Sometimes you really need to make brownies… Or maybe that’s just me. 😉
This week I needed to take a break and indulge a chocolate craving so I decided to whip up a batch of these sugar-free paleo brownies. Let me tell you, something seriously magical happens when you bake these and make your entire house smell like chocolate.
I also have to say that these are super easy to make, but waiting for them to bake and then cool will literally be the hardest 45 minutes of your life.
Let’s get started!
I love that these brownies are not super sweet, but are still satisfying – especially if you love chocolate!
A few recipe notes:
- I used liquid stevia in this recipe to make it sugar-free (this is the brand I used), but if you wanted to use a natural sweetener that isn’t sugar-free, 1/3 cup coconut sugar could be used instead.
- These sugar-free paleo brownies are completely flourless and use chocolate chips as the base. (Note: since I wanted the recipe to be entirely sugar-free, I used Lily’s chocolate chips since they’re sweetened with stevia. These are my faves!)
- You can use either cacao powder or cocoa powder in this recipe (I usually opt for cacao powder since it’s higher in antioxidants and magnesium).
- ⅓ cup (sugar-free) dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ⅓ cup cacao powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon liquid stevia
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil, then add to a medium mixing bowl. Add the cacao powder, sea salt, eggs, liquid stevia, and vanilla extract. Use a hand mixer or whisk to mix the ingredients together until the batter is thick.
- Pour into a loaf pan (8.5" X 4.5" X 2.75")
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center will come out clean.
- Cool for 15 minutes, then enjoy.
Recipe adapted from Dr. Axe