Hello, foodies! Today, I’m sharing a recipe that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without disrupting your health goals. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I believe in using wholesome ingredients that don’t compromise on flavor. So, I’ve created an indulgent treat that happens to be gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free – Chocolate Brownies.
Trust me; these brownies are the ultimate gluten-free fudge brownies that you’ll love. We all crave comfort food, but we shouldn’t sabotage our healthy eating habits while satisfying our cravings. That is why I have created this easy-to-make and healthy recipe for all the chocolate lovers out there.
These delicious gluten-free sugar-free brownies are not only a healthier alternative to traditional chocolate brownies, but they are also rich in nutrients and free from artificial sweeteners. Plus, they’re incredibly moist and chocolatey – just what you need to boost your mood and energy levels.
So come along; let’s indulge in a scrumptious treat that’s made with simple ingredients you might already have at home. Get ready to experience the perfect combination of rich chocolate and almond flavors in every bite!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you a brownie lover seeking a healthier option? Look no further! My chocolate brownies are gluten-free and sugar-free, making them suitable for those with dietary restrictions or simply trying to lead a healthier lifestyle while still indulging in your sweet cravings.
These brownies are made with quality ingredients, including almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, eggs, coconut oil, and an artificial sweetener like Splenda Original Granulated Sweetener instead of refined sugar. Not only are they free of gluten and sugar, but they’re also dairy-free and can be made vegan-friendly.
But don’t let the healthy label fool you – these brownies are still rich and delicious, delivering on that ultimate chocolatey goodness that we all crave. And did I mention how easy it is to make them? With just a few simple steps, you’ll have fudgy brownies ready to savor in no time.
So take a bite into one of these mouth-watering treats and enjoy the guilt-free pleasure of the best gluten-free and sugar-free brownies around. Trust me; you don’t want to miss out on this fantastic recipe!
Let’s dive into the ingredient list for these sugar-free and gluten-free chocolate brownies. You’ll be pleased to know that this recipe calls for clean, whole food ingredients that pack a nutritional punch while still satisfying your sweet tooth. Here’s what you’ll need:
Almond Flour (2 cups): This nutrient-rich gluten-free flour is perfect for baking. It adds a nutty flavor and light texture to the brownies.
Cocoa Powder (3/4 cup): Unsweetened cocoa powder adds richness and depth of flavor to the brownies.
Baking Soda (1 tsp): Baking soda acts as a leavening agent, helping the brownies rise and stay soft.
Salt (1/4 tsp): A pinch of salt balances out the sweetness in the brownies.
Eggs (3): Eggs help bind the ingredients together and provide structure to the brownies.
Coconut Oil (1/2 cup): Coconut oil keeps the brownies moist and prevents them from drying out.
Vanilla Extract (2 tsp): Vanilla extract enhances the flavor of the brownies and gives them an irresistible aroma.
Unsweetened Applesauce (1/2 cup): Applesauce adds moisture to the brownies while also acting as a natural sweetener.
Coconut Sugar (1 cup): This low-glycemic sweetener is a healthier alternative to refined sugar. It also adds a subtle caramel-like flavor to the brownies.
- Dark Chocolate Chips: For extra gooeyness, you can add in 8 ounces of dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate to the batter.
Now that you have all of your ingredients ready, let’s move on to the recipe.
The Recipe How-To
Now it’s time to get to the heart of it all – baking the best chocolate brownies! In this section, I will share with you the step-by-step guide on how to create these incredibly rich, fudgy and decadent gluten-free and sugar-free brownies.
First, let’s gather everything we need to create these free-sugar, gluten and dairy-free wonders!
- 1 cup almond flour
- ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or artificial sweetener
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Note: The above measurements are for an 8×8-inch pan.
Now that we have our ingredients at hand, let’s get started with the directions below:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk thoroughly.
In a separate mixing bowl combine the coconut oil and coconut sugar. Using a mixer or electric beater, mix them together for about three minutes until you see bubbles forming in the mixture.
Add eggs and vanilla into the mixture and continue beating until well-combined.
Then, add in dry ingredients into wet mixture. Stir until fully mixed.
Fold in chocolate chips into the mixture.
Pour batter into a greased 8×8 inch baking dish.
Put the prepared batter into your preheated oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes. To ensure the brownies come out properly, insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies—if it comes out clean, it’s done! Let the brownies cool in the pan before cutting them.
Serve after cutting into squares, and enjoy your delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free brownies!
Contrary to popular belief, carefully selected ingredients and a good recipe are all you need for outstanding results. I hope this guide on how to make gluten-free chocolate brownies has been of your help. If you try it out, let us know how it turns out—we love to hear from our readers!
Substitutions and Variations
As with all recipes, it’s always fun to experiment and make substitutions or variations. Here are a few suggestions for this chocolate brownie recipe:
– Sweeteners: Instead of artificial sweeteners, you can use coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup or even dates to sweeten up these brownies. However, keep in mind that using a liquid sweetener may affect the texture of the final product.
-Flour: Almond flour is used in this recipe but if you want to switch things up try swapping it out with coconut flour or oat flour.
-Dairy-Free: If you’re dairy-free, use dairy-free chocolate chips and coconut oil instead of butter.
-Paleo:? For a paleo version, use maple syrup or honey as the sweetener and almond flour for the flour.
-Low-Carb/Keto: If you are on a low-carb diet, substitute an additional egg for 1/4 cup of the almond flour and use sugar alternatives such as erythritol or stevia instead of regular sugar.
-Vegan:? To make vegan brownies, replace eggs with applesauce or flaxseed meal blended with water. You can also use vegan chocolate chips and coconut oil instead of butter.
These substitutions will change the flavor and texture to some extent but they will still result in delicious gluten-free and sugar-free brownies that are perfect for every palate.
Serving and Pairing
These delicious gluten-free and sugar-free brownies are perfect on their own, but if you want to get a little fancy, you can serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, try topping them with some coconut whipped cream.
In terms of beverages, I recommend pairing these decadent treats with a nice cup of coffee, tea or even a glass of red wine. The acidity of the coffee or tea brings out the richness in the chocolate, while the tannins of the red wine complement the dark chocolate and enhance the overall flavor.
These brownies also make a great addition to any dessert platter for parties or potlucks. They’ll be gone in no time because they’re so rich and delicious!
If you want to get creative and elevate these brownies to the next level, try adding some chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts for some extra crunch, or even sprinkle some coarse sea salt on top for that perfect balance of sweet and salty.
Overall, these gluten-free and sugar-free brownies are versatile enough to pair with just about anything, making them an ideal treat for any occasion.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
One of the great things about these gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free brownies is that they can be made ahead of time and stored for later. This makes them perfect for when you’re on-the-go or need a quick snack.
To make ahead, simply bake the brownies as directed, let them cool completely and then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. You can store them in the fridge for up to a week or freeze them for up to 3 months.
When it’s time to enjoy them, remove the plastic wrap and let them come to room temperature (if they were in the fridge). If they were frozen, allow them to thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.
To reheat, simply place a brownie in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, or until just warmed through. You can also pop them in a preheated oven set at 350°F (180°C) for about 5-10 minutes before serving.
I recommend storing these brownies in an airtight container or zip-lock bag to maintain their freshness. And don’t forget to label and date your containers so you know when they were made and how long they’ve been stored.
With these storage tips, you can enjoy these delicious and healthy brownies anytime, anywhere!
Tips for Perfect Results
Creating scrumptious gluten-free and sugar-free brownies is an achievable feat. To guarantee you end up with the best result possible, here are some tips that can help achieve perfect results:
1. Use Good Quality Ingredients
Always go for good quality ingredients when it comes to baking! When making brownies, choosing high-quality cocoa powder, organic eggs, and non-processed ingredients will help in boosting the flavors of your brownies.
2. Be Precise with Your Measurements
Baking is all about precise measurements. When measuring your ingredients, be sure to follow them properly according to the recipe instructions.
3. Do Not Overmix your Batter
For a fudgy and gooey brownie texture, avoid overmixing your batter as this can cause the gluten present in the flour to form which can result in a chewy texture. Just mix it until all the ingredients are combined.
4. Monitor Your Brownies During Baking
When baking brownies, timing is everything so it’s important to monitor your brownies closely while they are in the oven because over-baking can lead to dryness and under-baking can result in brownies that are raw inside.
5. Allow Brownies to Cool Before Cutting
It’s tempting to cut into chocolate brownies right after coming out of the oven, but it’s essential you allow them to cool for 15-20 minutes by placing them on a wire rack first before cutting into portions. This waiting time cools them down helping with holding their perfect shape once they are sliced.
6. Store Correctly
Store your brownies in an airtight container away from heat and sunlight to maintain their moistness and freshness for a longer time.
7. Try Different Variations and Substitutions
Experimenting with different variations and substitution helps you find what works best for you! You can substitute almond flour with coconut flour or use applesauce instead of eggs; replacing sugar with maple syrup or honey for sweeteners. This way you can discover the variants that work best and suit your taste preference.
By following these tips, you’re sure to have a successful bake every time, resulting in gluten-free and sugar-free brownies that are rich, flavorful and scrumptious!
As with any recipe, you might have some questions or concerns. Here we’ve gathered some frequently asked questions and answers about these scrumptious chocolate brownies. Keep reading to get all the information you need to make the best, moist and fudgy brownies ever!
What can I substitute for sugar in brownies?
Looking for healthy alternatives to processed white sugar? Check out these natural sweeteners that are not only delicious, but also organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free!
Coconut sugar is a great option. It looks and tastes like brown sugar, but has a lower glycemic index than traditional sugar, which means it won’t cause a quick spike in blood sugar levels. Plus, it’s made from the sap of the coconut palm tree, making it a sustainable choice.
Agave nectar or agave syrup is another popular choice. It’s derived from the agave plant and has a mild, slightly sweet taste. Like coconut sugar, it has a low glycemic index and is a good option for those watching their blood sugar levels.
Fruit concentrates are a great way to add natural sweetness to your meals. Unlike fruit juices that may contain added sugars, fruit concentrates are simply pureed fruit with the water removed. Be sure to read labels, though, as some concentrates may have added sweeteners.
Maple syrup is another natural sweetener that is enjoyed by many. It’s made from the sap of maple trees and has a rich, distinct flavor that pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes.
Finally, molasses is another natural sweetener that adds a unique flavor to recipes. It’s made by boiling sugarcane juice and has a rich, robust flavor. It’s also a good source of iron and other nutrients.
Can you substitute Splenda for sugar in brownies?
Splenda Original Granulated Sweetener can easily replace sugar in your baking and cooking, as it measures and pours in the same ratio of 1-to-1. That means that 1 cup of Splenda Original Granulated Sweetener provides the same level of sweetness as 1 cup of sugar.
How much sugar is in gluten free brownies?
This recipe packs a punch of energy with 150 calories or 627 kJ per serving. It is also a great source of carbohydrates, providing 24 grams or 8% of your daily intake. Additionally, it contains 1 gram or 4% of dietary fiber and 18 grams of sugars. To top it off, there is 2 grams of protein in every serving of this dish.
Can I use brown sugar instead of sugar in brownies?
For a delicious twist on a classic brownie recipe, try swapping out the granulated sugar for packed light brown sugar. The result will be a batch of moist, rich and soft brownies that are slightly thicker and darker than the original recipe. Give it a shot and enjoy the tasty outcome!
In conclusion, this recipe for gluten-free and sugar-free chocolate brownies is the ultimate indulgence without the guilt. With a rich, fudgy texture and a delicious chocolate flavor, these brownies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. By using almond flour and coconut oil instead of traditional wheat flour and butter, this recipe is suitable for those with gluten and dairy allergies or those who are following a paleo or keto diet. Additionally, using an artificial sweetener instead of refined sugar ensures these brownies are low in calories without sacrificing on taste.
Finally, I would like to stress the importance of using organic and high-quality ingredients when cooking. Not only do organic ingredients reduce exposure to harmful pesticides and chemicals, but they also provide better nutrition compared to conventionally grown produce. Remember that your health and well-being are directly linked to what you put into your body.
So why not treat yourself to a batch of these delicious brownies? They’re easy to make, healthy, and oh-so-satisfying. Play around with the recipe by adding some nuts or dark chocolate chips for extra texture and flavor. Whether it’s for dessert at home or as an impressive take-along to parties, you can never go wrong with a good brownie!
Chocolate Brownies (Gluten Free and Sugar Free) Recipe
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (or butter)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup xylitol artificial sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut flour (sifted)
- In a saucepan at low heat, melt butter and blend in cocoa powder.
- Remove from heat and let cool .
- In a bowl, beat together eggs, xylitol, salt and vanilla .
- Stir in cocoa mixture.
- Add well sifted coconut flour and whisk the batter well until there are no lumps.
- Pour batter into a greased 8" or 9" square baking pan.
- Bake at 350' for 30-35 minutes.
- This recipe works best with an electric mixer or hand mixer.
- The end product should be smooth and fluffy cake, not dense or condensed like some brownies. It makes the perfect and DELICIOUS, guilt free dessert!
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