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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Recipe: Single Serve Brownie

Single Serve Healthy Brownie - Microwave or Oven

I don't know about you - but sometimes I just don't want a whole tray of brownies. Sometimes I want a warm and comforting dessert - and sometimes...... I just need a chocolate fix. 

That's where this recipe steps in. 

What would you say if I told you that you could make a brownie that's gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, low fat, vegan and delicious. You'd say I was lying, huh? I wouldn't lie to you! Think again.

This gooey, fudgy, delicious single serve brownie has no added fat and can be made in minutes in the microwave - or thrown into the oven whilst you're eating dinner or doing something else. 

And you know what? It's even better when you top it with a spoonful of icecream. (Balance my friends, balance).

Single Serve Brownie - Microwave or Oven

Single Serve Brownie Cake
gluten free, vegan, low fat, grain free, sugar free

3 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp-1 tbsp Maple Syrup*

In the microwave: Cook for 1 minute and then cook for 30 second intervals or until your brownie is cooked.
In the oven: Cook for 20-30 minutes at 
180°C/350°F or until the brownie has cooked and the edges are pulling in from the sides.

Serve warm or allow to cool.
*Depending on how sweet you like things - I like dark chocolate so I use a single teaspoon whilst my family like things sweeter, so I use more. Alternatively you could use honey or a sweetener of your choice.

And I have lost every train of thought I ever had as, whilst writing this post, my wedding dress arrived!! :D!

But tell me, what's your favourite dessert?

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18 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I love brownies and I always hate to bake a whole batch (it'd be too much). Great recipe and I love how it's fat free. Also, congrats on the arrival of your wedding dress. =)

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    1. Thanks Helen! :)

      Definitely give this one a try - it's delicious!

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  2. Yum! This looks fantastic. It's always nice when it's super easy, too :)

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    1. Thanks Sunnie! Most definitely, it's a fuss free dessert!

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  3. oh my this looks awesome! I'm excited to make this!

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    1. It's so good! My family were sceptical at first - since it's basically just applesauce and cocoa - but it is so good!

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  4. Have been craving brownies... Must try this! :-)

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    1. I'd love to know what you think when you try it! :)

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  5. Yum! I just tried this and I think I'll try a little less cocoa powder next time and more maple syrup but this is a great snack! Thanks!

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    1. Hey Sara, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

      Definitely play around with the recipe to find what works best for you. I love dark chocolate so the rich chocolatey flavour is perfect for me - but I add extra sweetener for Jesse.

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  6. I have tried many different brownie recipes and most of them didn't work out and it is very hard because my young brother cant have milk eggs or nuts so I am always trying ways to make things for him so I'm glad to find this quick and easy recipe that doesn't force me to find alternatives for ingredients definitely going to try this thanks!

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    1. Hey Brittany!
      I'm so glad this will work for your brother - and yourself! It's not exactly the same as a regular brownie, but the taste is all there.

      You should also check out this healthy chocolate brownie recipe: http://www.southerninlaw.com/2012/06/recipe-secretly-healthy-double.html (which doesn't have milk/eggs/butter)
      and this chocolate cake recipe: http://www.southerninlaw.com/2013/06/low-fat-healthy-chocolate-cake-recipe-gluten-free-vegan.html (which also doesn't have egg/milk/butter)

      They're both my favourites! :)

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  8. It was more like a fudge topping consistency for me, no matter how much I nuked it. Disappointed. Also, I would cut down on cocoa powder if I tried it again and I LOVE cocoa powder.

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    1. Hmm, it's definitely not a regular brownie type consistency - but it should firm up (and will continue to do so once cooled). Obviously not having flour/butter/sugar it's totally different, but the flavour is delicious and I know of many readers who have tried and loved it.

      Perhaps try my Fudge Brownie or Healthy Double Chocolate Brownie recipe- that might be more your style :)

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  9. Delicious & simple recipe! I added 1/4 cup apple sauce and microwaved for a total of 2:30 - 3:00 min to get the desired consistency.

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  10. It did not turn out well at all :( I don't think it's meant for the microwave at all. Maybe it would work better in the oven.

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