Gooey Brownie For One


It’s 10pm, and I’m craving chocolate.  This is a daily occurrence for me, and am thinking I am not alone….  So I developed this recipe for a couple reasons.  Well for starters, to get an immediate chocolate fix in under 15 minutes, and secondly to make something the right “portion” so I wouldn’t eat an entire batch of brownies  (which I will admit has happened).  This gf brownie is a cinch to throw together and is ready in minutes….  I recommend using a toaster oven if you have one, as it is more efficient.  This gluten free, grain free, dairy free, AND egg free brownie hits the spot.  It is the perfect end to a long day.  I find myself making this at least once a week.  It is gooey, decadent and rich.  It’s amazing.

Gooey Brownie For One

  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon applesauce
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  1. Preheat toaster oven to 325.
  2. In a small ramekin, melt together the chocolate and honey.
  3. Stir in almond butter and applesauce.
  4. Sprinkle in sea salt.  Stir, then scrape down sides.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  6. Top with nuts, toasted coconut, berries, whipped cream or whatever you desire.
  7. Indulge.

I have also made this using peanut butter instead of almond butter, and it’s like eating chocolate peanut butter fudge.  So good…

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16 Responses to Gooey Brownie For One

  1. leah says:

    ah. maz. ing. first hand (er, mouth?) experience. it hits the spot. and as it’s summer, Michelle served it to me with berries atop. so wonderful.

  2. Ashleigh says:

    I made this last week with the peanut butter instead of almond. I didn’t put any toppings, and probably ate it too hot (I was too excited to wait for it to cool at all!). Was still delicious and I’m so excited that it’s so easy to make (especially since all I have is a toaster oven, not a real oven!)

  3. Erica says:

    These look fabulous! Do you thick regular butter can sub for either the applesauce or the almond butter?

    • Erica says:

      Oh, and also- if I’m using 73% dark chocolate rather than unsweetened, how much do you thick I should reduce the honey?

    • Michelle says:

      I’m not sure Erica, you will have to do some testing and let me know. The almond butter is pretty essential to the recipe, as it gives the brownie its texture – but whatever you try, be sure to report back!

  4. Jenni says:

    Looks divine! Just wondering… is it possible to microwave this recipe like your “1 minute chocolate cake”? And out of the two recipes which one do you prefer???
    Thanks so much for your beautiful recipes!

    • Michelle says:

      Jenni,
      After seeing this comment, I had to experiment. I went ahead and microwaved the gooey brownie for one, and it worked! I honestly love both of the recipes, it just depends if I am in a cakey mood or wanting something super rich like the brownie.
      ~Michelle

  5. Jacs says:

    I came across this last night… so good!!! I can not wait to try more of these, or I may just make this every week ; ) Thank you!!

  6. freckles says:

    I made this yesterday. I used 86% chocolate. Instead of honey I used sugar free pancake syrup. I also didn’t have any applesauce and racked my brain trying to figure out a sub. Finally settled on the sugar free strawberry jam that I had in the fridge. I forgot the salt. I kept thinking it wasn’t done enough and cooked it about twice as long (I have a very large toaster oven that doesn’t heat the same as a small one). It wasn’t as gooey as it probably should have been, but it was DIVINE! Thank you for another great recipe!

  7. Jessica says:

    How can I measure out 1oz unsweetened chocolate? I don’t have a kitchen scale, just measuring cups/spoons! I have either unsweetened chocolate bar from a cocoa farm or unsweetened cocoa powder.

    • Michelle says:

      Hi Jessica,
      You can simply replace the unsweetened chocolate with cocoa powder. 1 oz of unsweetened chocolate is equal to 3 tablespoons cocoa powder + 1 tablespoon oil or melted butter.
      ~Michelle

  8. amy says:

    Eating this now with unsweetened coconut on top..bliss

  9. haseena says:

    This looks perfect for a craving! And no tempting leftovers. Question – I don’t have a toaster oven, don’t know what that is even lol. Can this be made in a normal oven or microwave? What would the cooking time be like?

  10. Hayles says:

    Oh my goodness. This is amazing. Like everyone else I wanted to make it as soon as I saw the recipe. So I too had to substitute. So had cashew instead of almond butter and added half tablespoon of butter as no applesauce. Had to be extra cautious not to burn the mouth. Soooo delicious, though can only manage a few mouthfuls and will save rest for hubby, going to be a favorite in my house for sure. Thank you so much for these fabulous recipes. As a fellow Crohns sufferer I need to make the change to gluten free and your site came up today on a mag that I found ages ago. How amazing that it popped up during a flare up…..a lesson to be leaned I think.

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