24 Luscious AIP Brownie Recipes
Eggs, sugar, and dairy: brownies must be your worst nightmare on an AIP diet, right? Wrong! With a few easy modifications, brownies are a great way to indulge your sweet tooth. By substituting carob for the usual cocoa or chocolate chips, you can still enjoy that rich hit of chocolatey sweetness while staying true to an AIP lifestyle.
These delicious AIP brownie recipes feature inventive and tasty substitutions for classic brownie binders, like eggs and wheat flour. With everything from roasted sweet potato to applesauce for ingredients, you’ll have all your AIP brownie bases covered!
Here are just a few of the AIP Brownie Recipes we’ve included:
- Avocado Carob Fudge Bars
- Coconut and Banana AIP “Chocolate” Brownies Recipe
- Easy AIP Brownies
- AIP PMS Brownies (Paleo)
- AIP Carob Banana Brownies (Paleo)
- Autoimmune Paleo Brownie Cookie Bars
- Fudgy Pumpkin Flourless Brownies
- Fudgecake Brownies
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Avocado AIP Brownies
– Grazed and Enthused
Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused
Ingredients: Medjool dates, unsweetened shredded coconut, cinnamon, carob powder, pure vanilla powder, sea salt, coconut oil, coconut butter, palm shortening, well-mashed ripe avocado, honey.
Because you are using Medjool dates for this recipe and they have their own sweetness, you definitely don’t need to add any other sweetener to these fudge bars! The dates also add a great source of fiber which makes these an even healthier snack. Combined with the creamy avocado fudge, these bars are really impressive! Store for a few days in the fridge, or freeze for a later time.
– Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP
Ingredients: green banana flour, carob powder, collagen or collagen veggie blend, salt, baking soda, avocados, unsweetened applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla.
Brownies, believe it or not, can be a healthy snack which can be enjoyed on lots of different eating plans. In these ones the carob gives you the chocolate taste but without the issues that cocoa can cause some of us. Brownies should be soft and fudgy and this recipe will not disappoint! It also has the added health benefits of collagen to strengthen hair and nails. Win-win situation!
– Unbound Wellness
Ingredients: yellow plantain, cassava flour, carob powder, tapioca starch, medium avocado, raw honey, baking soda, coconut oil.
The brownies in this recipe have a lighter texture than some but have the benefit of being served in individual ramekins which can help to control your portion size – a problem that I suffer with! This is also a great recipe to use if you have some non-coconut lovers in the family as you are only using coconut oil to grease the dish, not adding it to the mixture. This brownie could even be served as an alternative to birthday cake.
– Fit Cakes
Ingredients: bananas, avocado, coconut sugar or honey, coconut flour, carob powder.
What could be better than a brownie recipe that doesn’t involve baking! These little bites make the perfect snack and can be useful to satisfy a need for sweetness and chocolate – a common problem for women at certain times! Because these are shaped into smaller bites than a traditional brownie they would also be great to serve to children at a party or picnic or given as a gift for a friend for morning coffee.
Sweet Potato AIP Brownies
– Beyond The Bite
Ingredients: Anti-Grain sweet potato flour, lard, sweet potato puree, green plantain puree, carob, maple syrup, vanilla extract, sea salt, grain-free baking powder, ground chicory root.
When you look at the picture of these brownies you see the gooey, traditional brownies we all loved as kids, but these don’t have the nasties that these original ones had! The plantain and sweet potato are used to give the rich and fudgy texture and the carob gives just a hint of chocolate flavor. The recipe is not strictly AIP, but there are alternatives clearly stated to let you enjoy these without an issue.
– Hankering For Healthy
Ingredients: desiccated coconut, tapioca starch, carob powder (cacao powder for paleo), coconut oil, honey, maple syrup or agave, sweet potato puree, coconut milk, pink Himalayan salt.
Wow! What a rich and indulgent pie! It just makes you want to grab a fork and dive in! Just imagine the look on your friends’ faces if you served this up for dessert at a dinner party – guaranteed they would be demanding the recipe. If you would like to add some decoration you can sprinkle some cocoa nibs on top, but I often serve it as it is and it tastes wonderful!
– Frieda’s Inspire. Taste. Love.
Ingredients: Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes, carob powder or cocoa (for paleo), maple syrup, (Optional: milk of your choice, vanilla extract, chocolate chips).
If you are not afraid to experiment with color then this recipe is for you. I have never seen a purple brownie, but the joy is in the flavor! These are soft and fudgy and would be a great treat to serve at a kid’s birthday party or when you have friends round for coffee. As cocoa is a seed and not AIP-friendly, you should use carob instead and don’t include the chocolate chips.
Other AIP Brownies
– Healing Autoimmune
Ingredients: coconut oil, gelatin powder, water, coconut flour, carob powder, over-ripe bananas, coconut cream.
Traditional brownie recipes usually use eggs to bind the mixture together, but here you use bananas instead, making this a great brownie for anyone with egg intolerance. The bananas should be over-ripe, so this recipe is a great way to use up leftover bananas that are past their best. Be careful to treat these brownies as an occasional treat because the bananas can be very sweet.
– It’s All About AIP
Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP
Ingredients: coconut oil, honey or maple syrup, carob powder, alcohol-free vanilla, tiger nut flour, arrowroot starch, sea salt, baking soda, grass-fed gelatin, water.
Here is a simple and reasonably quick recipe for delicious ‘chocolate’ brownies that would be a great introduction if you have never tried making them before. The flavor of these treats is further enhanced by adding vanilla and they would taste great on their own as a snack or with fresh berries for a lovely dessert. These can be refrigerated or frozen so you will always have a snack for unexpected guests.
– Eat Heal Thrive
Ingredients: coconut flour, arrowroot flour, carob powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, applesauce, coconut oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, gelatin, water.
This is another straightforward recipe for brownies that can be dressed up to make an impressive dessert, or simply enjoyed as a treat with a cup of tea. The recipe can also be adaptable if you have certain health issues, for example the honey can be swapped for a mashed banana and cassava flour can be used instead of coconut flour.
– Delicious Obsessions
Ingredients: pumpkin puree, coconut cream concentrate or coconut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, gelatin eggs, pure vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, sea salt, toasted carob powder, baking soda.
Here is another recipe that uses pumpkin puree to give the rich fudginess to the brownie. You will find that these have quite a dense texture, meaning that just one will be enough to fill you up and satisfy the need for a snack. Remember to soften the coconut butter before mixing or you might end up with white lumps in the brownies which is not very appetizing to look at!
– Eat Heal Thrive
Ingredients: cassava flour, baking soda, sea salt, palm shortening, carob powder, honey, pumpkin purée, vanilla, apple cider vinegar.
This recipe is quite easy to follow; the hardest part is waiting for them to cool completely before eating them! If you are following the AIP strictly, there are some adaptations that you must make but they are clearly explained below the introduction. Because you don’t use eggs, the brownies will have a denser texture, but that may not be a bad thing as it means you won’t be tempted to eat more than just one!
– Grazed and Enthused
Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused
Ingredients: blueberries, carob powder, coconut butter, coconut or maple sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda, sea salt, gelatin egg.
We girls know that there are certain times when chocolate is the only thing we want, so don’t worry, the answer can lie with these wonderful brownies. With enough chocolate flavor from the carob and the added health benefits from the blueberries, you could find that these can get rid of the craving quite quickly and restore your mood to normal in just a few minutes!
– Fed and Fulfilled
Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled
Ingredients: bananas, coconut butter, coconut oil, raw honey, coconut flour, carob powder, arrowroot powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, gelatin egg.
These brownies are another great way to use up those over-ripe bananas that have been sitting in the bowl for a bit too long! Using bananas also helps to stop these delicious treats from drying out and keeps them fudgy and soft, and add enough sweetness to satisfy any craving. If you are serving these as dessert you could also top with fresh berries and your favorite AIP ice cream.
– He Won’t Know It’s Paleo
Ingredients: dates, coconut oil, vanilla, coconut butter, coconut milk, lemon juice, gelatin egg substitute, coconut flour, carob, coconut palm sugar (optional), salt, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar.
If you have some members of the family who are not on the AIP, here is a snack or treat that you can make for everybody to enjoy! These brownies have the really fudgy consistency that we are used to with traditional ones, but without causing any health issues. To make them extra special you could even add in a few drops of peppermint extract for minty freshness!
– Real Food and Love
Ingredients: tigernut flour, arrowroot starch, carob powder, baking soda, cinnamon, sea salt, pure pork lard, grade B maple syrup, zucchini, gelatin, water, tigernuts (optional), alcohol-free vanilla (optional).
The brownies in this recipe have the consistency of a cake, but they are moist and delicious because of the added zucchini. I know, veggies in cake, but trust me you won’t taste the zucchini! If you are not a fan of chopped nuts and prefer a smoother texture in your brownies then you don’t have to add the tigernuts, but you may have to cook the brownies for a slightly longer time.
– Amy Myers MD
Ingredients: tigernut flour, tapioca starch, unsulphured molasses, grass-fed gelatin powder, The Myers Way® Paleo Protein Powder, salt, coconut oil, pumpkin puree.
Wow! These brownies are so rich and indulgent and have such a lovely fudgy texture because of the molasses and pumpkin puree. If you wait until these are completely cooled before eating, you will find that the center will be soft but set. If you don’t have stevia you can add whatever sweetener you tolerate. These can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days if necessary.
– Create Delicious
Ingredients: unsweetened applesauce, pure maple syrup, palm shortening, pure vanilla extract, tigernut flour, cassava flour, carob powder, baking soda.
If you are looking for an egg-free and gluten-free brownie recipe then look no further! These ones have the look of a brownie but with a cake-like texture and wonderful flavor. These would be the perfect treat to make for children who have dietary issues, as they will not feel they are missing out if they are allowed to enjoy these.
– Eat Beautiful
Ingredients: green plantains, carob, extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil, raw honey, sustainably-sourced gelatin, cinnamon, sea salt.
It is sometimes a good idea to make treats like brownies in smaller sizes so that you will not be tempted to over-indulge. This also makes them great to serve to family and friends or to take on picnics. The plantains help to keep the cakes soft and moist in the middle and help to hold the brownies together. Dehydrating rather than baking also maintains the nutritional benefits from the ingredients.
– Inner Wellness Pilot
Ingredients: dates, coconut oil, applesauce, salt, baking soda, tigernut flour, carob powder, cassava flour, apple cider.
Here is another brownie recipe that uses dates to give the richness to the flavor and keep the texture fudgy as well as adding natural sweetness. These ones taste a lot like the traditional brownies we are used to and can become family favorites for even non-AIP members. If you line the tin with parchment paper you will find it much easier to lift the brownies out ready for cutting.
– Move. Nourish. Resolve.
Ingredients: ripe plantains, pureed pumpkin, maple syrup, roasted carob, baking soda, cream of tartar, vanilla powder, coconut oil, coconut butter.
This is a very versatile recipe as you can bake the brownies in a tray, make them into mini bites or use a cutter to make slightly larger brownies. Mini bite brownies can make a great addition to a lunchbox or as a sweet treat for a party and the larger ones can be served for dessert at a dinner party topped with whipped coconut cream and fresh berries.
– Empowered Sustenance
Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance
Ingredients: tigernut flour, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, coconut sugar, non-hydrogenated palm shortening, maple syrup, vanilla, gelatin egg substitutes, arrowroot flour, carob powder, maple butter, coconut butter, apple cider vinegar.
The recipe for these two-tone brownie/cookie wonders does look a bit complicated but don’t worry, if I can make them so can you! It can be a challenge finding sweet treats that fit with AIP, especially if you are new to the protocol, but these could easily become your go-to as a special dish to make for family and friends. I didn’t add the maple butter and enjoyed them just the same!
– The Health Junkie
Ingredients: pumpkin purée, unsweetened applesauce, coconut oil, maple syrup, arrowroot powder, coconut flour, raw cacao powder (omit for AIP), carob powder, cinnamon, vanilla powder, monk fruit extract, Himalayan pink salt, chocolate chunks/chips or 100% dark chocolate bar (omit for AIP).
These pumpkin brownies would be a great treat to make for Halloween when there is an abundance of pumpkin available, but you could also use canned puree to make it all year round. The pumpkin pie spice adds a lovely warming note to the flavor so it is worth using it. If you are following the AIP strictly, you might want to swap out the cocoa powder for carob, but it doesn’t change the flavor too much.
– The Unskilled Cavewoman
Ingredients: tapioca starch, Anthony’s Tiger Nut Flour, carob powder or cocoa powder (for paleo), baking soda, gelatin, Himalayan salt, pumpkin puree, palm shortening, alcohol-free vanilla extract (for AIP), maple syrup, coarse sea salt (optional).
Here is another amazing brownie recipe that doesn’t use coconut, so is perfect for those among you that don’t like it! These ones have a gooey center but rise like a cake, giving you the best of both worlds. If you like the taste of salt and sweet together you can sprinkle them with a little sea salt, but I prefer them just as they are or served with fresh raspberries for a fruity combination in flavor.