I have something to confess: single-serving desserts are totally my jam. Why I don’t have more of them here on this blog, I have no idea. I actually had no intention of coming here with this recipe today, but here I am with this gluten-free, totally delectable brownie that is chock-full of almonds, oats, cocoa, and wee bit of maple syrup.
And it totally hits the spot when you’re in need of just a single serving of something sweet. Like, last week I had a pretty fierce chocolate craving, which resulted in some fierce recipe testing, and before I knew it I had three different versions of these brownies hanging out in our fridge. Luckily they weren’t full brownie-pan batches or I would have eaten them ALL.
This is another recipe I created using my Breville Smart Oven Pro because, well, why preheat my regular oven for one brownie when I can bake it in the Breville in less time, and using less energy? Plus, it reminds me of my childhood and playing with my Easy Bake Oven, but it works about a thousand times better. I actually don’t recall my Easy Bake Oven baking anything all the way through! It kind of sucked. Of course, that was back in the ’80s. Maybe they’re better made now.
Anyway, if you have a countertop convection oven or a toaster oven, you can bake this brownie easily. Otherwise, I’ve also included instructions for baking in a regular oven—which is just that it takes a couple more minutes of baking time on the non-convection setting.
Either way, this brownie is a champion for satisfying that chocolate craving. It’s far better than a boxed mix and only takes about 20 minutes in total to mix, bake and cool. And it’s totally worth it.