PaleOMG! Brownies

Fudgey? Check. Chocolatey? Check. Ooey gooey? Check. Gluten Free? Check. Dairy Free? Check. Absolutely delicious and craveable? Check and check. 

See the gooey, melty chocolate there? And that deep dark chocolate right there? Just slightly crackled and crumbly? Mmhmm, yep. These brownies definitely earned the OMG! in their name. PaleOMG! Brownies. Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free but certainly not deliciousness free. 

See the gooey, melty chocolate there? And that deep dark chocolate right there? Just slightly crackled and crumbly? Mmhmm, yep. These brownies definitely earned the OMG! in their name. PaleOMG! Brownies. Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free but certainly not deliciousness free. 

You guys, I think we've got a winner here. I didn't intend to make more brownies. After all, my sweet potato brownies are pretty much perfect. But as I was scrolling down insta, these bad boys caught my eye. Practically drooling, I searched the recipe and luckily had all the ingredients. And knowing that chocolate is a big comfort food, I thought these would be a perfect addition to my comfort food made-over arsenal. Inspired by The Yes Chef Tess Ward's Easy Gooey Chili Chocolate Brownies, I got to baking. However, I did not want chili spice in my brownies, so I replaced that with cinnamon to bring out the chocolate flavor and help keep blood sugar levels steady. I think some espresso would be a glorious addition to this recipe for a deeper, more intense chocolatey flavor. 

These brownies are so good. A bit more crackly, with an intense, fudgey flavor, which makes them slightly different than my more dense sweet potato recipe. And I'll add that these definitely taste best straight from the oven or reheated just a tad to get the ooey gooey back. 

Without further ado, meet your new favorite comfort food made over: 

PaleOMG! Brownies

3 tbsp coconut oil

2/3 cup coconut sugar

1/3 cup coconut nectar {can use honey}

1/2 cup raw cacao 

salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

2/3 cup almond flour

1/2 cup {or more!} Enjoy life chocolate chunks and mini chips {can omit if strict paleo. Sub with homemade chocolate... add cacao to coconut oil with a few drops of stevia. Put in freezer to harden in whatever molds you'd like}

Directions:

  1. Preheat over to 350. Grease bottom of square glass pan.
  2. Melt the coconut oil
  3. Add coconut sugar, coconut nectar, cinnamon, cacao, salt, baking soda and vanilla to coconut oil
  4. Next, add in eggs one at a time
  5. Add in almond flour
  6. Mix and mix... about 50 strokes or until well combined
  7. Add in chocolate chunks and chips and stir until just incorporated
  8. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes

Batter will be thick. Spread in pan. I used a smaller square pan for this which yielded about 12 good size brownies. 

Let me know if you try these! Take pics and tag @pb_n_julie. Look forward to seeing your creations!