I have been looking around for a grain free chocolate brownie recipe. I’m trying very hard to stay grain free, I find I stay almost symptom free this way. There are plenty of gluten free recipes but I wanted something with no grains just nuts and if possible no refined sugar. I still need sweet treats !
I came across a recipe from Elana’s Pantry. New York Times best selling author . I use many of her delicious recipes .
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I liked the recipe but wanted to change a few things
Grain free Chocolate Brownies
100g ground almonds
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
110g gluten free dark chocolate I used 85% Green & Blacks
12 medjool dates
3 large eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil
assorted gluten free dark chocolate drops I used Sainsbury taste the difference dark chocolate drops and Montezuma dark chocolate buttons
Firstly I soaked the dates in coffee, you could just use boiling water
make sure the stones have been removed
I put the ground almonds, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a processor
then I added squares of the chocolate into the ground almonds etc and processed until fine power
I drained the dates and added them to the food processor
whizzed up the mixture again until smooth with the other ingredients
added the coconut oil , soften slightly if very hard
added the 3 beaten eggs whizz up again
check everything is well mixed together using a palette knife
The batter should not be to thick
I spooned the batter in to a 8×8 prepared tin
decorated with chocolate buttons and drops and walnut pieces
pressed the chocolate and walnuts down slightly
popped in the oven 170c for about 20 -22 mins
until cracks appear on the top.
leave to cool for as long as you are able!
cut into squares and enjoy.
these are not a healthy treat as they are still high in fructose from the dates and small amount of sugar in the dark chocolate.
But we all need a sweet treat sometimes.
The brownies were dense and delicious not crumbly or overly sweet. its along time since i’ve eating a regular gluten filled brownie so I can’t compare. I certainly prefer the sweetness level of these treats to a gluten free sugar filled version. Although I might add even more chocolate buttons next time.