GF + DF Easter Brownies | A Girl & Grey | @agirlandgrey

I haven’t written a blog post in quite a while, and I’ll be honest in saying that I kind of forget how to do it. You’ll have to forgive me for that, but I really want to get this recipe out before Easter in case you guys were looking for any last minute baking inspiration.

I made these brownies because I was craving an Easter treat that was both gluten-free and dairy-free. We’ve only recently learnt that Harry can’t handle a lot of dairy, and I don’t feel super great when I eat gluten, so these brownies were the perfect creation for us both.

They’re free of gluten AND dairy*, and very low in refined sugar. You could also make them vegan by using an egg substitute if you like, but eggs aren’t a major concern for us.

Oh, and if you’re wondering how they taste? I made them less than 24 hours ago and they’re already gone… So I think that tells you everything you need to know.


recipe adapted from Salted Plains

100g organic dark chocolate 70%, roughly chopped

4 teaspoons coconut oil

3 eggs beaten

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/2 cup almond meal

1 cup coconut sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon bi-carb soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

8-10 mini dark Lindt eggs*, unwrapped

sea salt for sprinkling, optional

*I swear these used to be vegan(???), but a lovely reader has pointed out that the mini dark Lindt eggs available at most supermarkets are NOT dairy free. The dark Lindt bunnies are though! You can simply smash one of those up and use instead of the Lindt eggs. Alternatively, you can find a bunch of 100% vegan Easter eggs here.

Preheat the oven to the 180 degrees Celsius.

Grease a 7×11 inch baking pan with coconut oil and then cut a length of parchment to line the bottom of the pan, with extra hanging over the sides.

Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over a double boiler until completely smooth.

In a small bowl, beat the eggs.

In a separate, larger bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix to combine.

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and mix in the eggs, melted chocolate and vanilla until well combined.

Pour the batter into prepared pan and gently push the Lindt eggs into the brownie mixture, spacing evenly throughout. Bake for around 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.

Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan before serving. They’re best served with some dairy free vanilla ice-cream, but just as good without!


    • April 25, 2019 / 9:39 pm

      They’re my new fav treat, and I’ve also discovered that they’re especially fab re-heated in the oven because the edges go even crispier! xo

  1. April 20, 2019 / 10:24 pm

    I have a fav brownie recipe that I love to use but the photos of these brownies is literally making me drool. It’s like 10.30pm at night and I’m seriously contemplating if I should just make these right now. What a wild Saturday night I’m having, haha. I LOVE that this is with dark chocolate as well.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • April 25, 2019 / 9:38 pm

      You need to share your fav brownie recipe with me! Did you end up making these ones? xo

  2. April 17, 2019 / 12:46 am

    These look delicious! I am only wondering: isn’t there dairy in the Lindt chocolate? I may be asking a very ignorant question, but I was curious haha
    It’s always nice to make yourself an easter treat <3


    • April 17, 2019 / 1:29 am

      Hi Isabel! You’re so right – I checked the ingredients on the dark Lindt bunny and it doesn’t contain dairy, but the eggs do! I swear last year I found a completely vegan bunny and egg combo box??? It’s a shame I wasn’t able to get one this year! Thank you for your comment! I’ll leave a correction now xo