Don’t say those 2 words! Gluten-Free! Oh the judgement! Blame it on a few really, really bad gluten-free products or some of my early attempts at gluten-free baking, but gluten-free shouldn’t equal tasteless, dry and disgusting. I definitely had my share of baking failures before being diagnosed with celiac disease. Bad food happens, gluten-free or not, and like anything there is a learning curve to cooking and baking 100% gluten-free in gluten-filled world. To me gluten-free now means health. It means eating without illness. And as someone who loves food it means preparing and eating amazing food everyday that happens to be gluten-free.
I made these brownies for my friends recently and they all agreed they tasted like amazingly delicious brownies and not all gluten-free. It’s a bit of a backhanded compliment, but I’ll take it. So make a batch of these and remind everyone that gluten-free is great and especially great when it means those with severe food allergies can eat great food with everyone else.
Super Chocolately Flourless Brownie Bites
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup melted butter (you can use vegetable oil if you want them to be dairy free)
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsps vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate)
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)
Preheat the oven t0 350 F.
Lightly grease your baking pans, you can use: mini muffin tins, a muffin pan or a 9×13 baking dish.
Mix the sugars and butter in a large bowl and beat with a mixer until well combined. Mix in the eggs and add the vanilla. Beat for about two minutes. In a separate bowl mix together the cocoa and salt, add the to the batter and blend until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into prepared pans and pop them into the oven.
I chose to make cupcake and mini cupcake brownies. I would recommend about 20 minutes cooking time for the minis, 30 minutes for the larger cupcakes and 25-30 minutes if you are making classic brownies in a pan. If using the muffin pans make sure to let the brownies cool before removing them from the pan. The baking time may very depending on your oven so make sure to check on them.
These are perfect on their own, with icing or with ice cream.
This recipe was inspired by a great blog: Yammie’s Gluten Freedom