Looking for yummy Paleo Brownies?
I was too so I came up with my own recipe.
I have not been sticking to my Paleo diet well at all. We’ve been doing more traveling this summer and it’s just really hard to stick to Paleo.
Then, last week, my eyes starting itching like CRAZY! I go through spurts with eczema, dry patches, itchy eyes, etc and I was having another flare up. It occurred to me that it may be all of those foods that I was eating off of Paleo. The grains, the dairy, the sugar, etc. So I buckled down and really tried to get back to my version of Paleo.
Yes, I say my version because there are so many versions of Paleo out there and I don’t really fit into any of them perfectly. So I have my own version.
What I’m really missing is yummy baked goods. Brownies, cakes, cookies, pastries. I could go into a food coma just thinking about them. But all of those are just not good for me…I have tried a few other Paleo recipes for baked goods but I wanted to do some experimenting and see what I could make on my own. Thought I’d start with Paleo Brownies.
Now Paleo purists may not like my version…I’m sure they could pick apart things that are not strictly Paleo but for me, this works.
I started with a tried and true homemade brownie recipe…which of course has lots of flour, sugar and butter. I made some substitutions trying to get the best Paleo Brownie that would fit into my Paleo lifestyle. My first batch was good but I thought it could still be improved on. Here is the recipe for my second batch that turned out very yummy.
Paleo Brownies Made with Coconut Flour
4 eggs beaten
1 C coconut oil
2/3 C agave nectar
3/4 C coconut flour
1 C coconut sugar
3 1/2 T cocoa powder
1 t sea salt
1 package dark chocolate chips (optional)
Mix eggs, coconut oil and agave nectar together.
Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well.
If you’re choosing to add the chocolate chips, add all but maybe a 1/4 cup to the batter. Save the rest for sprinkling on the top when it comes out of the oven.
Coat lightly bottom of a standard cake pan with coconut oil or non-stick spray.
Spread batter out evenly in cake pan.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degree preheated oven.
These are very moist and cake like. They do have a hint of coconut flavor from the coconut flour and oil used. You could probably substitute an almond flour but I haven’t tested it. I’m sure it would have a bit of a different consistency to it. I was able to find all ingredients in the health food section of our grocery store.