|January 29, 2013||Posted by Lindsey G. under Desserts and Sweets|
As you know, I try to eat mostly grain free when it comes to desserts. We also do not use any refined sugars and really stick to mostly raw honey and maple syrup in our treats. I have tried a few different ‘grain-free’ brownie recipes and have been less than thrilled with the results. It turns out grain-free brownie recipes can be kind of tricky to get right. I find the coconut flour brownies to be hard to swallow (to dry!) and the almond flour ones don’t agree with me. This is why I haven’t posted a true brownie recipe yet on my blog.
I was so excited last week when I stumbled upon an amazing recipe for flourless brownies made with natural sweeteners by another fellow blogger, Ditch the Wheat. You heard that right – completely flourless – that means gluten-free, grain-free and almond and coconut flour free! The only ‘flour’ in these is the cocoa powder. These brownies are more than spot on. They are brilliant! These are going to be my go-to brownie recipe from now on!
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (where to buy)
- 1 cup of coconut palm sugar* (where to buy)
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil (where to buy)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract (where to buy)
- 1/8 tsp salt (where to buy)
Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until velvety smooth (I used my Vitamix!). Pour into a parchment paper lined 8 x 4 loaf pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The brownies will be soft in the middle at 30 minutes and have a slight jiggle. Leave the brownies for at least 5 hours before cutting and eating (I personally couldn’t wait that long and I put them in the fridge after about 15 min of cooling down time and then ate them about an hour later!).
This recipe makes 8 brownies.
*I now use 3/4 cups maple syrup (Grade B) in place of the palm sugar for a moist and gooey texture. Cooked for 30-35 minutes the center will appear to be uncooked but after cooling for a few hours (or in the fridge) it will settle and be more firm. The texture will be more like a molten chocolate cake.
And best of all? There are more of these great grain-free and dairy-free recipes all with some pretty decadent photos in Ditch the Wheat’s e-book, Indulge!
With over 70 recipes for everything from dairy-free chocolate ganache to classic vanilla cake to grain-free pie crust, plus helpful information about substitutions and special ingredients, your gluten-free or grain-free cookbook library just wouldn’t be complete without this one!
Indulge! is so popular, over 7500+ copies have been downloaded so far!