Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

Apr 16, 2020 Recipes Blog

Chocolate brownies are the ultimate comfort food and who doesn’t need comfort food in their life? If you’d like to make some brownies but are concerned about the fat content/healthiness of them, then this recipe is perfect. It is a hybrid version of regular brownies that also provide you with one of your five a day!!

Time:  25-30 minutes to cook (depending on oven)

You will need:

  • Oil to grease baking dish + grease proof paper to line baking tin
  • 400 grams of butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 2cm dice
  • 100 grams of Green and Blacks dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa content), roughly chopped
  • 4 medium free range/organic eggs
  • 200 grams golden caster sugar or coconut sugar to be healthier
  • 100 grams green and black cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour or Linwoods ground seeds mix
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C/ fan oven 160°C /gas mark 4.
  2. Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm square brownie tin with grease proof paper.
  3. Bake peeled and chopped butternut squash in oven for 15 mins or until soft.
  4. Put soft baked squash in a mixing bowl and add chopped chocolate/combine until completely melted. Whizz this mixture until it resembles a puree.
  5. Crack the eggs into a large bowl and add the sugar, using a handheld blender, whisk until light and fluffy, then fold in the cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  6. Now fold in the chocolate butternut squash puree until combined fully.
  7. Transfer to pre-lined baking tin and bake for 25-30 minutes (maybe more, check by putting a skewer into the middle to test if still gooey!!)
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool in tin for at least an hour before slicing.
  9. Cut into square and serve with vanilla ice cream or coconut yogurt!!


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