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Microwave Chocolate Brownie (Low FODMAP & Gluten Free)

Benny Joy SmithComment

I am a brownie person. Wholeheartedly and completely. The prospect of no more brownie was so unfathomable I just had to do something about it. I spent hours and hours searching the farthest reaches of the internet to discover this recipe and thank the Lord I did! This is such a delectable and rich chocolate brownie, you can't help but wonder, "Is this really low FODMAP?". 

Not only is it delicious and low FODMAP, it also only takes around 10 minutes total time to make. Brilliant! You get your chocolate fix and you don't spend hours in the kitchen, now don't say I'm not good to you! 

The original recipe for this brownie was created as a single serve, but with a little tweaking and some maths I was able to convert it to make one pan of brownies. This often still only makes it a single serve, if you catch my drift.. Chocolate addict? Me? No way.

It is best to use a really good quality chocolate like Whittaker's 62% Cacao Chocolate, as this gives the brownie a much more rich, chocolatey flavour. Cheap chocolate doesn't produce the same intense flavour. If, however, you can only afford chocolate chips, then go for it, it is still an absolutely delicious brownie! 

Microwave Chocolate Brownie


Makes 15 brownies


110 g butter

3/4 cup almond meal

1 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/4 tsp salt

4 large eggs

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

8 squares (50g) good quality dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Melt the butter in a microwave proof jug. Add the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate, and stir until combined.
  2. Pour into greased 19cm x 24cm microwave proof dish. Sprinkle chopped chocolate on top of mixture. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool, slice and serve.