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I have this weird obsession with single serve desserts and mug cakes. It’s most likely because I can’t be trusted with an entire cake, so I’m better off just making a mug cake. Needless to say, AIP and being egg, grain, nut, and dairy free makes mug cakes and single serve baked goods kind of challenging. I’ve been working on something for months. Finally, I’ve perfected the single serve AIP brownie.

Side note, my birthday is this Thursday (yes, my birthday is on Cinco De Mayo) and I’ve been trying to find the best birthday dessert. I’ve found quite a bit of options, but I think this one may just win. Not only is a great treat for special occasion, but it’s perfect for those times when you just want something sweet and don’t want to make a fuss out of an entire pan of brownies.

AIP Single Serve Brownie

Single serve for the win.

This brownie is cake-y, chocolate, and oh so rich. It’s not exactly “goo-ey” but honestly, that’s what I like about it. Grain-free can very easily be goo-ey or gummy, so I like having something a little bit more dense.

Since chocolate is technically a bean and not AIP friendly, I used carob in this recipe. Carob is seriously one of my favorite pantry staples and can be used for a chocolately flavor and tons of recipes like my AIP Hot Chocolate.

I’ll also note that I made the mixture for this recipe in a nutribullet blender rather than a mixing bowl, though a mixing bowl should work just fine. Plantains are indeed a lot harder to break down than a banana so I wanted to bring in the big guns!




  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Add plantain and avocado to either a blender, or a mixing bowl and blend until combined
  • Add all of the other ingredients (reserving the coconut oil) and combine
  • Grease a ramekin with the coconut oil
  • Add the mixture into the ramekin
  • Bake for 12 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let cool
  • Serve and enjoy!

And that’s all there is to it! Enjoy, friends!

Single Serve AIP Brownie (Egg-free, nut-free, gluten-free)