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Sugar-Free Fudge Two-Bite Brownies

30 min

Snack

Dessert

Make-ahead

Freezer-friendly

10 ingredients or less

Pantry-ready

On-the-go

Brownies should be full of chocolate flavour, moist, and chewy. They can't be too oily, dry, or overly sweet. Luckily, these are lovely little fudgy bites. The combination of nut butter and dates gives them a perfectly chewy texture and a rich flavour.

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Total

30 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

20 min

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    ground flaxseeds
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL)
    water

Optional toppings

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Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ground flaxseeds and water and let sit for 5 minutes to gel.
  3. Meanwhile, in a food processor, add the roasted hazelnuts and blend until you achieve a coarse flour-like consistency. Add to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  4. Back to the food processor, add the dates and blend until they combine into a softball. Alternatively, you can mash with the back of a fork if the dates are soft enough.
  5. Transfer the mashed dates to the mixing bowl of ground hazelnuts, add the flaxseed gel, and all the remaining ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  6. Line or oil a mini muffin tin, and spoon about a tablespoon of batter into each well. Bake on the centre rack for 15-20 minutes or until the top is firm and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for a couple of minutes before removing from the tin. Top with some homemade berry chia jam and a drizzle of nut butter. Enjoy!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, or keep frozen for up to one month.

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Nutrition info

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Marsha - Sept. 6, 2021, 8:12 p.m.

Sugar free fudge 2-bite brownie Review;
I loved this. Very simple to make. I had dates remaining and didn't know what to do until found this recipe.
It's not sweet which normal brownies are. I love it!
My brother is vegan and will love this!
I didn't hv a mini cupcake (cc) pan and used a normal cc pan. Could I use a baking sheet and would it spread too much?
Thank you so much for these recipes. I am dairy free and love your recipes. Love your work. Keep it up!

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2021, 1:35 a.m.

Hi Marsha, we're so grateful to hear that you've been enjoying the PUL content! The mini muffin tin helps provide the shape of two-bite brownies. You may find these ones come out thinner than desired if opting for a regular pan, although forming little patties by hand and spreading out the batter should help ☺️


Susy - Sept. 1, 2021, 11:39 p.m.

Yummmmy! These were so good. I love that they taste sweet and have a nice texture to them. I put some raspberries on them that really cut through the sweetness with some acidity ( Padama Lakshmi here 😉) but honestly, super simple to make.

Quick question though. What is the purpose of letting the flaxseeds rest in the water before mixing all ingredients together.

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PUL Team - Sept. 2, 2021, 3:54 a.m.

Hi Susy! We're so happy the cookies were enjoyed. Letting the flaxseeds rest in water gives them time to absorb the water. This allows the mixture to thicken and gel, which is sometimes called a "flax egg", and helps with binding the brownies together. We hope this helps for now 🙂


Sonia - July 23, 2021, 2:51 p.m.

I made these for my mother, for mothers day. Was a big success :D! Very delicious. I personally would like a bit more coffee granules, because the taste kind of disappeared after baking. Not that it mattered, like I said, delicious

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 8:13 p.m.

We're so honoured a PUL recipe was part of the special occasion, Sonia! The coffee granules help enhance the chocolate flavours although perhaps adding some more may help add a touch of coffee flavour to the brownies 😃


Jenny - July 15, 2021, 1:59 p.m.

I made the muffins for my son today. I used almond flour instead of grinding the Hazelnuts. I also leave out the chocolate chips. My 3 yo son couldn't get enough from them. They are very delicious, but little too sweet for me. I would take less dates next time. Thank you very much for all the recipes.!

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 1:53 a.m.

So glad to hear your little one enjoyed it, Jenny! Thank YOU for the support 🙂


Cris - July 3, 2021, 10:11 p.m.

Hi! I really like your healthy recipes and your harmony. Just a suggestion about this recipe - the measure for the dates, if you take 3/4 of a cup of dates (for me, 3), is not the same as 142gr of dates (which were 6 dates). After baking it, the flavour was very strong. Maybe more hazelnuts?

PUL Team - July 7, 2021, 6:47 a.m.

Hi Cris! Thank you for the review and comment! The measurements provided are based on the USDA Nutrient Database, but we've gone ahead and triple-checked with the Medjool dates. We measured ~25 grams per date and six medium Medjool dates fit into a 3/4 cup. This aligned with the USDA estimation of 142 grams for a 3/4 cup. Perhaps the Medjool dates you have access to are fairly large? We're glad you enjoyed the recipe regardless ✨🙂

Cris - July 7, 2021, 11:52 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to check!


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

Very creative and very delicious! They remind me of dried-fruit bars!


Nadeera - May 27, 2021, 4:17 a.m.

Hi Sadia. Your site and videos on you tube are great. I enjoyed watching them. I am trying to make some of them.
Have a question here, so you don't use flour for this recipe? batter is formed from the hazelnut, dates, etc.?

Keep up the good work. Great job PUL Team!!!

PUL Team - May 28, 2021, 1:54 a.m.

Thank you for the kind words, Nadeera! That's correct 😊 The blended hazelnuts create a flour-like mix which helps form the brownies

Nadeera - May 28, 2021, 8:36 a.m.

Thank you.


Koolerpants - March 24, 2021, 8:25 p.m.

These are great!

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 6:13 a.m.

So glad you enjoyed them!