Fudgy brownies

Fudgy brownies (they’re gluten free and paleo but ‘shhhhhh’…. no one will ever know)

My husband LOVES brownies so I decided this Father’s Day to make him brownies for dessert. Since I typically eat gluten free and try to eat mostly paleo, I do like to make desserts I too can indulge in. I told him if they didn’t satisfy his ‘brownie tooth’ then I would make him ‘real brownies’ later. And you know what, he told me I didn’t have to. That’s a win!

I have to give credit to Danielle Walker again for these ones. These are from her Meals Made Simple cookbook.

yield: 1 (8-by-11-inch) pan

prep time: 15 minutes

cook time: 35-40 minutes


½ cup grass-fed butter, plus extra for greasing the baking pan

8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (ideally no refined sugar, dairy or soy)

1 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup coconut crystals

½ cup blanched almond flour

1 tbsp coconut flour

1 tbsp arrowroot or tapioca flour

¼ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp baking soda

4 large eggs

to prepare:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° Lightly grease an 8-by-11-inch baking pan and place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom with the flaps on the side for easy release. The grease on the bottom helps the parchment stick.
  2. Bring 1 inch of water in a saucepan to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and place a heatproof glass or metal bowl over the top to create a double broiler. Slowly melt the butter and chocolate together, stirring constantly. Stir in the honey and vanilla, then remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a food processor, grind the coconut crystals, almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot/tapioca flour, salt, and baking soda for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the chocolate mixture and blend until smooth. Add 1 egg at a time, blending for 15 seconds between additions to fully combine.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre. Allow to cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then release the sides with a knife and lift the brownies out of the pan with the parchment paper. Enjoy warm or let cool completely on a wire rack.

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