Midnight feast Brownies [Gluten free, Grain free, Paleo]

Need something naughty but nice? This is just the thing – gooey and decadent brownies that are quick and easy to make!

Ermahgerd… these brerhnees err serrr gherd ! 

Yep, I just said that. And voiced it out in my head and everything because THESE BROWNIES ARE JUST SO GOOD they make you do weird things (oh wait… they’re not those kinda brownies!). Seriously though, if you want a recipe that’s as close to the real thing as possible, this would be it. The texture is superbly gooey and chewy. The taste is decadently chocolatey. And best of all? It takes just a few minutes to whip up. 

I happened to be out of almond flour and being late in the evening, I didn’t want to get out my grinder and make some (my neighbours wouldn’t have been too pleased with me either). So I reluctantly reached for the coconut flour – and actually, it was a blessing in disguise. These DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT taste of coconut. Not even a little bit. It’s like the coconut isn’t even in there. So don’t be put off by the coconut flour if you’ve had your fill of all things coconut! 

Now, you can swap dairy for non-dairy alternatives but I would not be able to guarantee the outcome. I reeeeeeally think that the buttermilk just gives it that oomph. So maybe make this a once-in-a-blue-moon exception if you’re off dairy (unless you have health issues of course). And in case you’re wondering about buttermilk in the Paleo world, it is a grey area but like Robb Wolf says – ask WHO and WHAT … so who are you, what are your goals, tolerances etc. I can tolerate dairy so I am good with buttermilk. I am not currently REBOOTing so I am living my FREE FROM life (it’s what I call life between REBOOTs but I’ll explain this all in another post soon!). So for me, buttermilk is on the menu! And if you’re wondering about buttermilk being Paleo … then wonder about the brownies themselves ๐Ÿ˜„ We know these things aren’t exactly ‘paleo’ but this is not the time for philosophy, this is the time for brownies ๐Ÿ˜œ 

Recipe for Paleo Brownies

Yield: 9 squares (20cm X 20cm pan)

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Bake time: 15-20 minutes 

What you need 

1/3 cup coconut flour 

1/3 cup tapioca flour 

1/4 cup cocoa powder 

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp honey 

1/2 cup buttermilk 

2 eggs 


Pinch salt 

What you need to do

1. Preheat oven to 180ยฐC. Line your baking tin. 

2. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix! You could use an electric mixer but by hand is just fine (just make sure there are no lumps). 

3. Pour into tin, bake for 15-20 minutes until done. 

4. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly, slice and devour. 

Serve with cream and a drizzle of honey for added awesomeness. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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5 thoughts on “Midnight feast Brownies [Gluten free, Grain free, Paleo]

  1. Thank you Melissa

    You fabulous, so much want to attend your workshop, but it always when I have something on.

    Maybe next time. Love all your articles and fb comments.


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