Brownies B.C.

Paleo Brownies

Ok, so even if brownies weren’t around era B.C. I cannot thank Easy Peas-y enough for these Paleo brownies. They are PERFECT. Perfectly fudgy, chocolate-y, not too sweet – and 7 ingredients is hard to beat. They are absolutely better than boxed brownie mix by a long shot.

B.C. (Paleo) Brownies


  • 1 cup Grade B maple syrup (or maple syrup / honey / coconut nectar)
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • heaping 1/4 tsp pink salt
  • 2 eggs (a vegan chia or flax egg could work…)
  • Optional: dark (70%+ cacao) chocolate chips or chunks and 1 tsp coconut oil (helps them stay together a bit better)


  1. Preheat your oven to 325° and oil an 8×8 or 9×9″ pan with coconut oil.
  2. In a medium pot heat the syrup on low heat for a few minutes.
  3. Whisk in cacao powder until smooth. (This can burn fast so keep your eye on it.)
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Pour batter into your greased pan and bake for 40-50 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean – don’t overcook. My ideal time is 46 minutes.)
  6. Allow to cool before cutting (I know! It’s so hard-but trust me!).  I won’t tell if you just grab a fork.

Makes 12-16 brownies (depending on pan size and cut). They are super delicious the next day out of the fridge, if you can stand to wait that long! I made 3 batches before they lasted long enough for a picture! The ones pictured barely made it back in the house. Brownie testing is serious work.

Paleo Brownie Nutrition Info (serving size 1 brownie, 16 servings)

  • Calories 162
  • Fat 9 g
  • Sodium 57 mg
  • Carbs 20 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Sugar 14 g
  • Protein 4 g

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About Sarah Hiller

Eco-maniacal! I love learning about food and health, and then sharing! I'm also an aspiring photographer, lover of kale, dogs, yoga, anything fitness, sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and heavy metal. It is my goal to empower and support people through nutrition and attitude. I have an Etsy store you can check out as well

One response to “Brownies B.C.”

  1. Cheyenne says :

    Oh my, these sound like heaven!

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