A few days ago, I had some eggs and half of an avocado for dinner, but I still wanted something more afterwards. Something chocolatey… and then brownies came to mind. I realized that I had not tried to make brownies or even eat brownies since I started the Paleo diet. Whhhat??
I immediately decided to create some fudgy brownies… I figured why not use that other half of the avocado that I didn’t eat earlier. This turned out to be a great decision. I was so happy with the chocolatey deliciousness that resulted that I kept singing to myself, “Can you take me to…brownie town!?” haha
Notice the green flecks? I really think that the avocado is what makes these so great! These Fudgy Paleo Brownies are the perfect amount of satisfying… they just hit the spot.
They are pretty versatile in that they taste great both warm and cold. I honestly can’t even decide what is better. If you let them cool first and then put the pan in the fridge for a bit, it is easier to cut them. But it’s totally up to you… and whether you can wait that long to eat them.
I brought a bunch to a girls night at my friend’s house. I always like to test out my paleo baked goods with non-paleo people to make sure that they taste as good as my potentially biased taste-buds may think. Well, they were a hit! Especially because they are made without any butter in them.
I mean, who wouldn’t want to be able to have delicious non-processed brownies… especially ones that don’t have a stick of butter in them and are made of chocolate that’s dairy-free and gluten-free( Enjoy Life chocolate). Now if only I had an ice-cream maker so that I could make Paleo coconut milk ice-cream…
I could just stare at these all day. And if you love blackforest cake, or cherries and chocolate together in general, check out these Paleo Black Forest Brownies.
- 4 Tbs melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup (2 ounces) + ½ cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (separated) (I use the Enjoy Life Brand because it's dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free and gluten-free)
- 4 Tbs of mashed avocado, this was ½ of an avocado for me
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup honey
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- ¾ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour ( I use the Nutiva Organic, it's the best quality and deal that I've found)
- ¼ cup all natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease an 8x8 pan with coconut oil.
- Put 4 Tbs of melted coconut oil into a bowl and add ¼ cup of chocolate chips into it.
- Place the bowl holding the coconut oil and chocolate chips over a pan of boiling hot water. Mix until the chocolate is melted and remove from heat. (You can also microwave for 30-60 seconds). Whisk the chocolate and coconut oil together.
- In large bowl #1, put the mashed avocado and the melted chocolate/coconut butter mixture inside and whisk both together. Add the eggs, maple syrup, honey, and vanilla to the bowl and whisk until the mixture thickens and everything is well mixed.
- In bowl #2, mix the flour, salt, cocoa powder, and cinnamon together.
- Pour the dry ingredients from bowl #2 into the chocolate bowl #1 and mix with a fork or whisk until everything is just mixed.
- Fold in ½ cup of chocolate chips.
- Cook for 30 minutes (a tooth pick should come out clean, but the mixture will still look wet/moist)
- Let cool before cutting.