Turtle Brownies

Are you looking for a tasty and healthy afternoon snack? Let yourself tempt by our gluten-free Turtle Brownies with an easy-to-make date caramel topping without added sugar. Promised, it’ll melt in your mouth!

  • 2 cups Medjool pitted dates packed
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • salt



Preheat the oven to 350°F. Then fill a medium-sized bowl with room temperature water and add the pitted dates to soak for 15-20 minutes.


In a small dish, mix the flaxseed meal with 2 1/2 tbsp water and stir. Let it rest for 5 minutes to thicken.


In a separate bowl, mix oat flour, almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Then fold in the melted coconut oil, almond milk (leave 1 tbsp aside for the date caramel), vanilla extract and add the flax egg.


Line an 8in by 4in loaf pan with parchment paper, transfer the batter and bake for 10-12 minutes.


For the date caramel, strain the dates and put them to a high-speed blender. Add 1 tbsp almond milk, 1 tbsp vanilla extract, 2 tbsp water, and a pinch of salt and blend until the mixture is smooth.


Transfer the date caramel to a mixing bowl and fold in
the pecans.


Allow the brownies to cool completely. Then spread an even layer of the date caramel on top of the brownies.

Optional: Sprinkle the top with sea salt.

Taste and let them melt in your mouth! 🤤

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