There are a lot of brownies recipes out there, so how do you know which one actually tastes good, right? I’ve tried and tested A LOT. There are a ton of “healthy” recipes out there that taste like cardboard. I’m sure you’ve noticed this too.
So how can we make brownies with almond flour taste rich and chocolatey and still feel good about ourselves? The secret is using wholesome ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa / cacao powder, and almond flour. And of course keeping it simple.
We don’t need to overcomplicate the classic brownie recipe.
Almond flour is a brilliant addition to your pantry staples. It adds texture and flavor to a recipe and is gluten-free. You can add almond flour to brownies, breads, pancakes, and a lot more.
I personally love the flavor of almond flour in breads compared to all purpose flour. Yet know that there is nothing wrong with all purpose flour. And you’ll see a variety of flours on my A Kind Spoon website.
Please note that you don’t want to substitute all purpose flour for almond flour in recipes and vice versa. The different flours rise and taste differently.
The cocoa / cacao powder are what give these brownies with almond flavor the coveted chocolatey flavor.
I often get asked what is the difference between cocoa and cacao powder. Cacao powder is a raw form of chocolate high in antioxidants and gives off a phenomenal chocolatey flavor.
Cocoa powder is made by roasting at high temperatures and still has health benefits just not as many as cacao powder. To be honest, use whichever you have on hand.
The coconut oil in this recipe is very subtle. And a great alternative to butter. The coconut oil gives these brownies with almond flour the chocolatey gooey texture that we grew up with as kids.
Preheat the oven to 350 F / 176 C and line a 8×8 inch (20×20 cm) baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Add in the coconut sugar. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Add in the almond flour and cocoa powder, and salt the mixture. Stir with a spatula until well combined. Then add in the chocolate chips.
Transfer to a baking pan. Use a spatula to smooth out the brownie mixture. Place chopped chocolate chunks on top.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool. Enjoy my friends! I like to sprinkle a bit of salt on top to enhance the chocolate flavors. This is optional.