Gooey Flourless Fudge Brownies {with Video}

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Okay, I’ll keep this short and sweet.

You guys want brownies. Grain free, dairy free, nut free brownies. At least I’m pretty sure you do, because when I posted the above photo on my Facebook page it got 181 shares, 1014 likes, and 229 comments!

So here it is. Your weekend treat. Enjoy 

[Note: This is a Thermomix recipe – see end of page for tips for making this without a Thermomix.]

Gooey Flourless Fudge Brownies
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  1. - 200g dark, dairy free chocolate (I use either Green & Black's 70% cocoa chocolate which 'may contain traces of dairy', or Loving Earth dark chocolate which is completely dairy free)
  2. - 130g raw Medjool dates, pitted
  3. - 180g organic cold-pressed coconut oil
  4. - 30g coconut flour
  5. - 4 eggs
  6. - 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. - 1/4 tsp sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 190C. Line a 22cm square baking dish with baking paper. I use 'If You Care' baking paper, which is non-toxic.
  2. Place the chocolate (broken into pieces) into the mixing bowl and mill for 10 sec/speed 9.
  3. Add the dates to the bowl and chop 15 sec/speed 10.
  4. Add the coconut oil and cook 5 mins/60C/speed 2.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and mix 20 sec/speed 8. Scrape down lid and sides of bowl and mix another 10 sec/speed 6.
  6. Scrape mixture into a lined, square baking dish. Bake in preheated 190C oven for 18-20 mins. Be careful not to overcook or they won't be gooey! Just until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool, cut into small squares, and refrigerate until cold.
  1. If you don't have a Thermomix, you'll need to finely chop the chocolate and dates (in a food processor if you have one) and melt together over a double boiler with the coconut oil, whisking until smooth. Then stir in the remaining ingredients with a wooden spoon.
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Of course, you probably won’t be able to wait, but they really do taste so much more AMAZING when they’re cold and gooey and fudgey! Trust me.

Can be dusted with some raw cacao powder, or if you want to be really decadent, top with this dairy free ganache, or some dairy free dulce de leche!

PS It might be best to ‘share the love’ and invite a friend over for a cuppa and brownies… these are RICH, so don’t eat them all yourself! Lol!!

Have a great weekend xx

This one was quite popular with the taste testers!!


  1. Sandy says:

    Hey. Love the flourless chocolate brownies. Can I substitute the coconut flour with any other kind of flour?

    • QuirkyJo says:

      Hi Sandy – I haven’t tried any other flours in this sorry. It is delicious with coconut flour if you can have it 🙂

  2. Deb says:

    Hi there, these look great! I don’t have medjool dates just regular pitted ones. Can I use these instead?

    • QuirkyJo says:

      Hi there Deb – You sure can. I have made them with regular pitted dates – the same amount – just pour hot water over your dates and leave for about 5 seconds, and pour off. This softens them and the brownies work perfectly. This is one of our favourite recipes. Enjoy! 🙂

  3. Beth says:

    Hi, just wondering if you can freeze these? Thanks! 🙂

  4. Jo says:

    Hi Jo
    Can’t wait to see you here in Perth soon!
    I made these tonight substituting 2 eggs for chia gel and it is fabulous!
    Thank you for all that you do sharing amazing recipes xx

  5. Jody says:

    Hi I am unable to eat any kind of coconut I am going to substitute the coconut flour for banana flour but was wondering what other oil you could recommend?

  6. Jody says:

    Yes I can use butter will give them a try this afternoon. Love all your recipes Jo so inspirational!

  7. tamieka withington says:

    Can I use the chia seed substitution for eggs in this recipe?

  8. Elisha says:

    Will it be ok to make up the mixture, refrigerate overnight then bake when I want?

  9. Alannah says:

    Any way of subbing the eggs for something to make this Vegan?

  10. Di nixey says:

    I have just made them and I can’t wait until they come out of the oven. I foolishly licked the thermie bowl and they are so YUMMY.. I hope I can wait until they are cold.
    Thank you so much for this lovely recipe I can’t wait til I buy your book.

  11. Karen says:

    Very silly question. But do these taste coconuty?

  12. Melody Tay says:

    Gosh… These are the best brownies I have ever made. Soo easy and super tasty. Thanks for the recipe. Can wait to have another reason to bake these very indulgent brownies

  13. Kate says:

    Hello! I’m wondering if these will be good to eat straight out of the oven / still warm?

  14. Anna Jackson says:

    OMG love these 🙂 our new favourite!

  15. Caz says:

    Jo, you are simply amazing. There isant one dish of yours that I cook and it’s nothing but delicious. I loved the brownies, I added frozen raspberries and activated walnuts. Kept in the fridge and OMG. A great treat for a gluten free girl .

  16. Rebecca Woodin says:

    Also inquiring about egg free. 4 eggs subbed my usual way makes me nervous (1T flax 3T water per egg)

    We have to be dairy, soy, egg, gluten, peanut, and beef free 🙁

  17. Leah says:

    Oh wow!!! These have been on my ‘must make’ list forever & I finally made them today. These are amazing Jo!!! Now the challenge is to not eat them all before the kids get home from school!

  18. Meeghan says:

    I was sceptic all at first as I’m a brownie junkie….. But OMG. Divine.

  19. shehana says:

    Just realised i need to take a treat in to share for son’s school celebration tomorrow. no dates but have everything else in fridge and pantry. What could I substitute the dates with? Help!

  20. Marcie says:

    Sooo yummy and easy thanks so much for sharing the recipe!!

  21. Emily eliot says:

    Has anyone tried these with a different flour? If I used spelt would it be OK you think??

  22. Rachael says:

    Hi Jo, do you have an idea for replacing dates? We don’t eat any dried fruit. Thanks heaps Rachael

  23. Marie Therese says:

    How long do these last in the fridge I’m eatin them from last Thursday 😂

  24. Rachael says:

    Delicious thank you! Only thing was they didn’t really rise, so were only about 1cm thick. So instead of serving them to guests for dessert, I kept them for kids lunch boxes 🙂 I used the correct size baking dish. Perhaps I should double the recipe next time? Any suggestions?

  25. Rebecca Fisher says:

    Has any one else had trouble with this recipe? I followed the recipe amounts exactly except used 90% cocao chocolate and dried dates and ended up with a weird gooey mess in a flood of oil.

  26. For those that are interested, I went to o make these the other day and after milling the chocolate fond I had no coconut flour, so I subbed the 30g coconut flour for 3/4 cup blanched almond meal. Not quite as gooey/soft in the middle but just as tasty. We eat it out of the fridge anyway so ours is always hard anyway!

  27. Liz says:

    These brownies are delish. Ate them warm and the remainder has gone in the fridge. Looking forward to trying them cold. Delicious warm with cream.

  28. Sarah says:

    Is there any way of having a substitute of dates or can you just leave the dates out?

    Thank you

    • QuirkyJo says:

      Hi Sarah! 🙂 The dates are the sweetener in this recipe so you would need to replace them with another sweetener such as rapadura, coconut sugar or honey. xx

  29. Copey says:

    These are a hit in our house! To the point my partner and I fight over licking the spoon 🤤

  30. Michelle Warren says:

    Oh my gosh these are so yummy! Do u think I could use changing habits cacao melts instead of the chocolate?

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