Describing paleo to family members or friends, is never a fun thing – especially if they aren’t open to understanding it. For Father’s Day, we went over to my parents and celebrated with my family. My Mom totally get’s the whole paleo thing, and she even tries to incorporate it a little into how she eats (she’s probably even reading this blog right now – hi Mom!). My Dad, still looks at me funny when I say “organic” or “broccoli” – but honestly even he is starting to eat better and almost getting it. However, the rest of my family looks at me like I’ve lost my mind.
“You eat broccoli?” “You don’t eat bread?” “Are you even eating?” – Those are just some of the questions I get when I describe paleo to family. I like how I’ve completely gotten rid of the junk food and adopted a healthy lifestyle – really taking care of my body, and it’s like my family thinks I developed an eating disorder. So I’m determined to find some paleo dishes that I can trick them into liking… so I started with everyone’s favorite, brownies.
These brownies – OH MY GOD! This recipe is amazing, seriously when you bite in one of these brownies you won’t even know that there is no white flour, processed sugar, butter or dairy. I tried this recipe these this week, when I was home alone, and it was a struggle to not eat them all before my husband got home. Luckily I still had a few waiting for him. They are so fudgy and it’s a savory sweet, so if you eat a few you won’t get that dreaded sugar headache (which is a major plus). I can’t wait to trick the rest of my family into eating these, there minds will be blown with how delicious they are! (And hopefully your mind too!)
Paleo Fudge Brownies
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 oz unsweetened baking dark chocolate, broken up
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup almond butter
- ½ cup organic coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg plus one egg yolk
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper
- In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, cacao, baking soda and salt.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the coconut oil, almond butter and chocolate. Stir until smooth and combined.
- Remove from heat, and immediately whisk in the coconut sugar, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir until completely combined.
- Whisk in the egg and yolk, then slowly stir the dry mixture in. Bake for 20 minutes or until completely set.
- Cool completely before