Yayyyyyyy!! Another cassava recipe! A couple weeks ago, I tried cassava out for the first time with my Applesauce Spice Bread and it made me want to try out more recipes! I’ve worked with almond flour, coconut flour, and tapioca flour on all sorts of different recipes so it’s been fun to mix it up with a different kind of flour! If you don’t have cassava flour, well I have no idea how much of the other flours you would need and if they would work 1:1. If I did know, I would tell you. But if cassava flour doesn’t work for you, check out 9 of my other brownies recipes here!

But something that’s realllll nice about these brownies is that they just get better with time. Try to stay in control of your life and after you eat just one of these, put them in an air tight container and into the fridge. Then when you go back for hopefully just one because hopefully you still have your life together, you will reap the benefits of your patience because I think they are even better when they’re cold. And when I tell you that hopefully you can keep your life together, it’s because I couldn’t. I went HAM on these things.

PaleOMG Cassava Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Sooooo I’ve been traveling solo since Sunday which means I’ve had A LOT of time by myself wandering around Walla Walla, Washington, searching for food then trying to walk off my food. So I walk pretty much everywhere with my headphones in to keep me entertained. And I have a new obsession…Wine & Crime Podcast. To the reader who introduced me to this podcast – I LOVE YOU. It’s out of control hilarious…as long as you like true crime. If you don’t like hearing about murder and super f*cked up things, it’s probably not for you. But if you like listening to 3 hilarious chicks get drunk off wine and crack jokes about all things depressing and frightening for over an hour…this is the podcast for you! I actually completely screwed up my makeup yesterday because I laughed so hard that I cried and smeared my eye liner everywhere. So cute. They’re awesome.

Just a quick How Ya Doing With Your Life note – I cannot explain to you how much dry shampoo I have in my hair right now. My goal was to not wash my hair the entire time I was in Walla Walla because I wanted to pack a carry-on and had absolutely no room for shampoo or conditioner. Then they ended up making me check my bag at the gate…the bastards. Well, I’m going strong with my being dirty AF regimen because my hair is pure grease and cake. And that’s not because I ate a gluten free cupcake yesterday and almost died from happiness. No, it’s because there is so much dry shampoo caked in my hair at this point and it’s clinging to the grease so now it’s simply become a slippery slope of sketch. Plus I’m spraying it over and over with root touch-up to cover up my blonde (yet maybe grey) hair. So.Much.Sketch. Also, I have a grey eyelash that is double the length of my other eyelashes and grows SO FAST. Is this what 30 looks like? Because I’m not into it!!!

That was a lot to take in huh? KBye.

PaleOMG Cassava Chocolate Chunk Brownies

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Cassava Chocolate Chunk Brownies

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  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x


  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 cup maple sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. Using a handheld mixer, beat together ghee, maple sugar and vanilla extract in a medium bowl for about 1 minute then add eggs and beat for another minute until mixture becomes light in color.
  3. Add in cassava flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder and salt and mix until completely combine. Then fold in chocolate chunks.
  4. Place batter into the greased baking dish and spread out evenly. Place in oven to bake for 30-35 minutes, until the middle is cooked through and a toothpick comes out clean. Let brownies cool 10 minutes before slicing!



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  1. Pam says:

    These look amazing!! I’ve never tried paleo baking — I don’t have the patience, usually. But, I just bought some cassava flour and was looking for a recipe to try it out. This looks perfect! Quick question though: is the ghee to be melted or in “solid” form when mixed in Step 2?

    1. juli says:

      solid, so you can whip it with the sugar!

  2. Erin Godley says:

    Is there anything you can sub for the espresso powder? I am really sensitive to coffee/espresso but this looks delicious otherwise and I’d love to try it.

    1. juli says:

      you can just remove it! i just prefer that coffee flavor in my brownies but you don’t need it!

  3. Annalee says:

    I have you to thank for introducing me to Wine and Crime. And being a born and raised Minnesota girl living in Utah, their accents make me feel right at home. Serious thanks for the introduction. I’ve been listening to it non stop for the last two months.
    Also, I just listened to your kick-ass episode with the Mind Pump Guys and I just think your great.

    1. juli says:

      they are the absolute best!! and thanks for listening to the mind pump episode! those guys are so damn cool!

  4. Barbara says:

    Hey Juli! This recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it! Also I was wondering if we can use another flour, as it is difficult to come by cassava flour over here in France…. Awesome blog and recipes! You rock my paleo life!

    1. juli says:

      i haven’t tried it with other flours but i have plenty of other brownie recipes to choose from

  5. Krystal says:

    I plan to make these tomorrow night. What do you think about coconut oil as a substitute for the ghee?

    1. juli says:

      i made them with coconut oil the other day and they are great that way!

      1. Abby says:

        When you used coconut oil, did you melt it? Or still whip it its soft/room temp but not melted state with the sugar? Don’t want to mess it up. 🙂

        Thanks Juli!

        1. juli says:

          i just softened it

  6. Kelly says:

    Hi Juli! Thanks for this recipe! While I am riding out yet ANOTHER Nor’Easter in NYC , I’m thinking of making these… but I don’t have the chocolate chunks! Think it’ll be OK if I just omit?

    1. juli says:

      yeah for sure!

      1. Kelly says:


  7. Nancy says:

    We made this tonight. I cooked it for only 28 minutes and the brownies had good flavor, but were dry and chalky. I double checked the recipe because I thought maybe I had forgotten some liquid such as coconut milk. But there isn’t any additional liquid listed in the ingredients.

  8. Jerilee says:

    These are so good . Could you provide the nutrition label for these!!! Thank you

    1. Stacy@paleOMG says:

      Since that information can vary depending on ingredients, your most accurate counts will be to put what you use into an app like myfitnesspal. If you’re okay with approximates, you can also search on that app. Some paleOMG recipes have been entered by users. Hope that helps! -Stacy, paleOMG assistant

  9. Alexis says:

    Juli– I just made these for my boyfriends birthday tomorrow! HOLY CRAP. I think all my love is instantly proven since I haven’t eaten every last one. These are INCREDIBLE! I used softened kerrygold butter, coconut sugar, and omitted the espresso powder and they were perfect at 30 minutes. New favorite brownie recipe for sure! (now to use another one of your recipes for his bday dinner!)