Gluten free with paleo and egg free options, these gluten free cocoa powder brownies are everything a brownies should be! Lots of rich chocolate flavor, a lovely chewy texture.
I had a lot of fun playing with this decadent recipe. Deep, rich, and utterly satisfying to the most fiendish chocoholics.
I already had my nut, egg, and grain free paleo vegan brownies, but I wanted something a bit more traditional.
This recipe is very easy to play with and make it work for almost any special diet or restriction.
I will give you some additional flour options to make them work for YOUR needs!
Can I use different flours for these gluten free cocoa powder brownies?
With so little flour…almost any flour will do!! Each one will change the end product, but every version I tried was delicious.
I think even a gluten free all purpose flour will work here too.
Can I use different sweeteners?
You could use all organic cane sugar, all palm sugar, a mixture of the two, or cut it down a bit and use some stevia.
I use one cup, which is plenty sweet for me and all my testers…but YOU taste it and add a bit more if you like.
I do not recommend just a liquid stevia, you need the body from the sugar to make this work.
The fat and egg options are up to personal tastes and preference as well.
I tested the brownies with coconut oil, and palm shortening. Earth Balance would work too….pick your poison!
The eggs can be replaced in this too….albeit it yields a different end result completely addicting and fudgelicious! And while fudgelicious is not a word…the egg free version is just like a decadent piece of real fudge.
Half my taste testers preferred the egg free version in fact (pic below), while half the one with the eggs. But all agreed…both were delicious!
Additional gluten free cocoa powder recipes:
- My paleo chocolate pumpkin cake can almost be considered healthy!
- I adore my best ever paleo chocolate cupcakes, so moist and spongy!
- Why not have some cocoa for breakfast?! My chocolate raspberry smoothie is thick and creamy!
- This chocolate plantain mug cake looks yummy!
Gluten Free Cocoa Powder Brownies Recipe:
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Gluten Free Cocoa Powder Brownies
Fudgy and rich gluten free cocoa powder brownies have loads of options to meet most allergy needs!
- 1/2 cup coconut oil or butter if tolerated
- 1 cup palm sugar or any mix of granulated sugars. See notes above in post.
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder I like Dagoba
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup teff flour* or coconut, or 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour* or cassava flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 large eggs** egg free option below
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 x 8 inch pan with a parchment paper.
In a small saucepan over low heat (or in a microwave), melt the fat, sugar, and cocoa powder together, stirring vigorously until a glossy, gritty mixture is formed.
Mixture should be warm, but not scalding hot. Stir in the vanilla and sea salt.
Stir in the flour. Now stir in the eggs, or the egg alternative.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool completely before attempting to cut. The magic happens in the cooling, I promise!
*many flours will work great in this recipe, please see notes written above in the post
**for an egg free version, mix 2 teaspoons gelatin into 1/2 cup applesauce. 1 teaspoon psyllium powder for vegan.
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