I might be a tad too excited but GUYS. These fudgy chocolate brownies are so decadent, so fudgy, so… just like normal brownies. Really, the texture is spot on, and while I can’t claim that this easy paleo brownie recipe is anywhere near healthy, I can claim that they are 100% delicious and made with allergen free ingredients (except nuts).
These paleo brownies with almond flour are super easy to make, too. One bowl, one brownie pan, and a few minutes of prep are all you need.
How To Make Paleo Brownies
This easy paleo brownie recipe is ready in next to no time. Are you ready?
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your baking dish with parchment.
- Next, melt the coconut oil and dark chocolate together in a small pan over a low heat. When melted, remove it from the heat and pour into a large mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
- Quickly whisk the eggs into the cooled mixture.
TIP: Make sure the mixture is just warm, not hot, before adding the eggs. If the mixture is too warm, the eggs will start to cook. It also helps to have the eggs at room temperature, to avoid sudden temperature changes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and stir together. At this stage the mixture will be thick and look greasy and pretty unappetising. Don’t worry. Before you know it this will turn into a dish of the most delicious fudgy paleo brownies you have ever made.
- Bake your paleo brownies with almond flour for 25-30 minutes, until the edges start to set and a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out almost clean. Remove the brownies from the oven and allow to cool.
TIP: At this stage, the brownies will have a layer of oil on the top – but DON’T drain it off! It can look a bit unappetizing, but within a few minutes this will absorb back into your brownies.
Once the brownies cool and the oil reabsorbs into them, this will make them super fudgy!
By the way, these same ingredients will work if you want to use a different method, such as these skillet brownies. The ingredients are not paleo friendly, but you can use her technique using paleo ingredients instead.
Are Paleo Brownies Healthy?
I guess it is a stretch to be able to call these delicious fudgy paleo brownies with almond flour ‘healthy’. They are still brownies, and they are not sugar-free.
In fact, do be mindful that these paleo chocolate brownies have coconut sugar. It’s natural, and it’s way less carbs than regular brownies, but sugar is still sugar. Meaning, share these treats! Don’t dig into the whole pan with a spoon. 😉
Having said that, they are gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free. So when you’re craving a sweet fix, this paleo chocolate brownie recipe is better than many.
Do Paleo Brownies With Almond Flour Have The Same Texture As Regular Brownies?
I actually think the texture of these paleo chocolate brownies is better than a regular brownie. The blanched almond flour gives the brownies an incredibly soft, yet dense, texture, which is exactly what we want in brownies.
And, the coconut oil makes the consistency super fudgy. They even have the classic crinkle top. Yum!
How Do You Get Paleo Brownies to Turn Out Fudgy?
The secret to the incredible fudgy texture of this easy paleo brownie recipe? It’s all that coconut oil, plus actual dark chocolate in addition to cocoa powder.
Chocolate creates a more fudgy texture than cocoa powder alone, but cocoa powder creates a more intense chocolate flavor. Combining both is just perfect.
When you bake the mixture, the coconut oil will rise to the top of the brownies and look pretty greasy. But, don’t panic!
When you remove them from the oven and allow the brownies to cool, the coconut oil will slowly reabsorb, creating a lovely fudge layer in the middle and the top of the brownie will have the crinkly top that we all look for in the perfect chocolate brownie.
These fudgy paleo brownies are so soft in texture that unless you forget about them and totally overbake them, there is no danger whatsoever of getting a dry brownie. Yay!
Can You Make Paleo Chocolate Brownies in Advance?
Yes, you can make this easy paleo brownie recipe ahead. If you can resist the temptation to eat all of these brownies in one sitting, then they keep well for up to a week if stored in an airtight container.
When I make these brownies in advance, they taste great straight from the pantry. I don’t recommend refrigerating them, which can make them dry.
If you want to make these fudgy paleo brownies even more irresistible, simply place them on a baking tray and warm them up gently in a moderate oven before serving. Be careful not to overbake!
You can also tightly wrap these yummy paleo desserts individually and freeze them for 4-6 months.
More Recipes Similar To Fudgy Paleo Brownies
These paleo brownies are perfect served on their own with a hot drink, or as part of a dessert table with other paleo desserts. Here are more ideas:
Oh, and the best way to serve these? That’s obvious. Nothing beats fudgy paleo brownies with a glass of coconut or almond milk!
The BEST Paleo Chocolate Brownies Recipe
The BEST paleo chocolate brownies ever! Learn how to make fudgy paleo brownies with almond flour. This easy paleo brownie recipe takes just 30 minutes.
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- 3/4 cup Coconut oil (measured solid)
- 3.5 ounces Dark chocolate (85% cocoa)
- 3 large Eggs (at room temperature)
- 3/4 cup Coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup Blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup Tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a 9-inch square glass baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the coconut oil and chocolate bar together until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and allow to cool.
Quickly whisk in the eggs, one at a time.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir until smooth. The batter will be greasy and thick.
Bake in a 9X9 glass baking dish for 25-30 minutes until the edges are set and a toothpick comes out almost clean.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. There will be oil around the edges but it will absorb within a few minutes.
Serving size: 1 brownie, or 1/16 of entire recipe
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
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