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How To Make - Guilt Free , Sugar Free & Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies!

Updated on April 22, 2014

Getting the Balance Right

Many people have gone the gluten free route to be health conscious or to preserve their digestive system, however most stores in SA don't sell gluten free and sugar free products together, which usually means you are avoiding gluten but not sugar or high calorie content.

I've been playing around for months and have finally found a good recipe that's easy to make (I'm no baking genius) and not too expensive, as well as being calorie conscious and high in good fats, thanks to the coconut oil.

A healthy treat to satisfy those cravings!

Homemade Yumminess!

Let's get Started!

Your Ingredients are easy enough to find at any Dischem, Health Store or Pick n Pay.

  • 1 Cup Almond Flour (20% Protein)
  • ½ Cup Soya Flour (50% Protein)
  • ½ Cup Potato Flour
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Powder (Sugar Free)
  • ½ Cup Carob Powder (optional)
  • 1 Cup Coco Palm Sugar
  • ½ Cup Xylitol
  • ½ Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • ½ Cup Cold Water
  • 1 T-Spoon Salt
  • 2 T-Spoons Vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs whole or 2 whole and 4 whites

**Almond flakes are an optional extra

Let's Get Baking!

Set your oven to warm up at 180ºC

You will need a large mixing bowl

A sieve

A small mixing bowl

An oven pan to bake the brownies in

  1. Sieve the dry ingredients together into the large mixing bowl.
  2. Test your eggs by breaking them one by one into a small bowl first
  3. Stir up the eggs and add the vanilla essence and water and then slowly stir wet ingredients in with dry ingredients until you have formed a doughy mix in your pan.
  4. Add your nuts at this point if you intend to use them.
  5. Grease your oven pan and pour in your mixture
  6. Gently shake the pan so that your mixture levels out and settles
  7. Pop your pan into the oven and then turn down to 160ºC
  8. Leave pan in for 20-25 minutes and check with a toothpick into the centre to ensure its cooked through
  9. Use a spatula to gently pull the large brownie away from the sides of the pan and leave to cool
  10. Once cooled, gently cut into squares and lightly dust with xylitol / cocoa palm sugar mix if you wish. You can add cinnamon too should you so wish.
  11. Serve!


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Nutritional Break Down

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 12 - 15 Brownies


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    • Glowfaerie profile image

      Candice Jules 3 years ago from Wokingham, United Kingdom

      Hello! The cocoa powder should be sufficient on it's own, carob powder just makes it more "chocolatey" enjoy!!

    • Lori P. profile image

      Lori Phillips 3 years ago from Southern California USA

      The carob powder is optional but if you don't include it, do you need to add more cocoa powder? This sounds terrific! I'm in need of sugar-free recipes as a diabetic. Thanks!