Have you ever hit recipe gold? I mean…you’ve created something and think, “this food is so good it could be used as currency.” Thats exactly how I feel about these Fudgy Paleo Brownies. They are fudgy, gooey, and oh so chocolatey. These little bits of heaven are insanely delicious and are gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo AND vegan!!! Plus, they come together in 20 (twenty!!!) minutes FLAT! If you get.up.right.now. you seriously could be eating the best brownies in the world in 20 minutes. Ready…Set…Go! 🙂 Or wait…let’s chat about them a little more before you run to your kitchen…
These brownies were born out of my desire to make super fudgy paleo brownies that didn’t call for melted chocolate chips. I wanted to create cocoa-based brownies that were just as good as their melted-chocolate counterparts. And, as I said previously…gold.mine.
Just like these paleo cookies, this recipe makes a small batch of paleo brownies! If you’re like me and either a) don’t like taking risks with expensive ingredients or b) like to make a new dessert every other day…this is the perfect recipe for you! Start by mixing your dry ingredients together…
…Then you melt your coconut oil with your almond butter and mix until combined. Add the rest of your wet ingredients and then throw in your dry mixture. Go ahead and lick that batter straight out of the bowl because it’s VEGAN (no eggs, no worries)!
Add some mini chocolate chips! I use Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips ! I truly love their products because they’re free of most allergens and taste amazing! Ghirardelli mini chips are great too (but NOT dairy-free)!
Then you stir it all together and put it in a greased 8×4″ loaf pan. I know this is a unique size, but it’s really not that hard to find (click here)! I have three of these pans and use them all.the.time. for making small-batch desserts and baking homemade bread!
Now you bake the brownies in your preheated oven. This is the part where YOU determine your destiny! Do you want brownies that are basically like eating gooey, warm brownie batter? Then bake for only 10 minutes. Do you prefer your brownies a little heartier? Then bake for 15 minutes (NO more)! If you like something in between, go for it! The sky’s the limit (well within a 5 minute window)! 😉 My favorite baking time is 11-12 minutes.
I have made this recipe an embarrassing amount of times (I HAD to make sure it was exactly perfect)! You really have nothing to lose! These healthy, delicious, OoOoey, gooey brownies won’t let you down. This might be my favorite recipe creation since these!!! No joke please make them! Please!
- ½ cup almond butter
- 1 TBS coconut oil
- 2 TBS honey (maple syrup for vegan)
- 2 TBS applesauce
- 2 TBS coconut sugar
- 1 TBS almond milk
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 3 TBS almond flour
- 2 TBS cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease an 8x4” loaf pan** with coconut oil, set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.
- In the microwave or on the stovetop gently warm almond butter and coconut oil until melted. Stir until combined.
- Add honey (or maple syrup), applesauce, coconut sugar, almond milk and vanilla. Stir well.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Gently fold in mini chocolate chips.
- Spread batter in your prepared 8x4” loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until just barely set. Let cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting.
**If you only have a 9x5" loaf pan check after baking 8-10 minutes.
If you bake these for 10 mintues they will be insanely gooey…almost like warm brownie batter (YUM). The longer you bake, the heartier and less gooey they become. My favorite baking time is between 11 & 12 minutes.
Remember this makes a very small batch! To make more simply double the recipe and bake in an 8x8" pan!
My dad (Grandpa) & step-mom (Grandma) fly in today to celebrate Gabe’s birthday this weekend! AGH! I got all mommy in this post so I won’t go nuts now. But my boy finally settled on a Star Wars cake (phew)…and tacos for dinner! So be ready for some birthday recap fun on Monday! 🙂
Have an amazing weekend!
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