Oat, Cranberry and
Chocolate Brownies


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas 4. Grease and base line a 15cm (6inch) square shallow cake tin with baking parchment.

  2. Place the prunes and sugar, vanilla with 3tbsp water in a liquidiser and puree to form a paste.

  3. Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

  4. Place the oats in a food processor and process slightly to break up a little.

  5. Place flour, baking powder, oats and cranberries in a bowl. Stir in the prune mixture, egg yolks and chocolate.

  6. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold carefully into the chocolate mixture.

  7. Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 20 minutes until firm to touch. Leave in the tin to cool. Cut into squares to serve.

Serves: 16
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Difficulty level: Easy
Recipe by
Christine Bailey


  • 115g / 4oz ready to eat prunes

  • 3tbsp xylitol

  • 1tsp vanilla extract

  • 150g / 5oz plain chocolate (75% cocoa solids)

  • 60g / 2oz Nairn’s Gluten Free oats

  • 30g / 1oz self raising gluten free flour or rice flour

  • 2tsp baking powder

  • 4 eggs, free range, separated

  • 80g / 3oz dried cranberries