This fudgy brownie for one is an easy, low sugar recipe that makes a small serving - NO eggs, dairy, or gluten!
Greetings, and welcome to the first recipe of my annual Detox-mas! For any newbies, this is the month where I basically try to encourage you to 'retrain' your sweet tooth and lower the amount of sweetener you add to recipes.
I jumped on this bandwagon shortly after my third child was born, as I was experiencing a range of candida symptoms.
I've been eating low sugar ever since. By that, I mean a minute amount of added sweetener, usually in combination with stevia, and NO sugar alcohols.
Brownies for the new year
So, I know we're only two weeks into the new year, but this treat is healthier than your average brownie!
With only one and a half teaspoons of added sweetener, this whole grain brownie is a delicious and healthy way to feel indulgent.
I served my husband one yesterday, upping the amount of added sweetener to about two teaspoons, and he LOVED it.
I've found one of the keys to a good fudgy brownie is little to no leavening agent (baking soda, baking powder, etcetera). I use just a tiny pinch here, which counteracts the bitterness of the cocoa just a bit and helps the brownie bake.
I like to top my brownie with a combination of sweetened and unsweetened chocolate to further lower the sugar. See the below notes for my favorite unsweetened chocolate bar!
Fudgy Brownie for One
- 2 Tbsp oat flour
- 1 Tbsp buckwheat flour
- 4 tsp cocoa powder
- pinch baking soda
- dash sea salt
- 2 Tbsp applesauce
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- ½ tsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp milk of your choice
- 1 Tbsp chopped chocolate or chocolate chips optional
- stevia, to taste (I use about four drops)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the flours, baking soda, salt, and cocoa in a small bowl.
- Stir in the rest of the ingredients until all is well combined.
- Pour the batter into a small, well-oiled ramekin (it should hold about 8-10 ounces).
- Top with chocolate, if using.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, just until the top is set.
- Cool a bit and enjoy!
More sugar-saving tips!
-Eliminate the coconut sugar and just use the 1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup with some extra stevia. This takes the sugar grams from 9.5 to 5.5.
-Use my Homemade Coconut Milk to aid with natural sweetness.
-Use a combination of unsweetened chopped chocolate and sweetened chocolate as the topping. This is what I always do! I really enjoy this unsweetened chocolate bar, as it is less bitter than most and contains cacao nibs, which add great texture!
Some of the items I use in this recipe include: