Alpha-gal safe Brownie Recipe

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I sometimes chuckle at the irony of the fact that after I completed Whole30, I went Paleo. Now I suppose I’m on a Paleo-modified lifestyle since the Alpha-gal diagnosis. I’ve actually really loved it. Along the way, I played with some brownie recipes for when I wanted a sweet tooth fix. Luckily what I’ve come up with is (in my humble opinion) really good, and an Alpha-gal safe brownie recipe. So without further ado, let’s get started:Alpha-gal safe brownie recipe


Alpha-gal safe brownie recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 2 eggs room temperature – these need to be room temp or after you heat your coconut oil, it will harden if the eggs are cold (Vegan modification: 1/2 cup unsweet applesauce in place of 2 eggs)
  • 3/4 cup almond flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods)
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder – the natural, unprocessed stuff, I use Natierra Superfoods
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (I use Madhava)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, melted. You can stick in microwave for 45 seconds (I use the 365 Everyday Value Organic I get it at Whole Foods)
  • 1/4 cup raw local honey (Vegan modification: Real molasses can be subbed instead. It’s a strong flavor and I am not big on it, but some people love it)
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla or Mexican Vanilla (my favorite is from American House Coffee and Tea)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • OPTIONAL: Cocoa nibs (I use Natierra Superfoods)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • Lightly use coconut oil to grease your baking pan. Note: I previously had ghee as an additional option to grease with, and a reader wrote in with concern since ghee is a highly clarified form of butter, which is dairy. Ghee is Whole30 approved, Paleo-friendly and lactose-free since all of the milk solids are completely removed during the cooking process. However, as it still technically falls into the dairy category, I am going to correct myself and tell you to avoid it. With Alpha-gal, better safe than sorry. If you prefer something with a buttery flavor, you can put a little Fresh Harvest butter olive oil, which is completely vegan, onto a paper towel and apply it to your baking dish

Mixing Instructions

  • Mix the dry ingredients
  • Mix the wet ingredients
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet

Note: I have no idea if it really does make a difference keeping dry and wet separate, then adding the dry to the wet. I do this out of habit.

Alpha-gal safe brownie recipe

  • Make sure they’re all combined really well. Batter will be very thick (your whisk will stand in the batter)
  • Pour into your baking dish
  • Optional: Sprinkle cocoa nibs on top (coconut flakes work, too). You can also mix these into the batter. It will make the brownies have a bit of a crunch
  • Depending on size of baking dish, that will be your cooking time. I usually bake 20-25 minutes in an 8″x8″ square pan, but for thinner brownies in a 9″x13″ pan it takes 15-18 minutes. When the toothpick comes out clean, you’re all good
  • Let cool, slice and enjoy!

Alpha-gal safe brownie recipe