Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with aluminum foil, grease, and set aside.
Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a large, microwavable-safe bowl*. Heat 30 seconds then stir. After that, heat in 20 second increments, stirring well between each increment, until fully melted.
Stir in the sweetener, salt, almond flour, and coconut flour. Then, stir in the eggs and vanilla until well combined. Batter will be thick.
Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth out the top.
Bake 20 - 25 minutes or until edges start pulling away from the sides and the center looks set. Serve with keto ice cream and enjoy!
Store leftover brownie squares in an air-tight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 days. Or they can be wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in a freezer-safe baggie for up to 3 months.
If you prefer not to use a microwave to melt the chocolate, simply place the chocolate and coconut oil in a large, heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of boiling water. Be sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Then, stir until the chocolate is melted and remove from heat.
If you heat the chocolate too fast or unevenly it will harden so don't take any shortcuts to melt the chocolate. It needs to be melted by heating in intervals in the microwave or in a bowl over boiling water on the stove.
Do not substitute the coconut oil. If you try using a different fat or oil, you do so at your own risk. While I haven't tested these with butter yet, I have tested them with avocado oil and they turned out too oily.
Whether these are Paleo or Keto depends on the sweetener and chocolate you choose. For the sweetener, I prefer to use Besti Monk Fruit Erythritol Blend. However, any erythritol-based keto granulated sweetener will work! While xylitol, allulose, or an allulose/monk fruit blend will work, the brownies will turn out super, super soft, and delicate. For paleo, feel free to use coconut palm sugar.
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The batter will be really thick, this is normal. Just keep stirring and get those eggs mixed in really well!
I have also successfully made these with ⅓ C of almond flour and 1 tablespoon coconut flour.
These are pretty sweet. If you prefer your desserts to not be super sweet, you may want to reduce the sweetener.