We all love brownies, especially when they are warm and gooey. The issue with them nowadays is that brownies are made with flour. Flour, of course, comes from wheat which contains gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. People are torn. With gluten sensitivity in the zeitgeist yet the persistent time immemorial desire to consume brownies ever-present, what can mankind do? Make paleo, keto, gluten-free brownies!
As a Paleo-inspired Health Coach, I see the benefits of incorporating a Paleo diet into your lifestyle. Why not eat like our ancestors did for millions of years? Clean foods like wild-caught fish, grass fed animals, produce, nuts, seeds, et all. “If God didn’t make it…don’t eat it!” is my mantra for it.
Click HERE to learn what is the Paleo diet.
In today’s age, eating a true Paleo diet is difficult because it would mean forsaking baked treats, pasta, breads, dark chocolate bars, cookies, crackers and alike. Certainly there are paleo advocates who do that, but for the hoy-poly that is difficult.
The next best alternative is to use “clean” ingredients that come from Paleo-inspired ingredients and to eschew all pre-packaged foods that contain food dyes, preservatives, additives, MSGs, and the loads of other ingredients that are likely pernicious to our health. This paleo, keto, gluten-free brownies does that!
So, of course, we replace flour with almond (or another alternative) flour. (Check out our Review of the Most Common non-Wheat Flour article and podcast episode.). In lieu of cane sugar, we use coconut sugar (or you can use the sugar alcohols erythritol or xylitol. The latter is commonly seen in organic gum.)
To make this a true Keto recipe, you must use powdered erythritol or xylitol for coconut sugar does contain carbs while the former have very negligible amounts of it. Aside from that, the eggs, butter, nuts, and chia seeds keep these paleo, keto, gluten-free brownies very high fat and low carb. Incidentally, experiment with the cocoa powder. Add some baker’s chocolate or top and lay in with some cacao nibs to increase the chocolatey flavor.
I assure you with the amount of grass-fed butter in these brownies, and especially if you take them out a little early, they will be gooey beyond gooey.
Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free BrowniesPrint This
- 9 Tablespoon unsalted butter (organic or grass fed preferred)
- 3/4 Cup Coconut Sugar (you can use powdered erythritol or xylitol if preferred)
- 3/4 Cup Almond Flour
- 11 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 2 Eggs (pastured preferred)
- 1/4 Cup Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 Chia Seeds
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Line with parchment paper or foil an 8X8-inch baking pan.
Add butter, cinnamon, coconut sugar, and salt to a medium bowl. Microwave or heat over low heat on stove until well-mixed.
Add eggs and whisk well.
Add flour and chia seeds whisk well. Pour contents into baking pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or so until the center is just set and a toothpick inserted come out moist. (It will vary a lot if you use the sugar alcohols.)
Sprinkle with sea salt and allow to cool. Cut into desired pieces.