I have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease for 5 years now. In the beginning had a really hard time finding recipes that tasted like "normal food" and were gluten free. With a lot of trial and error and a lot of help from friends and family I started to figure out how to eat what I wanted gluten free. I want to share what I have learned and by doing so, hopefully will help a few people along the way!
Friday, March 18, 2011
If there is one thing I know about my man, is that chocolate always makes him feel better! He was feeling a bit under the weather tonight, so I thought some Brownies might cheer him up. I had never attempted gluten free brownies before...so I thought there was no time like the present to get started. The baking gods must have smiled on me, because they came out really good! I took the plate shown above to the "kids" accross the hall (an awesome couple just finishing up University) for them to sample and for a study-snack. I got 2 thumbs up.
So, confident it is blog-worthy, here it is!
Gluten Free Brownies!
These are cakey, chewy and not too sweet! :)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Kahlua (optional)
1/2 cup Agave Nectar
1 cup white rice flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1 tsp xanthan gum
3 tbsp cocoa
2/3 cup white sugar
3/4 cup pecans
1/3 cup melted chocoate chips (about 1 minute in microwave)
Mix on medium speed until the batter is thick (it will be really thick!) Spread into an 8" square baking dish and bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 40 minutes.
Allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Slice the brownie "cake" in half so you have 2 8" squares. Frost with favorite frosting! Enjoy!