Gluten free, lactose free, extremely chocolatey brownies


What to make for tea time with friends who between them need to steer clear of gluten and lactose? Brownies are easy to make without needing any milk or butter, so by using dark chocolate and gluten free flour I had my solution.

Here’s what I did:

100g dark chocolate
225g sugar
120g gluten free (I used soya)
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
Orange zest (optional)
Extra chocolate (25-50g optional)
Pinch of salt


– preheat the oven to 170 degrees
– grease your baking tin and dust with cocoa powder
– melt the 100g chocolate in a bowl (you could do a Bain Marie or on a low power setting in the microwave)
– add the sugar and eggs and mix well
– then add the bicarbonate of soda, vanilla extract and pinch of salt and mix again
– mix in the flour
– add the orange zest and extra chocolate if using (I added extra chocolate chips). If you’d like you could include nuts too at this point.
– pour into the tray and cook in the middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the brownie comes away from the sides but ideally still a little gooey in the middle


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Christina Hunter

I'm a personal trainer who loves to cook and eat so I started a blog to share my food, recipes and experiences.

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