Start your day off with a bang with this deliciously healthy personal pan dark chocolate paleo breakfast brownie!
My favorite meal.
There’s no doubt about it, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. There’s just something so comforting about waking up to a nice warm muffin on a chilly day, a healthy smoothie during the summer heat, a homemade donut on the weekend, or a… personal pan brownie.
Yes, brownies are a personal breakfast favorite of mine.
I know, they’re not the normal breakfast food, but they are a pretty dang good one! And if you make them right, they can be a pretty healthy one, too.
A healthy start.
Let’s just take a look at all the goodness packed into this beauty, for instance…
Almond flouris a very good source of vitamin E as well as iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium and more. And when baking, it has a wonderfully ‘normal’ texture and crumb.
Besides being a wonderful source of omega-3 fatty acids, flax meal slows the breakdown of starchy carbohydrates and decreases blood sugar spikes.
Cocoacontains phenethylamine, a substance that acts as a natural antidepressant. And that’s pretty important when you don’t like getting up in the morning, but I digress… Cocoa is full of flavonoids and hot cocoa has more antioxidants per cup than a serving of red wine or tea! So you should probably drink a cup of hot chocolate with this breakfast brownie. 😉
Applesauce is high in many beneficial phytochemicals, like catechin, chlorogenic acid, phloridzin and quercetin. All of which your body uses as antioxidants to prevent damage to your cells.
Honey is full of friendly bacteria, vitamins and minerals (like niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin C & B6, calcium, and iron), making it anti-fungal and probiotic powerhouse. In order to get as many benefits from your honey as possible, try to get a local, raw honey. Added bonus: local honey and/or bee pollen does wonders to help seasonal allergies!
And last, but definitely not least, coconut milk is rich in vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6, as well as many minerals including iron, selenium, magnesium, sodium, calcium, and phosphorous.
More paleo breakfast favorites:
- Banana Lemon Muffins
- Easy Paleo Mocha Chia Pudding
- Hot ‘N Creamy Pumpkin Flax Cereal
- Chocolate Peppermint Frosty
- Sourdough Almond Flour Waffles
- Dark Chocolate Triple Berry Muffins
- Personal Pan Mocha Muffin
I’m sure by now you’re 100% convinced that this personal pan dark chocolate paleo breakfast brownie is the best way to start off your day. So what are you waiting for? Make yourself one, and dig in! It’s for your health….
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Personal Pan Dark Chocolate Paleo Breakfast Brownie
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoon flax meal
- dash of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (I love this organic fair-trade stuff!)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar (leave out for GAPS)
- 1/4 cup applesauce (I just make my own by pureeing an apple in my blender)
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk (I like to use my homemade coconut milk)
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 6-inch ramekin or casserole dish.
Whisk together dry ingredients. Dump wet ingredients on top and quickly mix together until no dry streaks remain.
Pour batter into prepared dish and bake for 30 minutes, or until the center is firm to the touch.
Cool, then top with shredded chocolate, walnuts, or topping of choice. Eat with a spoon.
Notes: Idea for this recipe from Strength & Sunshine’s chocolate mug brownie.