Are you a chocolate lover like my husband and I? (I converted the mr. from like to love over our first year of dating 😉 ) Then this quick, rich chocolate, gluten free, and dairy free brownie recipe is for you! // whip it together in 10 min and bake for 30 // the recipe with my twist is from the Baker’s unsweetened baking chocolate bar box // the twist simply replaces the dairy and gluten, which eases digestion for some (like me!)! // enjoy these delicious bites for $0.28 per brownie!
Ingredients & Kitchen Tools:
- 1 pkg (4 oz) BAKER’S Unsweetened Chocolate 100% Cacao (heart healthy!)
- 3/4 cup coconut oil at room temperature (aka solid)
- 2 cups brown sugar (hello, antioxidants!)
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup of Almond Flour- I used the dehydrated almond leftovers from my homemade almond milk (check it out a few posts back) *can use any flour you prefer
- 1 cup chopped almonds (or anything you’d like mixed in, see my flax suggestion below)
- Medium Microwavable Bowl, Spatula, 9 x 9 inch pan lined with foil, Large Mixing Bowl (By Hand, or Electric Hand Mixer), or Kitchen Aide Mixer.
:: Prep: Preheat Oven to 350 0F :: Line a 9 x 9 inch Pan with Foil & Grease (I used the coconut oil) :: Yield: ~25 (depends on your cutting size!)
- 1. In a microwavable bowl add coconut oil and chocolate. Heat in the microwave until melted. Combine until smooth. (I heated 30 seconds, mixed, put back in for 30 seconds more)
- 2. Place Sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the Chocolate and Coconut Oil Mixture. Mix together until blended.
- 3. Add Eggs and Vanilla, Mix until smooth.
- 4. Add the Flour and Mix for 2 minutes.
- 5. Add your mix-in (nuts) & fold into batter.
- 6. Pour mixture into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes (I did 30 minutes, toothpick doesn’t need to come out clean, this is what makes them so fudgy and delicious!)
- Note: Need some Omega-3’s and fiber? Add some ground flax seed! (Instead of 1 cup of chopped almonds, Add 1/4 Cup Ground Flax seed and 3/4 Cup of Almonds) Also, to get in even more Omega-3’s buy the eggs which say rich in Omega’s on the package (the feed of the chicken is fortified with Omega-3’s)!
Below is a pic of the almond leftovers I had from the almond milk, which I dehydrated then processed in my food processor to create a fine flour.
Also, I enjoyed a brownie with the almond milk and holy wow…. those two do NOT go together! Way too much almond flavor (in my opinion!) but I did enjoy a brownie with my coffee that has a splash of almond milk added to it & it was great! (note: 28 cents per brownie does include my almond flour which was of no cost to me, purchasing flour will increase the cost a pinch!)
Happy, healthy Baking! Enjoy!