Happy belated Memorial Day, everyone! Did you guys have a good time? Dan and I went up to Massachusetts with my parents this weekend, and it was so much fun. Dan’s mom threw me an amazing bridal shower with awesome food, and I had a blast hanging out with my favorite ladies and opening all kinds of fabulous presents. One other major event from this weekend? My first wedding dress fitting session. So nerve-wracking, because the last time I tried on my dress it wouldn’t zip. It. Wouldn’t. Zip. Thanks to all my face-stuffing during the holiday season, I had gained a whole bunch of weight between the time I bought my dress and the day I picked it up from the store a few months later. TRAGEDY.
Fortunately, between my new diet and our nightly running regimen, this time around my dress fit! YESSSS. Obviously, these brownies are my reward for fitting into my wedding dress. Don’t judge me. I’ve been good for so long! And, these are gluten free! I’ve been craving brownies since I got on this new diet, but all my other attempts to make a tasty GF version have failed miserably. They were all hard, dry, and strangely bitter. Yuck. These are amazing though. Moist, rich, and unbelievably fudgy, just like a regular brownie! Dan’s verdict? A very surprised “mmm!” This will definitely be my go-to recipe the next time I have a brownie craving!
Fudgy GF Brownies (Slightly adapted from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup almond meal
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish.
- Combine butter and chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, until butter is melted.
- Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
- Add sugar, almond meal, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix well.
- Whisk in vanilla and eggs until mixture is shiny and smooth.
- Pour batter into your baking dish.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
** I deliberately under-baked mine a little so that the brownies would be extra fudgy. If you want yours to be a little less wet and a little more cake-y, bake slightly longer.
- Cool, slice, and enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream!
Monica Bryant says
Is there an alternative to almond meal that would work? I’m allergic to almonds, but would love to try a gluten free brownie. thanks!
Trader Joe’s sells gluten free flour that you can try. If you use that though you’ll need xantham gum as well to help bind the batter — without it, brownies turn out kind of dry and crumbly (try 1/2 tsp of gum per cup of flour used). I’ve also recently discovered and am loving cup4cup gluten free flour, which you can buy at Williams Sonoma — this comes pre-mixed with xantham gum, so it takes the guesswork out of things. You can also check out this blog post from Gluten Free Girl for other GF flour substitutes. Hope this helps!
I want this in my mouth right now.
I word…YUMMY!! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Having an online cupcake business I’m always trying different versions of specialty recipes. This one is definitely a keeper! (o;
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I love this blog and these brownies look too good. Unfortunately I am trying to fit in to a bridesmaids dress at the moment so I have to be on my best behavior. I made some super tasty but healthy gluten free brownies yesterday. The recipe is so simple and the outcome is delicious. Here is the link to the yumminess http://bit.ly/12Zks7Y
Yum, thanks for the recipe! I’m getting close to my wedding so I’m trying to cut out sweets, but once I’m off my wedding-diet I’ll definitely give it a try 🙂
Ola Szukiel says
i love these so so so so so much i actually die a bit by looking at them they are like mouth watering. <3 do you have any other gluten free recipes? I am a newly Gluten Free and struggling without delicious cakes and goods! thank you xx
Thanks! If you do a search for “gluten free” in the search bar on the upper right side of my blog, it should pull up all the recipes that are tagged as gluten free. Hope that helps!