You have spoken, and it looks like you want flourless brownies!

I have made a grain-free fudge brownie before here:

It is made with coconut flour and dates for the sweetener. I highly recommend them because they are fudgy, dense, and healthy.

However, what I am I supposed to do when my craving for brownies hits, but I don’t have any coconut flour?

Make Flourless Power Brownies!

Flourless Power Brownies

Flourless Power Brownies

~These brownies are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and, of course, sugar-free!


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (or any other squash puree. You don't taste it, but it adds extra vitamins, fiber, and body. I'm sure applesauce could be substituted as well if you wish to try that.)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or nutbutter of choice. Almond butter is mild, so I can't taste it in the brownie. You could even add peanut butter to make it a peanut butter brownie!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional: 3 droppers-full of alcohol-free liquid stevia***
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chopped nuts or unsweetened chocolate
  • Optional: A few tablespoons ground flax for extra nutrients


  1. Preheat oven to 375*.
  2. Mix together the pumpkin, almond butter, eggs, vanilla, flax (if using), and stevia (or other sweeteners listed below, if using) until well-combined. Add in cocoa powder and baking powder until smooth. You may add a few tablespoons of water to help with mixing, but batter should be thick. Fold in chocolate or nuts, if using.
  3. Lightly grease a 8×8 baking dish (I used coconut oil). Pour batter into dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Slice and serve.


***I used stevia for this recipe because it was sent to me by NuNaturals, and I wanted to try it out. Personally, I prefer bitter chocolate like my bitter chocolate cake for one. However, you can try adding pureed dates like my Fudge Brownies, add a bit of mashed banana, or simply eat it bitter (like me!).

Tastes fabulous with homemade coconut butter. 

They’re called Power Brownies because of the great benefits of:

  • Pumpkin: One cup of pumpkin has 7 grams fiber, 2650 IU Vitamin A, 564 mg potassium! It also boasts a truckload of antioxidants like Alpha-carotene and Beta-carotene.
  • Chocolate: Click HERE for a post I wrote earlier about the health benefits of chocolate.
  • Almonds: Almonds are a major superfood, and they are full of monounsaturated, good-for-you fats. It contains many nutrients that benefit the brain, and regulate cholesterol. The monounsaturated fats and vitamin E reduce the risk of heart disease.

Thanks to NuNaturals for sending me their products! The alcohol-free stevia drops taste great. You only need a few drops because it is very powerful. They have a new “Chocolate” drop that tastes like chocolate!

Stevia has been picking up a lot of speed lately as a sugar substitute. When I first started my site, I wrote a bit about my thoughts HERE. I’m still not completely sure about it, but it is great to have especially when I have guests and they might not have sweet buds like mine (non-existent). For example, these brownies with stevia were a hit! Everyone loved them. I think I’ve made three batches so far this week!










Want to try some stevia for yourself? 

NuNaturals will award FOUR winners with the following:

One bottle of Vanilla Stevia Drops (My favorite) and a box of Stevia Packets.

Open to Continental U.S. Residents only, sorry!

This Giveaway is now Closed. Winners were announced HERE. 

How to Enter:

There are multiple ways to win. Please leave a separate comment below for each entry.

  1. MANDATORY: Tell me what are your thoughts or experiences are with stevia. Have you tried it? If so, do you have a favorite variety? Do you have favorite recipes with it? Are you a fan? Do you have an interesting article you read about it? Please share!
  2. Subscribe to Spoonful of Sugar Free by entering your email address in the “Subscribe” box on the right. Or follow by RSS, google reader, exc.
  3. Like me on facebook.
  4. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Can be something like, “I want to win some stevia! @SugarFreeAlex is giving away @NuNaturals ”
  5. Blog about this giveaway on your blog.

Remember, there will be FOUR winners! Good luck!

Giveaway ends September 14th at Midnight.

Also, NuNaturals has a Free Samples program. They will send you free samples of NuStevia Packets if you send them a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

NuNaturals, INC
2220 West 2nd Ave. # 1
Eugene, OR  97402

Now through September 30th, you can get 15% all orders at NuNaturals if you enter this code:  BLG930. You can also get free shipping on orders over $35. 

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185 Responses to Flourless Brownies {Giveaway}

  1. naturalandbalanced says:

    once i crack open my can of pumpkin i am making those!! i love nunaturals stevia. i mainly use it in shakes and a few drops in plain greek yogurt. alcohol free vanilla is the one i usually use!

  2. Jayme Wasserstrom says:

    I love Stevia! I pretty much use it every day…mostly to sweeten up my hot tea, but I also enjoy cooking and baking with it! My family is gluten free and I have recently been on a grain free, sugar free diet, so I am trying to get very creative with baking so that I don’t deprive myself or my kids of sweet things. i just find that I have to do it in sneaky ways. 🙂 One thing I have been able to use Stevia for is healthy homemade hot chocolate. I heat coconut milk on the stove and stir in cocoa powder, then add cinnamon and stevia….last night I added homemade whipped cream on top (also sweetened with Stevia) and it was delicious! No sugar!

    Thank you Alex for the recipe…looks awesome! I want to try NuNaturals really badly, I have heard a lot about it! Thank you!

  3. maija says:

    i’ve never used stevia, but i’ve heard good things… i’m intrigued and i’d love to give it a try

  4. I’ve used Stevia for quite a while now and love it! I have a couple of NuNatural’s products and love how pure they taste. You do have to be care not to get ones that are mixed with regular sugars or sugar alcohols. I love using the stevia in my cheesecakes and have used the Stevia flavor drops in my tea/water from Capella Flavor drops also. Yummy

  5. I already subscribe to Spoonful of Sugar and LOVE it! 🙂

  6. I liked your Facebook page and wanna win! 🙂

  7. Jessie james says:

    I love stevia! Started using it a few months ago and never looking back!

  8. Michelle says:

    I do use Stevia, and my favorite way is a couple of drops in my iced coffee. I have not used it in a lot of baking yet, basically because I’m not sure how . . . . I’d love to see more ideas of how and where to use it.

  9. Michelle says:

    I also have you in my google reader! 🙂

  10. I love stevia! I actually have some NuNaturals stuff and it’s fantastic! The little droppers are so easy to stir into greek yogurt or smoothies. LOVE it!

  11. I tweeted about your giveaway!

  12. I have you in my google reader so i read your posts daily! love flourless brownies ps…

  13. These look amazing! I love how you used a puree! Thanks!

  14. Sonya says:

    I’ve only tried the vanilla flavor but love to put a couple of drops in my water kefir if it gets too tart.

  15. Sonya says:

    I subscribe via email!

  16. Sarah says:

    I mostly use stevia in baking, but I also put just a little bit in my yogurt, so I don’t overpower the taaang.

    Funny story– I intermittent fast a lot now, and I haven’t had breakfast foods for some time. Now I want yogurt ; (

  17. Sarah says:

    I also follow you on email! (love it!)

  18. Joelle says:

    I already have you on FB. I have been using Stevia alot lately. The only brand I can get ahold of locally is Sweet Leaf, and I love the Vanilla Creme flavor. I have been making an “iced tea” or lemonade like drink with lemon, fresh berries, mint, stevia, and water, and I add molasses if I want the iced tea effect. When I bake with liquid sweeteners sometimes I add stevia for a little more sweetness so I don’t have to mess with adding more liquid or more dry ingridients.

  19. domestic diva says:

    I haven’t tried stevia, but I would be interested in trying it.

  20. domestic diva says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  21. I absolutely LOVE using stevia! 😀 One of my favorite ways to use it is in Pumpkin Pie! 😀

  22. I love NuNaturals, but right now I’m trying to use up the rest of the NOW brand stevia powder that I bought. I use stevia in everything that needs a little sweetener. There are several recipes on my blog that use it that are great…too hard to choose one! 🙂

  23. Those brownies look GREAT! 😀

    And I’ve honestly never have tried Stevia, only Truvia. I would always be down to try it though 😉 (hint hint)

  24. katherine says:

    I’ve never tried it because I’m a little intimidated by it! But if I won, but I would love experiment with it

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. katherine says:

    i subscribe via email

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. I’m hoping to try this recipe later this week for my daughter’s 13th birthday!

    I have had mixed luck with Stevia. The Stevia in the Raw wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be, however the SweetLeaf is great in coffee and hot tea. I’ve heard great things about NuNaturals and would LOVE to try it!

  27. LOVE STEVIA!! i use it everyday! to sweeten oats and cot cheese!

  28. ps i have a US address to send to!

  29. Hi Alex,
    No need to enter me in the giveaway. Like yourself, I have those non-existant sweet buds, but I do love the NuNaturals brand vanilla stevia drops, and their powdered stevia doesn’t have that funky aftertaste like a lot of stevia brands do. I sometimes add it to cornbread or other baked goods or when I want to sweeten up a savory dish – you’d be amazed at what a little stevia can do to chili or guac. Normally, I’m an unsweetened girl, but sometimes I like a touch of sweet love.

    Brownies look fantastic, but in my opinion, the extra chocolate and nuts are NOT optional. 😉

  30. MICHELLE says:

    I absolutely love stevia at least nu naturals! Other forms can have a bit of an aftertaste. I put a little in smoothies, I love putting a drop or too in my own vegan sugar free hot chocolate drink, and I love putting it in green juice to make a green lemonade of sorts….delicious!

  31. MICHELLE says:

    I subscribed!

  32. Melissa says:

    i liked you on fb

  33. Melissa says:

    I use NuNaturals exclusively. I order it on Iherb. I use it in smoothies, oatmeal, salad dressings, baked goods. I’m addicted!

  34. Colline says:

    Mmmm, something to try. But I need to go shopping for the ingredients!

  35. Michelle says:

    I’ve never used stevia but have always wanted to try it

  36. Michelle says:

    I follow you via Google Reader

  37. dragonflyrunner says:

    I use stevia in my coffee each morning. I used to love a brand called Sun Crystals because the carrying agent was real sugar (just a tiny bit) and it had a good flavor. They don’t make that brand anymore. I have heard great things about NuNaturals and I would love to try their flavored drops.

  38. dragonflyrunner says:

    I like you on FB

  39. Haley N says:

    I havent tried Stevia yet but I really want to! Tons of recipe use it. I’m not a fan of artificial sweeteners so I was a bit hesitant at first about it but it doesn’t sound bad like the other sweeteners

  40. Haley N says:

    I subscribed by email 🙂

  41. Haley N says:

    Follow you on twitter and tweeted!

  42. AnAppleADay says:

    i love stevia drops with my tea~!!! teecino!

  43. Christine says:

    Those brownies look so yummy! 🙂 I started using Stevia about a month ago. I’m not sure yet what I think of it. I like it in a smoothie but not quite in a pancake. 🙂 I use what I got from Trader Joe’s though I’d like to try NuNaturals and Kal.

  44. The brownies look great! So are your other recipes from the poll going to be published?

    I really like stevia – I’ve never noticed that aftertaste that I’ve heard people mention, I really like licorice, so maybe it’s just that I like the flavor of stevia …? Not sure, but it’s good stuff! I like the drops in my coffee.

  45. YUM! The brownies look delicious. I am always making your bitter chocolate cake for one so I guess if I want to share, this will be a great recipe 🙂 By the way, I do love steiva! I had tried the vanilla drops and love adding these to recipes, or even just to coffee.

  46. Lindsay says:

    I have been DYING to try the NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia, but I just can’t bring myself to pay for it! I have been using stevia-sweetened products for a year or so, mainly Vitamin Water Zero and Sobe Life Water. I have been adding it to my own recipes more and more lately, but I still haven’t landed on the exact measurements. Whenever I use the liquid, it does have too much of an “alcohol” taste. Hopefully I’ll win the vanilla stevia drops and won’t have to worry about that anymore! 🙂

  47. Lindsay says:

    I subscribe via email.

  48. Lindsay says:

    I also liked you on Facebook!

  49. Meg says:

    I love Sweetleaf liquid stevia – I use it in oatmeal and tea mostly. I’ve been wanting to try NuNaturals but haven’t because it is so expensive. I would be super excited to win this giveaway!

  50. I haven’t tried Stevia by itself, but I have tried the part Stevia, part sugar substitute. I use it in my tea because it has a slightly woody taste that overpowered my coffee.

  51. I’ve been a subscriber =)

  52. Tweeted AND Followed 🙂

  53. I’ve only tried Stevia once, and it was a VERY long time ago! I’d love to give it a go again.

  54. I’m subscribed to your blog via Google Reader 🙂

  55. You are amazing. This recipe looks awesome, and so easy! I have used Stevia in the Raw and had success with it- but I really want to get some of the vanilla creme that everyone is always raving about!

  56. YUM! love the brownies! and i love stevia in my oats to make it sweeter!! 🙂

  57. um, if it has eggs it’s not really dairy free right?

  58. awesome giveaway! I’ve used truvia before, but not very often. I think I used it in baking once…and I found the taste a little too powerful (powder form) for me. But I hear that the nunaturals drops are fantastic!

  59. ohh I’ve always wanted to try stevia. I’ve never ever seen it in any stores around me! I don’t like too much sweetness, but I’ve heard these don’t have much of an after taste. The brownies look fantastic!

  60. I absolutely love stevia! Sugar gives me headaches and makes me crash. I don’t like overly sweet foods so a bottle of stevia lasts me a really long time!

  61. I’m already subscribed to you 🙂

  62. Followed and tweeted under @punifa!

  63. Donna C says:

    I’ve never tried Stevia but it sounds really interesting. I’d love to try it.

  64. Donna C says:

    I am following you on twitter (donna_cairns) and I tweeted about the giveaway.!/donna_cairns/status/111577505420423168

  65. Rhoni says:

    Liked you on FB.

  66. Rhoni says:

    Already a subscriber.

  67. Rhoni says:

    I have used Stevia and like it okay – depending on what it’s in. I often use it on salads in place of sugar (a lot of dressings have sugars in the recipe and simply adding a bit to some balsamic vinegar without any olive oil can make a low-fat salad palatable!) – but I find that in drinks it’s too strong. I’m really eager to try NuNaturals Stevia because I’ve heard it’s the best! <3

  68. alain says:

    thanks for holding this wonderful giveaway! I love stevia, but have mostly been using it in my beverages, It’s much harder to use it in place of sugar in baking, which is why I love your recipe! one of my favorite ways to use stevia is in my coconut muffin recipe. I mix one egg with a squirt of vanilla, 7 drops of NuNaturals stevia, 2 TB of shredded coconut and 1 T of coconut flour and microwave on high for 90 seconds. It’s so quick and the muffin is super moist and fluffy.

  69. alain says:

    i subscribe via email!

  70. Oh stevia, how I adore thee. I love the stuff, although it doesn’t love me too much. I get tummy pains if I have too much of it. So I limit it to 1/week and enjoy it with 1L mineral water, 2 tbsp lemon juice. Delicious!

  71. I’ve been subscribed for ages!

  72. rebecca says:

    I absolutely loveeee stevia! Goodness without the calories and make-you-feel-grossness!

  73. rebecca says:

    I’m already following your blog via google reader!

  74. rebecca says:

    I’ve already liked you on facebook!

  75. rebecca says:

    I’m already following you on twitter and i tweeted about this giveaway!

  76. i love to microwave sliced strawberries and then add a packet of stevia and 2 tbsps of yogurt to make a sweet strawberry cream for my oats!

  77. I’ve never tried stevia! i guess i’m a little afraid that it may make baking recipes turn out funky (since thats the only time i use sugar). im also afraid of it being a reaaallly expensive sugar substitute. But hey im all for trying it!

  78. Kelsey says:

    discount this comment since im not from the U.S. so i cant enter unfortunately, but I HAD TO COMMENT ON THESE BROWNIES! too delicious to resist 🙂

    xoxo <3

  79. CL says:

    I’ve never tried stevia! 🙁 but I’d really like to

  80. I love nunaturals stevia! Seriously the best brand out there.

  81. Jazmine says:

    i love stevia! I haven’t tried nunaturals yet, but regular stevia hasn’t let me down!

  82. I’ve used packets of stevia when cooking bowls of oat bran, but that’s about it. I’ve never baked with it, but I would love to!

  83. I follow on Reader and on WordPress 🙂

  84. your brownies look amazing!

    I am a stevia FIEND

    I use it daily, in coffee, recipes, on popcorn, you name it. NuNaturals is THE BEST too!

  85. YUM! we must try these brownies, thanks for you to introducing us to grain free 🙂

  86. These brownies look so moist and delicious! Wow, girl You’ve Done it again! I like my sweets bitter too. Especially when chocolate is involved.

  87. Michelle says:

    I haven’t started stocking up on pumpkin yet, but I do have some applesauce in the fridge. I might have to test it!

  88. I recently purchased some stevia and so far have been pleased, it is a nice thing to have since I am trying not to eat so much sugar 🙂

  89. I don’t know how I wasn’t following you on twitter, but I am and I tweeted

  90. teeneatlive says:

    I am a huge NuNaturals stevia lover! I put it in everything from oatmeal to drinks to brownies. It’s pretty much perfect in everything. Such a fun giveaway!

  91. whitney says:

    I love stevia. I used it to make lemonaid everyday!

  92. Christy says:

    I love stevia! I use it in oatmeal and just starting to use in baking, still new to me. I have read alot about the nunaturals and wanted to try it.

    I definitely will be trying this recipe! Looks totally yummy. I have made your other brownies a few times but I sub bananas for the dates. Love them.

    I’ve also been making your waffles a ton. I took your suggestion of subbing 1/2 protein powder and eliminated the cocoa and it is now a regular with my kids for breakfast and snack (and I do add stevia as they certainly couldn’t handle it w/o 😉 I will be making them to take on our overnight trip tomorrow.

  93. Christy says:

    I follow you on fb already

  94. caroline says:

    i have a really weird way of enjoying stevia. I make a gree smoothie with lime, spinach, leaf lettauce, ice, and some stevia. It is very energizing and refreshing with a hint of sweetness…thats how i like my stevia !!! 🙂

  95. caroline says:

    i liked you on facebook

  96. I love Stevia in the Raw. It is my go to for basically everything that needs sugar. I have noticed it keeps cakes from rising as much so sometimes I’ll go halfsies with real sugar or sucanat. Yum. I was wondering how much powdered Stevia would be equivalent to your 3 dropper fulls of liquid Stevia? I really want to make these brownies but powdered is all I have. Thanks!

    • It really depends upon which powdered stevia you use. For the NuNaturals powdered stevia, 3 droppers full=3 teaspoons of the powder, or 6 packets. The equivalent of 1/4 cup sugar. But again, my tastebuds like a darker chocolate. My family enjoyed this amount, too, but feel free to add more if needed.

  97. Jessica T says:

    I have never tried Stevia!! I really want to try it since I’ve seen many recipes with Stevia and I love experimenting in the kitchen. This giveaway would be the perfect opportunity to finally try baking with Stevia. Thanks!
    P.S. I love your blog!

  98. sarah says:

    Stevia is not sold where I live, so iv not had any experiences with it unfortunately, but I’d love the opportunity to try it.
    These brownies look SOO delicious!

  99. Brooke S says:

    I have tried the Sweet Leaf Stevia before and it seems to have an after taste that I am not to fond of. I did however by 100% Stevia Extract today from Trader Joes. I am interested to try it in my smoothie tonight.

  100. Brooke S says:

    I liked you on Facebook.

  101. kristi says:

    I love liquid stevia. I add it to my green tea!

  102. kristi says:

    I just “liked” your Facebook page!

  103. serafina says:

    I am a huge fan of stevia! I use it in everything, kool-aid, chia fresca, baked goods, oats. I even grow it 🙂

  104. Lora says:

    I started using stevia recently and absolutely love it. It is healthy substitute for sugar or artificial sweeteners and it tastes good.
    i have tried few differend brands and NuNaturals so far my favourite, seriously. but i think the original flavour is the best option. i use it for baking, coffee, oatmeal, anything, really.

  105. Lora says:

    As of interesting articles, I just finished Jackie Warner’s book This Is Why You Are Fat. Jackie advocates for Stevia, and since she is is such a good shape, you just can’t help it but believe her!

  106. Lora says:

    I subscribed to the email updates!

  107. Liza says:

    I’ve tried a few brands of stevia and like it in my tea/coffee, but haven’t tried cooking/baking with it yet.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  108. Anna says:

    I love NuNaturals!! It’s the only sugar sub I use and I use it in everything!

  109. Anna says:

    I email subscribed!

  110. Anna says:

    I like you on FB!

  111. Shannon says:

    Yum! Those brownies look so good!
    I havent had brownies in soo long..its about time I go make some! 🙂

  112. Caroline says:

    i’ve never tried stevia, but i’d really like to!

  113. hayleemarie says:

    I’ve never tried Stevia but I’ve been dying to!

  114. hayleemarie says:

    I’m already subscribed via email!

  115. Jayme says:

    I subscribe to your blog!

    Also–made these over the weekend and I loved them! I topped it off with homemade coconut butter….ate the whole pan in 3 days and didn’t even have to feel guilty! 🙂


  116. Joanne says:

    I use stevia all the time. Mostly in coffee because I haven’t had the best results baking with it.
    I “liked” on facebook and just Tweeted you.
    Great giveaway

  117. serafina says:

    I follow via rss 🙂

  118. jacqueline says:

    have not tried stevia yet but id love to!

  119. Erica says:

    I’ve only used the Truvia brand before. It’s pretty good–much better than artificial sweeteners, like aspartame–but it has a slightly minty aftertaste. It works very well in baked goods though, since the other ingredients mask the mint flavor.

  120. Erica says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@sardinefritters) and tweeted about the giveaway!!/SardineFritters/status/113817144940175361

  121. hayleemarie says:

    My mandatory entry was done a couple days ago but I am also now following you on twitter and tweeted so I came back to enter one more time. 🙂!/happy_haylee_3/status/113843912740843520


  122. sandy says:

    I’ve never tried Stevia but it looks neat! I really want to try it!

  123. I love stevia! I use the NuNaturals brand vanilla drops in so many things and love the taste it gives.

  124. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted!

  125. RA says:

    I use stevia in most everything… coffee. smoothies. oatmeal! Would love vanilla flavored, and chocolate sounds so yummy!

  126. Kasey says:

    I use stevia everyday! In my oats, chia pudding, green tea, coffee, and even in my egg whites with cocoa powder and topped with nut butter! Best meal ever. I don’t know what I would do without it!

  127. Jessica Sage says:

    I have never tried Stevia but have heard great things and this review makes me even more interested in trying it.

  128. Jessica Sage says:

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  129. Jessica Sage says:

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  131. These look so yum! Thanks for the recipe, I will have to Pinterest it immediately!

  132. wendy says:

    hey, how do you make the squash puree’s?

  133. Janice says:

    Can you use special dark cocoa? Will the unsweetened cocoa turn out tasting bitter as the powder itself or will it come out sweeter?

    • I use special dark cocoa, and yes it is an intense dark chocolate, but I like this. Using no sweetener will result in a bitter chocolate. If you are uncomfortable with this, then I recommend adding the stevia or a few pureed dates.

  134. Lauren says:

    made these today with carob and they turned out great!!! also used peanut butter instead of the almond butter and I couldn’t even notice the peanut taste, they were so yummy!!

  135. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen says:

    I think the time I made squash-based brownies, they failed for the lack of almond butter…

    I didn’t use stevia then, however I used xylitol, which I love. Stevia, however, is THE BEST sweetener for my morning coffee, hands down. I would love to try NuNaturals though…I am always jealous when I see it on people’s blogs.

  136. I subscribe to ya, darlin’. 🙂

    • Sugar Free Alex says:

      Thanks, Sarah, but the giveaway is close (kind of an old post). Don’t worry, though! I have another fun giveaway coming this Saturday!

  137. s says:

    i already like you on facebook!

    • Sugar Free Alex says:

      Thanks for your like, but the giveaway is close (kind of an old post). Don’t worry, though! I have another fun giveaway coming this Saturday!

  138. s says:

    also, i like stevia in tea, baked goods, and smoothies, and it really helps me reduce my sugar intake.

  139. Barbee's Yorkies says:

    What about using organic blue agave syrup ?

    • Sugar Free Alex says:

      Personally, I do not react well to agave and do not believe it is the best natural sweetener to use. If I had a chose over agave and pure honey, I would choose the honey. Agave is very processed, but there are some brands of agave that are better than others. I would look into what brand you are using to see if it is made by a reputable company. I hope this helps!

  140. Arlene says:

    Hi, Recipe looks great. What size of pumpkin puree did you use?

    • Sugar Free Alex says:


      I just used 1 cup of the pumpkin puree. Usually a can is about 1 3/4 cup of pumpkin, so don’t use the whole can. Enjoy!

  141. Vienna says:

    I substituted the eggs for flax egg, added 3 Tbs of ground flax, then baked twice the time in my toaster oven. I wouldn’t use less flax than than that because it was moist and had the brownie crust on the outside. Pretty much perfect texture for a no-grain brownie. Used stevia only.

    I am still getting used to sugarfree, but this was a really good option and even better with suggested coconut oil or almond butter on top of it.

  142. Vienna says:

    Oops, I forgot to mention I cut the recipe in half in my vegan modifications above.

  143. Tracy MacDonald says:

    My family and I are enjoying spoonful of sugarfree
    The MacDonald family:)

  144. Cari says:

    Yummy! These are such a treat! I used peanut butter and sweetened with puréed dates. It was my first time using dates and I did have a hard time blending them to a smooth consistency. Do you have any tips? Thank you! Trying to go sugar free now since the first of the year. I love your site. 🙂

    • Sugar Free Alex says:


      If you soak the dates first, they tend to get a little softer and easier to blend. Good luck on your sugar-free journey!

  145. Amber Gorman says:

    I just made these brownies, and I didn’t use any sweetener and loved the bitter chocolate taste. I made it into a dessert with strawberries and SF whip and it was delicious…great snack you could feel guilt free about. Thanks so much, love your site.

  146. Amber says:

    I’m on an elimination diet to figure out some food allergies, so I love the prospect of this recipe! I plan to sub the eggs with flax. But I can’t have chocolate on this diet. Have you tried carob? Do you think it would be as good??

    • Sugar Free Alex says:


      Good luck on your diet! I haven’t tried carob, but you could definitely try it. I don’t know if it would be good or not. Let me know if you try it!

  147. Carolina says:

    I just made these, and I’m not sure what I did wrong, but they turned out very poorly. I followed the recipe exactly and added the 3 tablespoons of flax meal that you suggested, the 3 droppers-full of NuNaturals stevia, and 1/4 cup each of chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. I have a lot of experience with sugar-free, paleo, and healthy baking, but these were tasteless. My whole family tried them and didn’t like them either, so I ended up tossing them even though I hate to waste food. Sorry!

  148. Kathleen says:

    Your blog is so inspiring. I have made these twice. Once with 1 egg, 3 dates, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup almond butter, and 15 drops of vanilla stevia. They came out more like molten lava chocolate souffle than brownies but still amazing! I just made them again subbing tahini for the almond butter, using 3 dates, 30 drops vanilla stevia, and adding an extra teaspoon of carob powder since I don’t really love tahini. These came out amazing too. Again more souffle like but soooo delicious. Totally ate like 1/4 of the pan. Oh and yeah I also added chopped 85% chocolate. On such a chocolate high now. Love it! Hope I can kick my sweet tooth one day like you. I am so addicted, ugh.

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