My Ultimate Brownie Recipe

Anyone who has spent any time on my page or instagram … or life – knows I am unequivocally obsessed with my brownie recipes. I love adding in lots of different flavours and created variations, but still nothing beats my standard brownie recipe.

There is nothing not to love about these brownies – they are refined sugar free, full of veggies, gluten and dairy free (so they’re kind to all tummies). They have great macros and are low calorie, so they make a perfect snack, or dessert, or breakfast (why not?). They let you enjoy a deep rich cacao flavour without the sugar crash, or excess calories. They’re good for you, but taste indulgent, could I sell them anymore?

I make at least a batch of these a week and keep them in the fridge for snacks and desserts, and I never miss or crave chocolate or sugar, because there is no need when these taste so good.

Brownies

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, low calorie.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 330 grams Pumpkin Puree*
  • 60 grams Almond Butter (or other nut butter)
  • 80 grams Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 50 ml Almond Milk
  • 100 grams Yogurt (I use dairy-free)
  • 80 grams Cacao Powder
  • 25 grams Coconut Flour
  • 65 grams Rolled Oats
  • 2 Eggs (Beaten)
  • 80 grams Sweetener (I use Truvia)
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. 

  2. In a bowl whisk the egg and add the sweetener and apple sauce and mix well. 

  3. Then add the pumpkin, almond butter and yogurt and mix.

  4. Next add all the dry ingredients (oats, coconut flour, cacao powder and baking soda) and mix thoroughly, adding the almond milk gradually. I only add a little baking soda to this recipe because it gives a fudgier texture.

  5. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and pour in the mixture, making sure it’s even and level. 

  6. Then bake for 17-20 minutes, add a few minutes for more well done brownies and be prepared to adjust for your particular oven. 

Recipe Notes

  • *Pumpkin Puree can be subbed for cooked beetroot (blend in blender until smooth) or Butternut Squash Puree
  • **You can sub the cacao powder for chocolate protein powder if you would like protein powder, I have tried this and it works the same.

To make butternut squash puree to replace pumpkin puree, try this.

 

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