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The Best Paleo & Vegan Brownies

The best Paleo & vegan brownies are delicious and easy! With less than ten ingredients and half an hour, you can make a skillet full of the best brownies ever!

Can we all agree that brownies and other bars are the best desserts? I mean, they’re fudgy and dense like cookies, but they’re soft and cake-like like, well, cake. Brownies and bars are also great for holiday parties and entertaining, which is why I’m sharing this recipe today! The holiday season is upon us, whether you like it or not (why wouldn’t you like it?), and everyone needs a few go-to holiday desserts in their arsenal.

These Paleo & vegan brownies are great for entertaining because they fit so many diets! They are . . .

  • Gluten-free
  • Grain-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Not to mention, they are mouthwateringly delicious. I’m salivating as I write this post!

Now for a little backstory. I’ve been testing Paleo brownie recipes for months in search of the best one, and I didn’t have much luck for a while. I wanted one that didn’t use almond butter or a lot of almond flour, and did use maple syrup or another liquid sweetener. I finally came up with a flourless brownie recipe that was okay . . . but it wasn’t great. One night, I mixed up a random chocolate-y batter on a whim and baked it in a cast-iron skillet. The result? Brownies. Legitimate brownies. My family (who is not Paleo) couldn’t even tell they were grain-free!

These Paleo & vegan brownies are delicious straight out of the oven (guilty), at room temperature, after they’ve chilled for a while. They have a delicious crunchy “crust” thanks to the flax eggs (I’m convinced that flax eggs give baked goods crispier edges!) and a soft, moist interior thanks to the coconut oil. The coconut oil is also what makes these brownies so fudgy when they’re cold; it solidifies at cooler temperatures.

The flax “eggs” are a great vegan egg replacement! Just mix a tablespoon of ground flaxseed with three tablespoons of water and let it rest for a few minutes so the flax can absorb the liquid.

Besides being perfect for parties (just bake in a small baking dish and slice into squares for easy serving!), these paleo & vegan brownies are a great dessert for a chilly winter night in! Brownies + coconut milk hot cocoa + holiday movie = Perfect December evening! Hey . . . just think, the next time I’ll be posting on here, it will be December! This year has gone by so fast! Now, it’s time for allll the holiday eats. I’ve got some exciting recipes coming your way!


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The Best Paleo Brownies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Whisk the ground flaxseed and water together in a small dish. Set aside so the mixture can gelatinize and form a "flax egg."
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Pour in the flax egg, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Stir all the ingredients to combine.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 7-inch skillet and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until the brownies have formed a crust but are still soft and gooey in the middle.

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