I have a lot of loves in my life, my family, my friends, and sweets – which is right up there next to them. I am not a chocoholic! I don’t NEED to have it every day! However, when it comes to sweets, I don’t discriminate. I do have my preferences though, and brownies is one of them!!! I like the moist and chewiness of them! So, when I stumbled upon this amazing looking recipe on Pinterest, I had to make them. These brownies were described as “Paleo”. (If you don’t know what that means, here’s a brief description: “Centered on commonly available modern foods, the “contemporary” Paleolithic diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.) Paleo interests me on many levels – mainly because it’s flour free!
I had to test drive this recipe and see if they tasted as good as blogger, Jenn, from A Home In The Making made them look and sound. And of course, I had to add my own twist!
16 oz of almond butter, creamy or crunchy. (I used fresh ground almond butter from my local health food store, Jimbo’s.)
1 cup honey
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
5 ounces dark chocolate bar, chopped, or chocolate chips (This is where I altered my recipe – I used Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks (these are Gluten, Dairy, Nut and Soy Free) Looking back, I could have used the mini chips made by this brand as well. But the chunks were a pleasant surprise because every now and again, you’d find a big chunk in your brownie making it even more fabulous! If you haven’t tried this brand – it’s amazing and works great for those folks with special dietary needs!
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix almond butter, eggs, & honey. Mixers work better than a whisk. Add in cocoa powder, salt, & baking soda. Fold in chopped dark chocolate/chips.
Spread into a greased 9×13 pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting (If you can wait that long. I couldn’t!)
Enjoy the heck out of them!
Just as I suspected, they were as moist and delish as they look! These are just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth! But don’t be surprised if you find yourself reaching for these even when you don’t need a sweet fix!
Since these were so good, I finally had to throw them in a bag and put them in the freezer to get them out of sight! With all baked goods, I like to put some in the freezer for another time. I find that I like having a stash of things on hand. This way when I’m in the mood for something, I don’t have to bake – it’s already done!!!
I brought some to work for my Paleo co-workers to try out. I wanted to see what they thought. They adored them too!!!
Have any good Paleo recipes that you’d like to share? Send them our way. Good alternative recipes are always great to have on hand!