Gluten Free Paleo Brownies


Gluten Free Paleo Brownies
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I got this craving for a brownie so I went to the kitchen and threw stuff together and it worked! That is literally how this came to be.
Serves: 6 pieces
  • ½ cup Coconut Flour
  • ¼ cup Tapioca Starch
  • ¼ cup Toasted Carob Powder (or ¼ cup cocoa powder)
  • ½ tsp, Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder Aluminum Free & Double Acting
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons Coconut Milk
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  1. Preheat your oven to 350f (175c).
  2. In a large bowl mix together your eggs and honey until well combined. Then add your apple cider vinegar, vanilla, coconut milk, and coconut oil. Don't worry if your coconut oil forms little solid pieces, this is actually what you want because when the brownie bakes it makes these yummy little pockets. Make sure you whisk this together very well, you don't want the oil chunks very large.
  3. In another bowl, mix the rest of your ingredients together well. You don't want any lumps.
  4. Grease your baking container well; I used a glass loaf pan. Don't use a large pan if you want these to be taller. Once your oven is well preheated, mix your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and whisk til there are no lumps. Scrape your batter into your container and even it out.
  5. Bake in the middle of your oven for 25-35 minutes (see notes). I like my brownies well done so I went the full 35 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the middle will come out clean. Let cool in the pan for at east 10 minutes. Serve warm, and try some butter on top, it tastes amazing!
If you want more fudgy/gooey brownies only bake it about 80% done, about 25 minutes. A toothpick will come out almost clean and might be a little jiggly in the middle. Let cool at least 20 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 225 Fat: 11 Saturated fat: 8 Unsaturated fat: 1 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 27 Sugar: 15 Sodium: 217 Fiber: 5 Protein: 6 Cholesterol: 106

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes – Vegan/Low Fat/ Low Calorie


Even though they look brown (which they are, but only because I won’t use food dye) these are indeed red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting- (CLICK HERE for recipe). These are amazing to take to office parties or any event where people might have varied diets. These cupcakes are safe for those with gluten allergies or celiacs disease, vegetarians and vegans, (if  using carob) safe for those allergic to chocolate, low fat, and low calorie (compared to most cupcakes)! Whoa! Not many recipes I know of are so socially friendly, so make a batch and take them to your next office party, but you better save a few at home, you might not get any!

2 1/2 cup all purpose Gluten Free Flour – Click Here for my recipe or use any store brought brand
1 – 2 cups sugar (use more if you want it sweeter, I use 1 cup)
4 1/2 teaspoons egg replacement powder – Click HERE for my recipe or any store bought brand works
3 tablespoons roasted carob powder or cocoa powder (I used carob)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons guar gum

1/4 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 cup banana puree (about 2 large bananas) (if you don’t like banana flavor, use applesauce or 1 extra cup oil if you don’t mind the fat calories)
1 cup nondairy milk + 1 tablespoon vinegar – Mix and let set 5 minutes
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon vinegar
2 tablespoons red food coloring / beet juice or water (If you don’t want artificial colors, just add 2 tablespoons water instead, that’s what I did)
2 – 4* tablespoons water (depending on the flour you use, you might need more, start with 2 tablespoons)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
In a large bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients together, if needed sift them to prevent lumps. Set aside.
In a smaller bowl or a blender (which I did), blend all your wet ingredients. A blender works best to prevent clumps of banana/applesauce. Blend until smooth and reserve until ready to bake cupcakes.

It is important to not mix your dry and wet ingredients together until just before you fill the muffin tins, so get them out and line with paper cups or liberally spray with nonstick spray (make sure its gluten free). When your oven is preheated and you’re all ready, Mix the wet into the dry until the lumps are gone. Fill muffin tin to desired levels: full makes about 14 cupcakes with big muffin tops, 3/4 makes 16-18 with just a little top, 1/2 way makes 20-24 cupcakes with no top.

Bake in the middle rack for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. If you’re going to frost them let cool completely first or frosting will run. For our frosting recipe please click HERE.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: If you are making this and cooking for someone with gluten allergies or celiacs disease. Make sure to purchase ingredients that are certified gluten free, and clean your utensils very well. Better safe than sorry.

Prep time: about 5 minutes Cook time: Approx 20-25 minutes
Allergies: banana*(optional) , food dye*(optional)
This recipe is safe for those on a gluten free diet, vegan diet, low fat diet, low calorie diet, and if used, chocolate free diet. This is a great recipe to bring to a party, safe for almost everyone!

(Nutritional information assumes you’re using low fat dairy cream cheese and banana instead of oil, variations in recipe will affect calories:)

Cream Cheese Frosting – super easy and veganizable!

(Frosting shown on-top of my Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes, click HERE for the recipe!)

Cream cheese frosting doesn’t have to be super unhealthy or boring, nor does it need to come out of a blue container. Store bought frosting contains preservatives, chemicals of all sorts, TRANSFAT, twice as much sugar, and modified foods. None of that screams healthy. However, my frosting can be a healthy treat in moderation, best of all its a fraction of the price.


1 8 ounce container or block of cream cheese or vegan cream cheese
powdered sugar to taste. I used between 1/4 – 1/2 cup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
enough cornstarch to thicken. For a stiff frosting I used 3 tablespoons.


In a bowl, all your cream cheese and sugar and vanilla. Whip until smooth (use an electric hand mixer for convenience). Taste it, if its to your sweetness you’re ready to add cornstarch, if its not add 1 tablespoon of sugar at a time until you like the taste. Add cornstarch 1 tablespoon at a time until desired thickness, but remember it will set up slight if putting it in the fridge, you may use more or less than what I did.

Thats it, you have homemade frosting, yes guys, seriously that easy! =)

Makes about 1 1/4 cups frosting. Prep time: 5 minutes

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: If you are making this and cooking for someone with gluten allergies or celiacs disease. Make sure to purchase ingredients that are certified gluten free, and clean your utensils very well. Better safe than sorry.

Gluten Free Vegan Egg Replacement / Substitute (Like Ener-G egg)

For those wanting to bake without eggs we usually turn to store bought egg replacements like Bob’s Red Mill brand or Ener-G brand. While they are both amazing in their own right, they’re expensive, and what happens if you don’t realize you’re out of it? Well, I’m here to tell you that you can make it at home for a fraction of the price, with 4 basic ingredients.


10 tablespoons potato starch
6 tablespoons tapioca starch
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking soda


Mix well and store in a container til use. Will last very long time and is shelf stable.
This makes about 12 egg equivalent. Original recipe HERE.

How to use in recipe:
If a recipe calls for just the powder, do not add addition water. If recipe calls for a mixed egg always mix in a separate container and use this formula (this varies from original recipe):
one whole egg: 1 1/2 teaspoons powder to 2 tablespoons water
egg white: same as whole egg
egg yolk: 1 1/2 teaspoons powder to 1 tablespoon water.

This replacement is not suitable for things like scrambles eggs and the like, this is for baking.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: If you are making this and cooking for someone with gluten allergies or celiacs disease. Make sure to purchase ingredients that are certified gluten free, and clean your utensils very well. Better safe than sorry.