Lazy gluten free brownies 

by Kellebelle

The winter cold has struck and I’ve been wrapped up in blankets all weekend. 😷

I really wanted to bake something quick and easy today… without having to go the the shops for extra ingredients. 

Sweet potato brownies are my go to recipe when I want to whip up something chocolatey. However I don’t have any almond flour or medjool dates in the house so that ruled that recipe out!

I decided to make ‘normal’ brownies as they generally only require a few basic ingredients. 

It was a bit of a gamble as I pretty much just made this up as I went along. However, they turned out to be delicious and super gooey! The coconut oil gave them a really lovely flavour too.


  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour (this is gluten free but you can use regular flour too)
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder (I use Lucy Bee)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Optional: cacao nibs or walnuts sprinkled on top


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl
  3. In another bowl mix the eggs and melted coconut oil
  4. Pour the egg/oil mixture into the dry mixture and stir until combined
  5. Pour the mixture into a cake dish lined with grease proof paper
  6. Sprinkle some cocoa nibs on top
  7. Bake in the oven for 25-40 minutes or until a toothpick/fork insterted into the centre comes out clean

Note: I try to bake without using sugar but I threw that notion out the window today as the maple syrup I planned to sweeten my brownies with had mould in it (forgot to store in the fridge, oops). If I was making this recipe again I would substitute the sugar for 4 tablespoons of maple syrup.