Gluten-Free Death By Chocolate Brownies

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Due to popular demand, I have decided to post my latest recipe early than my usual end of the week recipe/DIY slot. No, really, I have been receiving texts and messages asking when I’m going to post this brownie recipe. I almost thought about being super mean and drawing it out longer. (insert mean chuckle) But, as fate would have it, I need some more time to brainstorm for my next post. So, all the scramblers have lucked out this time. You’re actually really lucky because it’s well past midnight, and I should be getting some sleep so that I can be ready to start my big day of freezer meal prepping tomorrow (er, later this morning)! Is it weird that I’m excited about prepping freezer meals? I think the sense of satisfaction at the end is what I most look forward to. When I see my freezer stocked full of meals that I don’t have to physically make later on makes me want to do a jig. A day devoted to meal prepping saves me a lot of time from the kitchen in the weeks to come. Let’s hope I don’t fall asleep in a casserole tomorrow today.

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Now for these amazingly delicious brownies! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited and happy I am that these came out as well as they did. I’ll admit that it took about three tries of trial and error before I was finally able to get the recipe right. I sadly had to toss the first few attempts. I almost even gave up on this recipe. But, after taking about a month’s break, I came back to it to try one last time, and I’m SO glad I did!

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These bad boys are super rich and gooey and delicious! They have a nice little crisp on the outside with a melt-in-your-mouth gooey-ness on the inside.

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Like I said, they are very rich. Hence, the “death by chocolate” name. So, you’re going to want a glass of milk (or almond milk, if you prefer) to drink with your brownie. Oh, and if chocolate makes you hyper, please don’t eat one of these before going to bed. You’ll never sleep. Just saying. And I’d advise letting your children only eat half or 1/3 of a brownie. I speak from experience. You know what? Just hide them and never let your children know you have them. This could be one of those “closet treats.” I know you know what I’m talking about. Come on, who doesn’t hide in the pantry so that they don’t have to share the goodness?

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So, are you ready to dig in? Open wide!

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A few comments before I share the recipe . . .

~ You might be tempted to try coconut sugar. Don’t do it! Trust me on this one. I tried it, and the outcome was horrible! The coconut sugar did not meld well with the butter, and it made the taste all wrong. I, however, did not try any other sugar substitutes like stevia, etc. If you want to use that and find that it works for you, let me know!

~ I advise using real butter. Avoid trying to use margarine. Real butter gives these brownies a wonderful richness. But, if you’re in a pinch, margarine should work.

~ You can switch out the flours for other ones. Just make sure you switch out the tapioca starch for an equally light flour substitute and the almond flour for an equally medium-heavy flour substitute.

~ I do not know the calorie count for this recipe. I did not try to figure it out. Sorry. :/

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 1/4 cups organic sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup + 5 tsp tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup + 1/8 cup almond flour (or cashew flour)
  • 1 3/4 cup Enjoy-Life chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9×14 inch baking pan.
  3. In small bowl, stir together tapioca starch and almond flour; set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan, melt butter on low heat.
  5. Once butter is melted, add sugar and stir for about 1 minute. Pour into a large bowl.
  6. Using a mixer, beat in cocoa, salt, baking powder, vanilla, and eggs.
  7. Stir in flour mixture and chocolate chips.
  8. Pour batter into baking pan. The batter will be very thick.
  9. Bake for 30-35 min.
  10. Let cool on a wire rack.
  11. Slice and enjoy! They taste awesome warm!

 

*adapted from Sweet As A Cookie*

Are you a brownie fanatic like me?

You might also like my other gluten-free recipes:

Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Bites

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Gluten-Free Banana Bread

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Homemade Larabars

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