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brownies with crackly tops and sea salt
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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: brownies, gluten free brownies, paleo brownies
Servings: 16
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Erin


  • 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