Brownies Made Easy {gluten free}

Here's a quick, deeeelicous recipe for some gluten-free brownies. We made these on a rainy day and for our succulent bite after dinner. Kids will love them. And feel free to eat the dough this time or the chocolate chips...

Serves: 8

  • 1 cup almond butter we used roasted almond butter 
  • 2 tbs *ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water or 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of bittersweet 60% cacao chocolate chips (feel free to use any good chocolate, break in chunks if whole.)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a small pan (8 x 8) evenly or line bottom of pan with parchment paper (recommend parchment paper)
  3. Mix all ingredients except chocolate until smooth
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into pan
  5. Bake brownies for at least 10 min before cutting

Health Tip
*Ground flax seed has superb health benefits:

*Flax contains fiber-each tablespoon of flax contains about 8 grams of fiber. 

*Flax is a plant source of omega-3. These essential acids play an important role in the anti-inflammatory system of our body.

*Flax contains lignans-they reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. The lignans alter the way your body metabolizes estrogen into safer forms.

To save some money, buy flax seeds in the bulk section in your health food store, grind them up in your coffee grinder or food processor and sprinkle away.

Add them to your cooked oatmeal, pancake batter, yogurt, smoothies and your brownies! I recommend this method over buying the flax oil because the oil eliminates the fiber and most of the lignans.


Recipe adapted from Foodbabe

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