Paleo Bacon Coffee Brownies


Please tell me I’m not the only one this happens to. You need a small amount of something for one particular recipe, buy the entire package and then have a ton left over that you have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH. Believe it or not I’ve had half a package of bacon that I had no idea in the world what to do with. Back story is… I made a recipe that called for bacon to bring to an event recently. So, in a pinch I bought what appeared to me as a half decent package of center cut.

Failed to read the label until I noticed a particularly sweet smell when I grilled up the first few slices. Brown sugar. Guess that means it’s time to make my first attempt at the whole bacon/dessert thing. This recipe could not have showed up on my news feed at a better moment. Paleo Palate, THANK YOU.

Bacon Coffee Brownies (Yes, they’re paleo!)

By: Paleo Palate


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 8 dates
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 1/4 cup strong espresso or coffee
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F
  2. Cook bacon until crunchy and set aside.
  3. Put the dates in a food processor and chop until coarse. Then, add eggs and coffee and mix for another 10-20 seconds.
  4. Next, add the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and oil and mix until smooth.
  5. Crumble 4 slices of bacon into the batter and mix for 10-20 more seconds.
  6. Pour the batter into a cake pan and crumble the remaining bacon on top.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, using the toothpick test to make sure they’ve cooked through.

VOILA! Let them cool and go to town. Heads up: don’t be taking a bite and expecting the sugary sweetness of Betty Crocker. These have a nice savory and unsweetened cocoa flavor and what I think is a great fudgy consistency. If the dates aren’t enough sweetening for you, I’d recommend adding in a 1/4-1/2 cup of coconut crystals.

Bacon Coffee Brownies

I like these. I like this photo. So did Jesse Palmer on Instagram. #win

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