Chocolate Brownies That Blew Me Away

240 comments

paleo chocolate brownie recipe

Recipe: Karen’s Paleo Brownies

Recently I was visiting Squamish, Canada where I met a lovely local crossfitter, mountain-biker and an overall awesome chick called Karen. One day Karen made her paleo chocolate brownies. They were so moist and delicious that I had to steal the recipe to share with everyone. Thank you Karen, I finally have the perfect brownie recipe on my site.

Cook’s notes: These brownies contain no nuts, except for coconut flour which is not really a nut, so they are perfect for kids school parties and anyone else avoiding nut flours. Karen uses white coloured sweet potato. They are usually slightly sweeter than the orange sweet potatoes but at the same time milder in flavour. You can use either, just adjust the amount of honey you add to the dough mix. I’ve left Karen’s recipe as accurate as possible but the only thing I would suggest changing is to maybe use a greased baking paper in the tray to make it easier to remove the brownie when it’s ready.

Warning: Your house will smell amazing while these puppies are baking. Lock the doors from the neighbours and strangers on the street if you don’t want to share.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium raw white sweet potato, peeled and grated (using the larger holes of the grater) - 2 to 2 1/2 cups of shredded sweet potato
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (the real kind)
  • 1/2 cup of raw honey, melted in the microwave if it’s too thick
  • generous 1/2 cup of virgin olive oil
  • 1 heaped tbsp of gluten free baking powder
  • ½ tbsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder (reduce that amount if you prefer a milder chocolate flavour)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour

  paleo_brownies_2

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 365 °F (185 °C), make sure the oven is hot before you put in the brownies in.
  2. Combine grated sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, honey and olive oil in a large mixing bowl and stir together until well incorporated. Then add baking powder and baking soda and stir.  Add cocoa powder, mix and finally add coconut flour. Avoid adding too much coconut flour as it will absorb too much moisture which will result in drier brownies.
  3. After stirring everything together, pour the mixture into a baking tray greased with a little olive oil. Karen used a square tin in which the thickness of the layer came to 1 inch tall. That’s about what you’re after for the best results. Too thin and the brownies might overcook and too tall will result in undercooked middle.
  4. Cook for 25-30 minutes. Remove the tin and cool for 5-10 minutes before carefully removing the brownie cake form the tin. You can cut it in quarters and remove one part at a time if the bottom stick a little. Leave the brownie cake to cool down before cutting.
  5. Finally, melt some dark chocolate in a bowl over boiling water or in a microwave. Use a spatula to drizzle and spread melted chocolate over the top. Slice into individual serving squares. You can also top them with raspberries or strawberries.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

Number of servings: about 12

paleo_brownies_1

———————————————————————————————————————————-

Check out my Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook -  a fantastic addition to any kitchen, filled with exclusive recipes, cooking tips and easy guide to paleo. Also just out, the new Rejuvenate program, which I co-authored with a medical nutritionist Claire Yates – it will teach you how to achieve radiance, wellness and longevity through food and holistic living. 

promo_image_inpost_dec13

Promo_bottom_of_post_570

Still can't find what you're looking for?

200 Comments

  1. Belinda
    Posted August 4, 2014 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Hi Irey, thanks for sharing this recipe. Can’t wait to try it! Just wanted to check – is the temperature meant for a conventional or fan forced oven? Thanks :)

    • imacri
      Posted August 14, 2014 at 4:51 am | Permalink

      Conventional ovens!

  2. Kim
    Posted August 3, 2014 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Forgot to mention–I also only bake with Valrhona cocoa powder. Most people in the states use Hershey’s but I find Hershey’s to be too bitter.

  3. Kim
    Posted August 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Wow! These are amazing! I had to use oat flour instead because I am allergic to coconuts. I also used pure maple syrup instead of honey and these are perfection. Bake temp and time were right on. Thank you!

  4. Posted July 31, 2014 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Oh wow these look amazing. I must make these this week end.

  5. Judy
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I just made these. They are really wonderful! And you can totally fool ANYONE with the sweet potatoes. I will reduce the amount of coconut flour to one tablespoon next time to have an even more moist texture!

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Or pick a category

  • My cookbook

    Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook Promo Image
  • Rejuvenate Program
  • My favourite resources

  • Herbs Spices Guide
  • Connect Daily

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • - - Foods That Will Naturally Clear Your Skin - - Great simple food additions that will make your skin glow -- For me, the good news is that #11 and #12 are my favorites! lol

    Pinned: 17 Aug 2014
  • Baked Lemon Sole With Ginger and Chilli Sauce | via eatdrinkpaleo.com.au

    Pinned: 14 Aug 2014
  • Oven Fajitas // make a big batch to enjoy throughout the week, great to take to work too

    Pinned: 5 Aug 2014
  • Jalapeno Coconut Paleo Bread With Chipotle Butter | Eat Drink Paleo #paleo

    Pinned: 28 Jul 2014
  • Jalapeno Coconut Bread With Chipotle Butter - paleo friendly, grain and dairy free, 21DSD and IQS friendly. Via eatdrinkpaleo.com.au

    Pinned: 28 Jul 2014
  • Make these Chicken Burgers in advance and enjoy later, hot or cold, with a side salad or steamed vegetables.

    Pinned: 25 Jul 2014
  • Wholegrain mustard & sesame crackers - gluten and wheat free, nut free and low carb. Via eatdrinkpaleo.com.au

    Pinned: 15 Jul 2014
  • How to cook a perfect steak - two methods via eatdrinkpaleo.com.au

    Pinned: 15 Jul 2014
  • Beach House Decor Ideas - Nautical Decorating Ideas - House Beautiful

    Pinned: 15 Jul 2014
  • Spicy Tuna Cakes by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

    Pinned: 14 Jul 2014

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • Eggs. Broccolini. Kefir. Breakfast. #nourishing #rejuvunateforlife #primal #westonaprice #paleo #food #healthyeating #healthyliving #guthealth #paleouk #paleoaustralia #kefir #jerf #everydaypaleo #eatdrinkpaleo

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Eggs. Broccolini. Kefir. Breakfast. 
#nourishing #rejuvunateforlife #primal #westonaprice #paleo #food #healthyeating #healthyliving #guthealth #paleouk #paleoaustralia #kefir #jerf #everydaypaleo #eatdrinkpaleo"
    82
    1
  • Breakfast fry up! Total cost £3.35 for 2 people. I'm preparing a talk for Health Unplugged conference in London in October and my topic is Paleo On The Budget. I'm recording all my budget meals and will share them, together with my tips and tricks with the audience. Find out more about the event on Facebook.com/healthunplugged or click the link under the name above. It will be lots of fun with many cool presenters including @fitnessexplorer #paleo #paleouk #paleobritain #primal #primaluk #primalbritain #paleolondon #healthyeating #healthyliving #budgetpaleo #food #yum #eatdrinkpaleo #ancestralhealth

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Breakfast fry up! Total cost £3.35 for 2 people. I'm preparing a talk for Health Unplugged conference in London in October and my topic is Paleo On The Budget. I'm recording all my budget meals and will share them, together with my tips and tricks with the audience. Find out more about the event on Facebook.com/healthunplugged or click the link under the name above. It will be lots of fun with many cool presenters including @fitnessexplorer #paleo #paleouk #paleobritain #primal #primaluk #primalbritain #paleolondon #healthyeating #healthyliving #budgetpaleo #food #yum #eatdrinkpaleo #ancestralhealth"
    222
    5
  • Eating healthy as drawn by my boyfriend after spending a month on his own while I was away and realising how much I've changed his eating habits. He always makes me laugh! #paleo #infographic #healthyliving #healthyeating #food #health #wellness #jerf #fitfam

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Eating healthy as drawn by my boyfriend after spending a month on his own while I was away and realising how much I've changed his eating habits. He always makes me laugh! #paleo #infographic #healthyliving #healthyeating #food #health #wellness #jerf #fitfam"
    80
    7
  • Sunday treat of #paleo pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. I have a recipe for my pancakes on the website. #breakfast #food #paleotreats #glutenfree #glutenfreerecipes

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Sunday treat of #paleo pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. I have a recipe for my pancakes on the website. #breakfast #food #paleotreats #glutenfree #glutenfreerecipes"
    201
    9
  • Gut health mission! The last two months have been busy, a little stressful and filled with various indulgencies, lots of flying and not having a routine. This often (more like 100% of the time) leads to disrupted gut flora and generally poor gut health, which in turn compromises out immune system. 😷😰😣 So on top of getting my diet back to normal (I eat mostly paleo) and getting into my usual sleeping and fitness routine, I'm stocking up on probiotics. I made a batch of kefir (way too easy) and got some ready made raw sauerkraut (I should really make my own but that's for next week). If you feel like you often come down with colds, flu or just feeling off, look at your gut health first. Always helps me 😃 #guthealth #healthyeating #healthyliving #paleo #nourishing #kefir #jerf #westonaprice #fermentation

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Gut health mission! The last two months have been busy, a little stressful and filled with various indulgencies, lots of flying and not having a routine. This often (more like 100% of the time) leads to disrupted gut flora and generally poor gut health, which in turn compromises out immune system. 😷😰😣 So on top of getting my diet back to normal (I eat mostly paleo) and getting into my usual sleeping and fitness routine, I'm stocking up on probiotics. I made a batch of kefir (way too easy) and  got some ready made raw sauerkraut (I should really make my own but that's for next week). If you feel like you often come down with colds, flu or just feeling off, look at your gut health first. Always helps me 😃 #guthealth #healthyeating #healthyliving #paleo #nourishing #kefir #jerf #westonaprice #fermentation"
    83
    10
  • After a month on the road, it's very nice to be back in my own home. Even if I'm up at 5am. #homeiswhereyoucanwearnopants #jetlag

    eatdrinkpaleo: "After a month on the road, it's very nice to be back in my own home. Even if I'm up at 5am. #homeiswhereyoucanwearnopants #jetlag"
    80
    2
  • Check a new recipe on the site! It's a whole baked lemon some with ginger and chilli ghee sauce with lime. Served with an Asian slaw salad. All sorts of yum! #paleo #food #paleoforeveryone #primal #glutenfree #fish #recipes #cooking #jerf #lowcarb #lchf #yum #eatdrinkpaleo

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Check a new recipe on the site! It's a whole baked lemon some with ginger and chilli ghee sauce with lime. Served with an Asian slaw salad. All sorts of yum! #paleo #food #paleoforeveryone #primal #glutenfree #fish #recipes #cooking #jerf #lowcarb #lchf #yum #eatdrinkpaleo"
    105
    4
  • Had to do some work in my hotel room tonight so I picked up a few things from the supermarket at Siam Paragon. Chicken cashew, greens, kimchi and pomelo (aka mild grapefruit tasting citrus fruit) #paleounbangkok #food #travel #healthyeating #glutenfree #bangkok #thaifood #yum #fastfood

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Had to do some work in my hotel room tonight so I picked up a few things from the supermarket at Siam Paragon. Chicken cashew, greens, kimchi and pomelo (aka mild grapefruit tasting citrus fruit) #paleounbangkok #food #travel #healthyeating #glutenfree #bangkok #thaifood #yum #fastfood"
    82
    1
  • Thai lunch for one 😉 Salmon tartare, grilled chicken with herbs, veggies and fish cakes. Fresh coconut with lime! At Cafe Chilli (Siam Paragon). Great food but overpriced as you can get equally good grub much cheaper at the markets or in a street cafe. Paying for the aircon. At least I'm doing research 😋😎 #bangkok #food #thai #foodie #travel #recipeplanning #paleo #primal #glutenfree

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Thai lunch for one 😉 Salmon tartare, grilled chicken with herbs, veggies and fish cakes. Fresh coconut with lime! At Cafe Chilli (Siam Paragon). Great food but overpriced as you can get equally good grub much cheaper at the markets or in a street cafe. Paying for the aircon. At least I'm doing research 😋😎 #bangkok #food #thai #foodie #travel #recipeplanning #paleo #primal #glutenfree"
    112
    2
  • Bangkok's cabs are as colourful as its people #visit#6 #bangkok #thailand #travel #foodie

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Bangkok's cabs are as colourful as its people #visit#6 #bangkok #thailand #travel #foodie"
    117
    10