The BEST Paleo Brownies
These are the BEST Paleo Brownies you'll ever try (I promise!). They're just 6 ingredients, gluten free, dairy free, and the texture is just what you expect from a brownie recipe: crackly on top and fudgy in the middle.
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- 1 ¼ cup dairy free chocolate chips*
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup almond flour sifted
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°.
Melt coconut oil and chocolate chips together over the stove, stirring frequently until the chocolate is smooth; set aside.
Add eggs and sugar to a large bowl then whisk continuously for at least 45 seconds. This is *key* to creating the crackly top.
Next, fold in the sifted almond flour and salt. Since these are gluten free, I recommend doing this by hand rather than with an electric mixer because you don't want to over-mix the batter. Once they're combined, pour in the melted chocolate and again, stir by hand to combine.
Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick spray, then pour the batter into the pan. Bake the brownies for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove them from the oven and wait for them to cool before cutting and serving. Enjoy!
*I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips
**Make sure to sift the almond flour before adding it to the batter. The first time I made these I skipped this step and the batter had lumps in it, resulting in the brownies having lumps in them (they still tasted great though!)
Substitutions: The ONLY substitution I would make is to use cane sugar instead of coconut sugar, but only if you don't need these brownies to be paleo because cane sugar isn't paleo-friendly (but it will work in this recipe).
To check for doneness, simply insert a toothpick. There should be a slight crumb, but the batter shouldn't be wet. If it is, place the brownies back into the oven for 5 more minutes.
Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg