How To Make Paleo Cashew Butter Brownies That Your Friends Will Drool Over

By Brandi Mackenzie

Photo of cashew brownie on the plate

Kudos to Brandi Mackenzie for concocting this delicious paleo brownie recipe. Brandi created a healing system after repairing her own body from Crohn’s disease, and offers lifestyle and nutrition guidance and coaching through her personal blog, BrandiMackenzie.com.


  • 1 Cup of Cashew Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Mojo OR Cacao Powder*
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips

*use 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips if substituting unsweetened cacao powder


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F degrees. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
    Note: If you have a stand mixer, use that for ease. Otherwise, all can be combined by hand.
  2.  Place cashew butter in a mixing bowl and whisk until oil is blended well and butter is light with air. Add egg, then vanilla and honey; continue whisking until fully incorporated.
  3. Combine cocoa, salt and baking soda. Add into cashew butter mixture.
  4. Lastly, fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 25-35 minutes, until slightly firm, but still with a little jiggle. This time will vary based on your oven, the type of butter used and the amount of oil in the butter.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for at least ten minutes before serving.
  7. Enjoy!