Paleo Almond Butter Brownies

These Paleo almond butter brownies are pretty amazing! They are flourless and refined-sugar free. Moist and delicious, these Paleo brownies are loaded with almond butter & almond flour, coconut oil, cacao powder, walnuts and sweetened with honey. Who wouldn’t want a treat like that! 🙂 Okay – and most importantly, how do they taste? They taste splendid. The chocolate brownies are rich, dense, dark, moist, soft and delicious! And they come together SO easily. It took me about 10 minutes to prepare the batter, and another 30 minutes to bake. And the best part is that you don’t even have to use a mixer – I mixed all this in a large bowl with a whisk and spatula.

I love the consistency of these gluten-free brownies – they are fudgy and chocolaty. They really hit the spot if you are craving chocolate.  You would never know they don’t have any flour. They taste amazing!

Did you know that almond butter (one of the main ingredients in this recipe) is high in antioxidants, loaded with calcium and fiber, it’s an energy booster and helps to regulate blood pressure and cholesterol. And walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, contain anti-oxidants that boost heart health and can help you deal with stress. Cacao powder is another superfood that contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc, and iron. And coconut oil helps improve metabolism and cholesterol levels.

If you treat yourself to these deliciously dense chocolate brownies, let me know how you like them in the comments below.

These scrumptious brownies won’t sit around your kitchen for very long.


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5.0 from 6 reviews
Paleo Almond Butter Brownies
Serves: 16
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cup raw organic honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Bob's red Mill Almond Meal/Flour
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 oz Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 4 oz chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 8 x 8 in baking dish.
  2. Mix together almond butter, melted coconut oil, honey, egg, vanilla extract in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix almond flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
  5. Spread evenly in the prepared baking dish and bake at 350 F for about 30 - 35 minutes.
  6. Cool completely for about 15 minutes, and then cut in 16 squares.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 53 g Calories: 253 Fat: 17.6 g Saturated fat: 5.5 g Unsaturated fat: 12.1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 21.5 g Sugar: 17.2 g Sodium: 125 mg Fiber: 2.2 g Protein: 5.8 g Cholesterol: 13 mg

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41 comments on Paleo Almond Butter Brownies

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      I know, right! Love that I can have my daily dose of sweetness without eating treats loaded with sugar and other processed ingredients. Thanks for stopping by Christina! 🙂

  • Maureen

    These brownies are fantastic! No refined anything – brilliant.

  • Maya Gregory

    Looks so delicious and healthy!!! Trying them this weekend!
    Thank you ~

  • Regina Pagles

    These are the best brownies I have ever tasted! I am not on a gluten free or paleo diet, just thought I’d try something different. So glad I did! I will never make a traditional brownie recipe again. Thank you so much, I am forever indebted 🙂

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      You just made my day, Regina! Thank you so much for your kind words! I m so glad you like them! 🙂

  • Rosie

    Bob’s Red Mill baking supplies!!!

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

    Yay for spring and these brownies! They look so ooey gooey delicious! Love using almond flour!

  • Sarah C

    I would buy healthy food.

  • Sylvia

    Have you ever tried these with maple syrup? I have found that I don’t always like the flavor of baked goods made with honey. How much maple syrup would you recommend using?

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Sylvia, I haven’t tried them with maple syrup. But I would use the same amount (3/4 cup) since its consistency is very close to that of honey. I have made them using coconut sugar and they taste great that way too! 🙂

  • Margaret

    Regina, I want to try this today LOL, but Can I substitute almond butter for more oil? I can’t find it where I live. Thanks

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      It’s very easy to make almond butter at home. Just grind almonds in the food processor for couple of minutes, scrape down the sides of the food processor and grind again for couple more minutes until you have the desired creamy texture of almond butter. I wouldn’t substitute coconut oil for almond butter because the texture of melted coconut oil is much more liquid than that of almond butter. Hope you enjoy them! 🙂

      • Margaret

        I made the almond butter like you said, and this brownie is AMAZING!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  • Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    Love that you used almond flour! These brownies are as gooey and gorgeous as any! Thanks for sharing!

  • Mir

    I’m always curious about good Paleo dessert recipes! These look totally heavenly. I bet they’re amazing!

  • Annie E.

    I make these for my husband at least once a week and whenever i need to take something healthy/treat like over to a friends house. We love this recipe SO much! A total keeper!! Thanks for sharing ♡

  • Sylvia


    What brand of almond butter do you use for these brownies? Also could you post weights for the ingredients, mostly just the almond butter and almond flour? Thanks!

  • FrothyChocolate

    Hi. These look amazing. Very keen to make them. I’m wondering how to cut down on the carb content, though. If I only use 1/4 cup of honey, with the rest made up of stevia, would I need to add some butter or other fat to give it more moisture? Thanks.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Hi! I think that should work, you might need to add a little bit more coconut oil if the consistency & texture is too thick. At the end, after you have mixed all ingredients, if the batter is too thick, add a little bit of coconut oil until the batter has a brownie like consistency. Let me know how it turns out if you try it that way.

  • Charisse C.

    My whole family loves this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Awesome! So glad to hear your family loves it! 🙂 Can’t wait to create more healthy dessert recipes for my readers!

  • Rachel Campbell

    These are amazing! Do they need to be refridgerated? If not how long do they last setting out?

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Rachel!
      They are like regular brownies and don’t need to be refrigerated. I think they would last for several days. Honestly, we have never been able to keep them for very long because they are usually gone in couple of days.

  • Sarah Wakeman

    I’m allergic to coconut. Is there a sub for the coconut oil that I could use? Apple sauce or greek yogurt?? Thanks!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Hi Sarah,
      you could substitute coconut oil with melted organic grass fed butter. It might have a slightly different taste but I think it will turn out amazing!! 🙂 Enjoy!

      • Sarah Wakeman

        Ok thanks!! Is grass fed butter the same thing as ghee?

  • Whitney m

    Best paleo dessert I’ve ever made. They really taste like–and almost better than–“real” brownies. And they’re nutritious. Thanks for sharing your recipe! It’s gold.

  • Rachel

    I am looking forward to making these for my Birthday but I will need to substitute sun butter for the almond butter as I am intolerant to almonds. I would also need to substitute the almond flour with coconut flour. Do you know how much coconut flour I should use?

  • Kyle

    Can you sub coconut sugar instead of honey? Would you need more fat or oil ? Honey isn’t raw after heating so just looking for healthier sub. 🙂

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      you sure can use coconut sugar instead of honey. I haven’t tried it that way though. You might need slightly more coconut oil to keep the consistency. I would add more coconut oil only if the consistency of the raw brownies batter looks too dry. Hope it turns out good!

  • Alyssa

    Hello! These look delicious! Im making them tomorrow. However, I see that it says to add Chocolate chips. I cant find chxolate chips without added sugar. I think that 100% cocoa chocolate bar would do, but it would probably make the brownies bitter. If I do not use chocolate chips, will the brownies be dry?

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Hi Alyssa,
      yes, you can make the brownies without the chocolate chips and they won’t be dry. I would add a little bit more walnuts instead to keep the brownies at the same consistency. You could add 100% cocoa chocolate bar chips if you like the taste and it’s not too bitter for you. Hope you enjoy it!

  • Nicole

    Oh my word! These brownies are amazing!! I shared these with 3 other people, they all raved over them. I used maple syrup instead of honey, and used half butter/coconut oil. I made my own almond butter too, a first for me. My new favorite brownie!!

    Thank you for this awesome recipe!

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