Looking for a sweet treat to curb your chocolate cravings? Packed with three kinds of chocolate these low FODMAP brownies are sure to keep your sweet tooth and your tummy satisfied!
I made these brownies for the first time at Thanksgiving. My family was traveling, so a friend and I decided to host a tiny party all on our own.
These brownies were supposed to be the crowning jewel of my first solo Thanksgiving dinner. My husband, bless him, tried one and immediately spit it out. “Oh hunny,” he said, deadpan. “You can't serve these, they're awful!”
With company coming in less than 5 minutes and no backup plan, naturally, I burst into tears. Thanksgiving was done. It was over. Forget it! – I'm very dramatic when I'm cooking…
I was so upset it took my husband three tries to communicate that this was all a horribly ill-timed dad joke. Apparently, these are the best brownies he's ever had and he thought that would be obvious.
So, the moral of the story is that these brownies are epic and my husband doesn't get to try new recipes before I do anymore… Hopefully, you enjoy these brownies with a few less tears!
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Keep It FODMAP Friendly
Looking for a rich, chewy dessert to tame your sweet tooth? These low FODMAP brownies may be the best thing you've ever tasted! Check out the notes below to keep this recipe FODMAP-friendly.
First up, dark chocolate! According to the Monash app, dark chocolate is safe in servings of 1 oz. Servings of 3 oz or more are high in lactose, while servings of 4.5 oz are high in both lactose and fructans.
Our recipe uses 4 oz of chocolate for 18 brownies. That works out to 0.2 oz per serving. This is well within Monash's recommended range.
Next up, cocoa powder. According to Monash, cocoa powder is low FODMAP in servings of 2 heaped tsp per sitting. Servings of 5 tsp or more are high in both fructans and oligosaccharides.
We use 1 cup of cocoa powder, which works out to 2 heaped tsp per serving. This is within Monash's recommended range.
We'll also be using chocolate chunks. For my North American peeps, Enjoy life chocolate chips and chunks have just been certified as low FODMAP! If you can't find low FODMAP chocolate chips, don't panic! There is still a ridiculous amount of chocolate in this recipe!
Last but not least, flour. If you're in the elimination phase of the Low FODMAP Diet, you need to use gluten-free flour. For my Canadian peeps, I'm in love with President's Choice gluten-free all-purpose flour.
Remember, unless you have celiac disease, you're avoiding the FODMAP fructan, not the gluten itself.
Wondering how many FODMAPs are in these mouthwatering low FODMAP brownies? Check out the notes below to see how many servings of each FODMAP group are in one brownie.
Fructose = 0
Lactose = 0.1
Fructan = 1
GOS = 1
Polyol = 0
Packed with three types of chocolate, these low FODMAP brownies will be the talk of your dessert table!
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 4 oz dark chocolate (coarsely chopped)
- 1 + 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 lg eggs (room temperature)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 + 1/2 cups low FODMAP chocolate chunks
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a 9×13″ pan with parchment paper (leave some sticking out at the edges for “handles”). Set aside.
Combine the butter and 2 oz of chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in 30-second bursts in the microwave. Whisk the chocolate in between each burst until the chocolate is completely smooth. Then, whisk in the sugar, followed by the eggs and vanilla.
Add your cocoa powder, flour, salt, the remaining chopped chocolate, and your chocolate chunks. Carefully fold the ingredients together with a rubber spatula. Make sure to incorporate all the dust crumbs in the bottom of the bowl! Then, pour the batter into your prepared pan and smooth it out with your spatula so it's sitting evenly.
Bake your brownies for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs, but no wet batter. If your brownies aren't done yet, check every two minutes until you have moist crumbs on an otherwise clean toothpick.
Once your brownies are cooked, remove them from the baking dish and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.
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Can you replace some of the sugar with stevia? How would that work
I wouldn’t recommend replacing the sugar in this recipe with stevia. Because stevia is so much sweeter than sugar, it would only take 2 tsp of liquid stevia to replace the sugar in this recipe. That means your brownies would be missing 2 cups of bulk. While some bakers add things like applesauce or other fruit purees to fill up the empty space, most options are high FODMAP. Plus, these kinds of bulking ingredients will change the texture of the brownies and can make them really dense, which is not what we’re going for.
If you’re worried about the amount of sugar in the recipe, I think the best solution would be moderation, not substitution.
Hope that helps!
Hi Amy, in my country I can´t find low fodmap chocolate chunks, what do you recommend me to use instead?
Chocolate chunks are like giant chocolate chips. If you can’t find them where you live, you can swap them out for bittersweet chocolate chips – they’re made of dark chocolate, so they have less lactose.
Let me know if you have any more questions!
These were incredible! No one would be able to tell they’re gluten free, and I love the dark chocolate flavor. Also, not as hard to cut or as messy as some other gluten free recipes I’ve tried. Only problem I have is willpower to control my portion size!
So glad to hear you enjoyed them! These are freezer friendly if you wrap them up individually. I find having to wait for a treat to thaw helps tame my sweet tooth a bit.