Brownies

Posted By Elana Amsterdam On February 24, 2009 @ 1:30 pm In bars, brownies and blondies,desserts | 310 Comments

easy gluten free brownie recipe
Easy Gluten Free Brownies made with heart healthy almond butter; packed with wholesome and nutritious ingredients.

One of my favorite readers, Courtney, requested this brownie recipe in a comment last week.

Here is what she said, “Can we have another VOTE??  Every post I am hopeful that I might open it up to find your recipe for scrumptious dark chocolate brownies… I am NEVER disappointed by your posts, but I am still hopeful that I may experience this recipe in the future…”

Now that is just too cute.  How could I say no to this sweet request?  Courtney lives in Tennessee and I was fortunate enough to meet her at one of my cooking classes here in Boulder, Colorado.  She has a great website with all kinds of interesting natural products on it.

Furthermore, this is my older son’s favorite treat.  Whenever I ask him what he would like me to bake for him, he says, “brownies.”  He loves packing these higher-protein treats in his lunch for dessert.

So, there you have it, everyone!  Brownies.

Brownies

  1. In a large bowl, blend almond butter until smooth with a hand blender
  2. Blend in eggs, then blend in honey and vanilla
  3. Blend in cacao, salt and baking soda, then fold in chocolate chips
  4. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  5. Pour batter into dish
  6. Bake at 325° for 25-40 minutes

Makes about 24 brownies

Last spring, I discovered this great Peanut Butter Bar recipe from celiacchicks.com which gave me the idea to make treats out of nut butters.  When I coached my son’s little league team, I brought either these nourishing brownies, or Almond Butter Blondies to just about every baseball game.

I recently discovered a fun website called Flavorista.com.  Low and behold, I checked it out this morning and saw a fantastic write up on gluten-free by the site’s author, Barr.  What I liked best about her take on this timely topic, is that she is one of the few mainstream chefs to offer an “outsider’s” perspective on the world of gluten-free.  Very refreshing, witty and informative.  Thanks Barr!


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