Have you ever just suddenly craved some chewy, gooey, brownies? Tell me I’m not alone. Maybe it was a box in the grocery isle, or a commercial on tv, but that was all it took and you wanted brownies. Problem is those delicious-looking, gooey brownies are full of preservatives and chemical sweeteners. Now, let’s get one thing straight, we are talking about brownies-they are supposed to be a dessert, a treat. I shouldn’t expect them to be healthy, but I also don’t think they have to be filled with toxic junk either!
Then for all of us out there who are limiting or all together excluding gluten from our diets, we have a whole-nother-problem. Can a brownie really be made without gluten AND be good?
Well, just a few weeks ago, I had to come up brownies that were both. We had some friends come over and my hubby (who never asks for dessert) wanted me to make brownies. But my friend had eliminated gluten from her diet. Oh and they have kids. So I had to make gooey brownies (cause I like them gooey) that were gluten free and tastes great. Challenge accepted.
Can you make gooey brownies that are scrumptious and gluten free?
Yes! Have no fear-these gooey brownies will seal the deal and answer that question. They are made with real food-whole eggs, real sugar, and dark chocolate. So you might could even say they are semi-healthy, right? And you even start these brownies out in my favorite cookware-an iron skillet! And best of all it that they taste AMAZING! These brownies were scarfed up in no time, complimented on, and recipe asked for. I think that answers the question. Ok, ok, enough talk-to the recipe.
- 1/2 cup pastured butter
- 6 Tbs cocoa powder I prefer dark cocoa
- 2 Tbs coconut oil butter can be substituted
- 1 cup raw cane sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 pastured eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 iron skillet
- Melt butter, cocoa powder, and coconut oil in iron skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly to prevent scorching. Once melted, remove from heat and add in sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat eggs and mix them in. Stir in flour making sure everything is combined. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until desired gooey-ness is obtained.
So there you have it. A great brownie that isn’t loaded with junk and gluten, and tastes as good as a brownie should. I must warn you, there is one thing this recipe won’t do. It won’t answer the question, “Should I bake the brownies or should I just eat the batter?” Oh the dilemma! 🙂
Want to know which ingredients I use? Here’s a list:
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Until next time,
Made a batch of these today. Delicious!
Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked them!