Sometimes in life you just need a treat. Even though you are doing Paleo it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a decadent chocolate brownie and these Paleo brownie recipes prove it!
These are all grain free, gluten free and refined sugar free making them much better for you than the traditional brownie made with white flour and sugar. There are also some nut free options.
Making brownies with added vegetable makes them moist as well as more nutritious. Most brownies can be successfully frozen for up to 3 months by wrapping the whole slab or individual brownies in a plastic freezer bag or a container with a lid. Defrost by leaving to thaw at room temperature then reheat using a microwave or convection oven.
It is important to remember that brownies should be eaten as an occasional treat. Thinking that because they are Paleo they can be eaten on a regular basis is one of the 3 big Paleo mistakes to avoid.
Here’s 12 Paleo brownie recipes to get you started.
1. Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies
Made with white sweet potato, cacao powder and coconut flour, these amazing Paleo brownies are grain-free, gluten-free, diary-free and nut-free. They are rich and moist with the added benefit of containing a super healthy vegetable. This decadent sweet treat provides vitamins, healthy carbohydrate, fats and fibre.
Find the recipe here: Irena Macri Food Fit For Life
2. Best Fudgy Paleo Brownies
Using only one bowl, 7 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time, these are quick and easy to make Paleo brownies without nuts. Coconut flour, tapioca flour and cocoa powder are the basis for these fudgy brownies.
Find the recipe here: A Saucy Kitchen
3. Fudgy Paleo Pumpkin Brownies
Grated pumpkin is the basis of these fabulous fudgy brownies which are topped with a chocolate sauce. Pumpkin is lower in sugar than sweet potato and provides lots of vitamins A & C and fibre. They contain macadamia oil but this can be replaced by extra coconut oil for a nut-free brownie.
Find the recipe here: The Healthy Patch
4. Death by Chocolate Blender Brownies
As the name suggests, these dark and fudgy brownies are not for the faint-hearted! They are naturally sweetened with banana and honey and are super easy to make – throw everything into the blender, pour into pan and bake.
Find the recipe here: Delicious Obsessions
5. Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
These delicious brownies are egg-free and can be easily made AIP. Zucchini has a neutral flavour and texture in these brownies, adds nutrients and fibre and is low-carb. These are made with coconut and tapioca flours, coconut oil and cocoa powder. The recipe has gelatin eggs however you can substitute regular eggs if preferred.
Find the recipe here: Unbound Wellness
6. Chocolate Raspberry Brownies
Fudgy and moist Paleo brownies which prove that chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven. Made with almond flour and cocoa or raw cacao powder, some of the raspberries are mixed into the batter and the rest are sprinkled on top of the batter and sink in during baking. After baking more raspberries are added to the top.
Find the recipe here: Love Food Nourish
7. Paleo Brownies (Grain-Free and Dairy-Free)
This gluten free brownie recipe uses almond flour, cocoa powder and melted dairy-free chocolate (check for added sugar) to produce a decadent fudgy brownie. These are quick and easy to make, all in one bowl and no electric mixer required.
Find the recipe here: Gluten Free Baking
8. Ultimate Fudgy Paleo Brownies
These gooey paleo brownies are made with almond butter, coconut flour, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. They can easily be made Keto by substituting low carb sweetener for the coconut sugar and maple syrup in the recipe.
Find the recipe here: What Molly Made
9. Keto Avocado Chocolate Brownies
Smooth and silky with the creamy goodness of avocado, these brownies have fibre, vitamins and pack an antioxidant punch. They are nut-free and completely flourless, using raw cacao powder and the mashed avocado as the base.
Find the recipe here: Paleo Hacks
10. Spicy Red Velvet Brownies
No artificial colours used here. The red colour comes from cooked and mashed beetroot which is a rich source of folate, manganese and fibre. Cinnamon and a tiny bit of cayenne pepper adds the spiciness. Raw honey, grass-fed butter and pasture raised eggs are recommended to keep on track for clean eating.
Find the recipe here: Paleo In Pdx
11. Hazelnut Paleo Brownies
These chocolate hazelnut brownies are cooked in a skillet and serve two. If you can’t find hazelnut meal/flour you can skin, toast and grind whole hazelnuts in a food processor, or simply substitute with almond flour.
Find the recipe here: Food Faith Fitness
12. Sugar Free Brownies With Dates
An easy Paleo and vegan brownie recipe made in a food processor using dates as the only sweetener. Made by soaking pitted dates until soft then blending with almond meal, flaxseed meal and cocoa powder, they are baked and when cool, spread with a date and chocolate frosting.
Find the recipe here: Sweet As Honey