Easy Paleo Brownie Recipe

Quick and easy paleo brownies to satisfy your chocolate craving. Just throw everything in the food processor and they are in the oven in 5 minutes.
Easy Paleo Brownies to satisfy your chocolate craving. Make in a food processor — no bowls needed — and they are in the oven in 5 minutes. | cookeatpaleo.com

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.

A quick and easy paleo brownie recipe to satisfy your chocolate craving. Make in a food processor — no bowls needed — and they are in the oven in 5 minutes. | cookeatpaleo.com

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. Jaime says

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

  2. 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 :)

  3. 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.

    • says

      The honey provides moisture as well as sweetness, so I don’t think substituting stevia in this recipe would work.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 =)

  6. 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!

  7. says

    I made these last night and immediately ate half the batch myself – I’ve never had better brownies! I have severe dairy and gluten allergies but also a severe sweet tooth so these are a life saver. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  8. Tina says

    I just started eating paleo a few days ago, literally Monday, and these are AMAZING!! I have never left a comment for a blogger and these brownies inspired a first for me!! Thank you for making a lifestyle change a lot easier with this delicious recipe!!! Everyone needs to make these brownies!!!!

    • says

      Thank you for the comment – I’m so glad you love my paleo brownie recipe! And congrats on starting paleo!

  9. Amy says

    These are delicious!!! My kids and I love them!! What’s the best way to store them and for how long? Thank u!

    • says

      Yay! I’m so glad you love them! To be honest, they never last more than a day or two in my house. I store them on the counter and they seem to disappear as soon as I leave the room. :)

  10. Kristin Girod says

    My 15 yo daughter made these tonight and they were divine!!!! Our family of 8 made quick work of these brownies. I’m just glad I grabbed a piece before they were wiped out :-) The only mod we made was to add mini chocolate chips. I’m sure this will be our go-to brownie recipe from now on! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

  11. Rita says

    My food processor is dead so I did some manual labor for this one. When I tried the finished product I literally said out loud, “How is this even possible?” because they not only tasted like regular brownies but like AMAZING regular brownies and my entire non-Paleo family devoured them. This will be my go-to brownie recipe for the rest of my LIFE. 😉

    Like others, I used coconut oil in place of the ghee and added 1/3 cup Enjoy life chocolate chips. Any thoughts on replacing half the oil with some applesauce? Or using avocado instead of the coconut oil?

    • says

      Yay! I’m so glad you loved the brownies! I have not tried subbing applesauce or avocado – if you try it, let me know how it turns out.

  12. Kate says

    Just made these with my (picky-picky-picky-eater) boys 4yo and 7yo, and they loved them! Thanks for the yummy recipe!


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