Monday, March 19, 2012


I ran across a brownie recipe (I think maybe a FB posted it?), and I thought it looked interesting. 

As a baker I was decent, cupcakes were my expertise, but brownies, ugh! I loved brownies, but they hated me... I never could get them to bake up the right way. It was really annoying. 

So now I'm skeptical of brownie recipes, but given that we are desperate, and the recipe is ridiculously easy, I thought we'd try it. 

Brownie recipe:

1 cup Nut Butter  (I wanted to use cashew butter, but I didn't have enough, so I went with Sunbutter)
1/2 Cup Honey  (you could use less, I think)
1/4 Cup Coconut oil 
1 Egg

Mix all ingredients together.

Pour into an 8x8 dish. 

Bake* at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  

*I sprinkled a few dark chocolate chips on top before baking.

Mine burnt a bit, so I'm not posting a photo (next time!)

Anyway, they looked like brownies... even if they were a little flat, but hey, it was a brownie! And it was soooooo yummy. Nutty, yet sweet, and a hint of chocolate.

Most of us always have the ingredients around anyway, so it's a great pick-me-up if you need it. 

Try it! 

Happy St. Joseph's feast day too :)


  1. Wow!! sounds easy and delish! Maybe we will try this. Is there cocoa powder missing from your ingredient list?

  2. Ummm.... well, I didn't add cocoa, but maybe I should re-check the original recipe. lol

  3. Okay, yeah, no cocoa, but I'm sure you could add it.. the honey should sweeten it nicely. (for me 1/2 cup honey was too sweet. So you may want to use less).

  4. What ever you do, do NOT use Agave sweetener. Horrible fructose levels! Glucose your body can handle. Strong toxins are shunted to your liver to remove from your body- prime example is alcohol. Agave nectar is pretty much pure fructose. Avoid it.

    I miss my baked treats. I am fortunate to live near a renown culinary arts institution- Johnson and Wales. I take weekend cooking classes for fun and coming up is a class in basic pastry skills. I understand the class will be non-paleo; however, I plan I asking lots of questions for substitutions as the chef and cooking instructors are top notch. My goal is to learn how to make awesome pastries and then make them paleo friendly. Will let you know when I conjure something practical and amazing.