If you happen to keep up with me on Facebook and saw my recent post about cassava flour, here’s the Gluten Free Brownies recipe that is dairy free too! This recipe for gluten free brownies makes the most incredibly moist and chewiest brownies ever.
How to Make the Best Gluten Free Brownies Recipe
There are two ingredients that make these gluten free brownies taste so delicious while keeping it nutritious too.
Plus, we use pastured eggs, dates to sweeten and raw pecans too. Of course, you can use walnuts if you prefer.
Ingredient #1: Cassava Flour
If you are familiar with the clean eating diet guidelines we promote in our book, then you know our family is not gluten or wheat free. However, I know SO many of our readers are and so I try to do gluten free when possible these days.
What Is Cassava Flour?
I had NO idea what cassava flour was until just a few weeks ago but it has quickly become one of my favorite all-purpose flours (I’ve been using Otto’s brand). I’ll admit I have not made a wide variety of recipes using it just yet.
I have, however, made this Gluten Free Brownies recipe three times —because yes! my family loves it THAT much. The other recipes I have made using cassava flour have been pancakes and these delicious cinnamon buns. Everything has been delicious!
Cassava Flour is Gluten Free
One of the best parts about using cassava flour is that it’s gluten free. You can use 3/4 of a cup of cassava gluten free for every 1 cup of wheat flour in many traditional recipes. You can learn more about it here.
Here’s a few more things to learn about Cassava Flour:
- It is a “whole food” and single-ingredient gluten free all purpose flour.
- Made from yuca, cassava flour is a staple food around the world for centuries.
- Unlike tapioca flour, cassava flour uses the WHOLE root, not just the extracted starch.
- For those with allergies, cassava flour is a wonderful nut, gluten and grain-free alternative flour.
- It has a mild flavor and light texture that make it perfect for baking!
- Although it is not ultra-fiber rich, cassava flour has a healthy 2 grams of fiber per 25 grams of carbohydrate.
- Cassava is exceptionally high in antioxidant vitamin C compared to many other staple crops (and grains) and a better vitamin C source than potatoes, yams, wheat brown rice, corn and plantains.
- Cassava flour is a naturally good source of manganese, potassium and folate.
Ingredient #2: Raw Cacao Powder
Cacao is the active health-promoting ingredient in chocolate. Raw cacao is a true superfood. This superfood powder has one of the highest plant-based sources of iron and magnesium.
In addition, it has over 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and more calcium than cow’s milk. By the way, here are 10 reasons why milk does not do a body good.
Enough chit chat. Let’s make some brownies!!Print
Gluten Free Brownies Recipe
Moist, chewy and SO delicious, these gluten and dairy free brownies are made with cassava flour. They are free of refined sugar.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 35
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Clean Eating
- 1/3 cup cassava flour or 1-for-1 gluten free flour
- 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon
- 1/8 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt
- 3 organic pasture raised eggs, such as Vital Farms
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 cup chopped raw walnuts or raw pecans
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly oil the sides of an 8 x 8 -inch baking dish and line the bottom with parchment paper.
- In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cacao powder and salt. Set mixture aside.
- I add the eggs, applesauce, oil, dates, vanilla and syrup. Process on high until smooth and creamy.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well to combine. Stir in the nuts. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 33 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Brownies are best served warm.
P.S. Looking for more clean brownie recipes? Be sure to check out my recipe for Black Bean Brownies too 😉