Purely fruit sweetened brownies

Submitted - Ben
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200 grams baking chocolate (unsweetened chocolate)
½ teaspoon baking soda
200 grams pitted dates (about 10 dates)
3 eggs
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


In a food processor, pulse chocolate and baking soda until texture of coarse sand

Pulse in dates, then eggs, coconut oil and vanilla

Transfer batter into a 20 x 20 centimeter baking dish

Bake at 180°C/350°F for 26-30 minutes

Cool for 1 hour



If you think the term “healthy dessert” is an oxymoron, these Purely Fruit Sweetened Brownies just might change your mind. Better yet? They’re made with only six real food ingredients, and you can whip them up in no time at all. These fudgey brownies are packed with intense chocolatey flavor.

The main ingredient in these flourless gluten-free brownies is antioxidant rich dark (as in 100%, no sugar added!) chocolate. Dark chocolate contains small amounts of tannins, an antioxidant, to make it a little less naughty than regular chocolate.

This recipe is rounded out with eggs (high in protein) and coconut oil (rich in neuro-protective fats), along with dates, a bit of baking soda, and a good dose of vanilla –one of my favorite ingredients, vanilla makes everything taste better.