As a nutritionist and food blogger, I’m always on the lookout for delicious and healthy recipes that everyone can enjoy. Today, I want to share with you my favorite gluten-free and sugar-free brownie recipe. These brownies are so rich and delicious that you won’t even know they’re made without the usual ingredients.
I developed this recipe because I know how hard it can be to find good gluten-free and sugar-free desserts that don’t taste like cardboard. With this recipe, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for health. These brownies are made with ingredients that are both nutritious and delectable.
Whether you’re avoiding gluten or refined sugars for dietary reasons or just looking for a healthier dessert option, this recipe is perfect for you. These brownies are not only gluten- and sugar-free but also free of dairy, making them suitable for vegans or those with lactose intolerance.
The best part about this recipe is that it’s easy to make and doesn’t require any fancy equipment or ingredients. All you need is a mixing bowl, a whisk, and some common pantry staples. Are you ready to make some super-fudgy brownies? Let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you tired of the same old brownie recipe that’s loaded with sugar and gluten? Look no further because this gluten-free and sugar-free brownie recipe is about to become your new best friend in the kitchen.
Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also healthy! Made with almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and sweetened with coconut sugar, it’s perfect for people who have dietary restrictions or are trying to lead a healthier lifestyle.
But don’t worry – just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean it lacks flavor. These fudgy brownies are rich, indulgent, and have a perfect crispy crust that will make you go back for seconds…or even thirds! So, whether you’re looking for a guilt-free treat or just want to switch things up in the kitchen, this brownie recipe should be on the top of your list.
What’s more? This recipe can be made dairy-free and vegan-friendly as well! With no dairy and options to replace eggs with applesauce or flaxseed meal, anyone can enjoy these delicious treats without worry. Plus, these brownies can be easily customized by adding chopped walnuts or dark chocolate chips to give them an extra crunch.
So why wait? This delicious gluten-free and sugar-free brownie recipe is sure to become your new go-to dessert. Try it out and prepare to impress your taste buds with these heavenly bites while feeling good about what you’re eating.
Let’s take a look at the gluten-free and sugar-free ingredients you will need for this delicious brownie recipe.
- 2 cups of almond flour
- 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup of coconut flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted
- 8 ounces of dark chocolate or keto chocolate chips, melted
- 1 cup of granulated sugar substitute (Stevia, Erythritol, Monk Fruit)
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
These brownies ingredients are all gluten and sugar-free. You can also make these brownies dairy-free by using dairy-free chocolate chips. Additionally, to make sure that each ingredient is not only healthy but also deliciously nutritious, I recommend purchasing from organic brands whenever possible.
The Recipe How-To
- ¾ cup Almond Flour
- 2/3 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- ⅛ tsp Baking Soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar substitute
- 3 Eggs, room temperature
- 1x 2x 3x Melted Coconut Oil or Butter Melted (you can use either)
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Optional: Add in walnuts or chocolate chips for added texture and saltiness
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
In a mixing bowl, add in almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until ingredients are combined.
In another mixing bowl, mix in granulated sugar substitute and melted coconut oil/butter until ingredients are well combined.
Add in one egg at a time while continuously whisking for a smoother mixture.
After eggs are completely blended well into the mixture and there are no visible egg whites remaining..
Slowly pour and mix dry ingredients mixture to wet ingredients while continuously stirring for both mixtures to perfectly blend together.
Mix chopped walnuts or chocolate chips into the batter.
Pour batter evenly into lined pan and bake in the oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean with no batter on it.
Let it cool completely before serving so that it becomes fudgy and chewy.
Enjoy this delicious gluten-free sugar-free brownie recipe, made with healthy organic free ingredients!
Substitutions and Variations
Sometimes, we may not have all the ingredients required for a recipe or just feel like changing things up a bit. Here are some substitution ideas and variations for this gluten-free and sugar-free brownie recipe based on the available ingredients you have at home:
– Sweeteners: Instead of granulated sugar, you can use coconut sugar or any other sugar substitute. If using liquid sweetener like honey or maple syrup, reduce the amount of cold water slightly.
– Dairy-Free: Use vegan butter or coconut oil in place of regular butter to make this recipe dairy-free. You can also swap the chocolate chips with vegan chocolate if you prefer.
– Nut-Free: Replace almond flour with sunflower seed flour or oat flour to make it nut-free. Substitute chopped walnuts with pumpkin seeds for a crunchy texture.
– Low-Carb/Keto: Use powdered erythritol or stevia instead of granulated sugar to make it low-carb or keto-friendly. You can also add 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut to increase the healthy fat content.
– Flourless: Add an extra egg and 1/4 cup melted chocolate to make it flourless and rich in flavor. This variation will result in a fudgy texture and require less cooking time.
– Paleo: Replace the granulated sugar with dried dates that have been soaked in hot water for 10 minutes and pureed until smooth. Swap the semi-sweet chocolate chips with dark chocolate chunks or cacao nibs. You can also use ghee instead of butter.
No matter which substitution you make, always remember to keep track of the measurements and adjust accordingly as some ingredients, like coconut flour, absorb more liquid than almond flour. Play around with the variations to discover your preferred taste and texture. Enjoy!
Serving and Pairing
Now that your gluten-free sugar-free brownies are out of the oven, it’s time to serve them up and enjoy! I recommend slicing these into bite-sized pieces because they are super fudgy and rich. These brownies are perfect as a snack or dessert, especially when paired with a cold glass of almond milk or coconut milk.
If you want to take these brownies to the next level, try adding some toppings like whipped cream or fresh berries. Chopped walnuts would also be a great addition for an extra crunch. These brownies are so versatile, you can pair them with almost anything.
They make a great addition to your breakfast spread or brunch table alongside some fresh fruit and yogurt. You can even crumble them over some ice cream for a decadent gluten-free dessert. The possibilities are endless with this delicious recipe!
When serving these brownies to guests with dietary restrictions, make sure to let them know that they are gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free. They will surely appreciate the effort you put into creating a dessert that everyone can enjoy.
Overall, there is no wrong way to enjoy these brownies. Eat them warm or cold, by themselves or with your favorite toppings. However you choose to serve them, they are sure to be a hit and a crowd pleaser at any gathering!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Once you’ve made these delectable brownies, you’ll probably want to save some for later. Thankfully, this recipe is very accommodating for make-ahead plans, and storing instructions are just as simple.
If you’re planning to make these brownies ahead of time, feel free to bake them in advance and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. For longer storage option or larger batch, I often cut the fully cooled brownies into small squares and wrap each individual piece with plastic wrap.
When it comes to reheating, there are several ways to get warmed-up brownies that melt in your mouth without losing their fudgy texture. You can either nuke them in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds per square (depending on your microwave strength) or reheat them in the oven at 325F for 5-7 minutes until they’re warm and gooey.
But be beware of overbaking these heavenly treats when reheating – they can become dry quite quickly if left in a hot oven or microwave for too long. Stay focused and keep an eye on them during the reheating process until they reach your desired temperature.
Whether it’s for a quick snack on-the-go or a last-minute craving bust, these gluten-free sugar-free brownies will never disappoint!
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure that your gluten-free and sugar-free brownies turn out perfectly fudgy and delicious every time, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Firstly, make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before starting to mix them. This will help them blend together more easily, creating a smoother batter.
When measuring your flours or cocoa powder, avoid using the measuring cup to scoop directly from the container, as this can compress the flour and give an inaccurate measurement. Instead, use a spoon to lightly scoop the flour or cocoa powder into the measuring cup and level off with a knife.
To get that tender and fudgy texture in your brownies, add a bit of cold water to the batter. This helps create steam as the brownies bake which contributes to their soft texture.
Don’t over-mix your batter! Mix until all ingredients are just combined. Over-mixing can result in tough brownies.
If you wish to reduce the sweetness of your brownies further or persevere on unwanted glycemic load, decrease sugar substitutions by ¼ cup and replace with additional almond flour.
To achieve an even cooking throughout, place the rack in the center of the oven so that heat is evenly dispersed. It’s also important not to overbake the brownies as they can dry out quickly. Check for doneness after 20 minutes by inserting a toothpick into the center of the pan; it should come out clean or with just a few moist crumbs attached.
Lastly, allow your gluten-free and sugar-free brownies to cool completely before cutting them into squares. This allows them to set up properly and prevents them from crumbling apart when cutting. If you’re impatient like me, placing them in fridge for 15 minutes would definitely cut down on waiting time.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of irresistible gluten-free and sugar-free brownies that everyone can enjoy. Enjoy baking!
Before you begin making your delicious gluten-free and sugar-free brownies, I would like to address some frequently asked questions to help ensure that you have the best baking experience possible. Here are some common queries that may come to mind while making this classic dessert with a healthy twist:
Can you substitute sugar in brownies?
For a healthier alternative to traditional brownies, you can use sugar substitute instead of regular sugar. Just keep in mind that you will need to use 2/3 cup of sugar substitute for every 1 cup of sugar called for in the recipe. To prevent the brownies from turning out flat, it is recommended to add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda for every 2/3 cup of sugar substitute used.
How much sugar is in gluten free brownies?
The energy content of this recipe amounts to 150 calories or 627 kilojoules. In terms of macronutrients, it contains 24 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, and 2 grams of protein. Additionally, it has 18 grams of sugar.
Can I use brown sugar instead of sugar in brownies?
For a change from regular granulated sugar, I opted for packed light brown sugar in my brownie recipe. And oh boy, did it make a difference! The brownies turned out to be scrumptiously soft and extra moist. They had also become a richer and deeper shade of brown that was simply amazing. It was a slight variation, but one that worked wonders on these tasty treats.
Is Pillsbury sugar free brownie mix gluten free?
This delectable brownie mix is a premium blend that’s infused with chocolate chips, bringing forth a naturally rich flavor that’s amplified with the perfect blend of artificial flavors. A single serving of 1/15th package comprises 120 calories, 1.5 g saturated fat (8% daily value), 60 mg sodium (3% daily value), and 15 g total sugars. It’s certified gluten-free, making it a suitable option for individuals with gluten sensitivity.
This recipe for gluten-free, sugar-free brownies is truly a delicious and healthier option to satisfy your sweet tooth. With simple ingredients like almond flour, cocoa powder, and coconut oil, you can indulge guilt-free while enjoying every mouthful of these rich, fudgy brownies.
These brownies are perfect for anyone following a gluten-free, dairy-free or refined sugar-free diet. Plus, they’re easy to make and customizable with your favorite add-ins like walnuts or chocolate chips.
By choosing to use healthier ingredients like coconut sugar or natural sweeteners such as dates, you’re taking a step toward a healthier lifestyle. These brownies are ideal for those who desire something delicious without compromising their nutritional goals.
So why not treat yourself to the decadent taste of chocolate without any guilt? These gluten-free, sugar-free brownies are sure to impress even the most discerning of palates with their fudge-like texture and satisfying flavor. Give this recipe a try today and enjoy the rich deliciousness of these irresistible brownies.
Gluten Free Sugar Free Brownie Recipe
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2/3 cup xylitol sugar substitute
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup rice flour
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons shelled hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons walnuts
- 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Melt butter and combine with xylitol sugar, water, and vanilla.
- Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, nuts, chips, Mix thoroughly.
- Coat the bottom of small baking pan with butter or non-stick spray and pour in batter.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool completely before cutting into bars.
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