Feel-Good Brownies

A guilt-free brownie that will satisfy all sugar cravings. The perfect teatime treat!

Recipe developed and tested by Carmen Niehaus.



  1. Carmien Natural Rooibos tea bags
  2. 17 fl oz Boiling water
  3. 8,4 fl oz Cake flour
  4. 8,4 fl oz Coconut flour
  5. 5,4 fl oz Cacao
  6. 0,3 fl oz Bicarbonate of Soda
  7. 2/3 cup Oil
  8. 2 tbsp Apple vinegar
  9. 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  10. 1 Slab 70% dark chocolate with mint crunch
  11. 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  12. 14.1 Ounces Pureed apples


  1. Preheat the oven to 392˚F. Spray a oven pan, 12.5 x 10.2 inches, with spray ‘n cook.
  2. Place the tea bags in a jug and add the boiling water. Infuse while mixing the rest of the ingredients
  3. Sift together the cake flour, coconut flour, cacao and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl.
  4. Mix the oil vinegar, vanilla essence, chocolate and sugar in a large bowl.
  5. Add the tea and mix well until the chocolate and sugar are melted.
  6. Mix in the apple puree.
  7. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix well.
  8. Pour into the prepared pan. (The mixture is runny).
  9. Let stand for about 5 minutes to set a bit, then place in the oven.
  10. Bake for 30—35 minutes or until the crust is slightly cracked and the cake is done, but still moist.
  11. Let cool in the pan, then cut into squares.