Chocolate Orange Brownies

Fudgy, moist, chocolate brownies, with a hint of orange. You’ve never guess that these chocolate orange brownies are healthy! Not only that, they’re also gluten-free and dairy-free too – perfect for a not-so naughty mid-morning treat!

chocolate orange brownies

Fudgy Chocolate Orange Brownies

By Donna of Eighty20Nutrition.

Serves 12 | Prep Time 10 min | Cook Time 30 min



  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup pitted organic dates
  • 1/4 cup milled flax meal
  • 1/4 cup cacao
  • 1/2 cup nut, coconut or full cream milk
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup 70% dark chocolate chips
  • juice of 1/2 an orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC
  2. In a food processor, pulse the dates, almond flour and flax meal together until the dates are chopped.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, excluding the orange and choc chips, and give the mixture a good blitzing.
  4. Stir in the orange zest and choc chips.
  5. Transfer the batter to a prepared loaf tin (I prefer to line mine with wide strip of baking parchment, making it easy to lift out later)
  6. Bake for 25min.
  7. Remove from the oven, using a toothpick prick holes all over the top and squeeze over the orange juice, return to the oven for 5 min.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to cool
  9. Cut into either squares and serve.

You can find the original recipe, along with detailed instructions on Eighty20Nutrition.

profile6-809x960 DonnaAbout the author: Donna lives in the English countryside with her husband and daughters from where she runs her blog Eighty 20 Nutrition. Her blog features a wide variety of recipes including breakfast ideas, main meals, desserts, snacks and drinks. Her focus is on healthy eating free from preservatives, unhealthy fats, grains and sugars with many dairy-free and grain-free recipes. Her love for cooking and sharing her dishes has led her to social media sites such as Instagram. You can visit her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter.

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