best Paleo Brownies

I believe that food should not only taste good but should tell a story, and I love recreating family recipes that bring back wonderful childhood memories.  

Not only is this brownie recipe easy, delicious, and grain free, but it is also low in carbs.

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Paleo Brownies Ingredients

Best Paleo Chocolate Brownies
Best Paleo Brownies

How to Make Paleo Brownies

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Grease an 8X8 inch pan with butter or coconut oil and line the bottom with parchment paper (this is optional but I don’t want to worry about the recipe sticking).

In a medium bowl, add the dry ingredients and blend well with a whisk.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Taste for sweetness and adjust if needed. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan (it will be thick).

Sprinkle extra chocolate chips and nuts over the batter.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, depending on how moist you like your brownies.

Do NOT overbake!

Serve warm or at room temperature with Vanilla Bean Gelato. Yum! 🙂

How to store Paleo brownies

Store brownies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in your refrigerator for up to 5 days. Keep stored in your freezer for up to 3 months.

Sweetener Substitution

I choose to use pure, organic stevia to achieve the sweetness with just a bit of raw honey but feel free to use your preferred sweetener of choice.

Dairy Free Brownies

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

Nut Free Brownies

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!

More Gluten Free Chocolate Desserts

If you love snacks, here are more Paleo desserts and Paleo snacks! Make sure to check out my huge collection of gluten free dinner recipes.

If you loved these Paleo brownies, I would be grateful if you could rate the recipe card, share any photos you took on Instagram using #ditchthewheat and tag me in your post or story.

Paleo Brownie Recipe

Yield: 16

Paleo Brownies

Paleo Chocolate Brownies

You won't believe how good these paleo brownies are! Made with almond flour, cocoa powder, and raw honey, they are rich, fudgy, and completely satisfying.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour  
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
  • 2 teaspoons grain-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon Trader Joe's Organic Stevia or sweetener of choice (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey or organic coconut sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons pure coconut milk or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, at room temperature (or extra coconut milk or cream)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (I use Equal Exchange 70% Cacao Chocolate Chips)
  • **Plus extra 2 tablespoons chopped nuts & 2 tablespoons chocolate chips for topping

Instructions

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g

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Melissa McGehee

Melissa’s blog’s over at www.satisfyingeats.com. 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!

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Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She's also a reiki master and crystal healer.

Gluten Free Resources

Do you need help with gluten free meals?
I recommend this meal-planning app. It makes cooking gluten free dinners extremely easy and family-friendly.
What gluten free snacks can I eat?
Lots! I have a ton of practical gluten free snack recipes in my cookbook.
How can I eat dessert on a gluten free diet?
You can 100% eat dessert while eating gluten free. Try my dessert cookbook for easy gluten free dessert recipes.
How do I know what is gluten free and what isn’t?
I have a whole section is it gluten free?
How do I make substitutions?
If you need substitution advice I created a ton of resources here.

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11 Comments

  1. 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.

    1. 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. 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 🙁

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

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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 🙁

  5. 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!

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