It’s fair to say I’m in LOVE with these festive inspired brownies! Full of flavour and packed with dried cranberries and chestnuts, these double chocolate treats are sure to go down a storm this Christmas time for all the family.


  • 150g gluten-free flour
  • 100g Natvia natural sweetener
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 200ml oat milk
  • 100g apple puree 
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 40g dried cranberries
  • 50g cooked chestnut pieces

For the topping – 

  • 150g soft cheese or Quark
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons Natvia natural sweetener
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chestnut pieces
  • Edible sprinkle decorations

Make them! 

  1. Blend the flour, Natvia, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, milk, apple puree, milk and flaxseed or simple mix together in a bowl to form a batter. Mix in the chestnuts and cranberries.
  2. Spoon into a 9x9in greased and lined baking tin and smooth out evenly. Bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Leave to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, beat together the soft cheese or Quark with cocoa powder and sweetener and chill in the fridge until needed.
  4. Once the brownies have cooled, spread over the chocolate frosting to cover. Sprinkle over the decorations – then cut into 9 bars and remove from the tin. Enjoy!