Our family is half-gluten free, half not. (And dairy-free when we can be.). What I mean is that 3 of us do our best to avoid wheat (most of the time, we do have our weak moments)... And mommy has yet to take the plunge and do it permanently with the middle children. There are too many convenient foods (I'm horrible, I know) that I seem to fall back on lately. Our eating jouney as a family has changed in many ways from when we first began as husband and wife almost 10 years ago. :)
And we don't have all the answers; we are constantly learning about food history, health and how food affects our bodies individually.
So if you are a "gluten-free" eater then try out this recipe for a yummy treat.
In our eating journey the hubs and I learned about coconut oil and it's benefits... As well as it's family member, coconut flour. Since we've tried it we have enjoyed several recipes with it in leiu of all-purpose wheat flour.
Check these babies out.
Try them out and see for yourself how easy it is to have a gluten-free treat.
Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Brownies
1/3 c butter
1/2 c cocoa powder
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c organic coconut flour, sifted
1 c chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°. In a medium saucepan over low heat, blend butter and cocoa powder. Remove from heat and let cool. In a separate bowl mix the eggs sugar and vanilla. Blend this into the Cocoa mixture. Stir in the coconut flour until the batter is no longer lumpy. Add the chocolate chips. Bake in pre-greased 8 x 8 baking pan for about 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.
Mix the flour in. I used a wooden spoon and switched to a woks to break up flour clumps because I forgot to sift it. Coconut flour is more dense than all-purpose flour.
Eat a few chocolate chips with your helper. This is a must or the recipe will not turn out right. :)
*warning: these are very filling so don't think you can go on a chocolate binge and eat a whole pan! The do have 6 eggs in the recipe, for crying out loud!