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Flourless Chocolate Brownies

Flourless Chocolate Brownies


Flourless Chocolate Brownies |

I pin brownies & bars like every second of my life.

Funny thing is though I have never posted brownies here on until today. These beauties are from the amazing new cookbook by Elana Amsterdam…Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free Recipes.

They are bursting with chocolate & you will definitely not miss the flour.

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What could be more pleasant than a crumbly square filled with chocolate?

Not much I am certain.

Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry | Flourless Chocolate Brownies |

Elana’s latest book is a lovely welcome into the world of Paleo cooking…

…if you have not dabbled in it all ready.

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Also, it is a wonderful cookbook & resource for folks who have followed this diet for some time.

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Please visit her blog Elana’s Pantry too…an astounding array of gluten-free recipes awaits.

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What makes these brownies unique (different from other grain free recipes) is that it doesn’t even have the blanched almond flour typically used.

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By some kinda magic (I think it’s the eggs) these brownies rise perfectly & have a lovely crumbly texture.

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This pan did not stick around long at all. Nope. We all fought over each & every crumb.

What does that mean? I need to make more really soon. Like today.

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Some other recipes that caught my eye are (there are nearly 100 recipes so it is hard to choose favorites!)

  • Bacon Tart
  • Blueberry Coffee Cake
  • Breakfast Sausages
  • Olive Oil Thyme Crackers
  • Sesame Noodles

Hopefully you can get yourself a copy of this cookbook really soon…you will be pleased when you do.

Flourless Chocolate Brownies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 16 small brownies or 9 larger ones

Flourless Chocolate Brownies



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with shortening.
  • In a medium saucepan over very low heat, melt the chocolate chips until smooth. Remove the pan from the heat, then mix in the shortening and coconut sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Let the brownies cool in the baking dish for 1 hour. Cut into 16 (or 9) squares and serve.
  • This recipe can be found in Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry Page 117. She calls for this batch to serve 16...I'm gonna go with 9 larger brownies. The coconut sugar can be found at my Amazon Affiliate Store. I tested this recipe with butter & the shortening it was spectacular both ways. giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to entry #156!

Details YOU can enter to win a copy of Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry! (You can also purchase it at that link.)

Dates Giveaway will run until Sunday, August 18th, 2013. Open to USA folks only.

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Disclosure: I was sent this wonderful cookbook & I am so pleased to share my own thoughts and opinions with you.

226 Responses to Flourless Chocolate Brownies

  1. I can’t believe you’ve never posted brownies before??! Well this is a GREAT First time!! Amazing!

    And ironically, two secs after reading the title of this post, I had a reader say she was eating Paleo and wanted the brownies I posted about today (that are not) – sending her here!

  2. Following on Pinterest, my daughter loves brownies and is now following Paleo, forwarded this recipe to her, she is thrilled!

  3. Gorgeous brownies and photography, Marla! Have been a long time fan of Elana’s and love all of her cookbooks. She has inspired my paleo baking. Her new book is in my Amazon cart right now…just waiting for me to complete my shopping. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is a fraud. Elana would never have a recipe with vegetable shortening in it for Paleos. Omega 6 oils in vegetable oils are not healthy.

  5. Is there something I can use in place of coconut sugar? I’ve never heard if it and not sure where to find. I also don’t like to buy specialty ingredients that I have no other use for… (I’m not into paleo, but these still look yummy, and I can share with my paleo-following friends.)

  6. the only sub i made was butter otherwise i used the exact amounts of everything, they did not crackle at all but they taste good.

  7. Hey Marla :) I just wanted to say thank you for the recipe. We made them tonight as a first bake for my new mixer (I got my first ever KitchenAid mixer!!) and they were amazing! I used coconut oil instead and my crackle was gorgeous just like your photos :). Loved these; they’re on their way to almost finished already!

  8. JUST made these and and and they are AMAZING. omg *munch munch*… Thank you so much!!!!
    I also drizzled some walnut crumbles halfway through baking and OMG nOM!

  9. I just mixed these and they’re in the oven now. Seemed like a lot of eggs! Substituted coconut oil for shortening.

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