Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

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With Larina Robinson, The Body Dietetics

Here it is! Episode one of my new series Real Food Inspiration - a series dedicated to discovering and sharing real food recipes with some of the experts behind real food.  In episode one I chat to Larina Robinson, a Wholefood Dietitian and Author of new cook book Wholefood Entertaining.

Larina is an expert at taking traditional recipes and turning them into nutritious, healthy versions that suit a range of dietary requirements including coeliac, auto-immune protocols and low FODMAP diets.


In this episode, Larina shows us how to make a healthier version of the popular chocolate brownie, using only whole, real ingredients. The recipe is sugar-free, dairy-free and grain-free, and I have re-posted this below.

For more of her recipes, see her recipe page.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 100g almond butter
  • 1/3-1/2 cup pure maple syrup (more will make them a bit fudgier)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 fresh medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries



Line an 8×8 inch brownie pan with baking paper.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. In a bowl, combine all the wet ingredients with a hand mixer. Sift the dry ingredients into the wet and mix till smooth. Fold in the raspberries. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 20-25mins (my oven is an older model so takes a while longer to cook – it’s best to keep an eye on them around the 18-20 minute mark so they don’t overcook). They get fudgier over time so if you can resist, let them cool a little. They’re even better the next day!

Makes 12

Alison Sims

Passionate about real food and healthy living, Alison Sims is the founder and author of Paleo Foodies. She is on a mission to discover the best paleo dining in Australia and all around the world. What started as a part time blog in 2013 has lead to a full time career for Alison, who previously spent a decade in Advertising and Marketing. She is now a regular contributor to health and lifestyle publications, a public speaker in food and health, and co-publisher of Paleo Foodies Magazine.

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