Our friends at Paleo Hacks have combined two of our favorite things to prove bacon isn't just for breakfast.
These thick, chewy, decadent brownies come together in five minutes in a blender. With a few cooked slices of bacon into that luxurious brownie batter, you get a sweet, creamy brownie bursting with itty bitty crunches of salty bacon bits in each bite. I added two cooked slices of bacon to mine, but feel free to add as much as you like.
You get all the usual breakfast suspects here and more in a grain-free, gluten-free, and nut-free brownie. To make the flavors pop, I added a pinch of cayenne pepper to the batter. It gives the brownies an extra hint of spice. You could omit it if you wanted, but I like that kick of heat.
What I like most about these brownies is that they're not overly sweet. They have a deep, rich dark chocolate flavor. If you like yours a bit sweeter, you can add up to four tablespoons of maple syrup without affecting the batter's consistency.
You can never go wrong with a dessert that's sweet, salty and spicy. Good luck keeping them around for more than a day!
These decadent bacon brownies prove that bacon is just as delicious as (if not better than) dessert!
- 2 slices bacon, cooked
6 large eggs
1/4 cup canned coconut milk
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup (can add up to 4 tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips for topping
- Preheat oven 375ºF. Prepare a square 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper so that the parchment paper hangs off the sides (this is for easy removal).
- Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a food processor, layering the wet ingredients first and then the dry ingredients. Process until ingredients are fully combined.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and spread into a thin, even layer. The brownie batter may look thin, but the brownies will poof up in the oven.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until the batter has hardened and a toothpick can be removed clean from the center.
- Remove from the oven and top with dark chocolate.
- Cool 30 minutes in the pan prior to removing and slicing into 16 bars.
- Desserts, Brownies
- North American
- 16 bars
- Total Time
- 21 minutes, 59 seconds