If you’re here because you’re looking for a fluffy, cake like paleo brownie…you came to the wrong place. I can’t help.
But if you came here because you’re looking for a pan of dense, fudge brownies that is completely decadent and will solve all your chocolate cravings in just a few bites, you’re in the right place. Stay right where you are.
Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combination when it comes to dessert. So. Delicious. Unfortunately, peanut butter is not paleo, as peanuts are actually a legume and not a nut. Womp womp. Almond butter comes in a close second, though.
If you’re the paleo police judging my paleo treat creation, move along. I’m a firm believer in finding what shade of paleo works for you, and my shade includes the occasional paleo dessert. And these paleo fudge brownies, my friend, are worth it.
Ummm just look at that chocolate. You can see that these are TRUE fudge brownies. Dense, chewy, chocolatey goodness. No room for fluff here.
I cut my pan into 9 big squares, because brownies. That being said, you could easily cut it into 12 smaller brownies and probably be just as satisfied. And if you’re not, eat two!
A gluten free, paleo, extra fudgy brownie topped with an almond butter swirl.
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350°.
In a double boiler over medium-low heat, combine the baker's chocolate and the palm shortening, whisking until melted and combined. (Alternatively, you can use a microwave - just don't burn it or get it too hot, as we're going to add eggs and you don't want them to scramble! Blech.)
Once melted, remove from heat, add the coconut sugar and whisk to combine.
Add eggs and vanilla and whisk once more until combined.
Add almond flour, arrowroot powder, and salt and stir until combined. You'll have a thick, fudgy batter.
In a separate small bowl, combine the almond butter, honey, vanilla and salt and stir well.
Put the brownie batter into a greased 8x8 pan ( I just used a little extra of the shortening to grease!)
Spoon the almond butter mixture in random dollops on top of the brownie batter.
Take a table knife and stand it up vertically in the pan, touching the tip of it to the bottom. Keeping the knife vertical, begin to move the knife around the pan, swirling the almond butter mixture in. When you're happy with the swirls, lift the knife straight out.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, then allow to cool before cutting.
These brownies are dense and fudgy. They will look somewhat flat in the pan; that's ok! They go great with a cup of coffee. 🙂