Today was Mother's Day and I let my family make me breakfast which included belgian waffles- both gluten and dairy filled, and I felt the effects after. It's one of the reasons I keep gluten to a minimum in general- the headache, run down feeling, upset stomach- it's a big motivator for my spring and fall detoxes. So although today was a 'cheat' day, I am going to share a delicious gluten/dairy free brownie recipe. This recipe is not only gluten free it's actually completely grain free!
This recipe is from Elana's Pantry. The original recipe uses sunbutter (Sunflower Seed Butter) to make these nut-free as well, which makes it an acceptable recipe for school teachers too! However, since my family and I don't have issues with nuts and I always have almond butter on hand but not sunbutter, I sub in almond butter.
Grain Free Brownies from Elana's Pantry
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Combine almond butter, eggs and maple syrup in a food processor. Pulse in vanilla, vinegar, cacao, sea salt and baking soda. Stir in chocolate chips. Transfer to an 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350F for 15-20min. Cool for 1 hour.
These brownies are delicious! I like to add some chopped walnuts to the top before baking to add a bit of crunch! Be careful with baking as these can over cook and become dry quickly, I tend to under cook them a bit and they are fabulous!
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