Easy Paleo Brownie Recipe

Easy Paleo Brownie Recipe

I originally came up with this easy paleo brownie recipe because I wanted a quick brownie recipe using ingredients I had in the pantry — a little bit of almond butter and some cocoa powder. It was a happy coincidence as these brownies were a snap to put together, and they turned out to be one of my favorite brownie recipes. They are fudgy, buttery and sure to satisfy your chocolate craving.

What makes this recipe so easy is that everything goes straight into the food processor — no bowls needed. Because they are cocoa brownies, you don’t have to melt chocolate. You don’t even have to melt the ghee. As long as it is at room temperature, just put it in the food processor with the rest of the ingredients. The brownies are in the oven in about 5 minutes.

This easy paleo brownie recipe is perfect when you need a quick dessert. They are great on their own and make a perfect base for toppings like banana ice cream or coconut whipped cream.

Easy Paleo Brownie Recipe



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease an 8 x 8-inch pan.
  2. Add dry ingredients to food processor and pulse to combine. Add remaining ingredients and process until well combined. Spread batter in pan.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes, until set but still slightly moist in center.

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  1. says

    Hi I was just thinking do you think I could sub in pureed baked sweet potato for the almond butter? I have seen sweet potato brownies before. Thanks!

  2. Alexis says

    These are absolutely AMAZING!! We are not strictly paleo or GF, but like the recipes as they are often healthier and more nutrient dense. I can’t get over how good these are… And so guilt free! I am almost 8 months pregnant and we have made these twice in the past few weeks. This recipe has made me so happy =)

  3. Cathy O. says

    I don’t follow paleo but look for these recipes because they are healthier, in general, and lower sugar. I made these today and they are amazing and my husband even liked them and said that they taste “normal.” Do you know if you could use natural peanut butter instead of the almond butter?

    • says

      Cathy, I’m glad you and your husband liked the brownies! My husband said the same thing. :)
      I have not tested this recipe with peanut butter (peanuts are legumes, not paleo), so I don’t know if it would work.

  4. Tim Moore says

    Made these and they came out great. On a whim, I added 1/4 cup each of shredded coconut, pecan bits, and chocolate chips. Wife says they are the best brownies she has ever eaten. I found them delicious too. Oh, I used room temp grass-fed butter instead of ghee.

  5. says

    Thank you so much for this recipe! Since I started Paleo I’ve experimented with a lot of different recipes for brownies but this one is the best. Now, it’s the only recipe I use :)

  6. Jaime says

    Nutrition info from myfitnesspal.com
    For 16 servings:
    100 calories 12g carbs 6g fat 3g protein 47mg sodium 9g sugar

    • says

      I haven’t tested this brownie recipe with coconut oil, but it seems like it would work. If you try coconut oil, let me know how it turns out!


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