Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chocolate Espresso Brownies!!!!!

I have not blogged in a while!!!!! I have been busy in my kitchen creating new recipes. It took me 3 times to perfect my brownie recipe for the taste and texture I wanted. This recipe is free of Gluten-Dairy&Eggs as most of my recipes are unless noted. If you have a chocolate craving here is your medicine!!!!!

Recipe by: Maria Capellan

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Bake Time: 30-35 Minutes

Tools:   2 medium bowls
               Rubber Spatula
               Small heatproof bowl
               8 x 8 baking pan ( lined with parchment)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Dry Ingredients:    1 Cup brown rice flour
                                1/4 Cup Sorghum flour
                                1/4 Cup Cocoa powder       
                                2 Tbsp Tapioca flour
                                1/2 tsp Salt
                                1/2 tsp Baking Soda

Wet Ingredients:      3.2 oz Dark Chocolate  (melted) 70% or higher
                                  1/2 Cup Hot Espresso (or coffee)
                                  2 Flax eggs  ( 2 Tbsp ground flax  + 6 Tbsp warm water)
                                  2/3 Cup Agave Nectar
                                  1/2 Cup Unsweetened applesauce
                                  1/4 Cup Almond milk
                                  1.5 tsp Vanilla
                                  1/2 Cup Vegan chocolate chips or cocoa nibs (optional)

Note: I have not made these with walnuts...but I"m sure they would be fabulous!


1. Mix dry ingredients in medium bowl and set aside

2. Make Flax eggs and set aside for 10 min

3. Melt chocolate in heatproof bowl in microwave ( or double broiler)

4. Brew 1/2 Cup of strong coffee or espresso ( I used Instant espresso powder) set aside

5. Mix wet ingredients except the coffee

6. Mix dry ingredients with wet, then pour hot coffee and mix well


Bake for 30-35 minutes (Top will crack a little)

Let COOL 30-40 minutes. I refrigerated mine a few hours so they are easier to cut! Enjoy!