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Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Brownies

October 6, 2013

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Last year, I gave up gluten for 40 days. I felt so much better, I had more energy, and I was able to get more creative in what I ordered at restaurants! Despite this fact, I was craving brownies like crazy, so I decided to find a recipe for gluten free brownies. I really didn’t want to end up with a weird texture so I scoured the internet for a recipe that spoke to me. I found this one from the Gluten Free Goddess. The only thing that I changed about her recipe was the butter for coconut oil. At first I tried them with coconut oil but the coconut flavor was so overpowering, that it just didn’t work for me.

They came out surprisingly well and even my husband enjoyed them! You definitely have to like dark chocolate to like these brownies because they are super decadent. Next time I make them, I think I’ll substitute the dark chocolate chips on top with peanut butter chips to bring in a different flavor. If you try that out, let me know!

Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz 60-70% cocoa dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup organic butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 organic eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper
  3. Melt the dark chocolate and butter in a bowl over boiling water, gently stirring
  4. In a mixing bowl whisk together the brown sugar, almond meal, sorghum flour, sea salt and baking soda
  5. Add in the beaten eggs, vanilla extract and melted dark chocolate mixture
  6. Beat on low-medium for two minutes with a hand mixer
  7. Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan
  8. Even out the batter with a silicone spatula.
  9. Stud the top with some dark chocolate chips and press in slightly.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 32 to 35 minutes
  11. Cool for an hour before cutting

Enjoy!

Julia Dzafic is the founder of Lemon Stripes, a fashion blog and online boutique where she writes about her adventures in style, healthy cooking, and life as a married young woman in New York City. You can connect with Julia on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.