These fudgy gluten-free brownies are our absolute favorite and I’m betting this is one recipe you’ll be making over and over again. Moist, rich, decadent, these are a chocolate lover’s dream come true!
I’ve always needed to feel like I have some sense of control over my life. So I try to measure everything I do – because as a freelancer that’s the best way to feel like I have some kind of control
Someone said once that anything that can be measured can be improved, so I diligently track my monthly income in an Excel spreadsheet with various columns and tables; I monitor Google analytics for the statistics of the blog; and I count the number of steps I take on a daily basis on the iPhone health app.
It’s strangely therapeutic to be able to track something and get a sense of progress. Am I meeting my fitness goals? Am I meeting my yearly income goals? How is the blog growing over time?
Yet there are so many things in the equation of life that can’t be accounted for – and this curiously weird (and undeniably crazy) time that we’re in right now – a time where Covid-19 (or Coronavirus) has thrust us into a completely unprecedented situation of fear and uncertainty.
This is a time where it seems all the plans we may have laid for our lives are brought to an abrupt halt, and there doesn’t appear to be any clear route for us ahead.
I know that so many of us are afraid of what the future might hold – not just in one year, but literally what next month or even tomorrow might bring.
There are so many people out there who have been laid off, or have their salaries cut without any warning, and my heart is heavy for those of you out going through that out there. I am aching for those who have lost loved ones or are sick and fighting to stay alive and healthy.
As someone who needs to feel in control, I can imagine how trying and immensely difficult a time it is right now. I want you to know that I understand you, and even though I may not be in the same place, I am doing my best to understand.
If you’re struggling to make sense of the world and reality as it is right now, I’d like to offer you a suggestion: take what you know, what you can control, and hold onto it.
In a previous post, I told you how returning to the kitchen and cooking has been a wonderful balm to my soul, particularly since the lockdown has been put in place in Argentina.
And it seems that for many people in the world right now, the kitchen has become a place of solace, of creativity, of comfort, a place where they can slowly regain their footing and restore some however tiny semblance of control.
Not only are people cooking more and experimenting more in the kitchen because they are staying at home and eating in more than ever before, cooking has become both a therapy and a creative outlet that so many have turned to (think about the Dalgona coffee trend that has gone viral on social media, or homemade bread recipes that have gone in search).
In my house, that’s what Juan and I have been doing. We’ve been cooking so much and testing out a bunch of recipes (translate: I cook, he taste-tests & washes), and if the recipes are any good, they get to enter our list of favorite recipes that we can later share with friends or family (once the lockdown is over), and on this blog.
You might know that I began cooking solely gluten-free at home since 2015, when Juan was diagnosed with Celiac disease, and since then, I’ve been on the search for brownie recipes that are fudgy, decadent, and chocolatey. We’ve tried a couple that were pretty good, but to be honest, none of them have hit the sweet spot so much as these perfect fudgy gluten-free brownies.
I hadn’t intended to share them on the blog at first, but after adapting a recipe we found on the King Arthur Flour blog and later making them 5 times (with Juan giving raving reviews after each batch), I decided that it was too good not to be shared.
And during these crazy times, we definitely need more good news around, so here you go!
So here’s how you can make these insanely good fudgy gluten-free brownies. First up, heat the oil in a microwave proof bowl and then stir in the sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Next, add the vanilla, cacao powder, and then the eggs, mixing well until you get a homogeneous mixture.
Sift in the rice flour or all-purpose gluten-free flour (this is my favorite flour) and the baking powder, and whisk thoroughly until you get a shiny liquid batter. Finally, pour the batter into a parchment-lined baking pan, sprinkle with cacao nibs (which give the brownies a crunchy contrast), and bake at 350F for 30 minutes until the brownie is set.
Now all you’ve got to do is wait for the brownie to cool slightly before slicing into square and digging in!
The perfect fudgy gluten-free brownies that you’ll be making over and over again. Moist, rich, decadent, these are everything a chocolate lover will need.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and line a 9″ x 5″ baking pan with parchment paper.
- Heat up the sunflower oil in a large microwave-proof bowl for 1 minute on high and then mix in the sugar until sugar is dissolved.
- Add in the vanilla extract, cacao powder, and the eggs. Whisk until you get a smooth mixture.
- Sift in the gluten-free flour and the baking powder, whisking well until you get homogeneous shiny and smooth batter (the batter will be quite liquid).
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and sprinkle the cacao nibs evenly on top.
- Bake batter for 30 minutes until set.
- Cool slightly before slicing into squares.
Pro Tip: If you like the brownies to be even more fudgy, simply remove them from the oven after baking for 25 minutes.
Adapted from: King Arthur Flour
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Gluten-Free