March 19, 2013

Skillet Brownies

1/2 c. butter

3 oz. unsweet baking, bittersweet, or mixed chocolate

1/4 c. cocoa powder

1/4 c. honey

3 eggs

3/4 c. almond meal

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Class it up with...

2/3 c. Zinfandel + handful dried cranberries + sea salt for garnish

There are mouthwatering grain-free recipes out there for brownies, but most approach 25$ cost to make with all that almond butter, coconut cream and what-have you that give the brownie-est of brownie textures without flour.  Being cheap and not much of a baker, I needed a good stand-by recipe cheaper to make and harder to mess up than black bean brownies (from experience those are very easy to mess up...).  After strenuous experimenting-- so many chocolaty recipes out there, you know-- I've found my go-to.

Chop up the butter and preheat the oven to 325°F.  In a cast-iron skillet, melt the butter with chocolate* over medium-high heat, stirring often.  Once it's melted and smooth, remove from heat and add honey and cocoa powder.  Crack eggs in one by one, stirring as added, then stir in the almond meal and vanilla extract.** Scrape the batter towards center of the skillet to prevent it getting too crispy around the edges and place the skillet in the oven.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a knife in the center comes out clean.

*If making Zinfandel-cranberry brownies, melt the butter with the wine first until the wine has reduced, then melt in the chocolate.  Add the cranberries with the almond meal.


  1. This recipe is killer good! THANKS for posting it!! I added 1 ounce of chopped walnuts and some cinnamon to mine. It was delish! I had to do all I could to not polish off an entire batch :P

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed! Your additions sound delicious as well. I know what you mean about eating the batch-- thank goodness for roommates to cook for ;-) Thank you so much for the feedback!

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    1. Haha thank you! By far one of the best reviews to hear ;-)

  3. These are AMAZING!! Love them so much! I used a dark chocolate cocoa and they are SO rich and delicious. Even loved by my non-primal friends!

    1. That's such a compliment! Thank you so much!

  4. Just found your post, so haven't actually tried yet but sounds mouth-watering already just reading the recipe!! :-)

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. An extremely late thank-you for stopping by! Hope you managed to take them for a test run :)