Paleo Brownies

Yeah, so I was having a chocolate craving. That really doesn’t happen that often, I’m not really a chocolate person. I’m more of a cookie or cupcake person. But I wanted chocolate and I wanted it NOW. So I found a recipe on Elana’s Pantry that looked great. It’s always about the picture, right? I would only try a brownie recipe if the picture made it look like a real brownie, not some fake paleo-version of a brownie, and Elana’s looked real. Problem was, I was missing a couple of ingredients so I changed it up just a little bit and I really like the results. I decided that even though the brownies are really good on their own, some Peanut Butter Frosting would really put them over the top. So I made some, duh. And it was amazing, duh!

So go make some brownies, enjoy them, and don’t feel guilty about eating the whole pan. Well, maybe you shouldn’t eat the whole pan. Just saying.

Paleo Brownies

Paleo Brownies

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Fine Almond Flour
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 9 Medjool dates, pits removed, soaked 1 hour
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup coconut oil, softened or melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving flaps overhanging the ends.
  3. In a food processor or Blendtec, pulse together almond flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and pulse until it is the texture of coarse sand.
  5. Add in the cocoa powder, honey, and dates (drain the water first) and pulse until combined. It won’t be very smooth yet.
  6. Add the eggs and coconut oil and pulse until smooth.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the prepared 8×8 pan. Smooth into corners and flatten the top with a spatula.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes, checking occasionally after the 20 minutes to see if the center has set (it shouldn’t jiggle when you gently shake the pan).
  9. Once the center is set, remove from oven and let cool in pan, on a wire rack, for 2 hours before cutting.
  10. Eat as is or frost with Peanut Butter Frosting (recipe on this site).
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 29gProtein: 5g

Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate

145 Shares:
9 comments
    1. I have not tried this recipe with any substitutions so I can’t vouch for what may or may not work. If you don’t have any coconut allergies, you could try using that, but you would need to use much less coconut flour than the 1 cup of almond flour in the recipe. I would suggest starting with 1/3 cup and adding from there until you get a brownie batter-like consistency. Add it in small quantities because it can bulk up quick since coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid. If you try it with that substitute, let us know how it turns out. Good luck!

  1. Hi, I have been going through your website looking at recipes & I see several using Enjoy Life chocolate chips are labeled as Paleo. The first ingredient in those chocolate chips is cane sugar. This isn’t Paleo, is it?

Leave a Reply to lauryn Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like
Slowcooker Minestrone Soup
Read More

Crockpot Paleo Minestrone Soup {with Instant Pot option}

We have enjoyed this soup both with and without the addition of the pork sausage, so it is both Whole30 and vegan friendly. This minestrone soup tastes even better than the endless soup from a certain chain restaurant, and you can make you own endless salad to go along with it.
Blueberries & Cream Gummies {by Our Paleo Life}
Read More

Blueberries & Cream Gummies – Paleo

My kids love these real-fruit, no-sugar gummies and I love that they're getting the benefits from gelatin and real fruit and not the nasty side-effects of corn syrup and artificial colors and flavors.