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This is the best recipe for flourless brownies. The brownies are soft, fluffy, yet chewy and super delicious.
A few years ago I remember seeing a popular flourless brownies recipe online and never got around to trying it out. Whenever I’m in the mood for some delicious brownies, I always use my recipe for paleo brownies made with coconut flour. This weekend we ran out of coconut flour, so I thought I would give a flourless brownies recipe a try!
I’m so glad I tried making flourless brownies because they came out delicious! They’re soft, moist and so chocolatey!
I used to make brownies all the time a few years ago and bring them as a treat to work. After not making brownies for several years and suddenly having them again, I realized how much I missed them. Something about having a delicious chocolate treat really helps me get through the day at work. Luckily, this flourless brownies recipe is pretty healthy, so you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying them!
This recipe is quick to make, and you only need five ingredients! It’s gluten free, dairy free, grain free, paleo, and a healthier version of regular brownies.
The Best Way to Sweeten Flourless Brownies
This recipe is a combination of a few different recipes I tried. Most of the flourless brownies recipes that I came across had regular granulated sugar, so instead of regular sugar, I substituted raw honey. Raw honey is one of the healthiest natural sweeteners for recipes. Anytime I bake desserts; my first go-to sweetener is always honey. When I came up with this recipe, I also eliminated butter from the recipe and replaced it with coconut oil; that way, the recipe is dairy free.
You can use any good cooking oil for this flourless brownies recipe, if you have another type you prefer. I always like coconut oil because it is one of the healthier oils to use.
Melt in Your Mouth Brownies
These brownies are so delicious and melt in your mouth. They aren’t as cake like as my recipe for paleo coconut flour brownies. They are a little more gooey and yummy fudgey.
If you love chocolate, this flourless brownies recipe is for you! Since there isn’t any flour in this recipe, the chocolate is pretty concentrated. I love chocolate and always look forward to chocolate treats like this one.
Flourless Brownies Recipe
- 1 cup raw cacao powder
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- pinch sea salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
- Line the bottom of a 8-inch square pan (or similar size) with parchment paper.
- Pour the batter into the pan and spread it out evenly.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Let cool for 30 minutes before eating.
How to Store the Brownies
I usually leave these flourless brownies in an air tight container on my kitchen counter. They will last about five days at room temperature. They’re so good; we usually eat them all before five days is up. If you want to store them longer, you can keep them in the fridge or freezer. They can last about six months in the freezer.
Do the tops really crackle????? And do they have chewy edges??? I have a sneaking suspicion that those pictures weren’t from this recipe. It’s too good to be true!
These were far too cakey even at 20 min. Do you know what might have gone wrong?
Could you please write grams? How many grams are there in a cup of cocoa powder?
I’m going to make these for my church’s local group for Saturday’s dinner after our Sabbath service. Out of 22 of us, five of us need to be gf, two of us have to be dairy free and refined sugar free (and I like using raw honey for my sweetener in nearly everything) and one little girl and I have so many allergies, her mother has to make and bring the child’s dinner separately, and i have to make and take my own separate meal. Everyone else does a carefully planned potluck, so 99% of the time, I don’t get to enjoy any of the delicious foods they’re all eating. This Saturday, though, I’ll get to share these fabulous brownies, and even the little girl who is so allergic to everything will be able to enjoy a very small piece.
Thank you for such a delicious, wonderfully chocolatey brownie recipe!
Do you use refined or unrefined coconut oil? I made these and they are amazing! My first time baking with coconut oil. Thanks for sharing.
Do you melt the coconut oil?
Yes, measure the coconut oil when it’s liquid.
I was wondering if I could use carob powder instead of cacoa?
Sure, that should work. I haven’t tried it myself. Let us know how it turns out.
Did you melt your coconut oil first? These look amazing!!
Yes, measure the coconut oil when it’s liquid.
Hi, Lori, trying your recipe! Wondering, though, can you sub out egg whites for whole eggs? How many egg whites would you suggest? Thanks, Dianna (PS Love your Paleo Flour Blend!!)
Hi Dianna, sure you can try that. Let us know how it turns out if you give it a try.
Hey! This recipe looks fantastic 🙂 My question is: by “degree” do you mean Celcius or Fahrenheit?
Thank you! It’s Fahrenheit.
These look sooooo good! Definitely going to try this recipe!
Thank you Susannah!
I know you said any oil could be used, but could it be olive oil? 😂 just want to make sure!
Yes, that should work.
Okay, thank you!
Thank you for this recipe! It’s so easy and tastes great, and thanks to the lack of flour, it doesn’t have the slightly grainy texture of a lot of other gluten-free brownie recipes.
So glad you liked it! Thank you for sharing how it turned out 🙂
Hi, I’d there something you could recommend to use beside eggs?
You can use any egg substitute for the recipe.
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica
WoW. These look SO decadent.. and with only 5 ingredients. I am making these for sure!
Thanks for sharing. Melt-in-your-mouth pics!!
When I saw that perfectly crackled top in your photos, I thought, “No way these are flourless.” Then, when I saw they have 5 ingredients, again, I thought, “No way. These are not real.” And now I’m making them. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I love, love, LOVE recipes with minimal ingredients that still turn out amazing!
Thanks! I was lucky that one brownie turned out really pretty looking to put in the center of the picture.
Do you ever think you could live off brownies? Because I definitely think i could!
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They look so simple, yet so delicious and fudgy!
Holy moly. This recipe is perfection!
I love how simple these are. The texture looks amazing!! Pinning lots!
Thank you Megan!
Coconut oil gives indigestion can use another oil, please recommend one for me.
Hi, any other kind of oil should work.
Renee D Kohley
Well that ingredient list doesn’t get much easier! My girls will love making these!
Carbs per piece and how many pieces? How much stevia instead of honey and if so, replace the volume with something else? Finally can Hersheys cocao work; both dark chocolate and milk chocolate?
Hi Shirley, it makes about 9 brownies. I haven’t tried using stevia instead of honey, but that should work. Any brand of cocao flour should work too.
Hi Heather, I am low carb so can I use a low carb sweetener like Erythritol and Stevia
Thanks so much
Hi Yoli, yes you can use a different sweetener.
Thank you Lori for getting back to me. I have them in the oven now but I used melted butter, do you think that will be ok?? I sure hope so..
I haven’t tried it with melted butter. How’d they turn out?