I was commissioned to make some brownies for my 4 year old’s preschool Valentine’s Day Party. I have my handful of sites that I go to when I’m on a hunt for a recipe and Karina Allrich’s site, Gluten Free Goddess, is no exception. In fact, I’ve been using her recipes since we first went wheat free/gluten free with our son over 3 years ago. I knew this was one of the first places I would turn to find a great brownie recipe!
Clare’s Gluten-Free, Egg-Free Brownies
adapted from Clare’s Gluten-Free Brownies from Gluten Free Goddess
3/4 cup gluten free flour (I used a 1 part sorghum-1 part tapioca-1/3 part millet blend)
1 cup brown sugar
5 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
2 TB ground chia
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup melted butter
6 TB warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 8×8 baking pan.
2. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, including the ground chia. I always have a hard time incorporating it when it’s in gelatinous form, and this seems to work better for this recipe.
3. Add melted butter, water and vanilla and stir until combined.
4. Add mixture to baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
5. Cool and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
I have to admit, my 4 year old did NOT like these. It has something to do with the fact that he’s never had a brownie before in his life and I don’t think he liked the texture. Back to the drawing board for a Valentine’s Party snack, but the recipe is definitely a keeper! My parents were in town and no one complained that they were free of some many “civilian” ingredients! My dad may or may not have gone back for more…just sayin’!
Copious thanks go out to Karina for being so gracious with help on this post!
As with all recipes, please make sure that the ingredients you use are safe for your particular food allergy.