Decadent Dark Chocolate Brownies

My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free and many are dairy free. I decided to go with a friend to a seminar held by a functional doctor. The seminar resonated with me. My husband and I agreed that the expense was worth it. I became a patient of the functional doctor and my diet was revamped based on my blood tests and labs. I went from being exhausted all the time to where I have energy to go to the gym. I don’t mean tired. I was exhausted. Just getting up and trying to function was a hardship. I have been on this journey to reclaim my health for a little over a year. I am regaining my energy, feeling better, and my blood work and labs have also improved.

I have had to create recipes for almost everything I eat. Most items on store shelves have some ingredient that I no longer eat. I was surprised to see corn syrup in many items. Shocked to find sugar inside diced tomatoes. I have recipes for Ketchup, BBQ Sauce and many other items.

I do research on different flours and sweeteners. I currently purchased some Sorghum flour and Timothy Flour. I am curious and excited to experiment with these flours and see how they perform in recipes. I will also be doing a little more research on them over the next few days. I would love to hear from anyone who currently uses these flours. Just contact me via my contact information on my blog.

I don’t know about you but I absolutely adore chocolate. Going grain free has made it really hard to have items that are Chocolate. I wanted to make some brownies for my son and his friends. I wanted something that was moist and decadent. My son’s friends were totally astounded that these brownies were so moist and soft as most gluten free items tend to be dry.

I had Cacao in my pantry so I decided that I wanted to incorporate them too and make them a little healthier.

Chef’s note: If you don’t have any cacao powder just substitute it with all cocoa powder.

Nutritional Facts are listed below the photos.


4 eggs

1/2 cup maple sugar

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

*1 tablespoon espresso (optional)

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup Cacao powder

1/2 cup dark Cocoa powder

1 1/4 cup cassava flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt


Preheat oven 350 F. Grease a 9 x9 inch pan.

Greased Baking Pan

Mix eggs, maple sugar, maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla, and espresso until thoroughly blended.


Melt coconut oil.

Melted Coconut Oil

Add coconut oil to the egg mixture. In a separate bowl combine cacao, cocoa, cassava flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt.


Add a flour mixture a little at a time to the egg mixture until all the flour has been added.


Pour into greased dish bake 15- 18 minutes.


Remove allow to cool cut and eat.


Nutrition Facts
Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g 2 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 2 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg 16 %
Sodium 53 mg 2 %
Potassium 32 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 23 g 8 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 14 g
Protein 2 g 4 %
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 1 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 11 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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