Super-Amazing, Chewy Gluten-Free Brownies

It is no secret that I love chocolate. I eat some form of chocolate basically everyday… normally in the form of a raw brownie, or some cocoa in a smoothie.

There are times, however, when a girl just needs brownies. Real brownies. To me, a perfectly chewy, chocolate-y brownie is a little package of happiness.

I had a problem, however. As I try to avoid gluten, I tried to find a gluten-free recipe that produced the chewy kind of brownie I loved so much. I tried a few, and though they were good they just weren’t quite right… so I decided to experiment and came up with what I believe to be THE BEST brownie recipe ever!

The fact that they are gluten-free and have very little flour in them makes them the perfect texture–in fact, even better than regular brownies.

The secret is adding a little more of all the good stuff. A little more butter. A little more sticky brown sugar. Another egg yolk. A little more melted chocolate… then extra chocolate chips.

Are these “healthy?” Well… healthier than twinkies, I guess. Just eat them and take a chill pill. Sometimes you just need to let go and have a little treat. It makes you a nicer person to be around.

Whip yourself up some happiness today! ❤

Gluten-Free Brownies

Ingredients

300g extra dark chocolate, chopped (100g refrigerated)

80g butter

1tbsp coconut oil

1/2 cup raw sugar

1/2 cup soft brown sugar, pressed down (must be the extra sticky kind)

1 tsp vanilla essence–the real stuff

2 large eggs

1/2 cup cocoa

1/2 rice flour (I use organic brown rice flour, but I’ve also used white, and it turned out basically the same)

1 tsp baking soda

Method:

  1. Melt: 200g chocolate with butter + 1 tbsp coconut oil
  2. Mix in: 1/2 cup raw sugar + 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed, 1 tsp vanilla essence
  3. Then mix in: 1 egg +1 egg yolk
  4. Mix together (in a separate bowl): 1/2 cup of cocoa + 1/2 cup rice flour + 1 tsp baking soda
  5. Mix two mixes together
  6. Mix in remaining chocolate chips (refridgerated, this will help them stay as chunks in the mixture!)
  7. Bake for approx 20 minutes @ 180C

These are best served either hot with ice-cream, or simply by themselves when they are cool and chewy. I prefer them cool and chewy myself… I love them the next day after being refrigerated. Chewy and nom!

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