Paleo Brownies

Paige in the kitchen

Paleo Brownies

Aca-cuse me? (I hope you understand that reference… Pitch Perfect, anyone?)

Yes, I said it, Paleo Brownies.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup minus 1 Tbs. coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature (egg substitutes will not work)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract, optional

How you’ll do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 and grease a glass baking dish (8×8 or 9×9).
  2. Mix together all ingredients. You can do this by hand or with an electric mixer or high-powered blender.
  3. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 30 minutes before cutting or removing from the pan.
  4. These store well at room temperature or in the fridge for a few days. Make sure you keep them in an airtight container.
Paleo Brownies

Paleo Brownies

Now some people may say these aren’t paleo because of the honey & the butter. Believe it or not, both of those items are allowed in some paleo diets and are allowed in moderation. Like I have said, I follow the 80/20 rule – and these fall somewhere in between that.

Paleo Pros: No fake sugar, no white flour

Paleo Cons: Honey & butter

Guess what? I’ll live.

I’ll admit, they were a tad dry. I think next time I am going to add maybe a 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce to moisten them up! I improvised and added some coconut flakes on top, too. They actually tasted better after being refrigerated over night!

How do you curb your sweet tooth without feeling guilty?

xo. P

** This recipe comes from here.


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