With an amazing soft and moist texture, these perfect dark chocolate almond flour brownies are just what you need to fix that dessert craving. And with no dairy, eggs, or refined sugar, they’re a perfectly healthy treat, too!
Sweet and simple.
You might say that dessert is my middle name. Raia Dessert… yeah… maybe not. But I do love it, and since I do I try and make it as healthy as possible so that I can enjoy it as much as possible.
I also try and make it as simple as possible. ‘Cause when you like to enjoy dessert as much as possible, it’s a good idea to have your dessert be as simple as possible, too.
A new finding.
In my search for the perfect, simple, and healthy dessert, I came across a handy little revelation. Now, keep in mind, I’ve been baking for a while. Gluten-free, sugar-free baking for at least 8 years. And in my years baking I’ve loved using applesauce and pumpkin and bananas in place of butters and oils in my desserts. They give a wonderful texture and add subtle flavor.
This time, though, I was out of apples (I make my own applesauce), bananas, and pumpkin. I know, what kind of person runs out of all those at the same time? A mom. That’s who. And maybe a college student… but that’s beside the point.
I was out of stuff that I normally use. But one thing I did have was homemade strawberry jam. And so of course I stuck that in my brownies in place of applesauce.
And it was delicious.
My husband, who is not really a brownie person, raved about these new brownies. And so I had to make them again. And again. And again. Needless to say, they’re a favorite now.
Dark Chocolate Almond Flour Brownies.
These easy almond flour brownies are not only healthy and delicious, they’re super duper easy, too. All you need is one bowl and a spoon.
Well, and some ingredients and measuring utensils if you aren’t in to eyeballing stuff.
Just throw the wet ingredients in the bowl, mix ’em together, then dump the dry stuff on top and mix it in. Nothing fancy, but still something deliciously special.
If you don’t happen to have any homemade strawberry jam on hand (I just use my chia seed berry jam recipe), you can use any kind of jam you have on hand. Just be careful of the sugar content. I’ve tried them with different jams and preserves and they’re pretty delicious no matter what.
If you don’t want to use olive oil, you can use coconut oil, avocado oil, melted butter… whatever.
More easily delicious desserts.
Love these dark chocolate almond flour brownies, but your still looking for more healthy treats that are safe for paleo and GAPS-style folks? Here are a few more of my favorites. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them…
- Easy Paleo Carrot Cake
- The Perfect Paleo Chocolate Cake
- Paleo No-Bake Chocolate Avocado Tart
- Sweet & Salty Chocolate Bar
- Paleo Salted Walnut Butter Blondies
- Perfectly Easy Coconut Flour Brownies
- Paleo No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars
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Perfect Dark Chocolate Almond Flour Brownies
Free from grain, gluten, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar.
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup pureed strawberries or no sugar added strawberry jam (I use my homemade chia seed jam, too)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder (I love this organic fair-trade stuff!)
- 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×9 inch baking dish.
In a large bowl, mix together wet ingredients, the add dry ones on top and mix in until combined.
Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, or until set in the middle.
Serve as is, warm or chilled, with vanilla kefir ice cream on top and some chocolate syrup… or not. 😉
Modified from this vegan cupcake recipe.