You are going to love these super chocolaty Gluten Free Valentine Brownies. All you need is one bite to become addicted to these chocolate treats!
This brownie recipe bakes up firm enough that you can cut them into all sorts of fun shapes, like hearts for Valentines Day!
When I saw Lauren Keating from the Healthy. Delicious. Blog’s recipe for Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Salt post, I knew I needed to make an attempt to convert this recipe to gluten free. Being able to use cookie cutters and have the shapes hold up would be amazing with gluten free!
Add in that yummy sounding vanilla salt…I knew I had to try it.
The sweet and salty combination of these gluten free brownies is what makes this easy brownie recipe unique. I have made several gluten free brownies for my blog, one of my most popular gluten free brownie recipes is this Flourless Chocolate Brownie recipe.
Every gluten free brownie recipe I have ever made, or mix I have ever tried, has always been delicious, but the brownies were always crumbly. I wouldn’t even think to use a cookie cutter to make a fun heart shaped brownie for Valentines Day.
This is typical for gluten free baking. Gluten is that special glue that gives baking structure and holds things together. Without gluten, the best ways to get things to hold is through using Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum.
I tried to stay true to Lauren’s recipe, only converting what was necessary to make this gluten free. (* I confess that I did use coconut sugar, which has a lower glycemic index vs regular granulated sugar.
It was a matter of self-preservation. For some reason, my kids just don’t get that wild, crazy sugar buzz if I use coconut sugar :-). Are you ready to try this brownie recipe?
- Sorghum Flour
- Brown Rice Flour
- Arrowroot starch
- Xanthan gum
- Cocoa powder
- Coconut Sugar
- Grapeseed oil
- Chocolate chips
Add your dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend. Add the wet ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.
Mix the brownie batter well. Pour into a greased 8×8 pan and bake at 350F degrees for 30-35 minutes until done.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Remove the brownies from the pan and use your favorite cookie cutters or cut into squares and enjoy!
What gluten free flour is best for this brownie recipe?
I have been using Authentic Food’s flours more often in my baking lately. This company is able to grind gluten free grains superfine, which makes what I bake come out with better consistency and texture….more like a real gluten product. (Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend also works nicely!)
How to Make Vanilla Salt:
To make the vanilla salt for this recipe, add 2 Tablespoons of coarse sea salt into a small Tupperware container. Take one long vanilla bean and scraped the seeds into the salt mixture. Shake it well to blend. Let it sit for a few hours so the flavors can blend.
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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
How To Make Gluten Free Heart Shaped Brownies:
- 1/2 cup Authentic Foods Sorghum Flour
- 1/4 cup Authentic Foods Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour
- 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder, (I used Ghirardelli)
- 1 1/4 cups Madhava - Organic Blonde Coconut Sugar
- 1/3 cup grapeseed oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray an 8x8 baking tin lightly with oil, or use lightly greased parchment paper.
- Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to blend.
- Mix all wet ingredients and coconut sugar together in a small bowl.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Spread the mixture around the pan gently.
- Sprinkle with vanilla salt.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until it is firm in the middle.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 351 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 47mg Sodium: 88mg Carbohydrates: 54g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 27g Protein: 6g
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