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The Best Paleo Brownies I've Ever Baked!

Updated on May 23, 2014
Paleo Brownies
Paleo Brownies

A few months ago, I had an obsession with scones. After one too many scones in my system, I got over that phase but now I'm obsessed with something else. Brownies have always been on my list of impossible-to-resist treats and I've been working on a Paleo version of my brownies for some time.

Chocolate + Cake = Brownies

I guess I don't have to tell you that I'm also a certified chocoholic ( according to my mother ). I love chocolate in all its forms - chocolate truffles, chocolate cake and hot chocolate, which is oh so comforting and satisfying on a cold winter day. I'm also crazy about cakes so it only makes sense that it's virtually impossible for me to resist a really good brownie. A brownie to me is simply combining two of my favorite foods into one nice package.

After numerous tweaks, I am proud to say that I finally have a recipe that I'm not afraid to share. The last two batches almost killed me. The first batch? Dry as cardboard. The second batch? Not fit for human consumption period!

As you can see, the baking time ranges between 20-30 minutes because tastes differ. Most of my friends like the brownies to be more like cake so I cooked it longer for them. As for me, I prefer my brownies soft and a little gooey so the shorter baking time works for my tastes. I leave that up to you to decide. Whichever way you go, these brownies are definitely worth a try.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30-40 minutes

Serves: 15-20

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated erythritol
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Prehead oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl, stir together almond flour, erythritol, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add egg whites, applesauce and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 8x8 pan.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
NOW Foods Erythritol,2.5-Pound
NOW Foods Erythritol,2.5-Pound

Erythritol is a naturally-occuring sugar alcohol naturally found in small amounts in various plants and fruits. Although slightly less sweet than sugar, erythritol has no bitter aftertaste like other sweetners and works great in baked goods.

 
Almond Flour Blanched, Anthony's 4lb Bag, Certified Gluten-Free
Almond Flour Blanched, Anthony's 4lb Bag, Certified Gluten-Free

Almond flour has made enhanced my life by making it possible to make pancakes, cakes and brownies. They are excellent as a wheat flour substitute and is absolutely gluten-free.

 
Paleo Indulgences: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes to Satisfy Your Primal Cravings
Paleo Indulgences: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes to Satisfy Your Primal Cravings

Changing to a Paleo lifestyle isn't about restriction from the foods you love and desire. Paleo Indulgences makes it possible to indulge with recipes for Paleo versions of pancakes, muffins and a simple 1-minute cake.

 

Whether or not you're living the Paleo lifestyle, these brownies are definitely healthier. Please feel free to leave you comments and do let me know if you tried these. Thanks for visiting!

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      They look good.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      P.S. I just pinned this to my Healthy Recipes That Taste Awesome! board on Pinterest. :)

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      These sound fabulous, Shinichi! Clearly I need to learn more about erythritol.:)

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      topclimb lm 3 years ago

      Did not realize Paleo and chocolate brownies could go together! Yeah... I love chocolate and have been eating paleo for over 6 months.

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      Jordan 3 years ago

      Looks good will have to try it and this is also getting pined to my recipes to try!

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      You've convinced me with this recipe and others to purchase almond flour and start using it.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      I love brownies. But I can't bake because we don't have an oven. So I just buy some on the store.

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      SteveKaye 3 years ago

      Chocolate is a food group all by itself. Yum.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      pinned to my food board! yum!