The Most Delicious Paleo Brownies

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paleo brownies Brownies were always my favorite treat when I was a child, but when I went gluten free five years ago, I gave them up! At the same time, I stopped eating processed foods, so this made it even harder for me to find a great tasting gluten free brownie.  But guess what? This recipe makes a great tasting brownie with healthy ingredients!   These paleo brownies with coconut flour and raw cacao powder are the greatest, they take me back to my childhood!

These paleo brownies would be a perfect treat for any holiday party! They taste like a brownie/chocolate cupcake and everyone who has tasted them doesn’t believe they are gluten free!
You know, how with some coconut flour recipes, the coconut flour dominates the taste? Not with these though, it must be the delicious chocolate made from cacao powder!  It makes these paleo brownies taste exactly like a regular brownie made with conventional flour. Seriously!

One great thing about these paleo brownies is that they are sweetened with raw honey! Sweetening with raw honey is so much better than using sugar.  Sugar is empty in nutritional value and lacking in vitamins and minerals.  Honey, on the other hand, has vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and flavonoids that fight free radicals! It is a great natural sweetener! Also, if you are restricting your sugar, you can decrease the amount of honey and I’m sure these brownies will still taste great!

These paleo brownies make a great treat! I love bringing one for a snack on the go.
Try them, I’m sure you’ll agree, they are so…yummy, soft, moist, and melt in your mouth!!!

Recipe for Paleo Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (see it here)
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (see it here)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey (see it here)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted) (see it here)
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions:

1. Combine all dry ingredients in a dish and mix well.
2. Combine all wet ingredients in separate dish, mix well.
3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, while stirring.
4. Grease a 8×8 baking pan or place parchment paper on the bottom of the dish.
5. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth out the batter with a knife.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
*Let cool before slicing.

Sources:http://www.naturalnews.com/036883_honey_natural_sweetener_health_benefits.html#ixzz2k75WM600

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Comments

  1. Yoli says

    Hi Lori, I am making this brownies as I speak. I was gooey and trying to spread it around. I hope it taste good. Also, you said it wasn’t going to taste like Coconut but I tasted it and it did taste like coconut oil or flour. Can I use raw butter next time??

    Thanks so much,

    Yoli

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Yoli, I haven’t tried making it with butter, but if you do, let us know how it comes out. I’m surprised you could taste the coconut, for me, the chocolate really covered up the coconut taste (or maybe I’m just too used to eating coconut lol).

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The recipe is dairy free, you could try substituting applesauce or chia seeds for the eggs (I haven’t tried it yet, though).

  2. Yoli says

    Hi Lori,

    Well, I made these brownies with Almond flour and they taste better with raw butter but it’s weird, the coconut brownies tasted more moister than almond brownies. I only used 3 egg as the recipe suggested, should I try adding more eggs? I also added some non GMO, gluten free, dairy free dark chocolate chips on top. That was Yummy!!

  3. Lori says

    Hi Lori – just found your website and sounds like some great recipes to try. My only issue will be the honey that you use in most of your recipes. I need to use low carb option, so I am wondering if you have tried using Stevia or other sweetner? I am just not sure whether the moistness would suffer or if I should I add a little more liquid to offset. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Lori, You can definitely use stevia or another sweetener in place of the honey. I also make all of the recipes without any honey (or any other sweeteners) for my mom because she doesn’t want any added sugar, and they come out great. The only recipe I haven’t tried without honey, is this Paleo Brownies recipe.

  4. Anie U says

    I made these last night, and they were super fluffy and delicious! I did replace the coconut oil with an equal amount of butter because it was all I had on hand, but they turned out fantastic. Thank you for the recipe :)

  5. Sadie says

    Hi, I made these last week…they are so tasty! I am going to make them again today, but I just wanted to say that when I made them they had the consistency of cake rather than brownies. Still very yummy, just more cake-like…I wonder if I over-baked them…I just put the timer on for 30 minutes, and didn’t remember to check them prior to that to see if they were done. My hubby, who is not a fan of my “healthy” dessert recipes, ate two pieces as soon as they were cool enough…which makes them a winner in my book!

    • Lori Klein says

      Glad they passed the hubby test! They are a little more of a cake consistency because of the fluffiness.

  6. says

    I am fairly new to baking this way, but I have to say these are amazing!!! I used egg substitute for 4 eggs + 1 large egg, and Truvia instead of the honey. They turned out fantastic!! I baked mine in an 8″ round glass pie plate, and it turned out just like a lovely dense cake! LOVE :)
    Thank you so much :)

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