Over the years, I’ve been called the Queen of Almond Flour, but after trying my incredibly healthy yet decadent Brownies with Almond Flour recipe you’ll want to call me the Brownie Queen!
Brownies with Almond Flour
These ultra-rich Brownies with Almond Flour are so good that they’ve knocked the socks off even the most die-hard gluten and sugar loving brownie fans.
Recipe for Gluten Free Brownies
All of my taste testers said they could not believe these ultra rich brownies were not only gluten free but grain free and refined sugar free as well.
Brownies Recipe from Scratch
Made with only eight ingredients, you can throw this brownies recipe from scratch together in a few minutes!
Yes, this is another one of my no fuss recipes.
To make Brownies with Almond Flour, you’ll need almond flour, dark chocolate, coconut oil, dates, eggs, stevia, salt, and baking soda. That’s it!
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Chocolate Brownies Recipe
The base of this recipe is super dark chocolate that’s 100% cacao with no added sugar, blended into coconut oil.
These two delicious yet healthy fats make this the ultimate brownie recipe.
Recipe for Healthy Brownies
Sweetened with a mere seven dates in the entire batch of brownies and a touch of stevia, this Brownies with Almond Flour recipe will soon be your go-to low carb dessert.
Brownies with Almond Flour
- 1 cup blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 4 ounces 100% dark chocolate, chopped
- 7 dates (remove pits), ½-⅔ cup
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup coconut oil or butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon vanilla stevia
- In a food processor, pulse together almond flour, salt, and baking soda
- Pulse in dark chocolate until texture of coarse sand
- Pulse in dates until texture of coarse sand
- Pulse in eggs, coconut oil, and stevia until mixture is smooth
- Transfer mixture to a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
- Mixture will be very thick, smooth with a rubber spatula
- Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes
- Cool for 2 hours
The dates that I’ve used in this Brownie with Almond Flour recipe have been beautifully moist, which makes the batter come out perfectly fudgy.
The recipe won’t work with dry dates that have been sitting around in your pantry for months.
Almond Flour Brownies Calories
If you’re on a low carb diet and in need of Keto Diet Healthy Recipes, the table above is for you.
My Keto Brownies are even lower in carbs than the recipe above.
They’re made with a base of high fat macadamia nuts, along with salt, baking soda, dark chocolate, coconut oil, erythritol, eggs, and vanilla stevia.
Brownies Egg Substitute
What’s better than a brownies egg substitute? My egg free brownies.
Here, I’ve done the work for you, so there’s no need to mess around with a substitute that may or may not work.
My egg free brownies are actually called Everything-Free Brownies because they’re also nut free and dairy free.
And don’t forget that they’re grain and gluten free too!
Brownies with Frosting
Frosted brownie fan? If you’re looking for brownies with frosting, I highly recommend my Chocolate Frosting.
It’s not just for cupcakes anymore!
Healthy Brownies Recipes
Brownies are one of my husband’s favorite desserts, so I make them quite often.
He loves chocolatey treats, and I love that he’s getting a healthy dessert rather than processed junk food.
Below are my favorite healthy brownie recipes!
The five-ingredient brownie in my latest book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, is a fan favorite.
These healthy brownies are not only flourless and nut-free, they’re also super easy to throw together.
All you need to make these are chocolate chips, shortening, coconut sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Have you used chocolate chips in brownies? It creates a super-rich and gooey texture. Time to get baking!
Caramel for Brownies
My Caramel Brownies knock it out of the park –Mr. Pantry goes crazy for these. Just think:
- Brownies with Almond Flour (see recipe above)
- Caramel Sauce
- Chocolate Ganache
Need I say more? This is one of my family’s most requested desserts.
I know your family will love them as much as we do. Brownie points all around!
Brownies with Peanut Butter
Want to elevate my delicious Brownies with Almond Flour yet again?
How ’bout peanut butter and a thick layer of chocolate ganache? Heck yeah.
My Buckeye Brownies with Peanut Butter are little brownie bites of heaven and so easy you’ll want to make them over and over again.
Brownies a la Mode
Are you a fan of brownies a la mode? We are.
Heap a scoop of my Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream over my Nut Free Brownies, and you’ve got the perfect allergen free treat for parties.
My Nut Free Brownies in the photo above are made with a base of sunbutter, plus cacao, chocolate chips, eggs, and a hint of maple syrup.
This rich flourless brownie is quite the crowd pleaser.
Brownies Recipe Cocoa Powder
Have you ever made brownies with cocoa powder? If not, you’re in for quite a treat.
The magical Brownies above are made with a base of cocoa powder and almond butter and pack a high protein punch.
They’re so healthy you could eat them for breakfast!
Brownies in a Mug
Mug cakes won’t ever go out of style in this house. We love this single serve treat.
My five ingredient Mug Cake is so similar to a cake like brownie that I had to feature it here as an easy Mug Brownies recipe option for you.
My Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a fan favorite because it tastes like Hoho’s when smothered in Homemade Whipped Cream.
Change this bread to brownies by placing the batter in an 8×8 baking dish.
Reduce the baking time to 18-22 minutes, and voila, your brownies with zucchini dreams will have come true.
Best Healthy Brownies Recipes
What’s your favorite brownie? Are you an ooey-gooey brownie fan or more of a cake brownie fan?
Leave a comment and let me know!
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared these Brownies with Almond Flour in 2013
hi there! anyone tried to sub dates with stevia???
I need to gluten free and sugar free brownie for a diabetic friend! as this has almonds I though it might work! but there are too many dates .
Angela, thanks for your comment! I have a low-carb Keto Brownie recipe here:
My husband absolutely loved these (he didn’t know they were sweetened with dates!) and I did too. thank you so much for the wonderful recipe
Charlotte, you’re welcome! I’m so happy that you and your husband loved these brownies :-)
Amazing brownies!!! Found them a bit sweet, but i guess is because i used common dark chocholate ( 50% cacao). Best brownie recipe . Tasty and moist and everything!!! Thnak you!!
Angela, thanks for letting me kn ow these were amazing!
Daniel Loraditch says
As a diabetic these are great recipes for me.
Sweet Leaf is the only stevia without more dextrose than stevia.
I use agave. Better flavor too.
I will top with some pecans
Hi Daniel, thanks for your comment! There is no dextrose in the stevia that I link to in this recipe. I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying these brownies :-)
Wow! So many critics. Every recipe I’ve made has been amazing. This one included.
Thank you for catering to the gluten and grain free crowd. I’m appreciative of all the hard work that goes in to find the best recipe possible.
This one had me licking the bowl clean! It rose beautifully and was one of the best brownies I have had in a long time. I’ll be repeating this weekly now.
Thank you again!!!
Mona, you are so sweet! There are just a handful of folks who have had issues with this recipe, and mostly when they changed it or did not use the recommended brands of ingredients. If you scroll through the hundreds of comments you will find that most love these brownies just as much as you do, i.e., wanting to lick the bowl clean! Thanks again for your lovely comment :-)
Lowra Rowe says
I made these brownies today and followed the recipe exactly. They came out being more cakey and dry. I live in Australia so am unable to get access to the specific almond flour that you recommend. Could this be the reason why it was dry? Heres a link to the brand I use; planetfood.com.au/australian-almond-flour/ I also used a 28x180cm baking dish which is not exactly the size you recommend. I love the idea of these, I will try making them again. Xx
Lowra, thanks for your comment. When you make changes to the recipe by using different brands of ingredients and baking equipment it will affect the results :-)
I am brand new to Paleo,I’m on a very limited fixed disability income. I am sitting here today trying to make a list of ingredients I will need to make Paleo baked goods, in particular breads and chocolate things. Not possible for me to buy all these different ingredients.I also live in a very rural area, without a car, where most of the items are unavailable limiting me to what I can afford to buy online. And I do not own a food processor.
So, a couple of questions:
Do you have a list of substitutions for some of the ingredients in these recipes? For instance in this brownie recipe is there anything I can substitute for the dates? I really don’t like dates and they are too expensive.
Can I substitute cocoa for the dark chocolate ?
Any ideas you may have for someone on a very limited budget would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Julie, it’s so nice to meet you here. I buy my baking ingredients online because they are not always available locally and so much cheaper to purchase that way. I’m so sorry, I don’t have a list of substitutions. I test each recipe individually dozens of times prior to posting here and would need to test substitutions as well as that’s the only way to know if something works. I do have a page full of brownie recipe for you:
I hope you find something that you will enjoy and that’s just right for you :-)
I usually like your recipes Elana, so I was really looking forward to trying this one. I followed the recipe exactly, even including 7 of my gorgeous, caramelly, imported-from-the-middle-east dates in them. Unfortunately, Ive never had worse brownies – these were a massive fail. Dry and not at all sweet, what a waste of my precious dates. I was making them to take to a friend’s dinner party tonight, but no way as they are, so now Im having to melt some milk chocolate to coat these babies in them, to add that much-needed sweetness. Oh well, cant win every time. :)
Safia, thanks for your comment! This can happen when ingredients that I recommend are not used. Here’s a link to the brands of blanched almond flour that will work in this recipe and keep it perfectly moist:
Strange! I commented excactly the opposite. I foundthem super sweet, but i didnt use so dark chocolate!
The 100% chocolate made it taste way too bitter! By reading all the comments I thought this would turn out good. Very disappointed.
Tammy, thanks for your comment! If your palate is overly adapted to eating food that is sweet this fan favorite recipe may not be satisfying to you :-)
Sara Wharton says
I have made this recipe a lot, and I have always just substituted dark chocolate chips instead of 100% dark chocolate. Turns out great. The whole family loves it!
I just made your Paleo Brownies today. They came out great. I was not sure how to tell when they were done, so I took them out of the oven at 20 minutes. How do you know when to take them out of the oven and what is the best way to store them?
Thank you for providing wonderful resources and recipes for healthier eating.
Thanks Randi! I’m so glad to hear these brownies came out great! I think you might like my books because they provide all of the details you are looking for –cues for doneness as well as storage instructions. Plus I have a phenomenal recipe for Nut-Free Brownies in my 3rd book, Paleo Cooking that you can get here: