fudgy flourless chocolate brownie recipe

Happy Friday luvs!!

For all those chocolate brownie lovers out there (which is totally us) get ready for some FLOURLESS chocolate BROWNIES. We are SUPER excited for this brownie recipe.

Since we have flourless recipes on our minds we felt it was time to share our newest brownie obsession. Seriously these are now our go-to brownies!!

Flourless fudgy brownies that are grain-free gluten-free vegan soy-free bean-free legume-free and nut-free! Paleo friendly too!

Wow that is a mouthful…do they still taste good? Oh boy do they. This recipe takes brownies to a whole new level ;)

low sugar gluten free plantain brownies

Rich and fudgy flourless dark chocolate brownies with NO EGGS!!

This brownie recipe is fabulous and oh sooo tasty. Did we just use fabulous to describe our brownies?!? We sure did.

They really are.

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You will think the same thing once you make them.

It was hard for us to share these brownies. As we wanted them all for ourselves. Can you blame us?

C’mon. This brownie recipe fits the bill in so many ways.

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There is no excuse not to make these. Everyone in the family will love them too! Heck bake them up and take them into the office, no one will believe these are healthy brownies :)

They are not too sweet. Have the perfect balance of chocolate flavor and moistness.  The type of brownie that you will want to have 2 or more slices of, and the best part is that you can! We did!

grain free vegan flourless brownies

Hopefully you will love these soft, intense fudgy flourless brownies as much as we do. If not, shame on you. KIDDING. We love all styles of brownies from cake-light to super chewy to dense like this one, even raw brownies. To us all brownies are perfection.  Okay… maybe not all brownies. But pretty darn close.

Not sure what our ideal brownie is… but these flourless brownies are a TOP favorite!!

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Now do yourself a favor go make these now! And don’t forget to send us some ;)

Brownies are always a great answer.

fudgy flourless chocolate brownie recipe

Cook Time: 20 minutes

fudgy flourless chocolate brownie recipe

Healthy grain-free vegan flourless chocolate fudgy brownie recipe. Also nut and legume free.


  • 1 small/medium ripe plantain (150g or 5 1/4oz after being peeled)
  • 2/3 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa (2 1/2oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup applesauce (2 3/4oz)
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup (1 1/2oz)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (2oz), liquid
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter (1 1/4oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease with coconut oil a 8x8 baking pan. (you could bake in a cupcake ban as individual brownies)
  3. Peel plantain.
  4. Place into a food processor (or blender) and blend until smooth.
  5. In a large bowl, place raw cacao powder, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, applesauce and maple syrup. Stir.
  6. Add in plantain puree.
  7. Next add in coconut butter (could use a nut butter) and coconut oil.
  8. Stir until all combined.
  9. Batter should be smooth and might have a slight oily look to it.
  10. Pour batter into pan and bake from about 20 minutes. If using a cupcake pan the baking time maybe shorter. Bake until toothpick comes out slightly clean, as you don't want to over bake them to keep them fudgy.
  11. Let cool.
  12. Slice and enjoy.
  13. Store in refrigerator for a few days or freezer for longer shelf life.

Heaven. Pure and simple.

This is the perfect recipe for those of us that cannot tolerate beans or legumes, or even grains. It is not about if these things are healthy or not. But more about being able to enjoy some brownies without any stomach pains or issues.

We believe food should be enjoyed fully. So go ahead enjoy every bite of these gluten-free grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, bean-free, soy-free, nut-free brownies.

Twins question: What style of brownie do you like? What would you top these brownies with?


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  1. says

    Now I have another recipe added to my must make list from you guys. Seriously, I don’t know which one to pick first!
    I’m thinking those pumpkin bars from yesterday will be my first attempt followed by these.
    My favourite brownies are always super soft in the middle, I love when they are a little undercooked.
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    • purelytwins says

      not really sure, you can try any gf flour or gf flour blend. if you want to use almond meal we would recommend an egg to help hold it together

      • diane says

        I found plantains and they turned out AWESOME!!!! So moist and full of chocolaty. Was just curious if you could sub bananas, sweet potato, or pumpkin for the plantain. Thanks for the recipe :-)

        • purelytwins says

          so happy to hear it Diane, we are unsure if you could sub out the plantains with those as they are not as starchy as plantains, but you could always give it a try

          • tessah says

            I’ve used bananas to make this twice now and it works well with 2 of them (1 is NOT enough), but I don’t know if the outcome is the same because I have not tried the plantain. So far, this is my favourite flourless brownie recipe though!

          • Erik says

            I’ve heard people say they have subbed sweet potatoes for ripe plantains. If the issue is with startchiness, then I’d think that under-ripe bananas would probably compare with ripe plantains.

  2. Louise says

    I’ve never heard of Plantain so had to google it. Hmmm not sure if we can get that in Australia. Have you substituted it with banana before or can you suggest an equivalent substitution?

    • purelytwins says

      we have no tried banana in this recipe before, not sure how well it would do as it is not as starchy as plantains.

  3. Brooke says

    Oh YUM! I don’t have any coconut butter right now, but am seriously considering indulging in a jar just so I can make these. I like fudgy, gooey brownies, especially the corner pieces. Ooooh, my mouth is watering….

  4. says

    This is the perfect recipe for me! I made them this afternoon (I couldn’t resist!) and I can attest they are absolutely delicious. And I love how simple the ingredient list is! So. Very. FUDGY! Thanks again for another wonderful recipe ;)
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  5. Tracy says

    I do a ton of cooking/baking just like you gals. I am comfortable changing recipes in the areas of flavor (sugar, spice) but not on constitution (how much flour, eggs, baking soda, etc.) How did you learn how to do that? I’m wowed by how you figured out that you can add plantains to a recipe to create something really yummy and healthy. I really want to learn to make my own recipes, too! I’m guessing it takes a lot of trial and error, but did you do any studying to learn this skill? Thanks for all you do.

    • purelytwins says

      Tracy we are self taught ;) we grew up with a family of bakers so over the years we continue to love creating recipes. We still have failures. Hope this helps.

  6. says

    WOW. Just made these this morning, and I can’t believe how good they are. I can actually feel good about making these for my son! This is definitely a winner, girls!

  7. Kelly says

    Can you substitute the applesauce for another puree? And what color exactly should the ripe plantain be?

  8. says

    Hey ladies!

    Wowzas! I just made 60 of these for a fundraiser party for children in the US in America that I am co-hosting tonight and they are AMAZING! It’s a Valentine’s theme so these are just perfect. An incredible recipe, thank you!

    I would love to make something similar to these for myself another time without any chocolate as I don’t feel good on cacao (I made an exception to try these babies!)…any ideas for how they could make a brownie, cupcake or something else sweet or savory without the cacao powder?

    I can’t think what would make a good powdery/dry aspect to add to the plantains….maybe coconut flour? Any ideas?

    Love to you both!
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  9. says

    Oh my god…can I please just tell you how amazing this recipe is???? I was a skeptic, I wont lie. But these are INCREDIBLE. I fed them to everyone I know and NONE of them could tell they were non-fudgy, crap filled brownies! You two are amazing and I will never doubt you again ;)!

  10. AnneB says

    Not sure how I stumbled on this recipe but the 1st time I made them, they were so dry; I added almond milk to my batter to help but still wasn’t enough. Turned out that my plantain was NOT ripe enough. It was my 1st time using plantains so I’ve learned a bit after some research. Batch #2 just came out (10 days after 1st batch, same batch of plantains). WOW … These look amazing & my kids and their after school friends cannot wait for them to cool down. I used eggs instead of applesauce (all I had) and I tried sunbutter instead of the coconut butter – since the last batch was so dry. If the batter is any indication – these will be a huge hit this time ’round. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  11. Erin says

    I just got around to making these and I must admit I had a few too many. Oh well, they tasted delicious and just like I remember brownies tasting before I was gluten-free and vegan! I made them with some vanilla coconut chia pudding and had a healthified brownie sundae type of deal. It was divine. I’m a huge fan of these recipes!

  12. kelly brock says

    i make these all the time!!! I finally made my own coconut butter so I am making these today with it. Usually I use almond butter. TO die for!

  13. SmarteCookie says

    Am so keen to make these, as I’m no dairy or gluten these days; however, I cannot eat coconut. At all. Not even a little coconut oil in a recipe. Makes me get a bit more creative! Any suggestions on what to sub for coconut? Thanks!!!


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