A stack of three paleo brownies showing how fudgy and rich they are, with a crackly top and flake sea salt on top and a bite out of one

Perfect Paleo Brownies (Fudgy, Crunchy Top, Gluten Free)

Paleo brownies that are fudgy and rich with a crackly, crunchy top and chewy edges. In other words, these gluten free brownies are just perfect. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free brownies, healthy brownies, paleo brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 brownies
Calories 350 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik



  1. Preheat oven to 325ยบ F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine eggs and coconut sugar. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat on high until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Mixture will have increased in volume and will be sticky, rather than thin or runny.
  3. Stir in almond flour, coconut flour, dark cocoa powder, cooled liquid coffee, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
  4. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 60-seconds bursts, stirring very well in between each round, until the chocolate has just melted. Stir until completely smooth, then pour into the brownie batter. Stir well to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Line a 9x9" baking pan with parchment paper. Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan, making sure batter fills all corners evenly. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with moist crumbs. The toothpick should not be coated in batter, but it should not be clean, either. When you see moist crumbs, remove from the oven and let cool completely on the counter or on a wire rack.
  6. When cool, lift out of the baking pan using the sides of the parchment paper. Cut into 9 equal squares.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note 1
I love dark cocoa powder in this recipe, as it produces a very rich taste and dark, dramatic look. You can use regular cocoa powder here with great results, and you can try black cocoa powder, too, for an even more dramatic brownie!

Note 2
I use Enjoy Life semisweet dairy-free chocolate chips for most recipes. However, these contain a bit of processed sugar. If you strictly eat no processed sugar, try these paleo chocolate bars from Thrive Market. Chop them to be about chocolate chip size and use approximately 7 ounces by weight, or 1 cup volume. This will result in a darker, richer brownie, since the chocolate percentage is much higher than semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Paleo Brownies (Fudgy, Crunchy Top, Gluten Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.