Paleo Brownies

These ultra-rich Paleo Brownies are amazing and will knock the socks off of even the most die-hard gluten-loving brownie fans. All of my taste testers said they could not believe these incredibly decadent Paleo Brownies were not only gluten-free, but grain-free as well.

Made with only 8 ingredients, you can throw this Paleo Brownie recipe together in a few minutes! Yes, this is another one of my no fuss recipes. To make Paleo Brownies you’ll need almond flour, 100% dark chocolate, coconut oil, dates, eggs, stevia, salt, and baking soda.

The base of this recipe is super dark chocolate, that’s 100% cacao with no added sugar, blended into coconut oil. These 2 ultra-rich, yet healthy fats make this the ultimate brownie recipe. Sweetened with a mere 7 dates in the entire batch of brownies and a touch of stevia, this Paleo Brownie recipe is a fabulous low-carb dessert.

Brownies with Almond Flour

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Servings 16 brownies



  • 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
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
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When you make these brownies be sure that your dates are not hard and dry or you will end up with a crumbly mess. The dates that I’ve used in this Paleo Brownie recipe have been beautifully moist which has helped the batter come out perfectly. Don’t use dates that have been sitting around for months.

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 paleo dessert, rather than processed junk food. Check out all of the fabulous gluten-free, paleo brownie recipes that I make for my husband on my Brownie Recipes page. I have one brownie recipe that I like to call “Everything-Free Brownies” because they’re egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and of course gluten-free and grain-free!

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Wow –these were incredibly easy and shockingly delicious! I think they’re the best brownies I’ve ever made – and they have no flour?? My hat’s off to you!


284 responses to “Paleo Brownies”

  1. Hi Elana
    Here in Sydney, Australia, it doesn’t appear egg white protein powder is available. I’v tried many outlets but have not had any success. I love your website and have been a follower for many years but have not made lots of recipes that I wanted to because of not being able to get egg white protein powder. It is too expensive to order online from Amazon because of the shipping costs, sometimes shipping being more expensive than the item required. Is there a substitute I could use, or not use at all? What does it to to a recipe and would the outcome be successful without it?

    • Noela, thanks so much for your comment! I’m sorry that you are having trouble finding egg white protein powder. There are less than a dozen recipes here on the website that call for this ingredient, so you may want to try some recipes that do not call for it; here’s a link to my Egg-Free Recipes page for you:

      And here is a link to the general recipes page which has several hundred recipes:

      I hope you find something you like!

    • I’m in Sydney too. I just did a quick Google and came up with online stockists: iHerb and Protein Supplies Australia. There are probably more but that is a start for you.

  2. Needing something like the old days when I used to eat brownies and found this recipe!
    They are absolute nirvana and I’m in heaven. I used TCHO 100% chocolate medallions and plain stevia powder. I hope this brownie coma lasts a while. Thank you so much for this recipe. It’s a keeper!

  3. My daughter and I made these tonight for the first time. I didn’t have enough almond flour, so we substituted with Tigernut flour. We also used cocoa powder (I think it was little over 2 oz versus 4) instead of the chopped chocolate and vanilla extract instead of vanilla stevia (I didn’t have either of those). They were absolutely delightful!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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