Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paleo Fudgy Brownies from Health-Bent.

The other day Sophia was asking me for brownies.  BUT my recipe has way too much sugar and it used grain flour. So I was looking around on other blogs to see what I could find. A lot of the recipes used the same amount of sugar (2 cups), a lot of Paleo recipes used fake sugars (don't like them) and a lot of recipes used grain flours (not allowed).  But them I came across this site, Health-Bent. They have a TON of recipes!  A lot of categories too!  I can't wait to try more from this site!!
I found their recipe (below) for Brownies and decided to give it a try.

At first when you bite into them, you think not sweet. But keep on eating them!  They are so good. Next time I make some I will bake them a bit longer than the 18 minutes it recommends.  You only need to eat a small square.
I served the brownies with some whipped cream!!
Paleo Fudgy Brownies

These brownies are seriously dangerous. They’re too good. I swear, neither one of us could tell the difference between these and “conventional” brownies–except for the fact these don’t make you feel like poo after you eat them. I made 2 batches in two days and….they’re all gone. Oops.

Besides the fact that these are completely gluten free; you could leave out the sugar in the brownies and be almost 100% Paleo. Try and find chocolate chips with the highest percentage of cocoa. The higher the percentage the less sugar in the chocolate. If you can’t find a good quality chocolate chip, you could always chop up a chocolate bar instead.


  • 1 c almond butter
  • 1/2 c canned coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/3 c cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c sugar (optional or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/3 c chocolate chips (use the highest % cocoa you can find, around 70% is good)
  • 1/3 c chopped nuts


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
In a bowl whisk together the almond butter, coconut milk, eggs, vanilla extract and salt. Then add the cocoa powder, sugar,  and chocolate chips.
Pour into the prepared baking dish and top with chopped nuts.
Bake for approx. 18 minutes.

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