Friday, March 25, 2011

Grain-Free Fudgy Brownies

I saw these grain-free brownies on Health Bent and knew at once that I had to try them. I looooove fudgy brownies and these looked and sounded amazing. So Carson and I mixed some up a couple of weeks ago.  We used homemade almond butter, substituted half of the cocoa powder with carob powder, only added half of the optional sweetener, and did not add the nuts (for Kevin's sake). They were very quick and easy to mix together.  The raw batter was awesome (Carson and I both enjoyed cleaning out the bowl and spoons after we had the brownies in the oven :), so I knew the brownies would be, too.  And were they ever!  Yum!  These things are soooo good!  Very addicting!  They don't look done in the middle when you take them out of the oven - they're still quite jiggly - but they set up as they cool.  They are very fudgy and soft, which we all loved, but I can see how it wouldn't be ideal for some people.  But like I said, we thought they were pretty amazing.  :)

Grain-Free Fudgy Brownies

1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder (I used half cocoa powder and half carob powder)
1/4 cup sucanat (optional... I added about 1/8 cup)
1/3 cup chocolate chips (use the highest % cocoa you can find)
1/3 cup chopped nuts (I left these off)

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.

In a bowl whisk together the almond butter, coconut milk, eggs, vanilla extract and salt. Then add the cocoa powder, sugar, and chocolate chips.

Pour into the prepared baking dish and top with chopped nuts.

Bake for approximately 18 minutes.  The brownies will still be jiggly in the center, but they will set up as they cool down.  Wait until they have cooled completely before serving.  Store in the refrigerator.

This post is linked to:
Simple Lives Thursday at GNOWFGLINS
Pennywise Platter Thursday at The Nourishing Gourmet
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Fight Back Friday at Food Renegade


The Voogts said...

Mmmm. These look good! Why do I have to find so many gf desserts/chocolate? :P Not helping. Maybe once I'm not pg I won't want chocolate every other minute. Until then, maybe I'll have to try these. Although we're almost out of AB. Better make more of that too.

Lisa@The Nourishing Homemaker said...

Hi! I came over from Feed Me, Tweet Me, Follow Me Home.

These look so yummy! I have a child with multiple food allergies. We'd have to do 100% carob powder and carob chips, but I bet it would still be delicious!

Thanks for sharing!

I'd love for you to come over to my blog and follow me back.

Sara said...

Mary, you're right, there are way too many great looking grain free desserts that involve chocolate. :) Luckily I don't really crave sweets/chocolate too much. Kevin (and Carson, even) on the other hand, is another story... he loves his sweets too much...

Thanks for stopping by, Lisa. Headed over to check out your blog right now! Thanks!

Alea Milham said...

I am book marking this recipe! We are gluten-free so it always nice to find another grain free recipe. Visiting from Feed me Tweet me and am your newest follower on friend connect.

The 21st Century Housewife© said...

These look so yummy - and how wonderful that they are grain free! They sound like a much healthier recipe than 'normal' brownies, but just as delicious!

Thank you for linking up to Feed Me Tweet Me Follow me Home last week. The linky is up and running again this week so I do hope you will come by and link up again. Have a great weekend!