Paleo Brownies (Double Chocolate)

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PaleoBrownies

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PaleoBrownies

Would you like to know a secret?  This is my eleventh brownie recipe on this website!!  I think I like brownies a lot and I totally own that.  Are you in that boat with me cherishing every delicious chocolate bite?  Give yourself a high five for saying yes and then start making these mouth watering morsels.  Leave me a comment sharing your thoughts, tips or tricks.  Maybe like eating these topped with my Chocolate Frosting.  Hint hint.

4.7 from 22 reviews
Double Chocolate Brownies
 
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Serves: 18
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F
  2. In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, blend your almond butter and eggs to make a smooth batter
  3. Add in the honey and the vanilla and mix well
  4. Add the salt, baking soda, and then SLOWLY add in the Cacao powder (or else you will take a chocolate powder bath like I did the first time)
  5. Now fold in the melted chocolate and banana, and mix well
  6. Grease a 13x9 inch baking dish with coconut oil or whatever oil you see fit and bake for 35-40 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  7. Enjoy

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82 Comments

  1. Too bad that I can not make these brownies, I can have no honey or syrups at all. I always use *Swerve* a natural sweetener. I wonder if I were to use cream ( and Swerve )instead of honey if it would work. Well I will try it- I want to eat those brownies lol.

    1. It definitely wouldn’t hurt to try! One other suggestion I may have for a sweetener is coconut nectar. It’s a low glycemic sweetener that might work for you, if you are able to use that. Let me know how it turns out for you!

  2. I’d like to make these into mini brownie bites using a mini muffin pan, any suggestion on how long to bake them? Should I use the same temperature as original recipe?

  3. Just made these for a second time – used a combo of homemade tahini and homemade pumpkin butter instead of almond butter (what I had), maple syrup instead of honey and instead of banana I used puréed strawberries…absolutely DELICIOUS! Wonderful recipe and thanks for sharing!

  4. These brownies are just too good, can’t wait to share them tomorrow, will certainly brighten up my anatomy and physiology learn!! Was wondering if u could give me protein, fat and carb breakdown please! Thanks and look forward to sampling some more of your recipes

  5. I make these all the time but everyone loves them even more when I use the cakepop maker then dip in melted enjoy life chocolate chips and then coconut sugar. Thanks for the recipe

  6. I came across your website through FoodGawker, where these brownies caught my attention. I was a bit hesitant after reading the ingredient list, mainly worried about texture and gooey-ness. I didn’t use a banana, but was very pleasantly surprised and happy at how these turned out. Hubby and I agree that they are the BEST brownies we’ve ever had and now my go-to brownie recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. These are fantastic! Even my sugar addicted anti paleo roommate gobbled these down. Thank you thank you, I’ll be making these again. Oh, on a side note, I used a 8×8 pan and had to bake for almost an hour but they still came out great.

  8. Hi George,
    I stumbled upon your website by chance and made the banana bread the other day. It was a hit! My family loved it and couldn’t believe there was no added sugar. Even my pastry chef dad was impressed! I just have a question about this recipe before I make it. I just realised I have no honey or maple syrup… Any other suggestions?
    I also couldn’t find any dark choc chips without added sugar so I bought some dried cacao chips, do you think that would work okay?
    Thanks!

    1. Honestly, I don’t have other suggestions. You can try coconut nectar? But you don’t want to substitute a dry sweetener because it will mess with the consistency.

      1. Coconut nectar… Smart idea! I didn’t use that but will try it next time. I found half a cup of macadamia honey so used that and the cacao chips and it turned out really well! The cacao chips are actually quite bitter on their own because there’s nothing else in them but in the brownies, they were perfect. So it was a good choice when I couldn’t get the chocolate chips (I’m in Australia so didn’t have time to order them online). Thanks for taking the time to reply! Really impressed with all of your recipes :)

  9. I think you’ve done it again, George! Although, I do have to say I’m a bit leary on using a full cup of honey. But, I put my trust in you as you’ve never failed me before with any of your recipes. ;) My pantry has an unopened jar of almond butter (crunchy even!) that is just screaming to be made into brownies (and the kids screaming for brownies, too). Now that I think of it: this is so gonna be my Mother’s Day treat for myself! ;)

  10. I have tried to make paleo brownies before and it was just sad, but these were so good! I used the apple sauce substitution and I put that chocolate icing recipe of yours on top! My kids and their frieds loved them too, and they’re pretty picky about their brownies :)

  11. These were awesome- but my kids are not fans of the banana flavor.
    Do you recommend any substitution?
    Thanks
    Diane

    1. Unsweetened apple sauce works a treat instead of banana. I have used it in other paleo recipes.

  12. I’m hesitant to make paleo anything as I’ve had a few bad experiences. My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised at how DELICIOUS these brownies are!! I didn’t have a banana so I left it out and it turned out just fine. I prefer brownies on the slightly drier side and these were perfect. Not too sweet and great with a cup of coffee for breakfast – sweet treat without all the guilt! Thanks for the recipe.

  13. It has been a Civilized Caveman week at our house. Triple B Chili earlier this week. Caveman Rub on our chicken tonight. And now these brownies. Wow! These are incredible. I think I need to hide these from my family so I can keep them to myself ;)

  14. These brownies are great. I’ve already made them twice. My kids love them. I think they are fantastic.

    I subbed a generous 1/2 cup of applesauce for the banana (I hate fruit/chocolate & was worried about tasting banana)

    I was in baking mode today. Made these & your banana bread recipe (which is another one of our favorites).

    Thanks for the great recipes!

  15. I just made this recipe today using cashew butter and it turns out great! We’re enjoying it right now with my daughter and mother in law. You’re a genius! Thanks for this great recipe:)

  16. Ok, I just finished making these brownies and they are out of this world good! I used raw almond butter and tahini. As for the banana, I used an organic one that was actually just ripe and it all worked out! Love this recipe!

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