Monday, April 19, 2010

Mix It Up Mondays: Gluten & Wheat Free Brownies

This weeks Mix It Up Monday features a gluten and wheat free brownie recipe. Thank you Kalisa for providing the recipe. Kalisa graduated from college with a degree in Food Science and Nutrition. She is also trained in classic culinary arts. If would like to learn more about gluten and wheat free cooking, you can email Kalisa at

Gluten & Wheat Free Brownies

½ cup wheat free flours and xanthan gum (instead of wheat flour)

½ cup cocoa

½ tsp salt

1 cup almonds or almond meal

4 oz bittersweet chocolate or semisweet chips

½ cup olive oil (instead of canola oil)

1 ripe hass avocado

6 eggs

½ cup granulated sugar

1 cup dark brown sugar

optional: vanilla extract/Kahlua

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350. 13x9in glass baking dish lined with parchment and greased.

Whisk flour, cocoa, and salt. Grind almonds in food processor(If used whole almonds) -- add to cocoa mixture. Pulse chocolate in food processor -- add to the cocoa mixture.

Wipe out food processor. Add rest of ingredients and process until smooth.

Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients.

Pour into prepared dish and bake 35 mins. Cool completely before cutting.

By: Kalisa

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