Sugarless Gluten free Brownie Recipe

Gluten free brownies

Finally, a tried and tested brownie recipe, with no artificial nothing! This has no flour and no sugar. For my first try, I used banana puree, my kids sniffed it out. They hate banana in baked goods :( so my second try, I replaced it with apple+date puree. 

Makes 16 (2x2 inch)


  • 1 and 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable of melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg (for eggless, replace with flax egg, recipe below)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup date puree, made with fleshy dates
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • A few drops of vanilla extract

You may also make it eggless by replacing egg with flax egg. 

Egg replacer recipe:

  • 1 Tbsp flax seeds, ground
  • 3-4 Tbsp water

Combine well and set aside for 5 minutes. Use as an egg replacer.


  1. Prep an 8x8 inch pan with grease and parchment paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. 
  3. Combine the dry ingredients - almond flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside. 
  4. In another bowl, whisk the wet ingredients - egg, vanilla, oil, apple and date puree. 
  5. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix until the mixture is free of lumps. Pour into the prepared pan. 
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Half way through baking, sprinkle chocolate chips. If a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs, we are good. The brownies will be fudgy. 
  7. Let the brownies cool. In the meantime, place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a glass bowl and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds or more. Combine well until creamy and smooth. Drizzle over the brownies with a spoon. Chill in the fridge to set. 
  8. Enjoy as is or warm and serve with ice cream. 

Gluten-free brownies