Brownies that are very chocolatey, fudgy and grain free is possible! I kept coming back and experimenting with this recipe over the past several months. Initially they were more cakey than fudgy, and my favorite kind of brownie is fudgy. It is finally blog worthy! Maple syrup is the perfect addition for a chocolate dessert. It compliments the chocolate and is a natural sweetener. There is also some cooled coffee in the recipe to amp it up even further. If you are a baker, you will probably know that coffee makes chocolate taste more chocolatey. Finally, for the ultimate moist fudge flavor, I added 2 ounces of an organic 85% Dark Chocolate Bar. I would very happily make these brownies for my grain loving friends and family with confidence! Aren’t they pretty?
To make this batch of brownies you will use an 8″ x 8″ square pan. It makes twelve generous brownies or nine jumbo ones.
Chocolate Fudge Grain Free Brownies
Preheat your oven to 350º degrees. Line a 8″ x 8″ square baking pan with parchment paper.
1/2 Cup of Medjool Dates (soaked in warm water for 5 minutes then pitted)
1/3 Cup of Unsweetened Applesauce
1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup of Olive Oil
1/4 Cup of Raw Cacao Powder
1/4 Cup of Brewed Coffee (cold)
3 Tablespoons of Coconut Flour
2 ounces of Dark Chocolate, finely chopped (I used organic 85% Alter Eco Dark Blackout Bar here)
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
Directions: Pulse the dates and eggs in a food processor, then blend until creamy, about one minute.
Add the remaining ingredients, except the 2 oz. of chocolate bar. Blend thoroughly, scraping down the sides of the processor twice. Add the 2 ounces of chopped chocolate and pulse a few times until evenly distributed. You want little pockets of chocolate! Scrape the batter into the prepared square pan. Let sit for ten minutes. Then pop the pan into your preheated oven, and bake for 17 to 20 minutes, until just baked. When you insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies you should have moist crumbs on the toothpick. Don’t over bake.
Cool completely, then slice. Viola! Moist and Fudgy Brownies!