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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

GLUTEN FREE MOCHA BROWNIES

Here's a gluten-free brownie recipe. Let me know when you make it so I can come over! I'll bring coffee!

Brownies are indeed a comfort food, but, for those with celiac disease they need to follow a gluten free diet because according to research, people with gluten sensitivities report that eating gluten causes headaches, foggy thinking, ADHD-like symptoms and even depression, so that path to better focus and clearer think, even an improved mood may be the elimination of gluten from your diet.

If you haven't tried gluten free recipes this is a great place to start.

Gluten Free Mocha Brownies

Brownie Ingredients


15 Medjool dates, pitted, soaked and drained

¼ cup water
9 T raw cocoa ¼ cup agave syrup ¼ cup coconut oil, soft, not liquid 1 can garbanzo beans, drained 4 eggs ½ tsp baking powder 2 T espresso, ground fine

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Blend dates (in a blender) and ¼ cup water on high until it becomes a paste

3. Add eggs, cocoa, agave, coconut oil, baking powder and espresso; blend until smooth

4. Add garbanzo beans; mix on high until entire mixture is well incorporated, thick and smooth

5. Evenly distribute mixture into mini muffin tins (fills 30-32)

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes (until it passes the toothpick test); remove and cool on a wire rack