Monday, June 2, 2014

Paleo Banana Cinnamon Brownies

Yes, you CAN have your cake and eat it, too!
Or, in this case, brownies.
Lots of them.

The lack of processed sugar, gluten, dairy or grains in this recipe, allows you to enjoy more of these delicious brownies than you feel you should. Your chocolate craving will be absolutely satisfied without an ounce of remorse!

My kids loved these! Although they prefer the sugar-laden "regular" gluten-free brownies from a mix, once I pointed out that they could eat two of these BEFORE dinner, they agreed that this recipe was a keeper.



Paleo Banana Cinnamon Brownies
3 very ripe bananas
6 eggs
1/2 bag of Enjoy Life chocolate chips (about 5 oz), melted
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup almond flour
pinch of salt
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 bag Enjoy Life chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 350ยบ.  Grease a 9x11 inch pan with coconut oil.  In a large food processor, pulse bananas until well pureed.  Add eggs and pulse until well combined.  Add melted chocolate, maple syrup, and oil.  Pulse until well combined.

Combine flours, salt, cocoa powder and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add to food processor and pulse until just mixed.  Briefly pulse in the remaining chocolate chips and nuts.

You can also use a mixer or combine ingredients by hand -- the food processor is super easy and quick.

Pour batter into oiled pan and bake for 30 minutes.  A toothpick inserted into the center will come out almost clean or slightly crumby.

Enjoy with gusto!



A huge shootout goes to PaleoPerfectly.com for the source of the fabulous original recipe. I modified the recipe slightly for my taste. Thank you!