One Pan Nut Brownies

Paleo One Pan Nut Brownies -

I have made these One Pan Nut Brownies a few times now, each time just a little different.  I can't say I'm really a fan of nut butter.  Hahaha.  Except saying it, I am a fan of saying it.  Nut Butter.  Ha.  Never gets old for me, but it probably has for you already.  I will continue…

The oddity is, I LOOOVVEEEE peanut butter.  Sigh!  In cookies, cakes, muffins, and even from a spoon.  It's likely the sugar in the PB that I love – I may have mentioned that I am a recovering Sugar Junkie.  Did you notice all the things I mentioned I loved PB in were sweets?

I have been interested in doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox.  I should stop making excuses and just do it.  Especially after Easter.  I hid little chocolate eggs thru out my store for customers and staff.  Unfortunately, it means, there are little chocolate eggs, everywhere… not Paleo chocolate eggs.  And sometimes they are in the way, so you have to eat them!  Obviously.  Some of those little chocolate eggs are filled with peanut butter!  I am my own worst enemy.

So here is it, One Pan Nut Brownies adapted from my mother's one pan brownie recipe, and the lovely Vanessa and her site Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind, but with far less nut butter.  Hahaha.  Nut butter.  Still funny.

I'd like to add, I do not use every dish in the kitchen baking this…

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Served with fresh sliced strawberries, and whipped vanilla coconut cream.

Paleo One Pan Nut Brownies -

One Pan Nut Brownies

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  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven


Quick and easy.  Plus cleanup is a snap.  Curb that chocolate craving.


  • 4 oz dark chocolate 60% or higher (organic is best)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or tahini
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup palm sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs


  1. Take out your baking pan, put it on the element on Low. Melt the chocolate. You can use a double boiler, but then it's not a one pan brownie, so low and make sure you watch it.
  2. When the chocolate is liquid add the coconut oil, stir until mixture is liquid and they are combined.
  3. Remove from heat, add Maple syrup and most of the Almond butter or tahini. Leave one tablespoon set aside.
  4. Add eggs, make sure the mixture is cool-ish or it will cook the eggs. Mix them in.
  5. Add dry ingredients, palm sugar, and cocoa.
  6. Fold in cacao nibs.
  7. Swirl the tablespoon of almond butter or tahini through the center of the batter.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven, 350F for 30 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Since it was cooked in the pan, you should probably eat it out of the pan, you know, save water, less dishes. Way to be an environmentalist!



About the Author:

Real food fan. My first love is baking, and it keeps me sane. I am new to the Paleo lifestyle, but already infatuated. Recovering sugar Junkie. Love awkward situations, drunk people and ridiculously high heeled shoes, especially when they coincide. Always looking for my next great story.


  1. Aimee / April 22, 2014 at 3:30 am - Reply

    These look super delicious. Especially with the strawberries and coconut cream!

  2. Mom May 22, 2014 at 5:33 am - Reply

    I made the one pan nut brownies this week. Instead of strawberries and whipped topping, I cooked up some raspberries that were still in the freezer from last year’s garden. Tastes worked well together and the sauce soaked into the brownie nicely.

    • Holley May 22, 2014 at 8:33 am

      OH! I’m drooling just thinking of it… YUM!

  3. Laureen Fox September 16, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I made Brownies with Cranberries last weekend but because I was in a hurry, I used an old full of crappy sugar recipe. Not my proudest moment . Now you’ve given me a recipe I would be proud to serve my guests. I just need to see if it will hold up to having cranberries added 🙂

  4. Steph February 11, 2015 at 5:26 am - Reply

    What size pan did you use?

    • Holley February 11, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      small-6 inch round

  5. Ruth September 26, 2017 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Holley, how long would you cook this in the Instant Pot?

    • Holley September 29, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      This is a great question, I’m guessing 20 minutes with a natural pressure release, but I am guessing. I’ll add it to the list of recipes to instant-pot-ify

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