Chocolate Brownies! No-sugar-added, Grain-free

These delicious chocolate brownies are sweetened only using dried fruit, so contain no added sugar or gut-irritating ingredients. They are also gluten-free and can be made dairy free by substituting butter for coconut oil.

1 cup chopped dates
½ cup chopped prunes
3 eggs
½ cup dark chocolate
½ cup butter (or coconut oil)
½ cup cocoa powder
¼ coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda


1. Place the dates and the prunes into a bowl and cover with boiling water, leaving to soak for 1 hour to soften.

2. Preheat the over to 300F, and grease and line a brownie tin or a square ovenproof dish (an 8-inch pan works well with this recipe) with parchment paper.

3. Place the eggs, dates, prunes and the water they were soaking into a food processor or blender and blend well.

4. In a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt the dark chocolate and the butter or coconut oil. Remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder and coconut flour, mixing to form a paste.

5. Add the chocolate mixture to the dates/egg mixture in the blender along with the baking soda and bicarbonate of soda. Blend until you have a smooth mixture.

6. Evenly add the mixture to the brownie tin then bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

7. Once cooked leave to cool then turn out onto a wire cooling rack. To serve cut into squares of desired shape and size.

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