Paleo Desserts For Dummies
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Just because you're living Paleo doesn't mean you can't enjoy a rich, fudgy brownie. The following recipe helps satisfy your cravings for brownies without the guilt (and without all the sugar and other heavily processed ingredients in traditional desserts).

[Credit: Courtesy of Adriana Harlan]
Credit: Courtesy of Adriana Harlan

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15–20 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 cup flaxseed meal

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 tablespoons raw honey

1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter

1/4 cup Paleo-friendly chocolate chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix the cacao powder, flaxseed meal, baking soda, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the coconut milk, egg, vanilla, honey, and sunflower seed butter.

  3. Gently mix the wet and dry ingredients to form a batter and then fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter evenly across the bottom of an 8-x-8-inch pan lined with parchment paper or greased with coconut oil.

  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Set over a wire rack to cool and then cut into squares.

You can replace the sunflower seed butter with any nut butter or coconut butter.

Per serving: Calories 130 (From Fat 69); Fat 8g (Saturated 4g); Cholesterol 16mg; Sodium 215mg; Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 3g.

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Adriana Harlan is the author of the award-winning blog Living Healthy with Chocolate (, where she shares new recipes and tips for healthy living weekly. Her recipes have been featured in a number of Paleo and gluten-free magazines and blogs around the globe.

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