Gluten and dairy-free date and pecan brownies

(34 ratings)
Date and Pecan Brownies
Date and Pecan Brownies
  • Serves: 16

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe With chopped dates and pecan nuts, these dark chocolate brownies are a delicious snack for everyone, even those who are gluten or dairy intolerant.


  • 150g (5oz) good-quality (70% cocoa solids) dark chocolate
  • 150g (5oz) dairy-free spread
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 90g (3oz) gluten-free plain flour
  • 60g (2oz) dates, chopped
  • 100g (3 oz) pecan nuts, chopped
  • 18cm (7in) shallow square cake tin, lined with baking parchment

You can serve these brownies warm, as a pudding, or cold, as a tea-time treat.


  1. Set the oven to moderate, gas 4 or 180C. Break the chocolate into squares and melt in a bowl in the microwave or over a pan of simmering water. Beat in the dairy-free spread.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until light and foamy. Stir in the chocolate mixture then the flour, dates and pecans.
  3. Pour the mixture into the tin and level the top. Bake for 30-35 mins until just set in the middle.
  4. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove from the tin and place on a wire rack. Cut into 16 small squares.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 201(kcal)
  • Fat 15.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Mine was a complete flop! Not sure what I did wrong, but it was a sugar syrup rather than anything else :(

Clare Peirce

I fell upon this recipe and decieded to try it. Well it was nice and easy, looked like the picture when cooked and my kids could not gt enough of them - I had to sneak one at night when they were in bed! Mind you, I like he idea that I have got one past them as I didn't tell them that they contained health stuff as well as chocolate. P.S. I used half fat olive spread for the fat and this appeared to make no difference.

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