These gluten-free fudge brownies are super indulgent, yet still free from refined sugar, wheat, gluten, and dairy. They will remind you of your favorite boxed brownie mix, and they’re just about as easy to make!
These brownies are a bit higher in calories (*although still much healthier than traditional brownies and perfect for a treat) than the recipes found in my eBook, The Healthy Brownie Cookbook. The brownie recipes in the book are very low in calories, high protein, low sugar, while still managing to have rich flavor and super fudgy texture. Check out the eBooks here for more information!
Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Serves: 16 – 155 calories 9.5g F / 17g C / 2g P (7g sugar)
- 3/4 cup rice flour (120g)
- 1/4 cup starch (arrowroot, tapioca, potato, or corn starch) (32g)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder (40g) (dutch-process or Hershey’s Special Dark is recommended)
- 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar, or granulated sweetener of choice (120g)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (112g) (you can also use ghee or butter)
- 2 eggs*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5ml)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (60g)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- Add melted coconut oil, and stir until distributed throughout dry ingredients.
- Add eggs and vanilla extract and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Line an 8×8 inch square glass pan with parchment paper, and spread batter evenly into pan.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing and serving.
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*vegan option: try using 2 flax eggs (mix 1 T ground flax + 3 T warm water for each egg called for and let it sit for a few minutes to thicken – in this case it would be 2 T flax + 6 T water)
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can i use honey instead of sugar??
You may be able to use honey instead of the coconut sugar, however I haven’t tried it myself. I would recommend reducing the oil a bit to compensate for the extra liquid added. Let me know how it works out! Enjoy 🙂
Hello! whats the sauce that shows in your picture above?
Hi! It is cocoa powder, stevia, and water mixed together.
Can you use coconut flour or alternative? Thankyou
I’m not sure, I have only tried these as written. If you’re interested in coconut flour and almond flour based recipes, I would recommend the eBooks available at https://www.baketobefit.com/ebooks. Thank you!