I like Caveman Cookies because they’re a tasty, healthy snack and they don’t require any effort (unless you consider going to the store or buying them online an effort). But I do like to bake, and I’m always a fan of healthy recipes, which is why I was happy that Stephanie Lester, founder of Caveman Cookies,was willing to share her recipe for Caveman Brownies. They’re nearly Paleolithic (swap the chocolate for carob and they’ll be more along the line of what your ancient ancestors would have baked), and full of nutritious ingredients — no processed sugars, fats, or grains.
Hazelnut Caveman* Brownies
Courtesy of Caveman Cookies
*Paleolithic except for the chocolate… so enjoy it as a treat!
8oz Unsalted Almond Butter
8oz Hazelnut Meal (e.g., Bob’s Red Mill Hazelnut Meal)
1/2 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup Unsweetened Sliced Tart Dried Cherries (other unsweetened dried fruit may also be used)
4oz Dark Chocolate Bar
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Optional: 1/2 cup Chopped Hazelnuts
In a bowl, lightly whisk eggs; set aside.
Break chocolate bar into pieces and combine with honey in saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat once chocolate is melted.
Combine all remaining ingredients in bowl with eggs; pour in chocolate-honey mixture. Mix well.
Pour batter into parchment-lined or lightly greased baking pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 min.