Paleo Brownies- updated!

I love chocolate, especially brownies. I thought going full paleo I wouldn’t be eating delicious desserts anymore. Wrong 🙂

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I have concocted the perfect brownie recipe that is 100% paleo. No flours, grains, sugar or processes garbage. Not even almond flour or coconut flour. I don’t judge other primal eaters for eating nut flours but I don’t really use them for personal reasons.

So here’s all you need to make these:

1 cup of almond butter (or macadamia, cashew or sunflower) just make sure it’s 100%, with NO added sugar!
1/2 cup of pure maple syrup (again pure. No additives)
1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp of vanilla
2 eggs (one yolk 2 whites)
3-4 tablespoons of coconut milk or almond milk
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1 tsp of white vinegar
2 tsp of baking powder

Optional: almond slivers, dried fruit, nuts, fresh fruit

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Turn your oven on at 325.
Grease a 9×9 pan with coconut oil and set aside. If you use a 9×12 pan, cook for 2-3 minutes less.

Measure out a cup of almond butter.

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Creamy or crunchy is cool.

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Add your maple syrup, cocoa, oil, vanilla, vinegar, baking powder and milk. Stir until it’s nice and incorporated.

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When all done, add your mix into your pan.

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You can add almonds on top if you like! Or dried fruit, any nut, be creative. You can add them into the mix too.

If you like, you can add a 1/2 of a ripe banana into your mix. This will create a fluffier texture! I chose not to, but it’s your call! Avocado or unsweetened apple sauce works as well.

I baked mine for 25 minutes. Check in at 22 minutes and test with a toothpick for done-ness.

Usually with regular brownies, you want some gooey-ness on your tooth pick. But these are uber creamy and soft, so make sure the tooth pick comes out totally clean.

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I know it’s tough but wait about 15-20 minutes until they’re cooled and set. They won’t have the correct firmness when warm! So be patient!

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