Chocolate Paleo Brownies
**UPDATED** Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy
These delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free chocolate Paleo brownies will have you and your family coming back for more!
I love the smell of brownies baking in the oven! It’s a comforting smell to me, especially during the holidays and stressful times, but I love the taste of brownies any time! Making Paleo sweet treats such as a batch of these chocolate brownies is my only excuse to indulge in my past comfort foods without the guilt!
With Summer right around the corner, you are bound to find yourself at a party or BBQ potentially sneaking a ‘not so Paleo‘ sweet treat. (Hey, no judgment)! I’ll be honest; if I don’t bring a Paleo dessert to pass, you’ll see me sneaking one or two sweet treats. Shhh.
The best way to avoid the dessert table full of ‘not so Paleo‘ treats is to bring one to pass! These chocolate brownies are naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and laced with cacao powder and chocolate chips. Skip the refined sugars and grain-filled treats and opt to bring a batch of these moist Paleo brownies!
Whether you are making a batch for a party or just indulging by yourself, you can enjoy eating a brownie (or two) without the guilt. These are so good; you may even forget they are Paleo!
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your brownies turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Chocolate Paleo Brownies
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make your brownies…
almond or coconut milk
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an edged 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat the coconut sugar and oil until smooth and then add the egg, almond milk, and vanilla.
3. In a medium-size bowl, whisk almond flour, cacao powder, sea salt, and baking powder and then slowly pour the flour into the large bowl while blending until a smooth and creamy batter forms.
4. Fold in the chocolate chips and then pour into the prepared baking dish (you may need to use a spatula to distribute the batter evenly) and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until it’s toothpick clean.
5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting or serving.
How to Store Chocolate Paleo Brownies
Your chocolate brownies can be stored in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days on the counter or in the refrigerator.
Essential Equipment for Making Chocolate Paleo Brownies
Baking Sheet – I love my baking sheets, there is plenty of room and they are easy to clean. (Especially when topped with parchment paper or a silicone mat)!
Hand Mixer – A hand mixer is used to combine all ingredients in one bowl for less mess! Hand mixers are amazing because they get the job done but don’t take up too much space for storage!
Mixing Bowls – Every home cook, whether your a beginner or expert, should have an assortment of small to large bowls to execute all your recipes!
Parchment Paper – Using parchment paper is an excellent choice when it comes to easy cleanup and keeping baking sheets and dishes tidy to prevent food sticking.
More Delicious Paleo Desserts
Edible Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – Skip the baking, and make these delicious edible cookie bites!
Chocolate Chip Cookies – Deliciously soft chocolate chip paleo cookies are allergy-friendly, kid-approved, and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Chocolate Almond and Sea Salt Bars – Chocolate + Almonds + Sea Salt = LOVE.
Basic Staples for Making Chocolate Paleo Brownies
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is the perfect alternative to dairy-based fat. If you can tolerate dairy, the coconut oil can be swapped out for equal parts of grass-fed butter.
Coconut Sugar – Coconut sugar is the perfect refined sugar replacement because it offers some nutrients but also has a lower glycemic index!
Egg – Pasture-raised eggs are best!
Almond Milk – Almond milk can be swapped out with equal parts full-fat coconut milk, as desired. Both will get the job done!
Vanilla – Save money by making a homemade vanilla extract with my favorite recipe: Paleo Vanilla Extract.
Sea Salt – Everyone has their opinion on the best sea salt, so use whatever’s in your kitchen.
Unsweetened Cacao Powder – Cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans – leaving all the living enzymes and nutrients in place. Which is very different than cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is roasted at high temperatures that change the molecular structure, which lowers the nutrient value.
Almond Flour – I purchase Costco’s almond flour, but you can use Bob’s Red Mill or any organic almond flour of your choosing, as long as it’s blanched.
Paleo Chocolate Chips – You can use my homemade Paleo chocolate recipe featured in my Paleo Chocolate Covered Strawberries post. Make the chocolate and pour it into a chocolate chip mold, place in the refrigerator until hardened.
Chocolate Paleo Brownies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an edged 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the coconut sugar and oil until smooth and then add the egg, almond milk, and vanilla.
- In a medium-size bowl, whisk almond flour, cacao powder, sea salt, and baking powder and then slowly pour the flour into the large bowl while blending until a smooth and creamy batter forms.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and then pour into the prepared baking dish (you may need to use a spatula to distribute the batter evenly) and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until it's toothpick clean.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting or serving.
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.