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Black forest Paleo brownies

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There’s this dessert I’ll often make when we have a squadron function. It’s super easy, looks pretty, and tastes amazing. 

We’re in a training squadron now and things are different than an operations squadron (and we’re due to get our assignment any day ….and they’re probably getting rid of the A-10 and things are a little…exciting to say the least), but we still get together fairly often. Now, it seems like many people are Paleo, including the Pilot’s colleagues. I’m almost Paleo-ish too… except for the brown rice tortillas, goat cheese and Annie’s bunnies, to name a few. So really not that much at all (even though I get asked often if I’m Paleo since I have a penchant for grain-free and dairy-free recipes). 

I decided to whip up a little something using the same flavor combo as my last get-together dessert standard, but grain-free and dairy-free so more people couple enjoy it.

That is, until I ate most of them.

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Quality control, right? ?

Make some of these for your Paleo friends, your love, or yourself. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did ?

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Black Forest Paleo Brownies

You won’t believe these are grain-free and dairy-free. Fluffy, decadent brownies for everyday or a special occasion.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 6 1x



  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut, ground into flour (reduces to about 1/4 cup)
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried Bing cherries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 and grease a small baking dish (I used an 8-inch Pyrex)
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut, almond meal, cinnamon, sea salt, cocoa powder and baking soda. Whisk to combine.
  3. Next, add your remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour into your dish and bake for 30 minutes, until fluffy and set.


  • Enjoy fresh out of the oven with some coconut milk ice cream on top ?


  • Serving Size: 6

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