Decadent & Delicious
We’ve done it, and we’ve done it deliciously! Our sinfully decadent brownies eliminate any trace of gluten without compromising the simple pleasures of a traditional brownie experience. These gluten-free brownies have as much richness as any basic brownie recipe, but our ingredients are more wholesome and nutritious. Our brownies have a crispy exterior with a cake-like, chewy interior, but most of all, they have an irresistible chocolate taste. We use semi-sweet chocolate to make our gluten-free brownies extra fudgy plus cocoa powder to add an extra depth of chocolate flavor, creating the ultimate chocolate combination! We also love including maple syrup and coconut sugar for a refined sugar-free sweetness and almond flour for extra nutrients. These delicious gluten-free brownies are so easy to make and are healthier than any mix that comes in a box.
Nutrient Booster: Cacao
Cacao powder is considered a superfood due to the high density of essential nutrients and proven health benefits. The cacao bean contains high concentrations of flavanols. Flavanols act as antioxidants, helping to fight free radicals in the body. The flavanols found in cacao help promote the dilation of blood vessels and healthy blood circulation. That’s good news for you and for your heart health because the circulatory system is responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients to your organs and tissues. Consuming cacao, and these brownies, releases the compound anandamine, which produces a uniquely euphoric feeling of relaxation and contentment. Happy eating to a happy heart!
Top Them Off
While our gluten-free brownies taste delicious on their own, you can add extra flavor and nutrients by topping them with fresh raspberries and confectionery sugar. Berries add fiber and antioxidants to these already healthy treats. We also love frosting these sweet squares with our Chocolate Hazelnut Spread or topping them with World of Chia Fruit Spreads. Why not add your personal favorites, such as peanut butter, icing, or frozen yogurt? These brownies have it all (except gluten, of course)!
Decadent Gluten Free Brownies
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, 59% chopped
- 4 tablespoons salted organic butter
- 1/4 cup almond flour,
- 1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, large
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, or sorghum syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 16 raspberries
- powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides to easily lift the brownies out of the pan.
In a double boiler over medium heat, add chopped dark chocolate and butter. Stir until melted and mixture is smooth. Remove chocolate mixture to cool. Or microwave in 20 second increments and cool.
In a small bowl, combine flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and salt. Set flour mixture aside.
In a medium bowl, add eggs, maple syrup and coconut sugar. Beat with an electric mixer at medium-high speed for approximately 6 minutes or until the mixture is a golden color and thick. Then add the vanilla extract and mix until combined. Reduce speed to low and slowly add flour mixture until combined. With a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate mixture. Pour batter into lined baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the edges of the pan comes out clean, as it cools the remaining heat should set the center. The top of the brownies will be cracked.
Let brownies cool and cut into 16 pieces, top with desired toppings and enjoy!
*Baking soda could be used however baking soda spreads and the brownies won't rise as high.
*Rapadura sugar or cane sugar could be used instead of coconut sugar.
*If you are nut-free you could use 3/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour or all-purpose flour instead of almond flour.
Serving size: 1, 2" brownie, Calories: 175, Fat: 10 grams, Saturated fat: 5 grams, Carbohydrates: 20 grams, Sugar: 14 grams, Sodium: 60 milligrams, Fiber: 2 grams, Protein: 2.5 grams, Cholesterol: 20 milligrams
Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services to The Sorghum Checkoff. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own. Samples were provided to create this recipe.