Healthy One Bowl Flourless Brownies (Gluten-free, Grain-free)

If you think that delicious brownies without flour, refined sugar, or butter sounds too good to be true, then let this recipe be the one that changes your mind.
Although not quite as rich and dense/fudgy as traditional brownies, this healthier version is the perfect antidote to any chocolate craving, and the batter is quick and simple to whip up (in one bowl!).
I made these in a 7 x 11 inch rectangular pan because I’ve been without my trusty 8 x 8 inch square pan for a while now… without any memory of what happened to it (hmmm: mom brain is real, my friends). When baked in an 8 x 8 pan, the brownies will turn out thicker.
If you’re looking for a chocolatey, but more heart-healthy, dessert to treat your loved ones to on Valentine’s Day, then look no further!

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Healthy One Bowl Flourless Brownies (Gluten-free, Grain-free)

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (9 brownies)

  • 3 large eggs, preferably organic
  • 1 cup well-stirred creamy/smooth all-natural unsweetened almond butter, (the only ingredients should be almonds and salt)
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8 inch square (or 7 x 11 rectangular) baking pan with parchment paper going both ways (leave a bit of excess paper hanging over the sides of the pan to allow for easy removal).

Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl until lightly beaten, then stir in almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt with a rubber spatula or spoon until smooth. The batter will be very thick and sticky.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, and spread it into an even layer.

Baking for 15-17 minutes (or 14-16 minutes if using a 7 x 11 pan), or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the brownies comes out mostly clean. The brownies will rise in the oven, but then deflate while they cool.

Let brownies cool completely before lifting them out of the pan using the overhanging parchment paper. Cut into squares.

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