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
Wondering if coconut flour can be used in place of almond? My husband is allergic to almonds. Thank you.
Sandy, for more on that please go here:
I have been enjoying your cookbooks and recipes for a while now. I have been reducing my grain intake but not completely. I was just diagnosed with Hashimotos and thinking about eliminating grains completely. I was curious about whether there are other foods you recommend eliminating besides grains. I know some of your recipes have dairy but most don’t. Also I am curious about night shades etc.
Maya, thanks for your comment! I have had great success in eliminating grains completely, but everyone is different :-)
Hi Elana, personally i don’t like the taste of stevia. Can i substitute honey or agave? If so, how much?
Ilana, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
I don’t like stevia either but you can’t really taste it in this recipe. I would try it if I was you. I find that when stevia is mixed with a natural sweetener like dates or other fruit, I don’t notice the taste that I usually do.
Maya, I totally agree!
These are absolutely amazing! Thank you for publishing such yumminess! I’m so thankful to find a recipe that is great for my chocolate fix and has no added sugar! Yay!
Julie, thanks for letting me know that these brownies are absolutely amazing!
Heather Margolis says
Fellow Boulderite who loves your site! New to paleo and nursing a baby with a very severe egg allergy. Do you think I could use egg replacer in this recipe?
Heather, I haven’t ever had egg substitutes work in any of my recipes :-)
Garett Backman says
I am a diabetic and would love to try these. Any guess as to the carbs?
Garett, for more on that go here:
Have a wonderful day!
Stevia is not listed in the ingredients but is in the directions. We have no idea how much to use!
Par, thanks for your comment! There are 8 ingredients in this recipe and vanilla stevia is the last one. Let me know if you see it!
I have all your cookbooks and love them. You have helped me to be able to give my family good food, gluten free. I do have one question about this recipe, if I don’t have dates and wanted to sub honey for the dates what amount would you suggest? Do I need to add a touch more almond flour if using honey? Thank you!
Lori, I haven’t tried that so not sure. Here’s a link to my Brownie Recipes page for you, I think you’ll find something you like!
I’m so glad you are enjoying my cookbooks!
Rosita Thibodeaux says
These brownies are definitely a chocolate indulgence! Thank You so much for your amazing hard work in perfecting your recipes then generously sharing them! We are so Blessed to have a tiny peak into the vast Relm of Elana’s culinary expertise. Speaking as a true chocoholic, I must confess, I had to retreat to a closed room in my house to allow these dark, fragrant, wafting jewels to cool before cutting into them! The perfect blending of plump dates, DARK chocolate, vanilla stevia…baby girl who but you?
Continued Blessings to you and your family as always ?
Rosite, what a sweet and totally thoughtful comment! I’m so glad you are enjoying this recipe, you made my day :-)
Patti Henson says
There are so many comments, I couldn’t read them all, so I don’t know if someone else asked this question. I don’t want to use stevia. I was wondering if I could substitute honey, or anything else, for it. If so, what and how much would I need to use?
Patti, I haven’t tried that so not sure. Here’s a link to one of my brownie recipes that does not use stevia:
Hi Elana, this recipe sounds so yummy and I want to try it this weekend. Can you use Medjool Dates? Thanks for your response.
Patty, if you click on the green text that says “dates” in the ingredients portion of the recipe you will see exactly which type I use :-)
Got it, thanks Elena, your recipes are really amazing and I thank you for posting them for us!
Patty, you’re very welcome! It is truly my pleasure :-)