Perfectly rich and chocolatey almond flour brownies! Super easy to make with just one bowl and 8 ingredients. These brownies are my all-time favorite grain-free, dairy-free, and healthy dessert recipe!
Sugar – I used coconut sugar in my almond flour brownies to make them refined sugar-free. Coconut sugar is just as sweet and tasty as regular sugar, but less processed! However, you can totally use whatever kind of sugar you have on-hand.
Chocolate Chips – Plenty of chocolate chips for these double chocolate brownies! You’ll melt one cup and beat them into the batter, then add 1/2 cup of whole chocolate chips in at the very end. The result is ultra rich and chocolatey brownies, YUM!
Tips and Tricks
Beat the eggs and sugar together until super light and fluffy. This is what gives us that crisp, crackly brownie top!
Serve these almond flour brownies warm with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream! I just LOVE turning this dessert into brownie sundaes, such a delicious and decadent treat.
Go ahead, add a handful of chopped walnuts to these brownies if you’d like! I personally don’t see anything wrong with walnuts in brownies, so have fun and make these your own.
Adjust This Recipe to Your Dietary Needs
Make it Vegan: Simply swap the eggs for your favorite vegan egg substitute. I haven’t tested this option myself just yet, so if you do let me know how it works in the comments!
Make it Paleo: For paleo brownies, use coconut sugar in this recipe, and use either paleo chocolate chips or a chopped paleo chocolate bar. I recommend Hu Kitchen Chocolate Baking Gems!
These paleo brownies are total perfection! Extra chocolatey and extremely indulgent, yet are entirely gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
What You’ll Need
Almond Flour – Be sure to use almond flour, and not almond meal in these paleo brownies! Almond flour is ground much finer than meal, resulting in a lighter and overall better brownie. I’ve tried many different brands of almond flour and truly loved them all. Trader Joe’s makes a great almond flour, as does Costco. Almond flour was once hard to come by, but thankfully, it’s sold in most grocery stores these days!
Almond Butter – Almond butter makes these brownies exceptionally rich and delicious! Don’t worry though, your brownies won’t at all taste like almonds. Almond butter also gives these brownies structure, in the absence of gluten or grains.
Coconut Sugar – This unrefined sugar is a paleo-friendly alternative to regular white sugar. Also, unflike white sugar, coconut sugar contains vitamins, minerals, and even fiber. The fiber in particular aids in slowing down the absorption of sugar in our body, placing it lower on the glycemic index. Basically, what this means is you’re less likely to experience that sugar spike and crash with coconut sugar, than with refined white sugar.
Let the brownies cool slightly before cutting! Trust me, I understand the temptation of wanting to dive straight into a pan of brownies as soon as they’re out of the oven. But try your best to fight those urges and let the paleo brownies cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing. This’ll help them hold their shape!
Bring any chilled ingredients to room temperature before getting started. If the eggs, for example, are too cold, they’ll cause the melted coconut oil to seize up and harden in the batter. Therefore, place all ingredients out on the counter about an hour before diving into this recipe!
Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs
Make it Vegan: Simply swap out the eggs for 2 flax eggs (1 flax egg = 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water) for vegan paleo brownies!
Make it Nut-Free: I haven’t tested this version myself yet, but you can try using sunflower seed butter in place of the almond butter and 1/4 cup of coconut flour in place of the almond flour. If you give this nut-free version a try, please let me know how it is!
This gluten-free brownie brittle recipe is insanely crunchy and chocolatey! A fun twist on traditional brownies, you’ll quickly become addicted to this crispy treat. Surprisingly easy to make, pull this recipe out the next time you’re craving something sweet! Dairy-free & vegan option included!
One day, while I was elbow-deep in a bag of store-bought brownie brittle I thought, I can make this! And, better yet, I can make it gluten AND dairy-free. So that’s exactly what I did. I can’t lie though, during the recipe development phase I was worried that the whole baking process might be a bit too difficult. But to my surprise, it was SUPER easy! I even made this same brownie brittle recipe a few times, waiting for something to go wrong, but it never did. I got perfect brownie brittle every single time.
And just in case you’ve never had brownie brittle before – it tastes kinda like a chocolate-er, crunchier cocoa puff. Soft, fudgy brownies definitely have a special place in my heat …but so does this brownie brittle. It’s a totally different, exciting, and freaking delicious experience. I just love it, and I’m sure you will too!
What You Need To Make Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle
Sugar – If you know me by now, you know I use coconut sugar whenever possible. I made no exception for this brownie brittle recipe. Though you can use whatever kind of sugar you’d like!
Semisweet Chocolate Chips – I prefer Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini chocolate chips for this recipe. They’re dairy-free, but taste JUST like regular chocolate chips. You can of course use whatever chocolate chips you’d like. You can even use one cup of a chopped semi-sweet chocolate bar.
Neutral Tasting Oil – I used melted coconut oil in my recipe, but vegetable, canola, avocado, or even olive oil will work. We’re simply looking for an oil that you won’t be able to taste in the brittle. So anything with a super mild flavor will do!
Egg Whites – Yup that’s right, get rid of those yolks! The egg yolks make things soft and sort of cake-like, which is what we’re trying to avoid in this brownie brittle recipe. So either chuck the yolks or save them for your morning scramble.
Gluten-Free Flour – I’ve been using Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour for a few months now and have nothing bad to say about it. It’s a solid gluten-free flour that never fails to get the job done. You can use any 1:1 gluten-free flour blend, just please make sure it contains xantham gum.
Espresso Powder or Instant Coffee Granules – Espresso powder will enhance the chocolate in this delicious brownie brittle recipe!
Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs
Make it Vegan: I haven’t tried it, but a vegan egg-substitute might work in this recipe. If you try it, please let me know how your brownie brittle turns out!
Add Gluten: You can use regular all-purpose flour in place of the gluten-free flour in this recipe.