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Super Fudgy Paleo Maple Pecan Brownies (V, GF): supremely fudgy chocolate brownies topped with delightfully sweet maple pecans. #Paleo #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #Chocolate #Dessert | Recipe on

Super Fudgy Paleo Maple Pecan Brownies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)

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Super Fudgy Paleo Maple Pecan Brownies (V, GF): supremely fudgy chocolate brownies topped with delightfully sweet maple pecans. Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Chocolate.




  • ¼ cup natural, unsalted creamy almond butter
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 15 mins)
  • ½ cup finely ground, blanched almond flour


  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup paleo vegan chocolate chips


  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Whisk until it resembles caramel.
  3. Add cocoa powder in ¼ cup increments, whisking until well mixed and thick like frosting. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Whisk in vanilla, salt and flax eggs, until well incorporated. Using a rubber spatula, fold in almond flour until you get the consistency of soft dough or very thick batter, and no flour patches remain.
  4. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour batter into pan. Using the rubber spatula, smooth batter into an even layer.
  5. In a small bowl, add Topping ingredients: ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons pecans and 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup. Stir and fold until pecans are well-coated in maple syrup. Evenly sprinkle maple pecans over brownies. Using the back of a spoon, gently press pecans into batter.
  6. Bake for 28-36 mins. Mine took about 30 minutes. Cool for about 2 hours, or until completely cool.* Slice into 16 brownies. Enjoy!


– *Brownies will be very fudgy and gooey after the first 2 hours of cooling. If you like them firmer, allow to cool & set for an extra 2-4 hours before enjoying.
– Adapted from my Gluten Free Vegan Brownies and my Ultimate Fudgy Paleo Brownies.
– Store in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator if you like them firm.
– These brownies freeze well. Store in an airtight, freezer-friendly container for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes before enjoying. Or, heat in the microwave for 15-20 seconds until warm.
– More Paleo Dessert Recipes: Paleo Almond Joy, Paleo Mocha Frappe, Chocolate Coconut Truffles.

  • Category: Brownies, Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Fall, Chocolate, Dessert