Chewy Chocolate Brownies


• 1 cup/120 grams blanched almond flour ~ 4 servings of fat

• 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder ~ 1.5 servings of protein, 1.5 servings of carb, 1⁄2 serving of fat

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

• 6 tablespoons ghee or butter ~ 6 servings of fat

• 3/4 cup maple sugar, coconut sugar, or cane sugar ~ 5 servings of carb

• 1 large egg at room temperature
~ 1 serving of protein, 0.33 servings of fat

• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

• 1 cup chocolate chips ~ 2 servings of protein, 8 servings of carb, 4 servings of fat

for rolling:

• 3/4 cup organic powdered sugar* ~ 6 servings of carb



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer, cream together the ghee with the maple sugar until creamy, then beat in the egg and vanilla until creamy.
  2. Using a spoon, mix the dry mixture into the wet until a thick dough forms, then fold in the chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350° F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place the powdered sugar (or monk fruit) in a shallow bowl. Take about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a neat ball. Roll generously in the powdered sugar (or sweetener), then place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Repeat the process to use up the dough, spacing cookies 2” apart on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake one batch at a time in the preheated oven for 11 minutes. The cookies will not spread until the last 2 minutes or so. Cookies will be very soft when done.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool on the cookie sheet for 5-8 minutes or until you can easily transfer them to a cooling rack to fully cool.
  7. Cookies will be chewy and brownie like on the inside when cooled. Store leftover cookies loosely covered at room temperature for up to 2 days, or keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator to keep them longer. Enjoy!


Whole Recipe Breakdown:

4.5 Servings Protein
14.5 Servings Carb
15 Servings Fat

Published on December 14, 2022