Zero-Grain Double Chocolate Brownie Recipe

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Double Chocolate Brownie Recipe by Ania Nowicki Health Coach

What joy! What joy! A totally delicious brownie which is genuinely good for you! This special treat is super simple to make, it's high in protein, totally sugar, dairy, gluten and grain free! And it's soooo good!

I used adzuki beans here. Adzuki beans (also know as aduki or azuki beans, red chori or red cow peas) are an outstanding source of fibre and can help with weight loss and lowering cholesterol. They are also an excellent source of magnesium, potassium, folate, manganese, iron, copper and B vitamins.

Adzuki beans need to be soaked overnight in plenty of fresh water and rinsed well before cooked. They will take 20-30 minutes to cook. Simply cover the soaked and rinsed beans with plenty of water, bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on for 20-30mins. They will be soft when ready. These can be drained and used in the following recipe, in a salad, soup, stew or whatever you fancy!

Tools Needed:

  • Food processor
  • Baking tray, approximately 9" x 9" or 23cm x 23cm
  • Oven

Prep Time (not including bean prep): 10 mins

Cooking time (not including bean prep): 20-25 mins


  • 6 whole organic eggs
  • 3 cups cooked and drained adzuki beans, cooled
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil/butter
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup tightly packed dates
  • 1/2 cup cacao paste/liquor pieces or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs vanilla essence
  • 1-2 tbs orange zest (optional)
  • 1 tsp good quality salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Set the oven to 350F/180C. Prepare baking tray by lining it with grease-proof paper.

Set aside the chocolate chips / cacao paste. Using a and food processor, blend together all of the other ingredients until thick and smooth. You may need to add a little water and/or blend in two batches. 

Add the chocolate chips /cacao paste and mix in with a wooden spoon. (Don't blend, otherwise you'll pulverise the pieces – you want chunks.)

Pour into the baking tray.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the centre is set. To test this, use a wooden stick, if it comes out sticky, give it another 5 minutes and test again.


Serving Suggestion:

Serve with a mug of almond chai.


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Comments 6

  1. Kirsty Bethell

    These are seriously delicious!! Everyone should give them a try. Best eaten when they're really fresh and little warm still. I made a batch, and froze them to keep fresh. ;0)


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  2. H

    These look great and cant wait to try them. I do have a question though, Can the adzuki beans be replaced by red kidney beans. Just asking coz I cant seem to find the adzuki. Thanks 🙂

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      Hi there!

      I have to admit that I have no idea! I would make an inteligent guess and say that the recipe should work, because both beans will be similarly starchy, but I’ve never actually tried the recipe with kidney bean. 🙂 Will you give it a go? I’d love to get your feedback on that! 🙂


  3. H

    I gave it a try, and I must say they turned out absolutely delicious…I am a huge chocolate lover and this is perfect to satisfy my cravings. Next time I plan to add in some chopped walnuts instead of chocolate chips. Thanks for the great recipe and I look forward to trying more on your website.

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