Even the healthiest of snackers among us get hit with a serious sweet tooth sometimes.
And there's something about decadent, rich brownies that satisfy that chocolate craving better than anything else...
But if you're paleo, keto, gluten-free, or just trying to eat a healthy diet, brownies are off the table... right?
Nope. There's such a thing as low-carb brownies and THIS? This is the best recipe you'll ever find for them.
These quick and easy low-carb, high-fat chocolate treats make the perfect keto, gluten-free, and paleo brownies that you can have in the oven in just 15 minutes.
They're everything that you hope for in a fudgy, but firm brownie rich in chocolate flavor guaranteed to cure a sweet tooth without having to turn to junk food.
Why This is the Best Keto & Paleo Brownie Recipe
You can find brownie recipes all over the internet, but as far as a brownie recipe that will fit a paleo, gluten-free, keto-friendly and delicious? You can stop the search.
These brownies achieve everything you love about brownies, but swap out traditional white flour with almond flour, and white and brown sugar for coconut sugar for the perfect dessert. They're:
- Gooey. Not dry and crumbly like many low-carb, healthy dessert recipes, you'll get the gooey, fudgey texture you've been craving.
- Comforting. There's something about brownies that screams comfort food, and this recipe is no exception.
- Chocolatey. With cocoa and sugar-free chocolate chips, these brownies are decadently packed-full of chocolate.
- Satiating. The fats from quality butter and FBOMB's proprietary house-blend premium oil will leave you feeling satisfied for hours.
How to Make Paleo Brownies
Paleo-friendly brownies have to be free of all non-paleo ingredients, which can be a tall order. We've cracked the code, however, and use only the following in this recipe:
- Butter or ghee
- Vanilla extract
- Coconut sugar
- Almond flour
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Kosher salt
- Baking soda
- Sugar-free chocolate chips (optional)
Powdered sugar is preferable to granulated in this recipe, but you can make it work with the granulated, especially if you pulse it for a minute in a blender.
The FBOMB House Blend adds a nice addition to the flavor and consistency of the finished product.
How to Use Substitutes for this Paleo Brownie Recipe
Depending on what you have in your pantry, you can swap out quite a lot in this recipe.
Technically, butter is not paleo unless it's clarified, and then it's called ghee. However, many paleo-dieters still eat butter, because it has lower levels of lactose and there's debate about whether butter truly is "dairy".
Regardless, if you don't want butter in your brownies, feel free to swap it out for coconut oil or use a nut butter, like almond butter... or, even better, FBOMB's Macadamia Nut Butter.
This recipe uses almond flour, but you can substitute coconut flour, or another nut flour.
The paleo diet doesn't allow things like baking powder or sugar alcohols, but if you aren't following a strict paleo diet, you can swap the 1/4 tsp of baking soda with a 1/2 tsp of baking powder. You may want to adjust by adding a crack of extra salt if you do so.
If you prefer a sweeter brownie or eat a keto diet rather than paleo, swap the 1/2 cup of coconut sugar with 2/3 of a cup of powdered erythritol (like KetoLogic), stevia, or monk fruit.
The sugar-free chocolate chips are optional though they do add an extra delicious layer of chocolate. If you want to make this paleo, choose sugar-free chocolate chips that are dairy-free as well.
Fudgy Paleo-Friendly Brownies
Enjoying sweets while limiting your carbs can be challenging, but recipes like this prove that it is far from impossible. The flavor and texture of these brownies are so close to the real thing that it is hard to believe that one brownie yields only 1 net carb!
Total Time: 40 minutes | Yields: 16 pieces | Serving Size: 1 piece
- Calories: 115
- Fat: 11g (86%)
- Carbohydrates: 2g (7%)
- Protein: 2g (7%)
- Fiber: 1g
- Net Carbs: 1g
- 1 pack FBOMB House Blend Oil
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and thoroughly grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the FBOMB House Blend Oil, butter, eggs, vanilla extract and powdered erythritol. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining dry ingredients.
- Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. The batter will be thick; add the chocolate chips, if using.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 15-22 minutes. Timing will vary quite a bit depending on your oven, so check after 15 minutes. The edges should be set and the middle should be soft. Remember that the brownies will continue to cook after they are removed from the oven.
- Allow to cool completely before trying to cut.