Gluten Free Brownies
The title may say "Gluten Free Brownies" but I feel that this is somewhat misleading....I really wanted to say THESE ARE THE BEST BETTER FOR YOU BROWNIES OUT THERE and they happen to be gluten free!
Ever since I started this diet the one thing I've missed is a brownie....a cakey, fudgey, sweet, warm, and moist out of the box type, easy to make brownie. So far my recipes have been good (check these out if you haven't already: Black Bean Brownies, Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies, Sweet Potato Brownies, Whole Wheat Brownies, Whole Wheat Brownies v2.0) but they haven't been great. It always felt like I was eating a "diet" brownie...why can't I just eat a brownie that is delicious and good for me to?
Well yes there is...and I FOUND it! Hello beautiful....
And I should note that while these are gluten free (added bonus) that isn't a requirement of my diet...just a plus! I may eat gluten free more often now!
Gluten Free Brownies
1/2 c coconut palm sugar
1/4 c sugar in the raw (turbinado sugar)
1/2 c butter (1 stick)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c cocoa powder
1/4 c dark chocolate cocoa powder (like 'special dark')
3 large eggs
3/4 c brown rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 c dark chocolate chips (or chunks, look for lowest in sugar)
Preheat the oven to 350' and grease a 8x8 square pan (glass or metal). Place butter, sugar and salt into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until butter melts and mixture lightens in color (melting the sugar).
Transfer your mixture into a bowl (or bowl of your stand mixer) and add in the vanilla, cocoa powder and the eggs and mix until well combined. Mix in the flour and the baking powder. Then stir in your chocolate chips (you could also add 1/2 c of nuts at this point).
Pour batter into the prepared pan and spread the batter into the edges of the pan. Bake the brownies for 33-38 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for at least 15 minutes before serving (or they will fall apart). Enjoy!
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