Super Simple Gluten Free Brownies

Gluten free brownies are just as delicious as any other brownie recipe! Don't believe me? Give these a try!

They make a delicious treat for your lunchbox or why not serve them for a traditional afternoon tea along with a cuppa?

Gluten free brownies served on a pretty plate for afternoon tea

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (50g, 20z) almond or peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
  • 1/3 cup (50g, 20z) bar dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup (140g, 5oz) brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup (50g, 2oz) gluten free self raising flour

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F or Gas mark 4).  
  • Grease square or rectangular tin.


Making your gluten free brownies

  1. Weigh out the first three ingredients and place in a non stick pan. Heat gently until they melt into a thick paste. Take the pan off the heat.
  2. Break the egg into the pan and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the flour and mix well.
  4. Turn mixture into tin and bake for 25-30 minutes. You want the top to be cooked, but the center to be just a little underdone.
  5. Leave in tin to cool, then cut into squares.
  6. Store any leftover brownies (as if!!) in an airtight box or tin.
Beat the egg into the melted mixture
Mix in the gluten free flour

Variations to the gluten free brownies recipe

You may be aware, from other pages on the site, that I have diabetes as well as Celiac Disease. Therefore I used a 90% cocoa dark chocolate for my gluten free brownies, and also a sugar substitute, to keep the carbs lower.

I picked Total Sweet which is a xylitol sweetner that allows you to substitute the same quantity of sugar in a recipe. I could have reduced the carb load even further by using a protein based gf flour rather than a commercial mix. - something like quinoa or besan for example, although the recipe would then have needed a tsp of gluten free baking powder added.. 

If carbohydrate is not an issue, you might like to use a milder chocolate with coffee, orange or mint flavorings in your brownies.

You could also melt additional chocolate and drizzle it over the top for decoration. Or how about some frosting or a dusting of powdered sugar?

If you like more texture, you could substitute one quarter of the flour with some ground hazelnuts or almonds. Even throw in some sultanas, perhaps?



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