Gluten Free Flourless Brownies

Thank goodness chocolate isn’t one my family’s restrictions!   There is no artificial junk in these, and they taste absolutely divine.  There is something about seeing chocolate chips on top of a chocolate desert that makes my taste testers smile! You could mix these in, but my chocolate lovers are always delighted to get a visual of even more chocolate (even though it is not really that many chocolate chips).

I am always delighted of course, when I make something that is a desert, but still has some good nutritional value.  Please keep in mind this is not a low-calorie desert, but has many health benefits due to pecans, see here: http://www.nrjournal.com/article/S0271-5317(06)00127-8/abstract . Pecans offer fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, antioxidants, vitamin E and so much more.

I have been making this recipe for a number of years because it is so quick and only a few ingredients.  I have no idea where this recipe came from. I remember someone told me many years ago, they had a flour-less desert that was with chocolate and pecans. I was delighted back then because it required no specialty ingredients.

It is nice to have a few one-bowl recipes, you can whip together in few minutes.  In this case, it is my food processor.

Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Easy Flourless Brownies

Serves 8
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy Egg, Tree Nuts
Dietary Casein Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Midnight Snack, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Desserts, Freezable
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party
By author Melissa Belser

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 5 Tablespoons Dutch process cocoa
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cups organic sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil (used olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (used dairy free/gluten free)

Note

This is a super quick recipe, and only requires a food processor.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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In a food processor, blend nuts until they have the appearance of sand granules. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend in processor for about 2 minutes.
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Place brownie mixture in a greased 9 x 12 greased baking dish, spreading evenly across the top. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top, and bake for 20-25 minutes.
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