Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Brownies

I personally enjoy my fix of gluten, but these gluten-free brownies are softer, chewier and more delectable than ones made with flour. I also substituted butter for olive oil as a healthier alternative.

  • Chocolate is packed full of theobromine and phenylalanine which boost mood for a natural high.
  • These baked treats are a healthier alternative to regular brownies. Baked treats and others sweets are allowed up to 5 times a week as part of the MIND Diet that supports brain health.


1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of granulated caster sugar
1 cup of almond meal/ground almonds
1 tsp of vanilla extract
100gms dark chocolate (the darker the better)
a sprinkle of ground nutmeg
a sprinkle of ground cloves
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1 cup of dark chocolate chips or chocolate chunks


  • Preheat oven to 325 F
  • meanwhile put a small pot of water on heat to boil
  • break chocolate into pieces and put in a bowl over the water to heat
  • crack 2 large eggs into a mixing bowl
  • add sugar to bowl
  • whisk eggs and sugar together until combined
  • add olive oil and vanilla extract and whisk together
  • add almond meal to mix and fold in with a spoon
  • add melted chocolate¬† along with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg to the mix
  • fold in dark chocolate chips
  • grease an 8″ square tin and place a piece of parchment paper at the bottom of the tin
  • spoon in brownie mix into tin
  • put baking tin on lowest shelf of the oven for 25-30 minutes. It should be hard on the top but soft on the inside when ready.
  • allow to cool and set in the tin, and then turn upside down to loosen brownies from tray
  • cut into 16 pieces of delicious chocolately goodness!

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