These are the ultimate fudgy paleo brownies! With only one bowl, they’re so easy to make and they turn out soo goeey and fudgy. To keep them gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, I used ingredients like almond butter and just a little bit of coconut flour.
What are paleo brownies?
Paleo brownies are a brownie recipe that is gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. And in this case also with a low carb option!
If all of the ingredients in a recipe fall in line with the guidelines of the paleo diet then you’re good! Even if you don’t follow a paleo diet you can see a “paleo” recipe and know that it’s full of good quality ingredients.
Are paleo brownies healthy?
From an ingredient perspective, yes, paleo brownies are healthy! They’re made with ingredients that your body will love and without any things that can sometimes cause inflammation (ie dairy, sugar and gluten).
If you’re looking for a sweet treat that still fits into your paleo or healthier lifestyle this recipe is for you!
I say this all the time, but I am SO thankful that chocolate and cocoa powder are paleo-friendly. The fact that we can have fudgy paleo brownies like these and still fit into so many healthy diets makes life so good.
You don’t need a ton of crazy ingredients for this recipe either. You might even already have all of them in your pantry:)
Ingredients in fudgy paleo brownies:
- almond butter
- coconut oil
- coconut sugar
- a little bit of coconut flour
- cocoa powder
If you’ve got those, a bowl and an oven then you just need about 20 minutes and you’ve got yourself the most gooey, delicious paleo brownie recipe.
How to make paleo brownies:
Star with your wet ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk them together until combined then add all of the dry ingredients including the baking soda and cocoa powder. The batter will be very thick, this is what you want! It’s why they’re extra fudgy!
Pour the batter into a prepared baking pan and bake for the allotted amount of time before removing and cooling on a wire rack.
If you like really gooey brownies cook them for a little less time but if you like more chewy brownies cook them a little longer. Allow to cool before cutting into them!
Can you freeze paleo brownies?
Yes, you can freeze paleo brownies. Cover them in an air tight container and keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, place them in the refrigerator overnight to soften then warm up in the oven or microwave
Make a double batch of these so you can eat one batch now and freeze some for later!
For the keto version of these paleo brownies: substitute the coconut sugar and maple syrup for 1/3 cup of your favorite low carb sugar (i.e. stevia or erythritol)
If you make and love this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram with #whatmollymade or @What_mollymade so I can see it and feature you!
Here are a few more paleo chocolate recipes:
- Paleo Chocolate Caramel Tart
- Paleo Chocolate Salted Cookie Bars
- Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 dark chocolate baking bar chopped
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line and grease a square baking pan (8x8 or 9x9 inch) with parchment paper nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the almond butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, eggs and egg yolk until smooth and well combined. Gently fold in cocoa powder, coconut flour, salt and baking soda until there are no clumps. Fold in 1/3 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate into the batter. The batter will be thick.
Pour and spread batter evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean (some crumbs are okay). Be careful not to overbake!
Remove and cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Grab parchment paper on the sides and lift the brownies out of the pan to cool completely.