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! ❤
300g extra dark chocolate, chopped (100g refrigerated)
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
- Melt: 200g chocolate with butter + 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Mix in: 1/2 cup raw sugar + 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed, 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Then mix in: 1 egg +1 egg yolk
- Mix together (in a separate bowl): 1/2 cup of cocoa + 1/2 cup rice flour + 1 tsp baking soda
- Mix two mixes together
- Mix in remaining chocolate chips (refridgerated, this will help them stay as chunks in the mixture!)
- 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!