There are many reasons why we love brownies – they are warm, gooey, chocolatey, and delicious. But then again, some things about traditional brownies can be quite problematic. In most cases, they are made with gluten-rich flour and are full of inflammatory processed white sugar.
But luckily, there are a lot of different ways to up the health factor of brownies and enjoy their amazing taste at the same time. One of the best examples for this is the Paleo brownies recipe presented below.
Whether you are following a Paleo diet, or looking for a healthier version of brownies, or just want to enjoy a delicious dessert, these brownies are going to be perfect for you!
The Difference between Paleo Brownie and Regular Brownie!
These brownies are not sugar-free – they just don’t contain any processed sugar. Instead of the usual stark white sweetener, this easy-to-make recipe contains maple sugar, a healthier sweetener that comes from maple syrup. Unlike processed sugar that doesn’t have any nutrient content, maple syrup and maple sugar are good sources of important minerals like zinc and manganese.
This recipe is also gluten-free and flour-free. It uses arrowroot starch, an ideal ingredient for gluten-free baking that comes from arrowroot, a West Indian herbaceous plant that is well known for its ability to boost the immune system.
Also, if you have a milk allergy or try to avoid dairy for health reasons, this brownie recipe has you covered because it’s completely dairy-free.
Paleo Brownies Nutritional Information
This recipe makes 12 servings of brownies. One brownie from this recipe using a ½ cup of maple sugar contains about:
- 149 calories
- 9.6 grams fat
- 12.9 milligrams sodium
- 17 grams carbs
- 1.1 grams protein
- 0.5 grams fiber
- 9 grams sugar
- 0.41 milligrams manganese (20.3% Daily Value)
- 0.75 zinc (5% Daily Value)
- 20 milligrams phosphorus (2% Daily Value)
- 0.36 milligrams iron (2% Daily Value)
- 0.03 milligrams riboflavin (2% Daily Value)
- 8 international units vitamin D (2% Daily Value)
Keep in mind that these daily values are based on a regular 2,000 calorie diet, so your daily values could be lower or higher depending on your needs. When it comes to sugar, you are free to decide about the amount of maple syrup you are going to use. You are also responsible for the quality of the chocolate chips – the darker they are, the less sugar they contain.
How to Make the Paleo Brownies?
Total Time: 40 minutes
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½–¾ cup maple sugar
- ¼ tbsp. Himalayan pink salt
- 3 tbsps. arrowroot starch
- ¼-½ cup cocoa or cacao powder
- 2 tsp vanilla
- First of all, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a small pot, melt the coconut oil and chocolate chips over medium heat.
- Next, add the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl and using a hand mixer, mix them until you get a thick batter.
- Stir in the melted coconut oil and chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into a baking pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 15 minutes.