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These Almond Flour Brownies are healthy brownies made with almond flour and wholesome ingredients that create the best fudgy brownies.

Plus, these brownies are also gluten-free and diabetes-friendly desserts and are ready in 30 minutes.

Almond Flour Brownies

I love to bake with almond flour, it’s a healthy, gluten-free low-carb flour that adds delicious texture to baked goods.

It also adds healthy Omega fats, and it’s very fulfilling in desserts.

My keto brownies are also made with almond flour but contain sugar-free sweeteners.

Why You’ll Love These Brownies

This new brownie recipe is slightly different using melted dark chocolate and maple syrup to create a much more fudgy texture.

These almond flour brownies are a great recipe if you are after healthier brownies that are also:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Paleo-Friendly
  • Low-Carb Options Provided

How To Make Almond Flour Brownies

These almond flour brownies are the easiest healthy brownies you will ever make.

Ingredient

All you need to bake brownies with almond flour are:

  • Ultra-Fine Blanched Almond Flour – This is a must to create light and fudgy brownies without a grainy texture. In fact, almond flour is finely ground compared to almond meal and therefore it delivers the best light texture in brownies. I don’t recommend using almond meal, it’s coarser and delivers a gritty texture in brownies.
  • Melted Coconut Oil or light olive oil.
  • 85% Dark Chocolate – This is the secret of this fudgy almond flour brownies, an ultra-dark and rich chocolate that delivers the best cocoa flavor. If you want to use sugar-free dark chocolate sweetened with erythritol or stevia, make sure you decrease the granulated sweetener in the next step, or the brownies will be too sweet. In fact, 85% cocoa chocolate is barely sweetened and bitter, and sugar-free chocolate is way sweeter. Otherwise use unsweetened baking chocolate and keep the remaining sweetener amount intact.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Maple Syrup – Or other liquid sweeteners like coconut nectar or sugar-free maple syrup.
  • Coconut Sugar or brown erythritol to cut down sugar and keep the brownies low-carb keto friendly.
  • Baking Powder
  • Dark Chocolate Chips – 85% or sugar-free chocolate chips if preferred.

Making Brownie Batter

First, bring all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk to combine evenly. Set aside

In another bowl, place dark chocolate pieces and coconut oil and melt in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each until the chocolate and oil are fully melted and combined.

You can also melt the chocolate and oil in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat while constantly stirring until it’s shiny and melted.

Pour the melted chocolate mixture onto the flour along with beaten eggs, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

Use a silicone spatula or wooden spoon to combine the ingredients together and form a thick chocolate batter.

If you like, stir in chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips.

Almond Flour Brownies

Baking Almond Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8-inch square brownie pan with parchment appears. Slightly oil the paper with oil spray or coconut oil.

Pour the brownie batter into the pan and spread it evenly.

Sprinkle some extra dark chocolate chips on top of the brownies if desired.

Bake the brownies on the center rack of the oven for 25 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out almost with no crumbs on it.

It should be quite clean, but it’s always good if a bit of batter is sticking to the pick, it means the brownies are still moist.

The brownies top should crackle and be dry and slightly crispy.

Cool down at room temperature in the pan for 5 minutes, then lift out the brownie from the pan using the hanging parts of parchment paper.

Release the brownies onto a cooling rack and wait 1 hour before slicing.

How to make Almond Flour Brownies

Serving Brownies

Slice the brownies into 6 squares and serve the brownies with some of the delicious healthy toppings below:

  • Fresh Berries like strawberries or raspberries.
  • Whipped Cream or whipped coconut cream for a dairy-free option.
  • Peanut Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • A scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream or coconut ice cream for a dairy-free paleo option.

Add-Ons

you can add some delicious ingredients into the brownie batter to create a range of flavors, add some fruity flavor or crunchy texture.

For example try to fold in 1/3 cup of:

  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Pecan or walnuts -finely chopped
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

Storage Instructions

These almond flour brownies can be stored for 1 or 2 days in a sealed box at room temperature in a cold dark place.

I recommend storing the brownies in a box in the refrigerator as they last longer, up to 4 days.

You can freeze almond flour brownies for up to 3 months in zip lock bags and thaw the brownies the day before at room temperature.

Almond Flour Brownies

Allergy Swaps

If you have some food allergies or you want to adapt the recipe, use some of the suggestions below.

  • Sugar-Free – Replace the coconut sugar with a granulated sugar-free sweetener like brown erythritol, swap the maple syrup for a sugar-free version, and finally use unsweetened baking chocolate. If you are using a sugar-free chocolate bar that is already sweetened, cut down the erythritol to 1/2 cup or the brownies will be overly sweet.
  • Egg-Free – I didn’t have success making this recipe with flax eggs or egg replacer. The batter won’t firm up, instead, try my low-carb vegan brownie recipe for egg-free brownies with almond flour.
  • Coconut-Free – Replace the coconut oil with light olive oil, avocado oil, melted butter, or melted ghee. You can replace the coconut sugar with any granulated sweetener including unrefined cane sugar or soft brown sugar.
Almond Flour Brownies

Frequently Asked Questions

I answered the most common questions about these brownies below:

Are Almond Flour Brownies Healthy?

Yes, these almond flour brownies are healthier brownies.

They contain way less sugar than regular brownies, focusing on unrefined sugar.

Almond flour also contains fewer carbohydrates than regular flour, and therefore these brownies raise your blood sugar slowly.

It means you won’t crave sugar as quickly after eating a piece of it they contain less sugar than regular brownies.

These brownies are also gluten-free and gut-friendly.

Can I Use Coconut Flour?

You can’t replace almond flour with the same amount of coconut flour because coconut flour is extremely liquid absorbent.

Use my coconut flour brownie recipe to make brownies out of coconut flour.

Did you try these almond flour brownies? Share a comment or review below to tell me how much you love it.

Almond Flour Brownies

Almond Flour Brownies

These Almond Flour Brownies are healthy gluten-free brownies, also paleo friendly made with almond flour for healthy chocolate treats any time of the day.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 16 brownies (30g/10z)
Serving Size: 1 square

Nutrition

Net Carbs 12.7g
Fat 9.8g
Protein 2.9g
Calories 145.4kcal
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Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Slightly oil with coconut oil. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sea salt, and coconut sugar. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. Set aside,
  • In a non-stick saucepan or microwave-safe bowl, melt coconut oil or butter with 85% dark chocolate – cut into pieces. Melt and stir on low-medium heat until fully melted and shiny.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add melted chocolate mixture and beaten egg mixture.
  • Stir until well combined and smooth.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and spread it evenly. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the brownies if desired.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes on the center rack, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. You know they are ready when the edges are dry, and the middle still looks moist and soft.
  • Cool down on a cooling rack and slice into 16 squares.

Storage

  • Store in the fridge for 3-4 days or freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature the day before eating.
Note 1: You can replace the coconut sugar with 3/4 cup brown erythritol for a sugar-free option.
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Nutrition Facts
Almond Flour Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 145.4 Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.8g15%
Saturated Fat 4.7g29%
Trans Fat 0.004g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 34.9mg12%
Sodium 127.7mg6%
Potassium 39.4mg1%
Carbohydrates 14.4g5%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 6.7g7%
Protein 2.9g6%
Net Carbs 12.7g
Vitamin A 50.6IU1%
Vitamin B12 0.1µg2%
Vitamin D 0.2µg1%
Calcium 39.2mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
Magnesium 8.5mg2%
Zinc 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    4 Thoughts On Almond Flour Brownies
      • I have read that coconut sugar has the same amount of calories as regular sugar, honey, etc … which would not make this recipe low sugar, so it would not be suitable for a diabetic diet.

        • Yes coconut sugar is unrefined so healthier but has the same impact on blood sugar level and same calories. That’s why the recipe says coconut sugar or brown erythritol if you are after a low-carb sugar-free options. I provided both option as half of my readers are paleo, grain-free or gluten-free foodies who enjoy natural sweetener that are not always sugar-free.

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