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Mrs Cole from the Office shares her recipe for Sugar-Free Brownies...

Mrs Cole's Sugar-Free Brownies


  • 125g dark chocolate (preferably 100 % cocoa or as high cocoa as possible)
  • 100ml milk
  • 100g unsalted butter, plus a bit extra for greasing the tin
  • 175g honey
  • 150g maple syrup
  • seeds scraped from ½ split vanilla pod
  • 50g cocoa powder, sieved
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder



  1. Put the chocolate, milk, butter, honey, maple syrup and vanilla seeds in a saucepan. Warm over a very gentle heat, stirring regularly, until everything has melted and you have a rich, glossy-looking batter. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes, then beat in the eggs. Finally, fold in the flour and baking powder (the mixture at this point will look grainier than usual because of the texture of the flour).
  3. Pour the mixture into a lined tin (approx 30cm x 20cm) and bake it in the oven at around 185 degrees celsius (fan oven) for about 15-20 minutes until it is just set in the middle but still nice and gooey.
  4. Remove the tin from the oven and use the baking paper to help you slide the whole brownie on to a cooling rack as soon as possible so it doesn’t continue to cook. Cut into squares when cool.

Tip: You can also add a shot of expresso or a handful of nuts to the recipe.

Sit back and enjoy your guilt free treat!


The Finished Result!


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