Paleo Brownies with Ganache, Whipped Cream, and Fresh Fruit

Paleo Brownies with Ganache, Whipped Cream, and Fresh Fruit

I have become consumed with creating enjoyable sugar-free treats like these paleo brownies. I am particularly excited for this recipe because it is easy (you can make it in one bowl) and includes everybody’s-favorite pumpkin for your sweetness.

Category Dessert, Paleo, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Author V "Paleo Boss Lady" Capaldi


Brownie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • Optional: You can also mix in a 1/2 cup of your favorite nuts

Ganache Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons honey

Whipped Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz can full-fat organic coconut milk refrigerate overnight
  • Optional: 1/3 cup honey


  • Pint organic strawberries or other fresh fruit
  • Chopped nuts unsweetened shredded coconut, or whatever else your heart desires


Brownie Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grab a square brownie pan and grease with coconut oil or ghee.
  3. Mix pumpkin, chia seeds, almond butter, cacao powder, and optional nuts together in a bowl until well blended. Try your best to remove any lumps.
  4. Spread mixture in pan and place in oven.
  5. Cook for 10-15 minutes until done

Ganache Directions:

  1. Heat coconut oil on stove over low heat
  2. Mix with cacao powder.
  3. Remove from heat and put aside.
  4. After the brownies are cut and cooled, pick up each one and dip the top into your ganache mixture.
  5. Place the frosted brownies on wax paper. You can refrigerate if desired.

Whipped Cream Directions:

  1. Open the chilled can of coconut milk and take out the harder coconut solids, leaving behind the coconut water.
  2. Using a blender, mix the coconut solids well until whipped cream peaks start to form.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Assembly Directions:

  1. Slice up your strawberries, and serve your ganache-topped brownie with whipped cream and strawberries for the win.
  2. Sprinkle nuts or unsweetened shredded coconut on top if your heart so desires.

Recipe Notes

The ingredients in this recipe are compliant on Kickstart if you add the honey. If you do not add honey, then the ingredients are compliant on Lifestyle and Performance. (If you enjoy monkfruit, you can play around with adding that to this recipe to amp up the sweetness)

All that said, this recipe is only recommended as an occasional treat and should not be considered an everyday "compliant" food.