Healthy no bake brownies

These healthy no bake brownies contain just 6 ingredients. The recipe is vegan, gluten free, refined sugar-free, fudgy, chocolatey and easy to make
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook/Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 brownie bites
Calories 78 kcal
Author Ela


Wet ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup dates (very soft and moist ones - see recipe notes) (130 g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean (5 g)

Dry ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp flax seeds (65 g)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder or raw cacao powder (30 g)
  • 4 tbsp peanut flour or almond flour (ground almonds) (32 g)
  • Pinch of salt

Low-fat chocolate glaze:

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or raw agave syrup (80 g)
  • 3 tbsp peanut flour (24 g) *see recipe notes
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder (18 g)


  1. Grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder (or food processor) until they turn into a powder. You can also use 65 g of store-bought GROUND flax seeds but make sure the flax meal is fresh

  2. Combine all dry ingredients in your food processor, then add the dates and vanilla extract and process until the dough sticks together when you press it between your fingers. It might take a while until the dough comes together. If it's still too dry after some minutes add a few additional dates or a little bit of maple syrup or raw agave syrup. Your dates should be very soft and juicy. If they aren't moist soak them in water until they are soft

  3. Line a 5-inch square baking pan (double the recipe if you have an 8-inch or 9-inch baking pan) with parchment paper and leave about a 2-inch overhang on both sides. Grease the paper with a little bit of oil

  4. Transfer the brownie dough to the pan and press it down firmly

  5. To make the glaze, just combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix everything together with a whisk

  6. Pour the glaze over the brownie dough and put the pan into the freezer for about 1-2 hours to set

  7. Cut into 16 equal brownie bites and enjoy! Store leftovers of your healthy no bake brownies in the fridge or freezer

Recipe Notes

*If your dates aren't soft/moist enough I highly recommend to soak them in (warm) water until they are soft


*You can skip the peanut flour in the chocolate glaze and use 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp of regular peanut butter or any other nut/seed butter instead


The Nutrition Facts are for one serving if you cut the batch into 16 brownie bites. Calculation includes the low-fat glaze


Nutrition Facts
Healthy no bake brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.6g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 10.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.45g 14%
Sugars 8.6g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.