This cassava flour brownies recipe is far more healthy than your average brownie, and actually comes packed with a lot of super nutritious foods, the most important one being cacao powder.
This recipe does not compromise on flavour though, and you won’t be able to tell the difference between these and your average brownie.
I also provide options below on making this recipe fully paleo (with only one ingredient change), keto/low carb, and vegan.
Product brands I recommend for this recipe
Here are the brands that I used for this recipe to keep it consistent and get the best result for this cassava flour brownies recipe.
- Nutiva butter flavoured coconut oil
- Bob’s Red Mill cassava flour
- Prana cacao powder
- President’s Choice organics granulated cane syrup
- Real Salt
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Recipe substitutions or variations
Coconut oil substitutions: if you can’t access butter flavoured coconut oil, you can also swap it out for regular coconut oil (either virgin cold pressed or refined and flavourless). Alternatively, you can also swap this out for vegan butter or any other oil of your choice.
Sugar substitutions: instead of using white and brown sugar for this recipe, you can also use coconut palm nectar in its place. Or if you are on a low carb diet, feel free to swap it out for a granulated sugar free substitute.
Flour substitutions: if you don’t have cassava flour, you can also use a gluten-free flour blend. If you do this though, I suggest using slightly more gluten-free flour than you would cassava flour because I find cassava flour soaks up more liquid.
Cacao powder substitutions: if you don’t have cacao powder (which is the unprocessed form of the cocoa bean), you can also use cocoa powder which is very similar in flavour but goes through more processing than the more natural cacao powder.
Make this recipe paleo: instead of using white and brown sugar, use one full cup of coconut palm nectar sugar (granulated, not syrup).
Make this recipe vegan: replace the two eggs in this recipe with two vegan egg replacements.
Make this recipe keto: replace the white and brown sugars with a low carb granulated sugar alternative such as swerve.
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Cassava flour brownies recipe (Paleo option)
- Stand mixer
- 1/2 cup cassava flour
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup white sugar (or coconut sugar)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325F
- In a large bowl or kitchen aid mixer, mix together all the dry ingredients including cassava flour, cacao powder, sugar, baking powder, salt.
- Add 2 room temperature eggs, melted coconut oil and vanilla to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until batter is smooth.
- Grease a 9 x 9" baking pan with coconut oil, or line with parchment paper.
- Using a spatula, transfer all of the brownie dough into the baking pan.
- Bake at 325°F for 25 minutes. The brownies will still be quite soft when you take them out of the oven, but they will firm up once they cool down.
- Let brownies cool completely before removing them from the pan and cutting them. This will prevent them from falling apart! These bad boys are super chewy and rich.
Tara Klippert is a Registered Health and Nutrition Counselor and holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching. Tara helps people clear up cystic acne, balance hormones and blood sugar + improve anxiety and gut health NATURALLY with food.