Did any of you give up sugar for your New Years Resolution?  Did you vow to eat a little healthier?

That’s my usual resolution and it just never works, I have too much of a sweet tooth.

But this January, I decided that I wanted to try my constant resolution once again, but in a way where I would actually succeed. Instead of cutting out the sweet treats that I LOVE and then getting angry at myself for not sticking to my plans, I’ve decided to rethink how I make my desserts.

There are so many amazing alternatives on the market now, from gluten free options, to recipes for paleo desserts! I’ve even started making paleo pancakes, and I like them MORE than I like the traditional ones with butter and flour. And, for the added bonus, I feel better.

This particular recipe uses cassava flour as it’s base, but there are so many other amazing recipes using almond flour or even chickpea flour! I’ve even tried the instagrammable chickpea cookie dough recipe, here’s a link to my interpretation of it!

Let me know if you end up making this recipe! I’d love to hear what you think of these alternative brownies! My whole family LOVED them… they might have disappeared in three days, I guess I just need to make some more! 


  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup of cassava flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate
  • 1 stick of butter or ghee
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper
  3. Whisk all of the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, the cassava flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder
  4. Begin to melt the chocolate in the microwave in a large glass bowl. Add in the butter or ghee and microwave in 30 second intervals.
  5. Whisk in the sugar for about a minute until it is smooth
  6. Add the eggs to the chocolate mixture and vanilla
  7. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture
  8. Pour brownie batter into the baking pan
  9. Bake the brownies for 24-26 minutes, the edges of the brownies should slightly raise when it is done.
  10. Allow the brownies to cool, and then put in the fridge, they’ll taste even better cold

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About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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