Grain-Free Double Chocolate Brownies
So, I was really excited last week when I saw that Otto’s Cassava Flour was on sale at Whole Foods! Usually its $17.99, but it was on sale for $14.99!! Needless to say, I stocked up and couldn’t wait to make all my favorite recipes, one of those being my Grain-Free Double Chocolate Brownies.
If you haven’t heard of cassava flour before, it’s a grain-free, paleo-approved flour made from yuca root. Its taste and texture is actually very similar to wheat-based flours opposed to the dry, gritty taste and texture of most gluten-free flours. Since I use almond flour for a lot of my grain-free/paleo baked goods, cassava flour is also a nice alternative when I want to do a nut-free recipe. I recommend using Otto’s Cassava Flour because it’s the highest quality brand I have found.
Perfectly Fluffy and Fudgy
I have tried for years to come up with a grain-free brownie recipe that didn’t turn out super dense, but had the perfect balance of fluffiness and fudginess. These Grain-Free Double Chocolate Brownies are the closest I’ve come to the brownies I remember eating as a kid. The cassava flour gives them an amazing texture and taste that makes it hard to tell they’re paleo. They’re fluffy and moist, yet dense and chocolatey at the same time, melting in your mouth with each bite. So, before you or I drool over the computer any more, check out my recipe below and give ’em a try!
- First, preheat the oven to 350˚ (F) and grease a 9 x 9 square baking pan with coconut oil.
- Next, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt the coconut oil and ½ cup of the mini chocolate chips. Then, add in the cacao powder and pure maple syrup, stirring to combine.
- Next, pour the mixture from the stove into a medium-sized mixing bowl and add in the remaining ingredients, including the remaining 3 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips, mixing until everything is well-combined.
- Pour the batter into the greased pan. Then, sprinkle the chocolate chunks on top.
- Next, bake the brownies in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Then, wait for the brownies to cool before cutting them into squares.