Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Individual Microwave Chewy Brownie, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free Microwave Brownie 1-12-14

Sometimes, you just have to have a treat, a real, honest-to-goodness treat.  I’m talking about chocolate.  I’m talking about a brownie.  Yes, I’ve made and tried many different brownies and cookies, some are grain free, some gluten free, all refined sugar free.  I haven’t found my very favorite yet.  This time, I just wanted my own little treat and I wanted it fast. 

I looked online and found too many, so I ended up just putting together my own concoction and YUM!  I’m so happy.  A food blogger’s job is so hard.  We have to make and eat food all for our readers’ benefit.  I know, such tough stuff.  You’re welcome.  Happy to be of assistance.  Even happier to have this fun, super quick chocolaty treat pretty much anytime I want.  I can make it, bake it (microwave) and be eating it in all of about five minutes.  You can, too!

I was going to hurry and blog this the night I made it, but realized it’s my duty to make sure it really was good more than once, so I took one for the team (YOU!) and made it again, you know, just to make sure.  I love how chewy it is. (Don’t over cook it!)  I love that I used an ancient whole grain gluten free flour (Premium Gold brand) that I found for a great price for five pounds at Costco.  And I LOVE that as a gluten free flour blend, it doesn’t have potato starch.  Most do.  I am not eating potatoes anymore and decided to include any form of the potato in that decision.  Lo and behold, almost every gluten free flour blend seems to have potato starch.  Not this one!   (Yes, I’ve made my own blend a few times, but this was too good to pass up.)  The ingredients in this flour are rice flour, ground flaxseed, quinoa flour, buckwheat flour, amaranth flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour and xanthan gum.  I love whole grains and this is GMO free.  I can’t wait to make other things with it.  So far, I’ve only used it for these brownies. 

Premium Gold Gluten Free All Purpose Flour

Individual Microwave Chewy Brownie, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

2 tablespoons Premium Gold Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (or any flour of your choice)

2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar

1 teaspoon egg white powder

1 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa

pinch of salt

1  1/2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk

1  1/2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/4-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

*optional mix-ins—1 tablespoon Enjoy Life or Sunspire Chocolate Chips

*1 tablespoon pecans or walnuts, toasted and chopped

In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, egg white powder, cocoa and salt.  Whisk together.  In another small bowl, mix the almond milk and coconut oil, microwave for 15 seconds if the coconut oil isn’t melted.  Stir in the vanilla.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until all combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips and/or pecans.  Save some of the chocolate chips for the top of the brownie if you’d like.  Lightly grease a 6 oz. ramekin with coconut oil.  Pour the batter into the ramekin and spread evenly.  Microwave on about 75% power for 45 seconds.  If you saved some chocolate chips, sprinkle them over the top.  Once they are melty, you can spread them over the top of the brownie or just leave them whole.  Eat the brownie warm!  Mmm.

Individual Microwave Chewy Brownies, gluten free, refined sugar free 1-13-14

Not necessarily the prettiest dessert and I’m going to have to not just make them late at night so I can get a better picture, but it sure tastes good, especially when you’ve been deprived of real brownies for so long and you just need something chocolaty.  Perfecto.


Jeannette said...

where do you buy your palm sugar? i find it online but it's usually pretty pricey.

but these look amazing! and easily adjustable for those not watching what they eat ;)

Katrina said...

Jeannette, I have been getting coconut sugar at Good Earth, which is like a smaller version of Whole Foods. The closest Whole Foods is a good hour away. :( BUT, our local grocery store just started carrying it, so it's close by! Yes, it is pricey at all those places though. The things we have to do for chocolate and treats, right!

megan said...

You KNOW the treat craving hit me the other day... and kudos to you for putting it together so quickly.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I have bought palm sugar at Costco! Really big bags, too, of course. I didn't know they had GF flour; I'll look for it. Thanks for this recipe!

White Toast with Butter said...

Why have you given up potatoes too? Is this all for the MS?