Paleo Brownies Recipe

    paleo brownie squares

    If you love rich and fudgy brownies, then these paleo brownies are right up your alley. Even if you do not follow a paleo diet, this paleo brownies recipe is definitely one to try.

    Not only are these brownies paleo-friendly, but they’re made with healthier, better-for-you ingredients than classic brownies. For instance, instead of table sugar, you’ll use maple syrup. These paleo brownies are also made with almond butter and coconut oil instead of regular butter.

    How fudgy your brownies end up being is totally up to you. If you want gooey brownies, then you’ll want to bake these easy paleo brownies for about 10 minutes. If you want more cake-like brownies with just a bit of fudginess, then you’ll want to bake them a little longer, closer to 15 minutes.

    We also like to fold in some chocolate chips into the batter for extra pockets of chocolatey goodness, but this is totally optional. Mini chocolate chips are particularly useful for this technique.

    The one thing you’ll want to be mindful of when you’re baking these paleo brownies is to use the correct size pan. While many brownie recipes will have you using a square 8″ by 8″ pan, it’s best to use an 8″ by 4″ loaf pan or 5″ square pan for those deep, beautiful-looking brownie squares.

    If you want to store any leftovers of these paleo brownies, we recommend storing them in an airtight container or wrapping them well and freezing to enjoy later.


    Cook time: 10 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:


    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8"x4" loaf pan or a 5" square pan with coconut oil. Temporarily set this aside.
    2. To a large bowl, add the almond butter and coconut oil. Warm in the microwave until melted. Stir to combine.
    3. To the bowl, add the maple syrup, applesauce, coconut sugar, almond milk, and vanilla. Again, stir to combine.
    4. Now, add the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir everything together.
    5. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the mini chocolate chips, then scrape the batter into your prepared pan. Smooth out the batter so that it's evenly distributed in the pan.
    6. Bake the brownies for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on how fudgy you want the brownies to be. Let the brownies cool for 20 minutes before cutting them up into squares.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.