Clean Eating cream cheese brownies

Clean Eating Cream Cheese Brownies

Holy cow!!!  You are going to love these.  And, no, they're not Paleo, not Zone!!


Coconut oil or coconut oil cooking spray

6 oz dark chocolate melted and cooled slightly

3/4 cup evaporated cane juice (see photo) or substitute brown sugar

1/2 cup melted coconut oil 

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons almond flour

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

3/4 cup dark chocolate chips


1/2 cup evaporated cane juice or powdered sugar

4 oz cream cheese room temperature

1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature

1-2 teaspoons fresh orange juice

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat 9x9 baking dish with spray/oil. In a large bowl, combine melted chocolate, 3/4 cup cane juice (which is granulated cane sugar), and oil. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until incorporated.  Stir in flour and salt until combined, then chocolate chips.  Spread into pan and bake for 28-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Lick bowl. Meanwhile, prepare the icing by beating together cream cheese, and butter until smooth and fluffy.  Slowly add cane juice, orange juice and vanilla and  beat an additional 30 seconds.  Lick bowl and beaters.  Once brownies have cooled completely, spread evenly and judiciously and cut into squares. Lick bowl. Lick knife. Lick fingers.