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Best 'paleo' brownie recipe?

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Created June 17, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Yes, I know baking ain't paleo, but anyway... What's your favourite paleo brownie recipe that gives you moist, fudgy, dense, chocolatey brownies? I just tried one on health-bent, but wasn't wowed by the results...

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1055 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

We've tried them with both kinds and havent noticed a big difference in firmness

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454 · January 29, 2013 at 10:29 PM

i have not really liked anything i've made of hers...just my opinion though.

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812 · January 29, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Speaking of paleo brownies, is weed paleo?

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1021 · January 29, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Oh, and I only use about half the honey, and it's plenty sweet for me.

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1018 · June 18, 2012 at 10:58 AM

good to know! when/if I ever make legit paleo brownies, I'll probably go with one of the other recipes suggested in this thread... save my sweet potatoes for when I want to eat a sweet potato!

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1018 · June 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I've been known to mix almond butter with a bunch of cocoa powder in a coffee mug until chocolately-looking, and eat with spoon immediately. Not something I'd serve to Martha Stewart, but gets the job done.

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2262 · June 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I tried those, they did NOT come out right, but I am very much an improvisational cook. They are brownie-esque, but you could taste the potato in mine.

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I've only ever seen the standard orange sweet potatoes here in the UK (the ones the recipe says not to use). Shame as the recipe looks great.

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Thanks. Was thinking dates would be a good option as the sweetener.

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Ooh, interesting recipe. Thanks!

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Oh these both look great! Thanks.

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I'm a huge fan of paleomg and looked at this recipe for a long time when deciding which one to make. I opted for the health-bent one cos I've heard not great things about using sweet pots in baked goods. Let me know if you try it and how they turn out!

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I guess it's a good thing I don't have a microwave!

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4413 · June 17, 2012 at 6:24 PM

thanks for the laugh Phoenix. That was hilarious "I strongly suggest you do not try this!" lmao And you're right. I wouldn't think of trying it without say and egg and walnuts :p

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1579 · June 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM

There is a Blondie receipe that is one jar of almond butter, 3 eggs and a teaspoon of baking powder that is really good, you could add cocoa or chocolate chunks I guess. Very dense, don't over bake and you'll get gooey.

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4620 · June 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Sometimes when I'm lazy I put butter, cocoa, and sugar in a bowl and throw it in the microwave to make a gross-looking brownie paste. I strongly suggest you do not try this.

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19479 · June 17, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I made some almond milk awhile back (yes, you can milk an almond) and used the leftover dried meal to make some flourless brownies.

They were very rich and almost fudge-like in texture. I also used sunflower-seed butter instead of peanut butter for the "swirl".

best-'paleo'-brownie-recipe?

(full recipe here)

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Thanks. Was thinking dates would be a good option as the sweetener.

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1018 · June 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I haven't tried these, but I have made her banana bread french toast and nearly fainted from the intense deliciousness, so I bet it's worth a try:

http://paleomg.com/sweet-potato-brownies/

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454 · January 29, 2013 at 10:29 PM

i have not really liked anything i've made of hers...just my opinion though.

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1018 · June 18, 2012 at 10:58 AM

good to know! when/if I ever make legit paleo brownies, I'll probably go with one of the other recipes suggested in this thread... save my sweet potatoes for when I want to eat a sweet potato!

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2262 · June 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I tried those, they did NOT come out right, but I am very much an improvisational cook. They are brownie-esque, but you could taste the potato in mine.

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I'm a huge fan of paleomg and looked at this recipe for a long time when deciding which one to make. I opted for the health-bent one cos I've heard not great things about using sweet pots in baked goods. Let me know if you try it and how they turn out!

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435 · June 18, 2012 at 12:59 AM

We make a very simple lava cake that could be cooked a little longer to make brownies.

Melt together: 100g dark chocolate 1/4 cup butter Add: 1/4 cup almond meal 2 eggs 2 tbsp sugar or other sweetener, if desired.

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10 · June 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Elana's pantry has an espresso brownie recipe that is really good. I left out the espresso because I don't drink coffee and they were still delicious.

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146 · June 17, 2012 at 5:19 PM

More of a fudge texture than a brownie or cake, but, freaking awesome...and so easy.

http://eatlivepaleo.com/2011/12/26/flourless-choc-cinnamon-banana-cake/

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Ooh, interesting recipe. Thanks!

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115 · June 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Here are two that I have tried and like.

http://crossfitcooking.com/?p=325

http://www.paleobrownies.com/

I think the biggest thing is playing around with the honey ratio. If you don't do a lot of sweets it's fine as stated but if you're looking for something a little more sweet or preparing for a non paleo crowd it might need a touch more.

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Oh these both look great! Thanks.

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12540 · June 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM

  • 1 cup organic cacao powder
  • 1 cup coconut butter (I use Artisana or Tropical Traditions)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp stevia extract

Beat all ingredients together until smooth. Place in a parchment-lined 8x8" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.

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1055 · June 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I am gaga over this recipe

we've made it 3 times now and each time its a bit better and only last a day

http://www.mypaleolife.com/paleo-diet-recipes/sweet-potato-paleo-brownies-2#disqus_thread

kudos to the creator!

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1055 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

We've tried them with both kinds and havent noticed a big difference in firmness

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483 · June 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I've only ever seen the standard orange sweet potatoes here in the UK (the ones the recipe says not to use). Shame as the recipe looks great.

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1405 · January 30, 2013 at 3:06 AM

I actually used eggs, cocoa powder, and mashed yam. It worked out surprisingly well, and tasted like those Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies!

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8014 · January 29, 2013 at 9:22 PM

I realize this question is over 7 months old, so it's had a lot of time to make the rounds, but I have to say...

It's interesting that this brownie thread has 11,000 views, and other questions (about what I might consider more salient topics) sometimes barely break into the 100s. Hehheh.

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1021 · January 29, 2013 at 3:25 PM

These are absolute crack to the Paleo among us. Every potluck loves them. HOWEVER, non-Paleo folks have told me they're too "Dark chocolaty". I used regular butter until I got coconut butter.

Triple Fudge Bacon Brownies

http://tgipaleo.com/2012/05/25/triple-fudge-bacon-brownies/#

Ingredients

1 c Coconut Butter

1/2 c Full Fat Canned Coconut Milk (the light stuff will not work)

2 Eggs, beaten

1 T Vanilla

4 oz Baking Chocolate, melted in 1 T Coconut Oil

1/3 c Raw Honey

1/4 c Cocoa Powder

1/2 t Salt

1 T Arrowroot Powder

2 c Chocolate Chips (yes, I said TWO cups)

3 Thick Slices Bacon

Instructions

Fry bacon until very crisp (but not burned) and let cool and drain on paper towels. Chop into very small bits and set aside.

Beat the coconut butter, eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, melted chocolate, honey, cocoa, salt, and arrowroot powder with an electric mixer.

Stir in the bacon bits and chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remember, they will still be gooey after baking thanks to the massive amount of melted chocolate in them. Cool completely before cutting into squares and serving.

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1021 · January 29, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Oh, and I only use about half the honey, and it's plenty sweet for me.

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1232 · January 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM

  • 500g dates
  • 100g nuts of your choice (I like hazelnuts, almonds or cashews)
  • 1-2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 200g almond butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Blend in a processor, smush into brownie-shapes, refrigerate for about an hour and enjoy.

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0 · January 29, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I would like to recommend my Paleo Brownie Recipe, which received tons of good reviews. It is dense, thick and chewy, but not drying out for the next day, nor very wet. Here: http://paleoliscious.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/magical-paleo-brownies-my-way-chewy.html

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12847 · June 18, 2012 at 3:40 AM

1egg

0.5 cup cocoa

0.75 cup sugar

2-4TB butter

dash salt

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1657 · June 18, 2012 at 2:31 AM

If you're into instantaneous gratification, here is a no bake "brownie" that takes under 3 minutes to make-- it's totally addictive and my kids beg for them: www.livefabuLESS.com/brownie-bites (you can sub coconut oil for the walnut butter, if you prefer)

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