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!