Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies
Gluten free chocolate brownies could fool anyone into thinking they were made using refined sugar. These are so rich and chocolaty and decadent. I used date paste instead of refined sugar in this recipe and since date paste has a naturally gooey texture and caramely flavour, it lends itself really well to brownie recipes.
For an extra special occasion you could drizzle some of my date paste caramel sauce on top of these gluten free chocolate brownies or add a dollop of refined sugar free whipped cream on top of the brownies.
It took me a while to figure out the ingredient amounts and cooking time for this gluten free chocolate brownies recipe but it was well worth the effort. Not only are these brownies free of refined sugar, they don’t contain any white flour either so they really are a guilt-free treat.
I tend to bake with oat flour because it’s higher in protein than most flours and contains more fiber, so it is certainly a healthier choice when compared with white flour, but you can substitute the oat flour for any other flour you like. I think whole wheat flour or almond flour would be good alternatives in this gluten free chocolate brownies recipe.
If you’d prefer a dairy free brownies recipe this one is easily adapted, just swap the melted butter for oil (extra virgin olive oil is always my top choice, whether I’m making something savoury or sweet!).
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies Recipe
2 cups date paste
3 well beaten eggs
1/2 cup melted butter (or substitute with any oil you like)
3/4 cups gluten free oat flour (or substitute any other flour)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
In a large mixing bowl add melted butter (or oil if you prefer), vanilla extract, date paste, salt, and eggs and stir until combined. Add cocoa powder and stir until combined. In a separate bowl mix oat flour and baking powder to combine, then add that to the wet mixture and stir until combined. Pour mixture into a greased or parchment lined 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. Cool before cutting into squares. Makes about 25 gluten free chocolate brownies.