You know, sometimes you just need chocolate.  And sometimes that chocolate needs to be warm and gooey and have a good bite to it, and no matter how many times various family members tell you to just go make some hot cocoa, you just need brownies.

This recipe was a hole-in-one–perfect on my first try.  (It’s nice to know those still happen, what with my lengthy argument with all things pasta, and total failure to even approach crescent rolls from a great distance.)  There’s not a lot to say about them that they don’t say for themselves, so really, let’s get right to it.  Eat up and be happy.  :-)

GF Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup oat flour mix
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • optionally, chocolate and/or peanut butter chips to decorate with!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and lightly “cocoa” (instead of flour) a 9x13x2 pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt together the butter and cocoa over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.  Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Blend in the sugar, then beat in the eggs one at a time.
  4. Stir in the vanilla, oat flour mix, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Finally, fold in those nuts!  Any kind of nut you like will do; we used pecans this time.
  6. Spread the finished batter evenly in the pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes.  It won’t pass the toothpick test, but it’ll come close.
  7. If you want to top these with some peanut butter and chocolate chips, just sprinkle them on top while the brownies are still warm.  Let cool and solidify, and enjoy!

Once more unto the breach (or something like that), with pictures:

GF Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup oat flour mix
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • optionally, chocolate and/or peanut butter chips to decorate with!

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and lightly “cocoa” (instead of flour) a 9x13x2 pan.
2.  In a large saucepan, melt together the butter and cocoa over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.  Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
3.  Blend in the sugar, then beat in the eggs one at a time.
4.  Stir in the vanilla, oat flour mix, baking powder, and salt.
5.  Finally, fold in those nuts!  Any kind of nut you like will do; we used pecans this time.
6.  Spread the finished batter evenly in the pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes.  It won’t pass the toothpick test, but it’ll come close.
7.  If you want to top these with some peanut butter and chocolate chips, just sprinkle them on top while the brownies are still warm.  Let cool and solidify, and enjoy!