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This is my all time favorite recipe for paleo brownies. The brownies are made with coconut flour and they taste amazing! They are soft, chewy, chocolatey and oh so delicious!
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!
Using Natural Sweetener in Paleo Brownies
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!
I always try to use raw honey as a natural sweetener in most of my recipe because of the health benefits. It works great as a natural sweetener for paleo cupcakes and muffins too.
Ingredients in the Recipe
The main two ingredients for this recipe for paleo brownies are coconut flour and raw cacao. I love baking with coconut flour because it contains a high amount of fiber and it is also low on the glycemic index.
I’ve been trying to keep my diet restricted to a primarily low glycemic diet to see if it will help my skin. So, even when I make desserts and treats, I try to keep those as healthy as possible too.
These paleo brownies don’t contain any gluten, grains, nuts or dairy. So, they are a great option if you have allergies or are just trying to eat healthier. It’s hard to tell that they don’t contain any gluten or regular sugar because they taste so great!
My family usually can’t tell whether I made them regular brownies or my paleo brownies. That’s how similar they taste and look to regular brownies.
I love these brownies because they make a great treat! I usually bring 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!!!
Paleo Brownies made with coconut flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 5 eggs
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Combine all dry ingredients in a dish and mix well.
- Combine all wet ingredients in a separate dish, mix well.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, while stirring.
- Grease an 8x8 baking pan or place parchment paper on the bottom of the dish.
- Pour batter into baking pan and smooth out the batter with a knife.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool before slicing.
Looks like a fantastic dessert alternative. Can’t wait to try it.