Every Last Crumb Book Review: PMS Brownies

You guuuuuyyyyyssss!! It’s officially here! The highly anticipated Every Last Crumb by Brittany Angell has hit stores and been sent out to all the wonderful people who preordered the book! This girl changes the game for paleo. Her insane creativity and knowledge for baking has reinvented what is capable when it comes to paleo breads, muffins, pretzels, waffles, crackers, buns, pizzas, desserts and much much more.

Have you ever had someone tell you they can’t do paleo because they can’t NOT have bread? Of course you have. We’ve all had that idiot in our lives who has said that…or YOU are that person. I’ve been that person. 6 years ago, I said that exact thing. And I still managed to eat paleo without having a Brittany Angell in my life. But now that person has absolutely no excuse. They say that to you again, now all you have to do is slap Every Last Crumb in their face and ask them what exactly they’ll be missing. Because with this book, they won’t miss any sort of bread again.

Brittany is seriously a genius. I don’t know how her brain works in these ways, but she comes up with the most creative paleo bread recipes I’ve ever seen. And everything I have tried of hers has blown me away. No seriously. Not in the “Like OMG, she’s totally the best ever. Like totally” (teenage style voice), but in a “Ican’tbelievethisispaleo. I’mgoingtostartcrying.” kind of way. And I’ve tried many different bloggers food. Brittany’s is just on point.

I met Brittany last year for the first time at Paleo(fx) in 2014. She’s hard to miss, her hair is bright red. This girl had the hardest time getting to Austin, which she was only there for like a day, but she packed a giant second suitcase with her, all in order to bring desserts to other bloggers. Talk about kind. I strive to have a heart that big someday. I was recently told that I have the smallest heart of anyone. But the person who said that also invited me to her wedding, so she must like small hearts. Anyways, Brittany packed all these homemade desserts across the country for us to chow down on. And PS, she has a crap ton of allergies meaning she can’t even have any of the desserts she makes. Again, huge heart. But my point is, that was the first time I tried one of Brittany’s recipes and I will see paleo desserts the same.

But let’s get one thing straight, she doesn’t do just desserts. She makes sandwich bread, hamburger and hot dog buns, dinner rolls, irish soda bread, croissants, danishes, bagels, crackers, biscuits, muffins, pancakes, the best waffles you will EVER have, arepas, calzones, deep dish pizzas, tortillas, soups, pretzels, ice cream cones, and even condiments. She does it all. It’s pretty amazing. She has come up with every childhood food, every food we crave the most, and every meal we would want to make our guest – and she makes it paleo. Not only just paleo, but she does egg free, nut free, dairy free, and even sugar free so anyone who has ever had any sort of allergy or is on some sort of protocol, can still enjoy the amazing food she has come up with.

I could not be more proud of Brittany and this accomplishment. And I’m even more proud to share this recipe with you all! Especially since it’s that time of the month for so many women right now, and they are most likely hell to deal with. And if men are reading this, make this for your ole’ lady, ya dumb head. She will be happy in no time. And if you are interested in trying a couple more recipes from Brittany Angell’s newest book, try out her English Muffins on Slim Palate’s website and her Chicago Deep Dish Pizza on Fed and Fit! And pick up her book today on Amazon, in Barnes and Noble AND in Costco!!

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Every Last Crumb Book Review: PMS Brownies

  • Yield: 16 1x



For the brownies

For the ganache

Additional toppings

  • 810 Sunbutter Cups, chopped (she has a recipe in her book, I used store bought ones)
  • more chocolate chips


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter or ghee
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream or heavy cream
  • pinch of kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. Make the brownies: In a large bowl, mix together the melted chocolate chips and softened butter. Once incorporated, mix in the vanilla and ground coffee.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, almond flour, and tapioca starch. Gradually add the dry mixture to the chocolate mixture, stirring to combine. Add the eggs and yolk and beat until fully combined.
  4. If you are adding the optional 1 cup chocolate chips to the batter, make sure that it is no longer warm before folding them in.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and tap on the countertop to settle the batter. Bake for 35 minutes or until the brownies have set and do not jiggle in the pan.
  6. Remove the brownies from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan.
  7. While the brownies are cooling, make the ganache: Place the chocolate chips in the microwave and melt for roughly 1 minutes. Remove and add the coconut cream, sitting until it comes together.
  8. Spoon the ganache over the cooled brownies. Then drop the chocolate Sunbutter Cups and chocolate chips on top. While that is cooling, make the caramel.
  9. Make the caramel: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the caramel ingredients to a gentle boil over medium heat, sitting constantly. Continue to boil gently, while stirring, until it thickens. Remove from the heat and drizzle the caramel on top of the brownies.
  10. Let the caramel sit and harden. Then cut the brownies into squares and serve. Store leftovers in a sealed bag or container at room temperature, or freeze for later.


*Makes 16 2-inch brownies

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51 thoughts on “Every Last Crumb Book Review: PMS Brownies”

  1. So excited to get mine today!

    I know this is so annoying to ask for substituitions but for someone who does not drink/use coffee what can you replace it with?


  2. As someone who has been a HUGE Brittany fan for years and received this recipe months ago from her newsletter, these brownies are the most freaking delicious brownies ever made. Seriously. Ever. Even when I don’t feel like making any of the toppings. The texture is so spot – which is absolutely the most difficult part of “alternative” baking and the flavor is just so wonderfully fudgy-chocolately. Every Last Crumb would be totally worth the price even if it included this recipe only!

  3. I received an advance copy of this recipe and these brownies are the best thing I have ever tasted. My brother who in no way follows a paleo diet requests these all of the time and even buys the ingredients so I will make them for him. I can’t wait to get the book and try other recipes!

  4. *gleeful bouncing*

    I received my notification that my copy shipped yesterday and I didn’t think I could be more excited. Now that I know it has PMS BROWNIES IN IT (OMFG /ded) I could explode!! 😀

  5. I’m kind of embarrassed to say that I haven’t hear do her, but after hearing your rant and rave, I’m sure I;m going to be a fan soon enough.

    PMS Brownies = Genius!

  6. i wish i had my period now just i had an excuse to make these!! i haven’t seen her blog before but i can’t wait to see what recipes she has on it. i love finding new blogs to stalk!

  7. Kinda scared to buy this book and start binging on bread and other yumminess. I fell in love with Ms. Angell when you posted her cereal recipe, which gets made monthly in my house for my kids. This recipe will definitely be made as a Christmas treat.

  8. Okay, these are off the chain. I just made the brownies last night (and left out the coffee because I wanted to share with the kiddo and wasn’t sure if I’d be peeling him off the ceiling and the extra chocolate chips because I only had 1 bag) they are the best brownies (Paleo or otherwise) I have ever had. Ever. Quick and easy to make. I’m sure they would only be better with all the extra toppings, but totally satisfying just as a basic brownie and the texture is spot on. Thanks!

  9. Sounds like Brittany’s book would be very useful to me when I and a friend of mine are trying out Paleo for the first time for at least 1 month (we’ll see if we want to go longer…) in January! A new challenge for us we are both excited about. This book sounds amazing!

  10. Oh my goodness, she’s from Rochester, NY. I’m 10 minutes of Syracuse, NY. This will be on my gift list to myself this year! So can’t wait to try these brownies. I have some food sensitivities, and these will be a treat for my friends who are paleo as well. Yeah!!!!

    1. I don’t think it’s gone completely, but I have noticed cramps are much less intense, and I don’t have an insatiable urge to eat a pint of Blue Bell ice cream by myself while making a mental list of all the things that annoy the crap out of me about my husband…

  11. I know you weren’t necessarily asking for help, but I’ve made these way too many times to count 🙂 The brownies taste absolutely fabulous even without butter or ghee. I use a combination of duck fat (for the buttery flavor) and palm shortening (for texture) and they’re seriously still perfect.

  12. Looks amazing! Would I be able to substitute coconut flour for almond? Would it be an equal switch (1 cup almond is 1 cup coconut)?

  13. Juli:

    Thanks for using our Enjoy Life chocolate mini-chips. The recipe looks fantastic. We are going to try them ourselves. Thanks for all you do for the paleo community.


  14. is there a difference in the outcome if you replace tapioca with arrowroot and vice versa? i’ve always wondered this. i buy tapioca but am going to buy arrowroot because it seems more popular in recipes

  15. Anyone know if regular choc. chips can be subbed for the Enjoy Life? I have everything on hand except for the enjoy life chips.

  16. Hello,

    Could we use regualar dark chocolate instead of the Enjoy Life choc chips?? Enjoy Life isn’t available here in Ireland at present.

    Thank you 🙂

  17. I made these and they were amazing! Brittany is an artist!! I should have used super finely ground coffee or powder but I used regular grounds and I had some chewy little pieces in my teeth-but it was worth it! The only problem with these brownies is that my husband says “we can eat these whenever, right? Because they’re paleo, so that makes them healthy”…I had to explain to him that binge eating is binge eating!

  18. I won’t ever want to make another kind of brownies again! Since seeing this recipe and ordering the book in December, I have made these 4 times for various functions and not only do I love them, but they are a hit every place I’ve taken them. My friend even called me a naughty name for bringing that “chocolate crack” to her 🙂
    I’ve had to adjust baking time to bake a bit longer, but that’s the only thing I changed.

  19. I made these with 70% cocoa bittersweet chocolate chips and they were the chocolaty-est chocolate brownies I’ve ever had. I’m a serious chocolate lover, and these really did turn my PMS’y mood around. Best part is they’re too chocolatey for my husband so I get the whole pan. Will definitely be making these again!

  20. Hello! So I made these brownies tonight and they’re great…… BUT … I need help lol
    How does making the caramel work? I failed miserably. idk why… it burnt so obviously I had the burner on too high correct? But I am convinced I did something else wrong too lol
    So I am glad I didnt put it on the brownies cuz I knew there was something seriously wrong!!!
    Thank you 🙂
    p.s. loveeee the website and your recipes. Just ordered a book of yours 😀

  21. I’m definitely making these, they sound like heaven and I need them. I’m wondering if espresso instant coffee would work in place of the ground coffee? Do you think it would be too strong tasting, overpowering? I love coffee, it just seems weird to put ground coffee in a batter, I’ve never done it. Either way, I’m making them.

  22. These brownies are fire. I have never had a chocolate dessert this delicious in my entire life so I felt that it was my duty to leave a comment. I am not even a chocolate lover (always choose fruity desserts) but these are stupid good. If you are reading this and unsure whether to make them, dont question it. Just do it. I didnt add these toppings and opted for a cherry buttercream with rainbow sprinkles and they were epic. This is a five star brownie recipe and I dont think any other brownie recipe could possibly beat this one.

  23. Weird question but do you know what happened to her website? I used to be a member of her club Angell and it was wort every penny. I love her recipes. Now I can’t find her anywhere on the internet.

    1. she was having so many issues with her website and membership that she finally just decided to shut the website down all together. so sad. she seriously had the best recipes!

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