These Paleo chocolate brownies are so incredibly moist and full of flavor, as well as bits of juicy cherries, you will not even miss the processed flour, sugar, and dairy ingredients found in more traditional recipes.

What's in Paleo Chocolate Brownies with Cherries and Coconut Flour?

  • egg
  • coconut oil
  • honey
  • non-dairy milk, unsweetened – boxes of non-dairy milk store well
  • vanilla extract
  • coconut flour
  • Unsweetened dark cocoa powder contains flavanols, plant compounds full of antioxidants. Choose one that is sugar-free and contains at least 85% cocoa. You can safely have up to 28 grams (one ounce) of dark cocoa daily without any health concerns.
  • baking soda
  • chopped, pitted cherries – you can use fresh or frozen

What's great about this recipe?

After years of allergic reactions to coconut, I am happy to discover that I'm no longer allergic.

It's a good thing, too, since coconut oil and coconut flour are just so darn useful!

I have to admit – when I first heard about Paleo, I thought it was a bit of a fad.

Well, for a fad, it has managed to hang on and grow!

More than that, though, doctors are now getting on board. At my last medical checkup, I was told, in no uncertain terms, that my grain and carbohydrate consumption had to drop.

Turns out the concept of basing your diet on bread, potatoes, and starchy vegetables was a recipe for diabetes, obesity, and all sorts of health problems. Imagine talking to your mother thirty years ago and telling her the unhealthiest part of chocolate brownies is … the flour.

I need my chocolate! Thankfully doctors aren't telling us to avoid chocolate – and in fact, many are recommending that we increase our consumption of dark chocolate.

I don't really need encouragement … but maybe some people do?

This chocolate brownie recipe comes to the rescue. Paleo Chocolate Brownies … coconut flour is the magic ingredient that makes it work.

These paleo chocolate brownies are so incredibly moist and full of flavor, as well as bits of juicy cherries, you won’t even miss the processed flour, sugar, and dairy ingredients found in more traditional recipes.
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Coconut oil is the edible oil extracted from coconut meat. If you're less strict with your diet, you can certainly use butter instead of the coconut oil BUT you'll need to use slightly less or bake it a bit longer. Butter has about 20% water, which coconut oil doesn't have.

Use your favourite non-dairy milk in this. We use Veggemo at our house, which is made from pea and tapioca. It tastes great and acts just like milk in our recipes. You might be able to find it at your local grocery store.

It's available as Original, Unsweetened, and Vanilla. I used Unsweetened in this recipe and added homemade vanilla. I haven't tried using Vanilla Veggemo, but it should work.

You can use either fresh or frozen cherries. If using frozen cherries, let them thaw completely at room temperature before chopping and adding to the batter.

You can also collect the juice while thawing and add it to the batter, as well. You will need to increase the cooking time by several minutes to account for the extra moisture, however.

There's not a lot of preparation time with this recipe – ten minutes to get it in the oven and then 25-30 minutes of cooking – just like any other brownie recipe. Make them in an 8×8″ baking dish and cut in 9 squares.

Do brownies last long enough in your house to make leftovers? I should probably figure out the best way to store things, but to be really honest, even Paleo chocolate brownies are gone before they've fully cooled off.

Even? I shouldn't say that. These are good – you won't feel deprived.

These paleo chocolate brownies are so incredibly moist and full of flavor, as well as bits of juicy cherries, you won’t even miss the processed flour, sugar, and dairy ingredients found in more traditional recipes.

Is this recipe Low Carb?

Unfortunately, no. If you cut this in 9 pieces, you'll get about 24 grams of carbohydrates in each piece, and that's far too much if you're counting carbs.

If you have high carb days, though, this would be a good treat!

So how do I make these brownies?

Grease an 8×8″ baking dish well with melted coconut oil. Preheat the oven to 350F with the top oven rack in center position.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted coconut oil, honey, non-dairy milk, and vanilla until completely smooth. Set aside.

You can make your own paleo-friendly, all natural vanilla extract very easily. YES, pure vanilla extract is Paleo.

In a smaller bowl, combine the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Add the chopped, pitted cherries and any juices (if using frozen cherries) and fold until combined.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and place in the preheated oven to bake until the brownies are set and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, approximately 25-30 minutes.

Cooking time will vary by oven. Check after 20 minutes and adjust cooking time accordingly.

Remove from oven and cool to room temperature before slicing into squares and serving.

Go, go, go – make yourself a pan of Paleo Chocolate Brownies and enjoy the deliciousness without the gut pain!

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Paleo Chocolate Cherry Brownies

These Paleo chocolate brownies are so incredibly moist and full of flavor, as well as bits of juicy cherries, you will not even miss the processed flour, sugar, and dairy ingredients found in more traditional recipes.

  • Author: Marie Beausoleil
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 4 egg
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup cherries (pitted, chopped)

Instructions

  1. Using about two tablespoons melted coconut oil, grease an 8×8 inch baking dish well. Preheat the oven to 350F with the top oven rack in center position.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, honey, non-dairy milk, and vanilla until completely smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  4. Add the chopped, pitted cherries and any juices (if using frozen cherries) and fold until combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and place in the pre-heated oven to bake until the brownies are set and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, approximately 25-30 minutes. (Cooking time will vary by oven. Check after 20 minutes and adjust cooking time accordingly).
  5. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature before slicing into squares and serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 19
  • Sodium: 227
  • Fat: 13
  • Saturated Fat: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 24
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 83

Keywords: gluten free, oven, dessert, Paleo

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Author of A Cabin Full of Food and Going Herbal, mom to a large family, and a survivor of brain cancer, Marie believes that life should be simple, food should be homemade, and the best way to enjoy tomorrow is to prepare for it today.

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