Gooey Chocolate Brownies: Gluten-Free & Paleo

These are the BEST gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-approved brownies! They’re so fudgy, gooey, and incredibly easy to make. If you’re looking for a chocolatey treat that you can feel good about eating, look no further. These brownies are for you!

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I know a lot of people say that their recipes are the best, but these brownies are seriously DAMN GOOD! I know chocolate and desserts, and this is one of those go-to recipes that can never go wrong.

I mean who doesn’t love chocolate, almond butter, and bananas? It’s a deathly good combo that you don’t have to feel bad about eating. SCORE!


My friend Erin made a version of this recipe for one of our “healthy-themed” girls nights. Even though we indulged in a few glasses of red wine…ok more like a few bottles, our dessert was still truly healthy, so i don’t feel bad 😉

And let me just say, red wine + these brownies = HEAVEN!

Gooey Chocolate Brownies

Everything I make is gluten-free and SIMPLE, so you know these brownies are no exception. You literally combine all the ingredients together in a bowl, mix them together with a fork, and then pop them in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Gooey Chocolate Brownies: Gluten-Free & Paleo

If you like your brownies extra fudgy, make sure to use really ripe bananas. I made these brownies once with yellow bananas and they came out a little dry. The riper the banana, the more gooey the brownies!

Gooey Chocolate Brownies: Gluten-Free & Paleo

You will know your brownies are done when your toothpick comes out a little wet. If it's completely clean, they won’t be that gooey, so don’t be afraid to under-cook them! Since this recipe is dairy-free and egg-free, you don’t have to worry about getting sick, which also means you can sneak in a couple licks of the batter…my favorite part!

I recommend eating them warm with an extra tablespoon of nut-butter on-top. So good! Enjoy!

Gooey Chocolate Brownies: Gluten-Free & Paleo

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Start to Finish: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop of Orgain chocolate protein powder, or any chocolate protein powder (20-25 grams of protein per scoop)
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • ½ cup almond butter (can use any nut butter of choice)
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • OPTIONAL: ¼ cup cocoa nibs or dark chocolate chips for topping
  • OPTIONAL: Serve with 1 tablespoon of nut butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add the bananas and mash them together with dry ingredients using a fork until blended. It should be a thick and gooey consistency.
  3. Coat a square baking pan with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil using a paper towel or cloth. Pour the mixture into the pan spreading it out evenly. Top with cocoa nibs or dark chocolate chips if desired.
  4. Bake the brownies for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out slightly wet (see notes above). If you prefer a more dense brownie, cook the brownies a little longer until your toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Serve warm topped with 1 tablespoon of nut butter.

TIP: If you like your brownies to be a little thinner, I recommend adding a few tablespoons of water or dairy-free milk.

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