Are you a fudgy brownie or cake-like brownie person? I am definitely a fudgy type...I'd eat cake if I wanted cake! This brownie recipe is so dense and fudge like, they almost melt in your mouth! I debated whether I call this recipe brownie fudge or fudge brownies..either way, they are delicious!
I am trying to create recipes that are nut free or lower in nuts. I think almond flour works great in baked goods, but I want to make something that everyone can have. Some may say tapioca or arrowroot makes these too high in carbs, not so fast! The 1/4 cup of flour is adds 25 carbs and unless you eat the entire pan, that's not much per serving! I also used Swerve to keep the sugar very low. If you want to try Swerve or need to order more, use coupon code KATE10 for a discount.
Grain & Nut Free Brownies
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour/starch (arrowroot should work, tapioca tends to be a tad bit sweeter)
- 1/3 cup cacao or cocoa powder
- 1 cup granulated sweetener ( I used Swerve for no sugar option plus a tbsp coconut palm sugar)
- 6 tbsp grass-fed butter (see dairy free option below)*
- 2 oz 100% cacao (4 squares)
- 3 pastured eggs
- 2 tbsp full fat coconut milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Melt the chocolate squares, butter and coconut milk in a double broiler
- Whisk the eggs and vanilla in a small bowl and set aside
- In a large mixing bowl combine the tapioca flour, cacao powder, sweetener and salt
- Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir a couple times, doesn't need to be combined well
- Once the chocolate is melted, pour it over the egg and flour mixture and stir until combined
- Pour batter into an 8x8 greased baking dish
- Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes
- Store in an airtight container
*I haven't tried this with coconut oil, but it should work. I would only do about 5 tbsp of oil.
You can also use chocolate chips or any high cacao chocolate bar in place of the 100% cacao. I wanted to make these dairy free and sugar free or I would have used my favorite chocolate chips. You may need to reduce the amount of sweetener.
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