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The Best Gluten Free Brownies plus a give-away!


   Aug 26

The Best Gluten Free Brownies plus a give-away!

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These brownies are not for the faint of heart. Only true chocolate lovers should attempt this recipe as the results yield a dense, chewy, dark chocolate brownie that really does hold up to its name.

Last week I was looking for a quick dessert for a party and came across David Lebovitz’s gluten free brownie recipe. I wanted to make them and knew I would need to alter the recipe to be corn free and refined sugar free. The results are fabulous and David gets all the credit for creating a standout brownie!

Make these brownies and then check out the Give-away info below!!

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The Best Gluten Free Brownies (grain free, refined sugar free, dairy free option)
Adapted from David Lebovitz

6 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil)
8 ounces Dark chocolate,
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup coconut palm sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
3 tablespoons arrowroot starch
optional: 1 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

1. Line the inside of an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with foil (I used an 11×7 rectangle). Grease the foil and preheat the oven to 350º.

2. Melt the butter, chocolate, and salt in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.

3. Remove from heat and beat in the coconut palm sugar, then the eggs, one at a time.

4. Sift the cocoa powder and arrowroot starch in a small bowl then stir them into the chocolate mixture. Beat the batter vigorously for at least 2 minutes, until the batter is no longer grainy. If you do not beat it enough, the brownies will be crumbly.

5. Add the nuts, if using, then pour the batter into your prepared pan.

6. Bake for 28-30 minutes. Be careful not to over bake them. Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from the pan and slicing.

GIVE-AWAY! I’m giving away a 2.2 lb bag of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour! Coconut flour is high in fiber and protein and is great for those following a grain free or paleo type diet. To enter the give-away:

1.  Leave a comment telling us your favorite thing to eat in the fall: dessert, snack, or main meal. (caramel apples, lasagna, squash fritters etc.) The winner chosen will not only win the coconut flour, but I will also recreate their favorite fall treat with a healthy twist!

2.  Double your chances by “liking us” on facebook and leave a comment here letting me know.

3.  Triple your chances by following  The Grecian Garden on twitter and leave a comment here to let me know.

September 17th is the last day to enter the give away.

This post also linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Cara’s Cravings.

Have a great weekend and try to avoid the hurricane!!

-Melanie

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48 Comments

  1. Rachel says:

    Anything with cranberries and sweet potatoes!

  2. rawesome goddess says:

    the chocolate factor in those brownies is insane. i love to drink warm drinks in the fall like apple cider or drinks infused with cinnamon:)

  3. Melanie says:

    I never even thought of drinks…love the idea!

  4. Melanie says:

    those are super fall flavors!

  5. Janice says:

    I will definitely be baking these this weekend. I love chocolate! I also like grain free pumpkin bars in the fall…I haven’t tried making them with coconut flour yet.

  6. Melanie says:

    I miss pumpkin bars, definitely needing to make those come October! :)

  7. Michelle says:

    My favorite fall food is apple crisp. I’m way too excited for apple season.

  8. sara says:

    I LOVE pumpkin roll, so bad but so good. It’s a huge pain to make, most of the time I will settle for pumpkin pie or Apple fritters from Patterson….yum!

  9. Teri C says:

    I love grilled corn tortillas with pablano peppers, mango, cheese, cilanto and jalepeno. Garden stuff with a little pack to it!

  10. I love pumpkin muffins in the fall! They are definitely my favorite.

  11. I follow you on Twitter as well (@Nicoles_SDC).

  12. Sandy says:

    I can’t wait to make this brownie.
    I like apple pie and pumpkin rolls for fall treats

  13. Danya says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Melanie…this chocolate lover can’t wait to try it! :)

  14. Becky D says:

    My little guy will love these brownies, I think!

    I love love love anything with pumpkin and cinnamon! Pumpkin Pancakes. Pumpkin Bread. Pumpkin Muffins. Pumpkin Ice Cream. Pumpkin Bread. Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin Bars.

    Did I mention that I love pumpkin?

  15. Melanie says:

    I’m with you girl! Come September I start craving pumpkin pie

  16. Melanie says:

    you will love it!

  17. Melanie says:

    remember that apple pie we made last year…we need to make it again soon!

  18. Melanie says:

    thanks nicole!

  19. Melanie says:

    yum! sounds great for breakfast

  20. Melanie says:

    check out all those flavors….I love them all!

  21. Melanie says:

    yay for patterson…I’ve had there fritters and they are awesome! Have you had my grandma’s pumpkin roll? Your grandma probably makes one too though haha

  22. Melanie says:

    i’m excited for apple season too Michelle!

  23. Becky D says:

    Oh… and I also follow on Facebook. :)

    Making the brownies this evening!

  24. Celia says:

    I love anything pumpkin. Also, those brownies look freaking awesome. :)

  25. Celia says:

    I like you on FB.

  26. Celia says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@cdotoz).

  27. Andrea M says:

    I love pumpkin! in almost any form :D

  28. Zoe says:

    I saw those brownies on David Lebovitz’s website and have wanted to try them. They’d excellent warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, I’m thinking. :)

  29. Meghan says:

    Spaghetti squash – with anything, really

  30. Lori says:

    I love anything Pumpkin in the fall but especially my Pumpkin Pie Pudding and in the crockpot. yummy!!

  31. Lori says:

    I am following you on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks

  32. Tara says:

    I love pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, gingerbread…I’m not too picky!

    These brownies sound wonderful – will be trying them this week!

  33. Tara says:

    I “liked” you on FB!

  34. alli says:

    Nothing says Fall to me like eating apple cider donuts does!
    Super yummy delish.

    My favorite savory Fall dish to chow is oven roasted kabocha squash with red onions. Toss together in a little olive oil, sea salt, and a hint of cinnamon. Roast.
    Serve with…Everything! :) :)

  35. elizabeth kohnen says:

    I love a casserole I make using tomatoes and zucchini. it also has onions, garlic, cheddar cheese, gf cracker crumbs and it’s delicious hot or cold!

  36. hippie4ever says:

    Pumpkin Pie and Apple Tart. Both of which can be made grain free Hurrah!

  37. anything pumpkin vs. chili–don’t make me choose! :)

  38. Melanie says:

    I love both of those too…tough decision there!

  39. Melanie says:

    how awesome is that! :)

  40. Melanie says:

    ooo Elizabeth, you are giving me ideas!! ;)

  41. Melanie says:

    definitely need to try your roasted kabocha squash…sounds delish!

  42. Melanie says:

    yum, I love fall!

  43. Renee says:

    My all time favorite thing to eat in the fall and winter is a vegetarian bean chili with some kind of gluten free chips or croutons. YUM!

  44. Renee says:

    My all time favorite is a vegetarian bean chili with gluten free chips or homemade gluten free croutons. YUM!

  45. Lori Cooper says:

    My favorite fall treat is homemade apple butter on biscuits or cinnamon raisin bread. Yum!

  46. Lori Cooper says:

    I also “liked” you on FB. :)

  47. Melanie says:

    omg Lori your comment transported me back to breakfasts at my grandma’s house during apple season…I loved her fried apples and Biscuits!

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