Flourless Chocolate Brownies – 4 Ingredients (gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free)

Flourless Chocolate Brownies – 4 Ingredients (gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free)



I’ve just spent hours in the kitchen! No, I’m only joking – I only spent a few minutes in the kitchen making these amazing flourless chocolate brownies. They’re so easy to make!

And yes, you read the title of this recipe post right. These flourless chocolate brownies only contain 4 essential ingredients. I told you they’re easy to make!

This yummy recipe is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free and gluten-free. It also contains healthy essential fats, good protein and good carbs.

I hope you love making these as much as I do. xo

WATCH: I now have a step-by-step video where I’m showing you how easy it is to make these brownies



One night I was trying to fall asleep – and then I had this great idea to make flourless chocolate brownies using only dates, cacao powder, eggs and coconut oil.

I thought “I bet these will be the easiest chocolate brownies to make in the world”, and then I barely slept a wink all night because I was SO excited to get up and give my idea a try!

Sometimes I get way to excited about food – what can I say, I’m a total foodie.

So, the next morning I got up really early (after barely sleeping from excitement) and I made my brownies. AND – they were amazing!

The next night I slept like a baby – completely content.

Serving suggestions

aka my favorite ways to eat these brownies

-eat simply on their own (AMAZING!)

-top with berries (blueberries, raspberries or strawberries)

-drizzle with unsweetened nut butter (macadamia is my favorite!)

-sprinkle with cinnamon

-sprinkle with cacao powder

-serve with fresh banana slices

-drizzle with 100% pure maple syrup



Ingredients (4 essential ingredients):

-15 fresh medjool dates
-3/4 cup cacao powder
-2 free-ranged eggs
-1/3 cup cold-pressed coconut oil (melted)

Optional ingredients (to make them even tastier):

-1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1 teaspoon ground vanilla powder/ pure extract
-pinch of sea salt

(makes 16 – 25  brownies – depending on how big you cut the squares, simply double all of the ingredients to make a bigger batch)




-preheat the oven to 180 degree’s Celsius/ 360 Fahrenheit

-melt the coconut oil by pouring boiling water into a large bowl and a placing smaller bowl into the water (without burning your hands or getting water into the small bowl), then place the coconut oil into the small bowl and wait for it to melt

-pit the dates and soak them in warm water for 5-10 minutes

-after a few minutes, remove the dates from the water

-blend the soaked dates, melted coconut oil, eggs and cacao powder together in a blender until smooth

-grease a baking dish with extra coconut oil and pour the brownie batter into the dish

-smooth out the top of the batter with the back of a spoon

-bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on thickness)

-you will know that the batch is ready when you can pierce it with a sharp knife and it comes out clean

-once cooked, remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool

-sprinkle with extra cacao powder (optional)

-cut into squares

-eat, share and enjoy!

-eat the brownies by themselves… or serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of nut butter, a drizzle of pure maple syrup and berries… it’s amazing!

-store brownies in an airtight container in a cool place to keep fresh

Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo

WATCH: I now have a step-by-step video where I’m showing you how easy it is to make these brownies



Calories per brownie batch

15 medjool dates (66 cal each) = 990 cal

2 eggs (80 cal each) = 160 cal

3/4 cup cacao powder = 147 cal

1/3 cup coconut oil = 626 cal

BATCH TOTAL = 1923 cal


Calories per brownie square

16 brownie squares = 120 cal per brownie

20 brownie squares = 96 cal per brownie (roughly 100)

25 brownie squares = 76 cal per brownie (roughly 80)

*calories per brownie square is dependent on how many squares you cut from a batch of brownies


Photos by Liezl Jayne Strydom for liezljayne.com


1 Comment

  1. Beth
    February 10, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Hi! I’ve recently taken notice to many of your tasty healthy meal suggestions and have started to follow them. I’ve got a question about using coconut oil instead of butter in the brownies because they now say it is not a good fat to use. What are your thoughts? Butter is not much better perhaps.

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