Recipe : My Gluten Free Brownie

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gluten Free Brownie

Brownies are one of the easiest things to make and the most yummiest thing to eat. I cannot count the number of times I have baked them, shared them with friends and made them more as request from friends. The recipe is simple, one pot wonder and no laborious whisking and too much cleaning. My one has the goodness of oats in it which is again kid friendly and waist line friendly, well somewhat. My family and friends loves these little squares of joy and I am sharing the same with you all today.

Gluten Free Brownie

Brownie is basically a hybrid between a cake and a cookie. The outside should be a little crunchy while the inside should be soft and cakey. There are two version that one can make, one is cake version where you give less quantity of chocolate and more quantity of flour. And the fudgy version which is my favorite version, where the quantity of chocolate is more. This brownie recipe is the fudgy and oh so goody one. So here's what you would be needing.

Ingredients ~

Dark cooking chocolate, I have used Morde for this recipe : 250 gms
Granulated Sugar : 1 cup ( I take regular sugar and powder it in the mixer)
Dark Brown Sugar : 1 cup ( If you do not have brown sugar, use 2 cup of regular sugar instead)
Eggs at room temperature : 4
Cocoa Powder : 1/4 cup
Butter : 1 cup
Oats : 2 cup ( I have taken Quaker Oats and powdered it in the mixer)
Vanilla Essence
Baking Powder : 2 teaspoon
Salt : A pinch
Chocolate chip / Butter scotch balls / Walnuts whichever is handy.

Procedure ~

  • Preheat the oven at 200 degree Celsius. Take a rectangle or square baking tin whichever you happen to have handy and line it will butter paper and keep it aside.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients, oats powder, cocoa powder, salt in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Chop the chocolate and place in a microwave proof large mixing bowl and add in the butter. Then melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Stir the chocolate and butter occasionally in between so that every tiny bit of chocolate melts. Do not keep for longer duration in the microwave you might end up burning the chocolate.
  • Once melted, add in the both kinds of sugar and mix well with a wooden spatula or a balloon whisk. Once the mixture has cooled down a bit add in the eggs one by one mixing the mixture in between. Also add in the vanilla at this stage. Be careful about the temperature of the mixture while mixing in the eggs, you do not want chocolaty scrambled eggs.
  • Now add in the dry ingredients and combine well. Pour the batter in the lined baking dish and sprinkle chocolate chips, butterscotch balls, walnuts on top. I did not have walnuts at home so I skipped it. If you have add, by adding nuts it just becomes all the more tastier. Bake your brownie at 200 degree Celcius for about 30-40 minutes until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.
  • Once done, take it out, cool it for a bit and cut it in your desired shaped and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. As I had many people to share it with I had made tiny little squares. Enjoy the brownie warm with vanilla ice cream, or with coffee.

Gluten Free Brownie
Can you see white specks of oats peeping through the mixture. I had not finely milled the oats. Some bits were superfine powder and some were tiny specks.

Gluten Free Brownie

Gluten Free Brownie
I have very pleased on how this came out, the top part was a bit crunchy cookie like once cooled, but the inside was soft, crumbly chewy and oh so chocolaty.

If you want to make this brownie totally guilt free. You can replace the sugar quantity with Sugar free and the butter with a cup of canola oil or any flavorless oil. But me, for the moment do not want to be totally guilt free, a little bit sin in the form of butter and sugar is fine for me.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe, do try it and let me know how your's turned out. I am fasting today as we have Laxmi Puja at home and while I am craving for these tiny pieces of heaven, this is the perfect time to share this post. I made these on sunday and couple of pieces are there in the fridge. Once the Puja is done, these babies are going to find a new home, my tummy. He He He.

Happy Diwali and Happy Kali Puja guys.

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