There is nothing like rich and decadent, ultra-fudgy, homemade Paleo brownies that are loaded with chocolate chips for an easy dessert recipe!  You can enjoy this homemade brownie recipe all by itself or topped with a bit of dairy-free ice cream!

Stacked homemade chocolate chip brownies with a bite on the first piece.

Paleo Brownies Without the Grain!

Wow!  Let’s all take a minute to pause in utter amazement.

Seriously, though.  I don’t think a single solitary soul would be able to tell that these homemade brownies are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo.

Most of our friends know I trick them quite often with “healthier” versions of their favorite foods.  Sometimes they can tell the difference, but other times (like with this homemade brownie recipe!) they are completely shocked.

The rich and fudgy texture mixed with loads of dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate chips are a recipe for the absolute BEST Paleo brownies!!

Stacked paleo brownies in a silver tray with a measuring spoon in front.

How to Make Brownies from Scratch?

Do you know how to make homemade brownies?  It is actually one of the easiest baked goods to make, in my opinion.

These are the steps you will follow when making Paleo brownies from scratch:

  • First, you will mix up your coconut oil, maple syrup, almond butter, eggs, vanilla, and almond milk in a bowl.
  • Second, you will whisk together your almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • Next, you will combine everything together with the Paleo chocolate chips and stir just until smooth.
    • Yes!  Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately so everything is dispersed evenly!
  • Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper (it makes it SO much easier to remove your Paleo brownies once they are done cooking!) and pop them in the pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes.

(Don’t want to make a ton? Try these Small Batch Almond Flour Brownies.)

Overhead picture of gluten-free homemade brownies in a baking tray next to a measuring spoon.

A Few Pointers for the Best Homemade Brownies!

Your brownies will be super soft and tender when they first come out, so be sure to let them come to room temperature before cutting them into bars!

Also, make sure you use an 8-inch square baking dish and not one that is larger!

If you only have a larger pan then you will need to adjust your cook time accordingly so your homemade brownies do not burn.

Sliced chocolate chip brownies recipe in a silver baking tray.

But Wait!!  Are Chocolate Chips Paleo?

Chocolate chips are not traditionally free of grains, gluten, dairy, and soy.  But I have found the perfect ingredient for you to make these Paleo chocolate chip brownies!!

If you are on a strict Paleo diet, or need to avoid soy lecithins and other artificial ingredients, you need to check out these Enjoy Life chocolate chips and chocolate chunks.

Their entire line of chocolate chips and chunks are dairy, nut, gluten, and soy free!

High five to them to making our lives so much easier, and so much more delicious with these chocolate chip Paleo brownies!!

Paleo brownies in a square baking tray lined with parchment paper.

How Can You Evolve these Paleo Brownies?

Man, there are SO many ways you can change up this homemade brownie recipe and absolutely make it your own.  Here are a few suggestions for you to try:

  • Are you a nut lover?  Toss in some walnuts, almonds, or pecans for an added crunch and extra omega-3 boost!
  • Want a little mocha kick?  Substitute the almond milk for espresso or prepared coffee.
  • Don’t have any maple syrup?  Honey and agave nectar are great substitutes!
  • Feeling a little naughty?  Top a slightly heated chocolate chip brownie with dairy-free vanilla ice cream for the ultimate treat.
  • Make them plant-based! Try out these Paleo vegan brownies or these Almond Flour blondies next.
Stack of chocolate chip brownies with a glass of milk in the background.

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Homemade Paleo Brownies with Chocolate Chips

These healthy and easy homemade Paleo brownies are made from scratch and are the best gluten-free, dairy-free fudgy brownie recipe!
Yield 12 brownies
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes


  • ½  cup  almond butter smooth
  • ¼  cup  pure maple syrup
  • eggs or flax eggs*
  • Tbsp.  coconut oil melted
  • 1 Tbsp. almond milk
  • tsp.  vanilla
  • ¾  cup  almond flour  finely ground, blanched
  • ¾  cup  cocoa powder
  • ½  cup  coconut sugar
  • ¼  tsp.  salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips dairy, gluten, and soy-free


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine almond butter, maple syrup, eggs, coconut oil, milk, and vanilla. Mix with a large spoon or whisk until just combined.
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, combine almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until just incorporated. Mix in chocolate chips by hand.
  • Pour brownie batter into an 8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
  • Let cool to room temperature before cutting into bars and enjoy!

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*For vegan: substitute 2 flax eggs (2 T. ground flax seeds and 5 T. water) for the eggs.


Calories: 313kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 83mg, Potassium: 320mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 65IU, Calcium: 108mg, Iron: 3.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. Hi Tracey! You won’t need any baking soda for this brownie recipe. They’re super dense and therefore do not need a leavener. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  1. 5 stars
    I love beet so much. And we used to make beet brownies at home. I like your homemade paleo brownies with chocolate chips. This is the best dish for the breakfast. Let me try this now. Thanks for the sharing.