Sugar Free Mini Brownies

Michelle and I are always thinking of new ways of getting our daily fix of dessert even on a Candida cleanse. Priorities right ;)

You know when you have those days when you just crave chocolate and all you need is a little bit. That was the mood we were in when creating this recipe.

We still have yet to try to make a blondie… we know Veggie Girl has some really good recipes (we made one of her recipes for our family back home and they all loved it)

These decadent chocolate mini brownies were perfect!

Hard to believe they contain no sugar :) We gobbled these mini sugar-free brownies in no time and enjoyed each little bite!


Sugar-free Gluten-free Vegan Bite-Size Brownies

-makes about 12 mini brownies


  • 5 tbsp amaranth flour
  • 3 tbsp mesquite flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp xylitol (may add a little more if you want it sweeter)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (liquid)
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tbsp warm water


  • Place all dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk together.
  • Next add in your wet ingredients and stir till well combined.
  • Batter will be a little thick.
  • Scoop brownie batter into mini cupcake/muffin liners and place in a pre-heated oven of 325 degrees.
  • And bake for 10-20 minutes **

**Baker mistake we forgot to time how long we baked these brownies, so I would just keep an eye on them and test with a tooth pick to ensure they are done.


Let cool and dig in!

A little chocolate.

A little sweetness.

A little piece of heaven.

Here are some ideas to help you if you do not have all these ingredients on hand!


– if you do not have mesquite flour you can use any other flour as a substitute ( any GF, nut or regular flour)

– can use unsweetened applesauce or any puree instead of pumpkin puree

– can use stevia instead of xylitol ( if using powdered stevia start with 1/4 tsp and increase till you liking) **I guess next time we will have to make these with stevia

– if you are not watching your sugar you can use regular sugar of your choice; add 1-2 tbsp (more if you like it real sweet)

– if you do not like coconut oil, use any liquid oil of your choice

– can sub out the water for any non-dairy milk of choice

Other great brownie recipes of ours to check out:

Raw brownie

Chewy gluten free brownie

Brownie sandwich

Video of me making a brownie

I never really considered myself a brownie person, but I guess I do like a good brownie from time to time ;)

Till next time,



  1. says

    I haven’t really experimented much with xylitol; seeing it on here often tells me I should at least try it out! I thought about putting some on top of my raspberry scones last week as a “sugar” dust on the top, but didn’t want to have to go to the store, heh. (Lazy) This looks absolutely delicious! :)

  2. says

    Just when you ladies top yourselves, you top yourselves! Nice work. I love the little bits of color peeking out of the chocolate. Gorgeous work, as always! I have most of the ingredients on hand. Totally making this tomorrow!!!

  3. says

    Sounds great! I’m so glad that you’re exploring the no-sugar dessert thing: I find it a wonderful avenue of exploration.

    I was going to ask if the chia seeds were whole or ground, but I think I see them whole in there!

    I’m also wondering whether you think they would work in a pan, or whether they need to be separate like cupcakes.

    Great creativity, as always! I definitely think of you as brownie queens.

    • says

      Yes Ela they are whole, sorry we forgot to mention that about the chia seeds! And yes it should work fine in a pan, they just are a little delicate.

  4. says

    My favourite Twins! I’m always so impressed by your recipes. I especially love the last section as I often struggle getting hold of some “American” ingredients. I long for a Whole Foods – the nearest one is in London!! (300miles away!) xxxxx

  5. michaela says

    This looks great I have question about xylitol, why you choose this kind of “sweetener” I mean it is better option than stevia, when you compare taste and health concern. I think stevia is better option but probably xylitol has better taste. Thanks a lot.
    PS: I have found in natural zing yacon syrup which has 0 GI,that is write on it, it is something new and RAW yacon

    • says

      MIchaela, yes we know about yacon, we love it! Now for stevia vs xylitol I am not sure what one is necessary the best because I have heard pros and cons for each one; therefore I use a mix of both of them in my diet. I like both, I personally do not notice any major change in taste when I am using xylitol yet. If you like stevia and your body is liking than that is fine, keep doing it. To me it is just nice to know that there are a few different low GI options out there for me to experiment with.

  6. says

    sugar free brownies–that’s music to my ears! here in New Zealand, brownies are always labeled as “American Brownies” HA! apparently they are American! i love that they contain pumpkin :) thats great!

  7. Alison says

    I also did the 4 Minute challenge earlier this week…it was no joke! I LOVE the workouts and Z & F are awesome! Those brownies look tasty! I too struggle with Candida…it has to be the worst/most annoying thing ever! Thanks for posting recipes I can actually have:)

  8. says

    I am definitely in that “I just need chocolate at any cost” mode right now. These sound wonderful (I love my brownies not-too-sweet). and look lovely. You girls never cease to impress me with your ideas!

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