Paleo Dessert Alert: Paleo Brownies!

Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 by in Recipes

In my quest to find and try out the best Paleo recipes, I can’t help but notice how many great dessert recipes there are out there!  If there’s one benefit about Paleo dieting that I had to name right now, it would be that this diet substantially diminishes your cravings for sweets over time. It’s not that I don’t enjoy chocolate anymore, (I’m still a certified chocoholic); I just find that the truly great mouth-watering tastes for me and my tongue, come from a juicy steak or a coconut crusted fish. Maybe fellow Paleo-ers can agree.
It will be tough to hide from desserts with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up fast!  Try out these brownies to help you stay on the Paleo track!
Paleo Brownies
 Ingredients from PaleoSpirit.com
  • 10 california dates, pitted (PaleoSpirit recommends medjool dates but I could not find them.)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce (or one ripe banana)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee

PaleoSuperhuman additional ingredients: (Leave it to us to sweeten up a dessert even more!)

  • Shredded coconut (unsweetened, available at your local Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 Dark chocolate bar (shavings)

Instructions
  1. Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until completely pureed.
  2. Add applesauce (or banana) and continue to pulse until pureed and combined with the dates.
  3. Add the fruit purée to the bowl of a stand mixer, add the eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and coffee and mix on low-medium speed until well combined.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix on low-speed, scraping down the sides, until you have a smooth batter.
  6. Grease a glass pan with coconut oil, pour in the batter and smooth it with the back of a spatula.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.

You can add some dark chocolate shavings and shredded coconut to the top for an added treat!

Let us know what you think!
 

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