These super easy gluten free brownies have all the taste of the ‘real thing’ but are easier on the tummy. Oh and there is no refined sugar in them either. A win, win situation my friends!
Okay so we are all being super healthy and waving an admonishing finger whenever anyone mentions the dreaded S (sugar) word in front of us these days.
The other biggie that everyone wants to avoid is gluten (found in wheat) as it can cause so many health issues. We are counting calories, fretting about fat and foraging for fibre with every nibble of fruit.
We are forcing our bods to move more and clearing our minds of all thoughts of chocolate and other such treats. You can be tempted by these refined sugar free and gluten free brownies though.
But be honest, doing all that can be a real pain the the ass. It can be boring as hell and you end up feeling deprived and anxious that you aren’t getting to eat any of the treats that you used to take (rather too much!) for granted.
So these gluten-free (and refined sugar free) brownies are just the treat!
Ingredients for these gluten free brownies
I have used banana (must be very ripe, you know the brown spotty kind that lurks at the back of the fruit bowl) as the sweetener for these brownies along with a tiny (1/4 tsp) of stevia powder.
There is also dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids please) and cocao nibs and cocoa powder. Plenty of chocolate flavour there.
Walnuts and ground almonds for that lovely texture and nutty flavour and desiccated coconut.
Other ingredients listed below. Things like eggs and stuff like that. The essentials of baking.
How to make these brownies
It really is a case of melting chocolate. Mixing ingredients together and pouring them into a tin and baking them.
Nothing complex. Nothing time consuming here. You can have these gluten free brownies on the table and ready to eat in 30 minutes!
How long will these keep
They will keep for up to 4 days in an airtight tin or box. You can freeze them for up to 3 months if wrapped well and in a freezer-proof container.
Looking for more healthier sweet treats to try? Then check these out before you go;
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Gluten Free Brownies
- 50 g dark chocolate over 70% cocoa solids
- 25 g cacao nibs
- 75 g coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp stevia powder
- 1 banana ripe
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 50 g ground almonds
- 25 g dessicated coconut
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 50 g walnuts chopped
- 50 g almonds flaked
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of bubbling water (don’t let the water touch the bowl)
- Warm the coconut oil to melt it and beat well with the stevia powder in a mixer.
- Add all other ingredients (apart from the walnuts and almonds) and mix well.
- stir in the nuts.
- Spoon the mixture on to a 10″ oblong baking tray lined with parchment.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until just firm on the top, don’t overcook as you want them to be chewy in the centre.
- Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.