While not strictly a GAPS recipe as cocoa and carob powder are not permitted on this diet, this grain-free brownies recipe can be enjoyed by people who are semi-GAPS and do not find starches to be a problem like grains and other disaccharides like sugar.
Date sugar and date syrup are allowed on GAPS as both are made only from dates.
These are delicious! My kids love them and it is great as they are so filling that you can only eat one or two squares. With regular brownies made with flour, it seems an easy task to eat most of the pan (at least in my case!).
I’ve added links so that you can see which brands I use.
Grain Free Brownies Recipe
Healthy recipe for grain free brownies using whole food ingredients and sweetened with fruit. Satisfies without carbs and sugar!
- 1 cup pecan flour finely ground
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder or carob powder
- 1/2 cup date syrup
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup expeller pressed coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp chocolate extract use with carob powder only
- 4 drops stevia extract optional
- 1/4 tsp sea salt finely ground
Mix nut flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and optional baking soda in a pyrex 2 quart bakeware dish.
Pour in liquid coconut oil (warm it if necessary to liquefy) and mix well.
Add vanilla extract, chocolate extract, optional stevia and lightly beaten egg(s). Mix again.
Bake at 350 F/ 177 C for 20 minutes. Take care not to overbake.
Serve with blueberries and homemade whipped topping for an amazing taste treat.
Almond flour may be substituted for the pecan flour if desired.
Use 2 eggs instead of 1 if you prefer cake-like brownies.