Totally perfect single-serving brownie

Vegan & Gluten-Free Brownie For One | A Dash of Compassion

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.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Brownie For One | A Dash of Compassion

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.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Brownie For One | A Dash of Compassion

A couple of quick notes:

  • I used blanched almond flour for this recipe. Don’t have any? Just pulse a handful of almonds in your blender until they turn into flour.
  • Same with the oat flour! If you don’t have any, just blend rolled oats in your blender until they turn into flour.
  • If you’re avoiding gluten, be sure to use oats or oat flour that is certified gluten-free. While oats are naturally gluten-free, they are often processed in the same facility as gluten-based products. Be sure to check the label.

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Single-serving brownie

Yield: 1 serving


  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat your Breville Smart Oven Pro by setting it to Bake at 350F (convection setting). Alternatively, preheat your oven to 350F. Lightly grease a ramekin.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. (Sift through a fine mesh strainer if any of the ingredients are clumpy.) Add the maple syrup, almond butter, and vanilla and stir well until a thick batter forms.
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared ramekin, smoothing out the top. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and walnuts, if using. Bake in the Smart Oven Pro for 10 minutes, or in your regular oven for 12 to 14 minutes. The top should be soft but dry to the touch. Allow to cool before consuming.

This post was created in partnership with Breville Canada. All opinions are my own, and I think the Smart Oven Pro is a game-changer in the kitchen.



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