I’m kind of a copycat. These are pretty dang close to my Sweet Potato Brownies, minus the sweet potato. Just trust me ok? I honestly don’t think they are QUITE as good as the sweet potato brownies, but still pretty damn delicious. And I love them right now because they have no nuts in them. And I’ve said goodbye to nuts for the time being. We’ve parted ways. I do shed some tears at times thinking about it.

Ok, I have some big things to talk about. BIG things.

First and foremost, I need to introduce you all to an awesome guy. His name is Ben, or you can call him ‘That Burpee Guy’. He is trying to raise money for Children’s Hospital Foundations Australia (CHFA) and is doing so by doing a burpees every single day. Each day of the year he adds one burpee to the previous day’s total until the 31st December 2012 when I will complete 366 burpees to finish the Challenge. Well, being the awesome guy he is, he did burpees in honor of PaleOMG. 165 to be exact! Check out his video on YouTube and check out his cause! I asked if he would do dancing burpees. And he did. What a stud! We gotta support what this guy is doing! Please check out his stuff!!

Now onto the second big thing!

Today, Wednesday June 20th, I will be speaking on the radio station Primal Diet – Modern Health with Beverly Meyer at 11am CST. We will be chatting about how to cook without starches or dairy! Should be  fun chat. I’m so excited to be invited on her show, especially since she has chatted with people like Sarah Fragoso from Everyday Paleo, who was one of my inspirations to start a blog! You’ll be able to listen live on Voice America or be able to download it on itunes later! Be sure to check it out. You can hear how weird my voice is.

Now for the last exciting news. Don’t stop reading now, you’re almost there.

If you are a woman AND in the Colorado area, this news is for you! At CrossFit Jai in the Highlands, I will be hosting an All Women’s Lifting Seminar on Saturday June 30th from 12-2pm. We will be reviewing the clean & jerk and snatch and learning a ton of progressions of the movements. If you were intimidated by lifting or just want to get better at these lifts, this is the perfect class for you. This environment will be provide an encouraging atmosphere to learn and become more efficient with your CrossFit and lifting skills. Check out the link above to sign up! Any woman is welcome!

Ok I’m done with big things. These brownies are delicious. That’s pretty big.

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

  • Yield: 3-6 1x




  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add your banana and 1 cup of cherries (leave out 1/2 cup of cherries for the filling) to your food processor. Puree banana and cherries until completely broken down.
  3. Add wet ingredients to a bowl: coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and whisked eggs then pour in your pureed banana and cherries. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Then add your dry ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and chocolate chips.
  5. Fold in your leftover diced cherries.
  6. Pour into an greased8×8 glass baking dish.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when you poke at it.
  8. Let rest to cool a bit.
  9. I repeat, let rest to cool you stubborn food lover.

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  1. Brigette says:

    These turned out AMAZING!

    Side note – have you ever made avocado chocolate pudding? Most recipes I’ve found call for almond milk, but I don’t drink it anymore so I used coconut water instead. Amazing.

    Last night I had some friends over so I served these cherry brownies with the avocado chocolate pudding on top, and then a dollop of coconut whipped cream.

    None of my friends make their usual “but doesn’t your life suck so much eating like that” comments about paleo anymore.

  2. Jason says:

    Hey! this recipie is great, I changed it up from cherries to raspberries, and took some extra raspberries with honey in a sauce pan and made a little jam/sauce (not sure what to call it) for a topping…..GLORIOUS!!!, Great Blog, my wife and I are new to Paleo and I just want to say that you certainly make it fun and easy to transition (even got some of the guys at my fire station interested in paleo with all of your food porn here).

  3. patriece says:

    Love the recipe but I don’t want to use cherries. They do weird things to my digestive system. Do I have to use them? If they’re for texture, any other suggestions?

    1. juli says:

      no you don’t have to! you could always use another kind of fruit like peaches or blueberries

      1. patriece says:

        Will do! Thanks for your reply!

        BTW, thanks for making paleo so doable. I have such a sweet tooth and your recipes help me enormously. I have been able to eat well and creatively. Be encouraged to keep doing what you’re doing, we’re eating the results : )

  4. Alaina says:

    I am just curious.. Would frozen cherries work with this? Also does anyone know a website to get the nutrition facts for this recipe?

    1. juli says:

      frozen cherries would work! and not here

  5. AJ says:

    Hi Juli,

    I just made these and they turned out AWESOME! 🙂 I am out of coconut oil – – aaah! – – so I omitted the oil. I also cut the chocolate chips back to 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup, and the brownies still turned out delicious!

  6. AJ says:

    Hey fellow Paleo recipe lovers! I just had the fortune of receiving a bunch of strawberries. Delicious, but at their peak, I needed to use them up fast! I tried this recipe subbing strawberries for the cherries. The results? Simply delicious! I wonder what other fruits would be good…?

  7. Jackie Solis says:

    These are excellent 🙂 tastes better than a “conventional’ brownie. Mine came out a little runny…maybe too many cherries? Your brownies look gooey and chewy but I let them harden in the fridge and they taste fab cold 🙂 PALEO OMG saved my life and it didn’t cost a thing, job well done and thanks for sharing these phenomenal recipes!

  8. Crystal says:

    So…I’m on this crazy elimination diet right now trying to rule out sensitivities. Any suggestions on replacements for the eggs & banana in this?! I know. Sucks HARD CORE. Thanks 🙂

    1. juli says:

      you could use applesauce but i’m not sure how they would come out