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This healthy brookie recipe creates delicious bars that are half cookie and half brownie, all while being naturally Paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

A healthy brookie bar in one's hands.

Have you ever had a brookie before? It’s the combination of two of the best desserts ever… brownies and cookies! A layer of cookie dough is topped with a layer of brownie batter and when they bake together, the result is the most delicious bars that are half brownie and half cookie!

And it gets even better! These delicious brookies are naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined flour-free, and refined sugar-free.

Why this recipe is great

  • It is half brownie, half cookie bar. I used my Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar recipe for the bottom layer.
  • It is made with healthier ingredients.
  • It is a great desert to make for a gathering or party.
  • It is great for those following a dairy-free, gluten-free or Paleo diet.
  • You only need 10 ingredients!

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients needed to make gluten-free brookies.
Cookie layer ingredients
Ingredients needed to make gluten-free brookies.
Brownie layer ingredients
  • almond flour– make sure to use blanched almond flour because it has a finer texture, which is great for baking.
  • tapioca flour– this flour is great for gluten-free baking.
  • coconut flour– this is also great for gluten-free baking.
  • baking soda– this helps the bars rise.
  • olive oil– this is used to replace butter in the recipe.
  • coconut sugar– this type of sugar has a lower glycemic index compared to other sugars and is also Paleo.
  • eggs– this helps bind the batters together.
  • vanilla– your favorite vanilla extract works perfectly here.
  • dairy-free chocolate chipsEnjoy life chocolate chips are dairy-free and gluten-free, HU chocolate chips are Paleo. 
  • cocoa powder– make sure there is no added sugar.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Step by step instructions

Cookie bar batter.
Step 1

Step 1: Make the cookie bar batter portion of the recipe.

Cookie bar layer in the pan.
Step 2

Step 2: Put the cookie dough into a pan. Push down into the batter to evenly spread it out.

Brownie batter.
Step 3

Step 3: Make the brownie batter.

Brownie batter layer on top of cookie layer.
Step 4

Step 4: Pour the brownie batter on top of the cookie batter.

Raw brookies before cooking.
Step 5

Step 5: Evenly spread out the brownie batter.

Paleo brownie cookie bars after baking.
Step 6

Step 6: Bake your brookies!

Cutting into paleo brownie cookie bars.
Step 7

Step 7: After letting the brookies cool a bit, start to cut them.

Cutting into paleo brownie cookie bars.
Step 8

Step 8: Cut them into cubes.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store these bars?

Store in an airtight container on the counter for 3-4 days or in the fridge for 6-7 days.

What can i use instead of olive oil?

Avocado oil or melted coconut oil. Make sure to measure the coconut oil in its melted state.

Do you have to let these brookies cool?

If you want it to be easier to cut them then yes let them cool.

A slice of a healthy brookie recipe.

Other dessert recipes you’ll love:

These Buckeye brownies from My Gluten-free Kitchen. They look UNREAL and are so creative!

These Chocolate Orange Fudgy Brownies (Paleo, GF). If you love the combination of orange and chocolate together, then these are for you!

These strawberry chocolate chip cookies are delish and have a hint of strawberry.

Did you try this recipe? Please leave me a ⭐ review below!

5 from 12 votes
Servings: 24 bars
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total: 50 minutes
A healthy brookie bar in one's hands.
Delicious bars that are half cookie and half brownie, all while being naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined flour-free, and refined sugar-free.


Cookie Layer Ingredients:

Brownie Layer Ingredients:

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Cookie layer Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add 1 ¼ cup almond flour, 2/3 cup tapioca flour, 1/3 cup coconut flour, 1 tsp baking soda, and ½ tsp salt. Whisk until blended. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, whisk the ¾ cup olive oil and 1 cup coconut sugar together. Then, add in the egg and egg yolk, and whisk until creamy. Add the 2 teaspoons of vanilla and whisk again.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together with a fork until well mixed. Fold in the ¾ cup of chocolate chips.
  • Pour the cookie dough batter into the lined baking pan and evenly press/smooth it into an even layer. ( I used a rubber spatula to do so) The layer will be thin, but don’t worry, it will rise while baking!

Brownie layer Instructions:

  • Add ½ cup of olive oil and 1 cup of coconut sugar to a large mixing bowl and whisk. Add 2 eggs and 1 tsp of vanilla and whisk until creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, mix ¾ cup of almond flour, 3 Tbs tapioca flour, ½ cup cocoa powder and ½ tsp salt with a fork until mixed together. Pour the bowl of dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Then, take large spoonfuls of the batter and glob it on top of the cookie layer in the pan. Then, spread evenly.
  • Bake for 22-25mins. The top will be hard to the touch, but may still look wet. Don’t overcook.
  • Take the pan out of the oven and let it cool for one hour. Then lift the brookies out of the pan using the parchment paper. Cut into squares.
  • Should yield approximately 24 brookies.


  • If you are going to use coconut oil instead of olive oil, make sure to melt it in the microwave and then measure it in its melted state.


Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 30IUCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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    1. I haven’t tested out making these with any other flours or flax eggs. I am curious though if it would work with oat flour instead of almond flour.

  1. Wow, now this is my kind of dessert… brownies and cookies together!! Soo mouthwatering. This would make such a good treat on Valentine’s Day!

  2. These are an absolutely delicious brookie! It is not easy finding a great cookie or brownie that is also Paleo, you did it all! Delicious!5 stars