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Healthy Chocolate Orange Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo]

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The best ever gluten-free brownies made vegan and high in protein! These brownies are so dense and fudgy–you would never know that they are naturally sweetened with dates and not refined sugar!

Healthy Chocolate Orange Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


9 brownies

Cook Time



  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour (or brown rice flour for paleo)
  • 1-ounce chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweeten cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon special dark unsweetened cocao powder
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted all natural almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1/2 an orange
  • Orange slices (to top, optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F and prepare 6×6-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the flour, protein, cocoa powders, salt, and baking powder into a stand-alone mixer and mix until combined.
  3. Place the pitted dates, zest, almond butter, and melted coconut oil into a food processor and blend until smooth. Dump contents into the stand-alone mixer with the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the water and mix until a batter forms. The batter will be very thick almost dough like.
  5. Press the batter into the prepared pan, top with orange slices and bake for 17-20 minutes. Don’t over bake. Remove and let cool. Place in the fridge for 1 hour before cutting into squares and serving.





Healthy treats and single-serving desserts made using whole foods ingredients. Hi, I’m Ciarra, I am the recipe creator and photographer and as you may have guessed, I am obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate. Not too long ago I realized my obsession with desserts had me feeling tired and sluggish. I knew my nightly pint of ice cream was the cause but I wasn’t about to give it up, so I set out to make a healthy a batch of brownies using whole food ingredients and then I never looked back!



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