Desserts

Flourless Chocolate Brownies

These flourless chocolate brownies are amazing. No, really. They’re easy to make, they’re gluten-free, and they’re over-the-top full of chocolate! Just look at that crinkly, flaky top!

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This might be my favorite brownie recipe – they’re that good. Trust me, you’ll want to make these. 😉

Flourless Chocolate Brownie

Here’s the summary of how these insane flourless chocolate brownies came together (specifics are in the recipe at the end of this post). Melt the coconut oil and stir in the chocolate chips until melted. You’ll be gently stirring for a little while to get those chips melted. Sneak a taste or two, but leave some for the actual brownies. 😉 Set aside to cool.

Flourless Chocolate Brownies Collage

In another bowl, beat eggs, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. I did this by hand, but you can use a hand-held mixer. If beating by hand, keep going until smooth – about 3 minutes or so. Add melted chocolate mixture and continue stirring to completely combine. Add in cocoa powder, salt, cornstarch, and a dash of cinnamon. Mix well to combine. Batter will be thick. Pour into a parchment-lined and well-oiled pan (I used coconut oil) and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.

Flourless Chocolate Brownies Collage

Let the brownies cool completely before cutting and serving. Behold, the flaky and cracked top!

Flourless Chocolate Brownie

Consume with a glass of coconut milk, if that’s your thing. Equally wonderful would be a warm brownie topped with a scoop of coconut vanilla ice cream. The brownies didn’t last long enough for me to capture that photo! 😉

Flourless Chocolate Brownie

Enjoy!

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Flourless Chocolate Brownies (Gluten-Free)
 
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Flourless Chocolate Brownies (Gluten-Free)
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Serves: 9-12 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • ⅔ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Prepare pan by lining with parchment paper and oiling paper with coconut oil.

  3. In a microwave oven, melt coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. You can also melt the oil in a saucepan on the stove over low heat. Add in chocolate chips and gently stir until chips are completely melted. Set aside to cool.

  4. In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, coconut sugar and vanilla extract. You can beat by hand or by using a hand-held mixer. Beat until smooth, about 3 minutes by hand.

  5. Add in melted chocolate mixture and mix well.

  6. Add in cocoa powder, salt, cornstarch, and ground cinnamon. Mix well. Batter will be thick.

  7. Pour and spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.

  8. Remove from oven cool completely before cutting and serving.

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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

This Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad is perfect for any patriotic holiday gathering or just on its own.

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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

This fresh fruit salad is so simple to put together. I used organic fruits: strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. Just rinse the berries and pat them dry with paper towels. Slice the strawberries and bananas and just toss in the blueberries.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

I think fresh fruit salads can stand on their own, but I do like the addition of just a little honey and lemon, dressed just prior to serving. I add the juice of a lemon to the fruit and toss carefully before drizzling a little honey over the top of the fruit.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

If honey and lemon isn’t your thing, add a little freshly whipped cream to the top. Here, I’ve used freshly whipped coconut milk cream.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Honestly, fresh fruit can stand on its own without any help, don’t you think? Whichever way you choose to “dress” it, enjoy!

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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad
 
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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad
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Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups organic strawberries, washed, dried and sliced
  • 1 cup organic blueberries, washed and dried
  • 2 ripe organic bananas, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 organic lemon, juiced
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry strawberries and blueberries. Dry them well on a paper towel and gently pat dry to soak up water.

  2. Slice strawberries and bananas.

  3. Add strawberries, blueberries, and bananas to a serving bowl.

  4. Squeeze/pour lemon juice over fruit.

  5. Drizzle honey over fruit. Gently toss fruit salad, making sure lemon and honey are evenly distributed.

  6. Optional: serve with a dollop of freshly whipped coconut cream.

  7. Recipe is easily doubled.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

 

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Gluten-Free Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze

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It’s strawberry season and these gluten-free baked strawberry doughnuts with strawberry glaze were calling my name. In my haste to make these, solely for the purpose of immediately consuming them, a few silly things happened. I’ll point them out in the photos, starting with the one above. See the lovely white “dots” on the top of the doughnut? This is what happens when you forget to sift the confectioner’s sugar for the glaze. But guess what? It does not affect the taste at all, it just looks silly. Or rustic. Or like it was supposed to happen, right?

No matter. These were delicious. It was hard to stop tasting the glaze even with the spots of confectioner’s sugar!

Gluten-Free Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze

I wanted to make these gluten-free, so I used my old standby, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free One-to One Baking Flour. To that I added, baking powder, organic coconut sugar, and salt. I also used buttermilk in this recipe. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, just make your own by adding vinegar to milk, which is what I did for this recipe. (Complete instructions are in the recipe details at the end of this post.) You’ll also need an egg, vanilla extract and a little melted coconut oil. And of course, strawberries – you’ll need a cup of finely chopped strawberries.

Here’s a quick look at the batter mix and resulting doughnuts. Notice I over-filled my doughnut pan, because I really wanted only 6 doughnuts. However, you could stretch this batter and get 8 or 9 doughnuts out of it if you do the right thing and fill each doughnut section just 1/2 way full like you’re supposed to. Clearly, I didn’t follow the rules. Again, it did not affect the taste, just the aesthetics, but I didn’t care!

Gluten-Free Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze

While the doughnuts were baking, I mixed the glaze which is just confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract, a little half and half (or milk), and about 1/4 cup of finely chopped juicy strawberries. Once the doughnuts were baked, I let them cool for about 15 minutes before dunking them in the glaze.

Gluten-Free Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze

I glazed these twice, with a little drying time in between. So pretty (even with the white “dots” of sugar!).

Gluten-Free Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze

 

Gluten-Free Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze

Okay, I couldn’t wait any longer – I had to have a bite!

Gluten-Free Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze

They were delicious! If you have leftovers(!?), refrigerate them.

**Pro doughnut-eater tip: They taste amazing the next day if you heat them for about 20 seconds or so in the microwave to warm them up a bit. Do not overheat! But do enjoy them warm.

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Gluten-Free Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze
 
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Gluten-Free Baked Strawberry Doughnuts With Strawberry Glaze
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • DOUGHNUTS
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
  • ½ cup organic coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • (to make your own buttermilk, combine ½ cup half and half (or milk) and ½ teaspoon white or apple cider vinegar. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to form buttermilk.)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup fresh strawberries, diced and sitting in their own juices

  • GLAZE:
  • ¼ cup fresh strawberries, diced and sitting in their own juices
  • 1½ cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup half and half
Instructions
  1. TO MAKE THE DOUGHNUT BATTER:
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F and oil the doughnut pan with coconut oil. Set aside.

  3. Melt the coconut oil and set aside to cool.

  4. In a medium mixing bowl, add flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.

  5. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract. Pour in the cooled coconut oil and whisk to combine.

  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.

  7. Add in the diced strawberries and stir to combine.

  8. Spoon the batter into the doughnut pan. Do not overfill. You should be able to get 6 to 8 doughnuts out of this batter if you fill each doughnut circle only ½ way.

  9. Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Inserted knife (or toothpick) and if clean when removed, the doughnuts are cooked through.

  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from pan.

  11. Cool on wire rack for at least 15 minutes prior to handling and dipping in the glaze.

  12. TO MAKE THE GLAZE:
  13. Combine ¼ cup diced strawberries with 1 tablespoon sugar. Stir and mash with a fork, letting it sit at room temperature until strawberry juice is produced.

  14. Add this mixture to the confectioners sugar and mix well. Add in half and half and mix. If glaze seems too thick or too thin, add more half and half or confectioners sugar.

  15. Before glazing doughnuts, make sure to have wax or parchment paper under wire rack to catch any glaze drippings.

  16. To glaze doughnuts, dip each doughnut into the glaze and quickly remove, allowing to dry on wire rack.

  17. You may want to re-glaze each doughnut for a thicker coating. If so, just repeat dipping and drying.

Gluten Free Baked Strawberry Doughnuts
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Flourless Chocolate Cake With Ganache Glaze

You can whip up this flourless chocolate cake with ganache glaze in one bowl ~ no need for a mixer! This cake is dense and rich – perfect for chocolate lovers. Bonus: it’s easy!

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Here’s what I used to put it together: bittersweet chocolate chips, organic butter, organic eggs, vanilla extract, organic sugar, sea salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, organic ground cinnamon, decaf instant coffee, organic cream (for the ganache).

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Mixing it is quick. Melt butter and chocolate chips first (I did this in the microwave, but you can use a double boiler if you prefer), then add in sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, coffee powder and stir. Finally, add in eggs and cocoa powder and stir to combine. Pour it in a buttered 8″ cake pan and bake. Done! Well, almost…

Here’s the 8″ cake pan that I use:

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Once it comes out of the oven, invert it and let it cool completely before adding the ganache to the top. Once ganache is added, it needs to go in the refrigerator for about 4-6 hours, overnight if possible. This cake is actually better the next day because the ganache has had a chance to settle.

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Ganache Glaze
I like to glaze just the top of the cake. It is totally rich, so glazing the sides isn’t really necessary. Plus, it’s just a little less messy this way.

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Ganache Glaze

You can see how thick the ganache is here:

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Ganache Glaze

Another way to consume this amazing cake is to slice a small piece and warm it in the microwave just until the ganache starts to melt. I do this in about 20 second increments, checking to see if it’s warm enough. Don’t leave it in too long! Then I add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream to the bowl. Heaven!

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Ganache

Decadent ~ any way you choose to consume it!

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Flourless Chocolate Cake With Ganache Glaze
 
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Ingredients
  • CAKE
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted organic butter
  • ¾ cup organic sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. espresso powder or instant coffee
  • 3 large organic eggs
  • GANACHE GLAZE
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. CAKE
  2. Preheat oven to 375. Grease an 8" round cake pan with butter. Line bottom of cake pan with parchment paper cut to fit. Butter top of parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Add butter and chocolate ships to a medium-sized, microwave-safe mixing bowl. Microwave until butter and chips are soft. Stir until chips melt completely.

  4. Stir in sugar, salt, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and espresso/coffee powder.

  5. Add in eggs, beat until smooth.

  6. Add cocoa powder and mix to combine.

  7. Pour batter into cake pan.

  8. Bake for 25 minutes. Sides will begin to pull away from pan and top will have a crust like texture. Do not overbake.

  9. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before inverting to remove.

  10. Cool on cooling rack. Cake should be completely cool before glazing.

  11. GANACHE GLAZE
  12. Heat cream on stove over medium heat until just simmering. Immediately remove from heat and add in chocolate chips.

  13. Cover pan completely to seal in heat and let sit undisturbed for 5 minutes.

  14. Remove from heat and whisk mixture slowly to melt chips. Keep whisking until all chips are melted.

  15. For a thick ganache, cover and let cool. You can refrigerate ganache until ready to glaze cake.

  16. When ready to glaze cake, carefully pour or spoon ganache on top portion of cake.

  17. Refrigerate cake at 4-6 hours (best overnight) to let ganache firm up.

 

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You can whip up this flourless chocolate cake with ganache glaze in one bowl ~ no need for a mixer! This cake is dense and rich - perfect for chocolate lovers. Bonus: it's easy!You can whip up this flourless chocolate cake with ganache glaze in one bowl ~ no need for a mixer! This cake is dense and rich - perfect for chocolate lovers. Bonus: it's easy!

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