Paleo Brownies Recipe with 7 Perfect Ingredients

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  1. Julie says:

    Can you substitute applesauce for oil? And if so how much?

  2. Rachel says:

    Why would you want to substitute? Coconut oil is soooo good for you!!

  3. Maria says:

    can you use regular corn starch in place of the arrowroot

  4. Ann Marie says:

    Could you substitute swerve for the maple sugar?

  5. Vicki says:

    I’m wondering about organic coconut sugar in place of the maple sugar?

  6. Brooke says:

    Are any ingredients missing? Is there some sort of “flour”?

  7. Rebecca says:

    Could you use coconut milk based chocolate?

  8. Susan says:

    I was reading the nutritional info for this recipe and did not see carbs listed. So do you know about how many carbs? Thanks.

  9. Melissa Tomas says:

    Can I skip the arrowroot starch? I’m allergy girl.

  10. Caroline says:

    Can you tell me what the second picture of recipe is? It looks like almond flour?

  11. Gosia says:

    Can you make these without using eggs?

  12. Minique says:

    Your recipie says 1/4-1/2 cocoa or cacao powder… Is that in Cups, tablespoons, etc…?

  13. Carole says:

    Can you make this recipe using carob powder instead of all the chocolate? If not do you have a recipe for brownies without chocolate and dairy?

  14. Shannon says:

    Umm proof read your recipe please. How much cocoa powder?

    • Doug says:

      Paleo Brownies Recipe with 7 Perfect Ingredients
      Total Time: 40 minutesServes: 12

      ½ cup coconut oil
      2 eggs
      ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
      ½–¾ cup maple sugar
      ¼ tablespoon Himalayan pink salt
      3 tablespoons arrowroot starch
      ¼-½ cup cocoa or cacao powder
      2 teaspoons vanilla

  15. Kevin says:

    Hey guys, Is it possible to find organic chocolate chips without cane sugar?

  16. Kathy says:

    There seems to be a step missing. At what point do you mix the coconut oil/chocolate chip mixture with ‘all the rest of the ingredients’? Does it matter if you mix the coconut oil mixtre into the other ingredients or the other ingredients into the coconut oil mixture?

  17. Beth says:

    Yes! How much cocoa?
    I’m guessing 1/4-1/2 cup.

    • Doug says:

      Paleo Brownies Recipe with 7 Perfect Ingredients
      Total Time: 40 minutesServes: 12

      ½ cup coconut oil
      2 eggs
      ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
      ½–¾ cup maple sugar
      ¼ tablespoon Himalayan pink salt
      3 tablespoons arrowroot starch
      ¼-½ cup cocoa or cacao powder
      2 teaspoons vanilla

  18. Carrie says:

    What size loaf pan is being used here?

  19. Mom of 9 says:

    Can I substitute maple syrup for the maple sugar?

    • Tyla says:

      No you can’t, I just did it by accident. Did not turn out.

    • dena says:

      Trying maple syrup now. Using 1/4 c. Batter is tasty. Will let you know!I

      Also trying (2) tBsp organic psyllium husk powder w/4 tBsp h20 for egg substitute. Works great with coconut and almond flour pancakes.

      Trying 3″ organic vanilla bean

      • dena says:

        It works!

        Consistency is cake-like.

        I did NOT add chocolate chips.

        I cut maple syrup down to 1/4 c.

        It’s deep, dark and delicious!

      • dena says:

        Will try cutting down coconut oil a bit. Did come out a bit oily, but love coconut oil.
        I don’t want to mess with the great cakey consistency though!

    • Kathy says:

      I use maple syrup always….yummy, works fine for us!

  20. Jenny says:

    Why do you say Cocoa or Cacao when they are so different?

  21. Susan says:

    Could you possibly mean 1/4 TEASPOON instead of 1/4 TABLESPOON of salt?

  22. Chris says:

    I purchased the collagen powder and really liked it. After using it several weeks I began experiencing major arthritis pain in my fingers with swelling. I have not had problems before. I have read that for animal studies, collagen is used to induce arthritis. I stopped using the cologne powder temporarily. What is your experience with arthritis and any collagen connection?

  23. Rosie says:

    Can anyone recommend a suitable substitution for the eggs as I am allergic to egg?

    • dena says:

      3/4 tSp = 1/4 tBsp I think?

      Salt tastes good in the batter. Will let you know!

      • dena says:

        Salt amount called for in recipe tastes great! However, I really love salt with cacao. The salt allows me to reduce maple syrup. Just my personal taste. Yum! 😋

    • dena says:

      Egg substitute: 1 egg = (1) tBsp psyllium husk powder + (2) tBsp h20

  24. Rosie says:

    ok – read the post further up the page for egg substitutions – all good thanks

  25. Rudi says:

    Being on a strict cholesterol diet would make me miss this delicious recipe :(

  26. Rudi Bravo says:

    Love brownies yet I always avoid the temptation. Aside, I haven’t came across a good and tasty recipe suitable for cholesterol patients.

  27. Lesley says:

    I can’t find either arrowroot or tapioca starch at the store, can I substitute coconut flour for the starch? Can’t find maple sugar either…I guess I’ll try coconut sugar or stevia. Will powdered stevia change the consistency of the brownies?

    • Hi Lesley, you can try to substitute coconut flour for the starch, but it will change the consistency, making the brownies more dense and cake-like. You can substitute coconut sugar for the maple sugar. If you try stevia, be sure to use much less. I hope this helps!

  28. Sharon says:

    Do you have a recommended chocolate chip? Can you use one without sugar?
    Thank you.

  29. Carolyn Shelton says:

    Can I use Xylitol instead of maple sugar to cut down a bit more on the carbs?

  30. Peggy kocisko says:

    Can you substitute coconut flour for thenstarch

  31. Joan Farmer says:

    For those of you who can’t have eggs, try Ener G Egg Replacer. It can be found in health food stores but may be in supermarkets. We have used it often in Bob’s Red Mill gluten free corm bread mix, and the recipe comes out well. I know it’s tough not to be able to eat eggs, and so many baking recipes require them. I believe Ener G Egg Replacer can be used wherever you need an egg substitute in a recipe.


    • Hi Joan, here are the egg replacements I recommend: One egg = ½ mashed banana, ¼ cup applesauce, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water; 1 tablespoon chia + 3 tablespoons water (allow both to sit for 10-15 minutes to thicken).

  32. tonye says:

    Can I use coconut sugar instead of maple sugar?

  33. Virginia says:

    And is it really 1/4 TABLESPOON of salt?

  34. Mette Jensen says:

    I REALLY would like some more European measurements in brackets, i.e. temeperature in celcius. You don’t only have American fans, Dr. Axe :-)

    • Hi Mette, I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you! Blessings.

      • Dee says:

        I agree with Mette Jenson. So difficult for us Europeans to understand and convert American cups, and I’ve also recently been told that Australian cups are different again! Could you please post your recipes with metric weights and measures? So many of your recipes sound delightful and I would love to try! Thank you Dr Josh Axe.

  35. Susan says:

    Going to try the brownies tonight! My son Loves brownies and I want to surprise him with a good-for U brownie! Thanks for the recipe!

  36. Michele says:

    So choc chips are paleo?

  37. Lindsey says:

    I tried the almond butter banana protein bars and used the chocolate bone broth protein powder. They were SO delicious!!! Is there any way I can substitute some chocolate bone broth protein for part of the cacoa powder? Thanks for all your great recipes!

    • Hi, Lindsey! Feel free to substitute chocolate bone broth protein for part of the cacao powder, just remember the consistency may change a bit. Let me know how they turn out for you!

      • Lindsey says:

        Thank you so much for your reply. I love all your recipes and products! I’ve learned so much from you!

  38. Erin Lutz says:

    Hi Dr.! What Stevia brands do you recommend for baking? I know it should be all natural, not contain sugar alcohols, etc. Recipes can pretty much uses up an entire small bag of the organic mix which is completely not cost effective at all. Also, I have seen the green powder all natural form on Amazon but folks complained it’s too “Greens” tasting. I’m hoping you have a different suggestion. I know Truvia is not recommended, as a baking mix die to chemical changes made in the product. Thanks!!

    • There are so many great Stevia brands out there, it’s hard for me to choose as a favorite. I really hope you find one that works best for you. Check out my Greens Powder! Blessings!

  39. Heather says:

    I made these brownies and they are incredibly rich and fudgy. I used the lesser amounts of cocoa powder and maple sugar and used maldon salt. I think they are a nice mixture of salty and sweet but you probably could reduce the salt to 1/2 t and the coconut oil could be cut to 1/3 cup. Overall, pretty tasty!

  40. Stephanie says:

    Awww snap, these brownies are legit! My 12 year old daughter, who has a wheat allergy, loves them too. Thanks Dr. Axe!

  41. Maria says:

    Hi, I can’t find arrowoot or tapioca starch. Can I use cassava flour or almond flour?

  42. sui says:

    nice thing

  43. sui says:

    nice . i wanna make it at home

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  44. Gerise says:

    On May 3rd Carrie asked about the recommended pan size. I’m curious about that too. Anyone have a suggestion??

  45. Lesley Humphreys says:

    Egg substitute: aquafaba, that is, the liquid from a tin of chickpeas (garbanzo beans in USA). 1tbsp = 1 yolk, 2 tbsp = 1 white, 3 tbsp = 1 whole egg. It will even whip up like egg white.

  46. Vicki says:

    Dr. Axe I made these today and they’re scrumptious! I had to use flour for the arrowroot because I didn’t gave enough but I’ll be getting some to try it that way. I buy organic flour and we don’t have gluten issues so I wasn’t concerned with substituting but I’m curious to try the arrowroot. My virgin coconut oil from Tropical Traditions did lend a coconut flavor but I happen to like that. Thanks for the recipes!

  47. hio says:

    its so delicious. i love it to eat. thank u so much
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