Sugar Free Paleo Brownies

Sugar Free Paleo Brownies

These Sugar-Free Paleo Brownies are made with good quality ingredients and fit a Candida diet too. They’re so delicious you’d never know they were made for a specialty diet.

Who Doesn’t love a good brownie?

Brownies remind me of being a kid again, begging my Mother to lick the bowl and mixing spoons.  From the fudgy texture to the chocolatey taste, what’s not to love? Well…to answer that rhetorical question, a lot! Especially, if you’re following a specialty diet. For starters, brownies are typically made with refined white flour and white sugar. Two things most of my clients usually avoid, especially those on a candida diet. Luckily, I’ve found a solution!

Recreating a classic

After years of cooking for personal chef clients all over Los Angeles who are following specific diets, I’ve been hard at work recreating classics in a way that they can still enjoy!  I’m particularly proud of this recipe.  It made it all the way to Ann Boroch’s Candida Cure Recipe Book!  I’d even argue that if you didn’t tell anyone this recipe is good for you, you wouldn’t even know!

These brownies are moist, fudgy and chocolatey delicious!  And if those aren’t enough reasons to make you want to get in the kitchen and whip up a batch, they’re free of gluten, grains, dairy and sugar too. That means that these brownies actually fit a sugar-free, candida diet! Pretty cool, huh. That being said, even if you’re not following a candida diet, chances are you’ll still love these.

A couple notes:

* While following a Candida Diet, it’s recommended to wait at least 60 days before adding cacao back into your diet.  

* For those not following a Candida Diet, coconut sugar or maple sugar can easily be substituted for xylitol and cashew or peanut butter can replace almond butter.

Healthy Paleo Brownies

Sugar Free Paleo Brownies Recipe

4 from 3 votes

Sugar Free Paleo Brownies

Paleo | Gluten-Free | Anti-Candida

Course Dessert
Servings 12 brownies


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup all natural almond butter creamy, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup xylitol* Xyla brand recommended, or another brand that is birch sourced
  • 1/3 cup coconut or avocado oil melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 pasture-raised eggs hormone free
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract no sugar added
  • coconut oil spray for greasing

Option to add 1/3 cup stevia sweetened chocolate chips**


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. and line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, spraying lightly with coconut oil spray.

  2. Add all of your ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth.  If using chocolate chips, add them and processor for a couple seconds more to fully incorporate.  The batter will be thick. If you do not have a food processor, you could also add everything to a large bowl and whisk to combine.

  3. Place batter into lined baking dish and spread evenly using the back of a spatula or a spoon. To make this step easier, dip your spatula into a little water to dampen slightly. This will prevent the batter from sticking while you spread.

  4. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*If Candida is not an issue, you can substitute coconut or maple sugar for Xylitol.
**If topping with chocolate chips, Lily's Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Chips are recommended.  

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15 thoughts on “Sugar Free Paleo Brownies”

    • I haven’t tried this recipe with flax eggs, but since these brownies only call for 2 eggs, I think it would work!! In place of the eggs, i’d sub 2 heaping Tablespoons of flaxseed MEAL combined with 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons warm (or room temperature) filtered water. Mix it in a small bowl and let it sit for about 5 minutes to gel up before adding to the batter!

      Let me know how it turns out!! 🙂

  • This is probably the best recipe I’ve ever made off the internet. Alternative dieting recipe can be very hit or miss, and this one is easy to make, the texture is awesome, and taste truly like brownies. Definitely a win. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thank YOU for sharing!! Yes, gluten-free recipes can be tricky to recreate. I’m so happy you enjoyed these. 🙂

  • Is the coconut milk canned or from a carton? If from a carton could I use almond milk instead?

  • 3 stars
    A m a z i n g ! The best candida desert yet ! Thank you so much ! I have been on the candida cleanse since July and it is hard ! This makes things better ❤️ Thanks !!!

  • 4 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe! My favorite dessert on the Candida diet! I couldn’t find Xylitol so I used Stevia and used 12 packets since each was basically 2 tsps of sugar. I also topped it with almond butter.

    • I’m so happy you enjoy the recipe. And thank you for sharing your substitutions. It’s helpful for others that can find xylitol also. 🙂

  • 5 stars
    Just made these with what I had on hand and they were AMAZING! Lately I have been whipping my coconut milk/cream so I did that and added extra to replace an egg and because I only had 1/4 cup almond butter. Absolutely heavenly!!

    • Hi Allie, I’m so happy you enjoyed them. Very impressive substitutions 🙂

  • Mine turned out really good but more like cake than brownies. How do I get a more fudgy consistency?

    • Hi Hannah,
      if you are okay using Lily’s stevia sweetened chocolate chips, adding those will help. Or you could also try omitting the baking soda and using 3 egg yolks in place of 2 whole eggs.

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