Amazing Paleo Fudgy Brownie Recipe (gluten-free, reduced-carb)

I tried these Paleo Fudgy Brownies a few weeks ago and they blew me away!  Wow, they were un-freakin-believable.  Try the recipe below and you won't be disappointed. 

I got this recipe from my friend Diana Keuilian, who has an amazing compilation of 7 recipe guides called Family-Friendly Fat-Burning Meals, which is very unique and different from many recipe guides I've seen, and I've loved the ideas in them.

Anyway, I met up with Diana and her husband for dinner while I was in California a few weeks back, and Diana gave me this goodie-bag of some of her Paleo creations... One of the goodies she gave me was her Paleo Fudgy Brownies from the recipe below and they are out of this world! 

You'd never believe they don't have the typical junk that most brownies contain such as wheat flour, sugar, and vegetable oils.  Instead, as you can see below, she uses the natural sweetener honey (which actually has some health benefits compared to sugar), and almond flour instead of wheat flour, which makes these brownies a bit lower-carb than most brownies and also gluten-free.  And of course, she uses healthy coconut oil instead of the typical vegetable oil, which is terrible for you.

Ok, here's Diana's amazing brownie recipe below... they really are something special.

Diana's World Famous Paleo Fudgy Brownies

Here’s what you need:

  •     ½ cup coconut oil
  •     4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (85% cacao, or 100% bakers chocolate)
  •     2/3 cup raw honey
  •     2 whole eggs
  •     1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •     2/3 cup blanched almond flour
  •     ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  •      ½ cup chopped walnuts

1.    In a medium saucepan melt coconut oil, chocolate and honey over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool.

2.    Meanwhile, grease an 8x8x2-inch or 9x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. Stir the eggs, 1 at a time, into the chocolate mixture. Stir in the vanilla.

3.    In a small bowl stir together the almond flour and baking soda. Add almond flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in walnuts. Spread into prepared pan.

4.    Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes for 8-inch pan or 25 minutes for 9-inch pan. Cool on a wire rack. Chill for 20 minutes in the fridge before cutting into bars.

Try these!  I LOVED this recipe. 

And Diana has a TON of incredible recipe ideas that are quite different than typical recipe manuals... it's very creative and gives you ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts you've never thought of before, or didn't know that it was possible to make healthy.

Diana is having a sale on all 7 of her guides compiled into one and it's a pretty special deal:

=> Family-Friendly Fat-Burning Meals (on sale; gluten-free, Paleo, and delicious)

You WILL enjoy these as much as I have!

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer