Paleo Flourless Brownies

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This easy, healthy and sweet flourless brownie recipe is made with 8 ingredients and is ready in 25 minutes! They really are the best gluten free brownies and are also dairy and paleo free!

Hello, my name is Laura and I am addicted to brownie.

But really, I have said it before and I will say it again, brownies are my favorite dessert! These Paleo Flourless Brownies are THE winners if you're looking for a healthier brownie that doesn't taste like anything healthy (like not the least).

Yes, I already have a super healthy vegan paleo and brownie recipe that takes your socks off, but it doesn't taste like “normal” brownies {in my husband's words hahaha}! East

In my opinion, a brownie should be incredibly sweet and irresistibly chocolatey (no cakey brownies required). These flourless brownies are all of that and more. Plus, they have a beautifully crisp wrinkled top that's to die for.

How are flourless brownies made?

Ok, people pay close attention, because it's in this flourless brownie recipe. If you want those gorgeous shiny, wrinkled brownie tops with a gooey center, read on carefully!

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Step 1: melt the chocolate and the butter / coconut oil

The first step in making these flourless brownies is to melt the butter (or coconut oil) and chocolate. It is important to do this first because the mixture needs to cool down a bit before adding it to the dough. This can be done in two ways:

  1. In the microwave Put the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted (about 60-90 seconds). Start by heating for 60 seconds, stirring, and then heating in 30-second increments, stirring after each until the mixture melts and softens.
  2. On the stove over medium-low heat. You can also gently melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan on the stove over low heat. Be sure to stir constantly and remove the pan from the heat as soon as the mixture is smooth.

The important thing about this step is that the final molten mix should be shiny and glossy.

Step 2. Whisk the eggs

Another important factor to achieve gluten-free and flourless brownie perfection is whipping the eggs on high speed for 60 seconds until they are frothy and slightly thick. I recommend using a stand mixer equipped with the wire whip attachment or a hand mixer to make this flour-free brownie recipe.

Step 3. Add the sugar and beat again.

Then add the coconut sugar (or granulated sugar) and beat on high heat for an additional 60 seconds. The mixture will be slightly thick and foamy.

Step 4. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla mixture

Once the eggs and sugar combine, add the rest of the wet ingredients to the brownie batter without paleo flour. At this point, beat the mixture until everything is combined (about 15 seconds). Scrape down the sides and beat again if necessary!

Step 5. Add dry ingredients and beat until combined

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat on low speed (to avoid spilling any ingredient from the mixer), until the dough is smooth.

Step 7. Add the chocolate chips and stir

As you can see, the dough should be fine and thick before adding the chocolate chips. Stir everything by hand until the potatoes are evenly distributed in the flourless brownie batter.

Step 8. Pour into a pan and bake!

Pour the flourless brownie batter into an 8 × 8 ″ baking pan and bake for 18-25 minutes!

I like to add a few extra chocolate chips on top of the flourless brownie batter, just in case (and for looks).

How do you know when flourless brownies are made?

You will know that these flourless brownies finish baking when the top and sides are just barely set and the brownies are slightly "wavy." The top will also be cracked and shiny.

Step 9. Chill a little and serve

Let the brownies cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes, cut them and serve.

For easier removal, cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Then after the paleo brownies have cooled down a bit, you can easily take them out of the pan and slice them on a cutting board!

Frequently asked questions about these flourless brownies

Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions about how to make these flourless brownies!

Are flourless brownies gluten free?

Yes! As long as you choose gluten-free chocolate (which is most varieties) and follow the recipe, these flourless brownies are gluten-free!

How are chocolate brownies made? (What makes brownies cakey or fudgy)?

A cakey brownie generally has leavening agents and a higher flour: fat ratio. Fudgy brownies (like these flourless brownies) have a higher fat ratio: dry ingredients and no leavening agents.

Do you need to use a stand mixer to make this flour-free Brownie recipe?

Using a mixer. The recipe calls for mixing everything in a stand mixer or a hand mixer. I really think this is important if you're interested in crisp, shiny brownie lids!

Mix by hand. However, you can also mix everything by hand! I recommend beating the eggs by hand with a wire whisk and then beating them again after adding the sugar.

I have chosen to make these lazy, unbeaten and just mixing as follows: melt the chocolate / butter chips (or coconut oil) together. Then add the other wet ingredients and stir until combined. Then add the dry ingredients and stir! It's easy, but it usually ends in funky-looking tops, but brownies still taste amazing.

Paleo flourless brownies: ingredients and substitutions

As always, let's talk about the ingredients in this flourless brownie recipe, as well as possible substitutions!

  • Coconut oil / butter: I have used both with great success! I think we prefer butter to coconut oil, but they both make the best fudgy flourless brownies! And coconut oil is a great dairy-free option!
  • Chocolate chips: If you're not worried about doing this paleo, I recommend 60% Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips. They are my absolute favorite. For a paleo version, use Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips! If you are concerned that your chocolate is paleo friendly, just replace fries with unsweetened chopped chocolate … however, you may need to try the dough and increase the amount of coconut sugar if you like super sweet brownies.
  • Granulated sugar: You can substitute any granulated sugar of your choice, just make sure it meets your dietary needs. For a paleo version, use coconut sugar.
  • Tapioca starch: For another paleo replacement, use arrowroot starch. For an easy and delicious option (but not paleo), use cornstarch.

More chocolate desserts

I take my chocolate dessert seriously! These are some of my favorite desserts for chocolate lovers:

  • These molten chocolate lava cakes They are SO easy but they look classy (like you're spending hours in the kitchen)!
  • This Chocolate cake without flour it is one of my all time favorites!
  • I'm a fan of fudgy brownies, like these healthy greek yogurt brownies or my classic brownie recipe.
  • If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you have to do this puppy food recipe and that peanut butter chocolate fondue!
  • This dairy-free chocolate fondue Makes a fun gift for girls night out!
  • And of course, or recipe for The best chocolate chip cookies!

Paleo Flourless Brownies Recipe

This easy, healthy and sweet flourless brownie recipe is made with 8 ingredients and is ready in 25 minutes! They really are the best gluten free brownies and are also dairy and paleo free! Preparation time: 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Cooling time 20 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 16 brownies Calories: 144.9kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons of salted butter or coconut oil
  • ¾ cup (6 oz.) Chocolate chips or sugar-free baking chocolate *
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar (for paleo use coconut sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder ***
  • 3 TBS of tapioca starch (or arrowroot starch or corn starch)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease 8 × 8 ”square pan and set aside. (You can also line it up with parchment paper for easy removal if desired)
  • In a small bowl, mix the sifted cocoa powder, tapioca starch, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or on the stovetop, melt butter (or coconut oil) and chocolate chips and stir until smooth and shiny.
  • Add the eggs to the bowl of your stand mixer equipped with the wire whip attachment and beat on medium-high speed for 1 minute. Eggs will be pale yellow, thicker, and foamier. (You can also mix for 60 seconds with a hand mixer)
  • Add coconut sugar (or granulated sugar) to the bowl of your stand mixer and beat on medium-high speed for an additional 1 minute. The mixture will be a little thick. (You can also mix for 60 seconds with a hand mixer)
  • Add melted butter / chocolate mixture and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add dry mix and beat until smooth and smooth.
  • Add ½ cup chocolate chips and stir by hand until evenly distributed.
  • Pour the dough into the prepared baking dish. Bake in your preheated oven for 18-25 minutes, or until the top is firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with wet crumbs!
  • Let stand about 15 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature!
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To return the fresh taste of the oven, simply reheat in the microwave for 10 seconds.

Notes

* Use paleo-friendly chocolate as you enjoy the pieces of chocolate from life's food. Or you can use sugarless baking chocolate, but you may need to increase the amount of sugar. ** You can use any granulated sugar. They are sweet, so if you like darker brownies, I recommend using 1/2 cup! For a paleo version, use coconut sugar. *** Sifting your cocoa powder ensures there will be no lumps, which is very important. Paleo Chocolate Chips Here: Enjoy Food of Life Chocolate Chips

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories :: 144.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.3g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated fats: 0.2g | Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 23.3mg | Sodium: 43.5mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 13.6 g | Vitamin A: 40 IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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