I’m not sure what to call these, as they are a slight variation of my Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe, which I have featured on my blog many times before!
I made this recipe, because I needed something NOT TOO SWEET to throw into lunch boxes, and for quick on-the-run snacks.
My boys also need extra protein for growth/muscles, and this brownie is pretty much made from almonds (protein), egg (protein), butter (protein) and chocolate (bit of protein)!
Yup, they are perfect for my boy’s school lunch boxes.
They are soft and moist like cake, but they hold together really well, like a fudge brownie.
Their taste and texture are similar to that of a light, chocolate cake.
They are SO yummy and easy to eat, as they are not super-sickly sweet.
They don’t taste weird, bitter, overly nutty and “healthy”.
So easy to make, only uses 4 ingredients!
I use 140g of cooking chocolate — half milk chocolate (70g) and half dark chocolate (70g) in order to reduce the sugar. Too much milk chocolate is too sweet, and too little milk chocolate makes it a bit bitter. Maybe you’d like to play around with the ratio to suit your own tastes, but I found my perfect ratio is 70g milk : 70g dark.
I tested this recipe about 12 times now haha!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies (With No Extra Sugar)
100g butter, salted
70g cooking milk chocolate
70g cooking dark chocolate
140g of almond meal
1. Preheat oven to 160C. Line a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper.
2. Slowly melt chocolate, butter on VERY LOW heat, and keep stirring until JUST smooth. Then let it cool for 10 minutes.
3. Whisk the eggs lightly in a separate bowl. Sift in the almond meal, or just stir out all lumps.
4. Stir egg + almond meal mixture into the chocolate mixture, until well combined.
5. Pour into the cake tin. Give the tin a thump to get rid of air bubbles.
6. Bake for 30 minutes or until your skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for another 10 minutes. Slice it up and eat!
Super easy! Enjoy!
So moist and yummy to eat!
They are easy to freeze and store too!
As some of you might know, I used to make a lot of protein balls – which is basically a mixture of almonds, oil, dates/sugar – but omg I hate rolling those balls, because they are messy and I’m lazy.
For me, these are much easier for me to make!