Chocolate Orange Brownies (Grain Free, Dairy Free)

Chocolate Orange Brownies (Grain Free, Dairy Free)

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Ultra-fudgy chocolate orange brownies. Deliciously rich and divinely chocolatey with a kick of zesty orange. These are made for the fudgy brownie lovers out there with their oogey gooey melt in the mouth centre. Grain free, dairy free and refined sugar free not that you would ever know it.  

Where are my fudgy brownie lovers at? These chocolate orange brownies will not disappoint I promise! 

WARNING these brownies are DANGEROUSY moreish. The struggle to not eat them all whilst they were still warm was REAL. Honestly if I hadn’t needed to shoot pictures of them for this blog post, am not sure they would have lasted more than one day.  

Best combination 


Chocolate and orange are a match made in heaven. One of my favourite chocolates was a Terry’s chocolate orange. Trying to crack open one of these was have the fun. If your unfamiliar what a terry’s chocolate is, then it’s a solid ball of chocolate that once cracked open separates into segments much like a real orange does.  

If you love the combination of chocolate and orange then try these chocolate orange truffles. Super easy and very tasty they make a great snack to cure any sweet craving.

chocolate orange brownies on a wooden board

Recreating an old favourite 

The smell of these chocolate orange brownies is intoxicating and brings back all those nostalgic memories. Using fresh squeezed orange juice and the zest of that orange too, is what creates the amazing orange flavour.  

Type of chocolate is key 

Using a darker chocolate will create a richer more intense flavour. The darker the chocolate the better. For this recipe I used 80% chocolate that I actually made myself. Of course, you don’t have to make your own there are plenty of great bars of chocolate out there. Just make sure they are dairy free. Some of my favourites are Aldi’s Moser Roth 85% or if you want a seriously dark chocolate then go for Lindt’s 90% bar.  

chocolate orange brownie stack

Make your own Chocolate  

Easy to make as it only requires to 3 ingredients. Cacao butter, cacao powder and a sweetener of choice. You can also use coconut oil instead of cacao butter but you will have to store your finished chocolate in the fridge.  

Make these paleo and keto 

By making your own chocolate you can make this recipe refined sugar free and paleo. To make these brownies keto then simply swap the arrowroot powder for more almond flour and the coconut sugar for a low or no carb sweetener. Providing you divide these brownies into at least 8 then the net carbs for each brownie are low enough to fit a keto diet.


Edge or middle brownie piece  

An aged old debate on what one is better. I’m team middle piece I loved the fudgy basically under baked texture of the middle pieces. What’s your favourite? 

trio of orange brownies on a wire rack

Have you seen those special brownie pans that have 3 metal rows so each piece can have crispy edges. Personally, I’ve never tried them since am a middle brownie kinda girl. They would make a great birthday or Christmas present for any edge lover out there. 

More brownies recipes

Fudgy and Gooey Peppermint Chocolate Brownies

Chewy and Fudgy Almond Butter Blondies

Looking for something a little healthier

Fudgy Dark Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

Chocolate Avocado Brownies

No Bake Sweet Potato Brownies

Taste test 

As many of you might know my trusty work colleagues are my go-to taste testers. The first batch I made had two much dark chocolate and not enough orange. Although the texture was pretty good the taste just wasn’t right. All the brownies still got eaten as they still tasted nice as a dark chocolate brownie.  

I swear if it wasn’t for my trusty taste tester, I would need to work a lot harder at the gym to burn off all the treats I make. Seriously my self-control isn’t strong enough to resist eating dessert for breakfast lunch and dinner.  

orange brownies on a wire rack

Ingredients needed 

Cacao powder

Almond flour


Orange juice

Orange zest

Arrowroot powder

Coconut sugar

Baking powder


Dark chocolate

Dairy free butter

Final Result  

An indulgent chocolatey orange fudgy brownie that will satisfy any chocolate craving you have. Heat it up in the microwave for 30 seconds and add a scoop of dairy free ice cream to make the most incredible dessert.  

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single orange brownie bite shot

Chocolate Orange Brownies (Grain Free, Dairy Free)

Ultra-fudgy chocolate orange brownies. Deliciously rich and divinely chocolatey with a kick of zesty orange. These are made for the fudgy brownie lovers out there with their oogey gooey melt in the mouth centre. Grain free, dairy free and refined sugar free not that you would ever know it.

Course Dessert
Cuisine dairy free, gluten free, Grain Free
Keyword chocolate orange brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 141 kcal
Author emma


  • 30 grams Cacao powder
  • 30 grams Coconut sugar
  • 125 ml orange juice i used the juice for a medium sized orange
  • 75 grams Almond flour
  • 50 grams Melted butter
  • 25 grams Dark chocolate at least 70%
  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 15 grams Arrowroot powder
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • Zest of a medium orange


  1. Pre heat oven to 180c

  2. To a medium sized mixing bowl add sugar, cacao powder and the melted butter. Mix to combine

  3. Zest one medium sized orange and add to the mixing bowl, dd in the eggs one at a. time and mix to combine,

  4. Add in the salt, almond flour, arrowroot powder and baking powder. Stir to combine

  5. Chop the chocolate and add to the mixture.

  6. Pour the mixture into a lined deep baking dish

  7. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Be careful not to over baked them. Leave them to cool in the baking dish for 5 minutes to firm up a bit before removing them to cool on a wire rack.

  8. Once cooled cut them into 9 large squares and store them in an airtight container for 7 days.

Recipe Notes

Macros for 1 brownie 10.2f 7.7c 4.7p

chocolate orange brownies

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