Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Salted Brownies

Salted Brownies6__No Sugarless Gum

I recently posted about my SIBO diagnosis and my attempt to get cured.  My doctor had prescribed me antibiotics but I was still experiencing some symptoms (the worst being bloating), but I wondered if maybe my SIBO was gone and something else was causing my problems.  I wanted to take the breath test once again in order to be sure. SIBO is notoriously difficult to get rid of, so I really wasn’t holding my breath (hard to take a breath test that way).  But it came back negative!  I was so floored I literally went jumping around the halls at work!  Yes, I looked crazy, but I’d never felt so fantastic.  I had a buzz going similar to when my husband asked me to marry him.  Suck it, SIBO!

Unfortunately, that still leaves me with a bloated belly.  What the heck?  Well, my doctor said that it’s common for SIBO to come with a secondary infection so she gave me some supplements to help with that.  She said just a few more steps until my gut is healed, and I told her I’ve been thinking that for a long time now…

But in the meantime, even though I’m still avoiding gluten, dairy, and processed sugar, it means things like carbohydrates and prebiotics are back on the menu.  So why not celebrate with some chocolate?

I was amazed at how great this nut-butter bread turned out that I thought nut butter would be great for brownies too.  I’ve made a few small tweaks to this recipe and they turned out great on the first try!

Salted Brownies5__No Sugarless Gum


  • 1 cup of almond butter
  • 1/2 cup of dextrose (or 1/3 cup maple syrup/honey)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Preheat the oven to 325˚.

Mix together all ingredients except salt.

Line a bread pan with parchment paper.

Transfer dough into pan, making sure to spread evenly.

Sprinkle the top with salt.

Bake for 20-23 minutes.

Elimination Diet safe: No.

3 thoughts on “Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Salted Brownies

    • When she said there’s usually a secondary infection it sounded to me like there might be a few different kinds but that the medication she gave me would be effective for anything. I’m sorry, I don’t remember what she gave me! It was some kind of natural antibacterial combo I think. If you find a good naturopath they should be able to help!

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