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Gluten-Free Brownies with Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Looking for that chocolate hit without the added sugar? This recipe does not leave you missing that rich decadent flavour we all look for in a brownie. Topped with a rich mousse makes this the perfect dessert.


  • 1 cup almonds

  • 1/2 cup walnuts

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/3 cup flour

  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder (optional)*

  • 1 1/5 cup dates, soaked in warm water (reserve the water)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 recipe of avocado mousse


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a square baking dish with parchment or spray with cooking oil.

  2. Blend nuts and cocoa powder in blender until fully ground. Add to bowl.

  3. Add flour and espresso powder to bowl and combine.

  4. Add soaked dates and 3 tbsp if reserved water, and vanilla extract. Blend together adding more water if needed.

  5. Add smooth date mixture to bowl with dry ingredients and combine fully. Add water if too thick. Batter should be as thick as cookie dough.

  6. Bake in oven for 15 minutes, or until brownie is firm when touched.

  7. Let cool completely before topping with mousse.

*espresso powder enhances the cocoa powder making it more rich

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