Dark Chocolate Almond Brownies

These gluten-free, fudge-like brownies are rich in chocolate flavor and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

These gluten-free, fudge-like brownies are rich in chocolate flavor and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Although I don’t follow any special diet, apart from trying to make healthy choices, I’m fining the an increasing number of friends and family are changing their eating habits. Recently, a very good friend started eating gluten-free. I know it’s been a bit of a challenge for their family, but it’s also been an adjustment for me as I’ve brought dishes to their house or invited them over to share a meal.

For me, it’s a change in the way I bake and also an education process. So many foods are naturally gluten-free, but it’s taken a little bit of reading for me to feel comfortable picking out meals without double-checking the ingredients. Baking has been more of a challenge, since you can’t swap ingredients as easily. It’s too much of an exact science. Luckily, I’ve been following Jenn Cuisine for a long time, drooling over her recipes and gorgeous photos. She’s been a great resource for me as I experiment with gluten-free cooking and baking. (July 2018 Note: While Jenn Cuisine is still available, her photos are not.)


These gluten-free, fudge-like brownies are rich in chocolate flavor and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

These brownies were a decadent, gluten-free treat. While a slightly different texture than most brownies thanks to the almond meal (instead of flour), these brownies are fudge-like and rich in flavor. The almond flavor was subtle but enjoyable.

Recipe Notes

  • If you’re following a gluten-free diet, be sure to check your labels and confirm that all ingredients are indeed gluten-free.
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These gluten-free, fudge-like brownies are rich in chocolate flavor and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Dark Chocolate Almond Brownies

These gluten-free, fudge-like brownies are rich in chocolate flavor and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 150 g. dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 8 Tbs. 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. almond meal
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • confectioners' sugar for dusting (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 8x8 inch baking pan or pyrex dish with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a double broiler, melt chocolate, butter and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk eggs until foamy. Continue whisking and gradually add brown sugar, until sugar is incorporated.
  4. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together almond meal, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  5. When chocolate and butter are melted, slowly add to eggs-sugar mixture, continuously whisking. Add dry ingredients, a little bit at a time, whisking to incorporate.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature (the longer it sits, the cleaner the edges are when you cut). Dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

Recipe Notes

This recipe may be doubled and cooked in a 9x11 inch pan. The cooking time was about the same - maybe a tad longer. Just be sure to use a toothpick to confirm the center is cooked.

These gluten-free, fudge-like brownies are rich in chocolate flavor and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

This recipe was adapted Jenn Cuisine.

The formatting and photos of this post were updated in July 2018. The recipe  remained the same.

13 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Almond Brownies”

  1. I think I’ve got something similar on the blog in the way back machine. Super delicious and great for when someone needs a chocolate baked good but can’t have gluten!

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