Sunday, May 10, 2009

Chewy, Gooey GFCFSF Brownies (Egg-free and Rice-free, too!)

Since becoming rice-free I haven't been able to use the prepared brownie mixes (like Namaste). This recipe was posted by "danniah1" on the GFCFKids yahoo group, so I tried it. It's really great. My son doesn't like chocolate much, but my daughter likes these in her lunchbox, and I've been sneaking one every now and then for a yummy chocolate fix. My husband says these are "the best brownies [he's] ever had!" These are gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free, rice-free, egg-free, corn-free, and coconut-free.

1 cup + 2 TBSP garbanzo bean flour
1/2 cup + 1 TBSP potato starch
1/4 cup + 1 TBSP tapioca flour/starch
2 cups raw or unrefined sugar (use less if you'd like)
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon GF baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 cup oil (olive, canola, grapeseed, coconut would work)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup GFCFSF chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Pour in water, oil, and vanilla; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and mix until evenly combined. Spread evenly into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. (They may need slightly more baking time if you like the brownies a little less gooey inside.)

I cut these into 24 small brownies (see photo). They are rich enough that one smallish brownie is sufficient. :)

These do get gooey in the middle, but we like them that way. Let them cool a lot before slicing/removing them (if you can wait, we usually can't)! I then freeze the individual brownies in a glass storage container, stacked between wax paper. I eat them straight from the freezer; they are sufficiently gooey enough that they are not rock-hard when frozen. They're just nice and cold brownies. Delicious! Pop a frozen one into a small container and stick it in the kids' lunchboxes. These would work well for a bday party or to keep frozen at school as replacement foods for other kids' bday parties too.


Mama said...

You have a great resource here! I've just started GFCF with my daughter, and we avoid most soy and artificial additives too. I never thought of putting my NT son on it, but I'll consider that. Thanks for all the amazon links, it's easier for me to order from them than to stand in a store and try to read packages with little ones in tow.

Anonymous said...

I'm GFCFSF too, but I'm also allergic to tapioca, but I can have rice! So do you think the tapioca flour can be traded for rice flour? Otherwise I am thrilled to find a blog with recipes of things I can eat. I also can't have coconut, onions.. it's so frustrating but thank you so much for some new ideas for food!

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