In the spirit of continuing my healthier eating pledge today I’d like to share an alternative chocolate brownie recipe.

I am a bit of a chocoholic and struggle to give chocolate up whenever a try a healthier living phase – this recipe gives you the rich taste of a moist chocolate brownie but without any added refined sugar, butter or flour. The sweetness is gained from the dates and the coconut oil gives it a slight nutty flavour but isn’t overpowering. It’s also gluten free.


200g dark chocolate

1 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

200g dates (ready chopped or pitted)

3 large eggs

60ml coconut oil

1 tap vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 180’C

In a food processor pulse chocolate, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda until ground into a powder – this is very noisy!

Add the dates, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla extract to the bowl and pulse again until all are combined into a thick batter.

Spoon batter into a lined baking tray (20 x 20 cm) and bake for 20-25 mins – a knife dipped into the centre of the mixture should come out clean.

Cool and eat.


This recipe is very simple – its all prepared in one bowl and doesn’t contain any ingredients that are difficult to get hold of.

Try it for yourself – you won’t believe that it doesn’t contain any refined sugar.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.