A couple years ago, I searched and searched the internet for a suitable flour and sugar-free chocolate cake or brownie recipe, that would be suitable for a beloved family member’s birthday whilst on their strict diet… Because I’m thoughtful like that ;)
After a couple days coming up blank, I stumbled upon this amazing recipe and have made these countless times since!
Thank you so much Teri for submitting this on your blog!
The Ingredients are as follows:
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt (omit if using salted butter)
Basically just mix all these things together in a big bowl, it is super-quick to mix up a batch!
Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees F/ 180 degrees C.
If you are not American and unfamiliar in baking with measuring “cups”, I highly recommend getting a set and trying it out. They are easily available on Amazon or online.
For this recipe, it’s a really quick way to get all your ingredients in the bowl with little fuss!
A few things that work well for me:
I use a silicon 8 x 8 inch square baking tray, with just a spray of oil.
I always opt for the butter instead of the coconut oil, but that’s just personal preference. (I mean who doesn’t LOVE butter?!)
I also prefer to blend up my own almonds to make the almond flour, as I like the slight texture it in turn gives the brownies.
I’ve used packaged almond flour too, the brownies are still good, they just don’t have that bit of coarse texture throughout.
You can easily make your own almond flour by quickly blending fresh whole almonds (no soaking needed) in your food processor or heavy duty blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec.
So if someone you know is gluten free or avoiding sugar, give this healthier alternative of a brownie a go- I bet you won’t be disappointed!
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be pulling the recipe out, time and time again!
And, for a decadent, rich and sugary treat- these are really nice warm, with a scoop or two of vanilla ice-cream!