The Best Gluten Free Brownies Ever!

The Best Gluten Free Brownies Ever!

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I kid you not, these are the best gluten free brownies you’ll ever make! If you like deep, dark, fudgy brownies, that is. If you’re looking for more of a cake-y brownie, these are not for you. The first thing my mom said to me when I sent her home with some was, “wow, these are dense!” Yes, these gluten free brownies are no joke. They’re not quite as fudgy as a flourless chocolate cake, but they’re getting there! They’re refined sugar and dairy free as well!

I spent the weekend cooking up a storm in my tiny kitchen. Why did I have such motivation, you ask? 1) Because I got a brand new set of Calphalon pots and pans for Christmas. They’re so shiny and I couldn’t resist cooking all the yummy stuff in them! And 2) it snowed and blowed all day long Saturday. And I hate the wind. So I had no interest or motivation to step foot outside my warm, wind-less home. New kitchenware and nowhere to go? That definitely equals quality kitchen time.

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The BEST Gluten Free Brownies ever created! I’m so modest, aren’t I?

While most of what I cooked this weekend was meal prep items for the work week, I couldn’t resist one dessert. It’s all about balance, right? I can’t remember the last time I made a brownie. Could it be I’ve never tried to make a gluten free brownie before? The horrors! Well, that’s been rectified now! 

This recipe is quite versatile. Add in any combination of nuts you’d like (I used a handful of walnuts and pecans). Toss in some allergy friendly m&m’s or mini chocolate chips. Swirl in your favorite nut butter or chop up some cherries. Anything goes and I’m sure they would all be delicious! Especially those cherries as Valentine’s Day approaches! Might have to try that myself. I also see a Mexican hot chocolate version coming your way soon too.

Next time, I’ll work on a couple of tweaks too. These were slightly more crumbly than I would have liked. I wonder what another egg might have done to the recipe? Also, I would like to play with the flours and see if I can come up with a Paleo version that works. I see cassava flour in my future. Which is good, since I just bought an 8 lb bag of it at Sprouts 😉

The Best Gluten Free Brownies Ever!

Easy gluten free brownie recipe that's also dairy and refined sugar. Super fudgy, with a deep, dark chocolate flavor, these are sure to please!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend I used Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder I used Divine Chocolate
  • 150 grams unsweetened baking chocolate bar, chopped and divided I used Divine chocolate
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts I used a walnut/pecan combo

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x9 baking pan with cooking oil or coat with coconut oil. Set aside.

  2. Combine flour, coconut sugar, and cocoa powder together in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Roughly chop unsweetened chocolate bar. Set aside 1/3 of bar for later.

  4. In a glass measuring cup or other microwavable mug, melt the other 2/3 of chocolate bar with coconut oil over medium low heat for 1-2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted. Stir mixture together and pour over flour.

  5. Add salt and and vanilla to flour mixture and stir to combine.

  6. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir just until combined. Don't overstir!

  7. Sprinkle in the 1/3 chocolate bar you set aside previously and your chopped nuts. Mix to combine.

  8. Pour into baking dish (batter will be very thick) and bake 18-20 minutes or until just set.

  9. Remove from oven and allow to fully cool. Resist the temptation to break into these before completely cool! They're crumbly until cool.

  10. Note: These can be frozen for up to 2 months. Cut into squares and wrap in parchment paper. Store in sealed container.

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