I was testing out a new healthy paleo brownie recipe that totally was a disappointment for my Valentine’s Day treat! Luckily, I baked my tried and true delicious moist almond flour brownie recipe featured here along side it!
When a recipe says “This brownie recipe is the answer to every baked good and chocolate craving you’ve ever had…” you hope you found a winner that is both delicious and healthy! It honestly tasted nothing like that description nor was it close to even being a tad sweet. I used monk fruit which was suggested since I didn’t have the other sweetener (JJ Virgin’s sprinkles) which may be the difference. I honestly never tasted monk fruit so I didn’t know what to expect. I’m not even fond of using replacement sugars unless it’s something like honey, coconut sugar or dates. All these other sweeteners on the market I’m just not sure how “healthy” they claim to be. And, I don’t want to see in 5 or 10 years that they might be the worst thing we might be consuming! I don’t like stevia either. To me, it tastes like a “fake” sweetener and has that aftertaste so I don’t use it. I just rather have the real thing and have it as a treat once in a while. Unfortunately, the healthy paleo brownie was a total fail in flavor and I was sorry I drove to three different stores to find the monk fruit sweetener!
Thank goodness my tried and true almond flour brownie recipe came to the rescue. I suppose my intuition was at play here! 🙂 I’ve been making this recipe for years and love it especially since I’m gluten free. It does have real sugar and it does have real grass-fed butter which I’m fine with. I’m not crazy and manic when it comes to things like that even though I try my best not to include sugar on a regular basis. A treat is a treat and should not be consumed like you would be eating a salad!
My clients and their kids love this recipe too. I can say with a clear conscious that this recipe is delicious and you should give it a try. You won’t miss the flour or even know it’s missing because it’s still moist, rich, chocolatey and delicious! I hope you try this yummy almond flour brownie recipe! And, if you do, please let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8x8x2 ceramic baking dish with parchment or non-stick foil for easy removal. Hang it over the sides so you can just lift it out. For the parchment, butter the dish first so it sticks.
Melt chocolate and grass-fed butter in the microwave in a glass measuring cup for approximately 30 seconds, stir and continue until melted. Whisk together and set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients such as almond flour, cocoa powder, pink salt and baking powder.
Meanwhile, beat together eggs, sugar and vanilla for approximately 2 minutes and light in color.
Slowly pour the melted chocolate and butter mixture into the wet ingredients while still beating the mixture until all incorporated.
Pour the all the wet into the dry ingredients while beating until completely mixed and incorporated.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. I usually pull mine at 25 (put a knife in the middle it should be pretty clean not wet but still moist). Cool and cut into squares.