Fudgy Brownies

Fudgy Brownies

Brownies… they’re here!  I’ve had a few people request this recipe, so I finally took photos of them before they got gobbled up, and now I’m ready to share them!

Before I get into the rich, indulgent nature of these gluten free treats, I wanted to share a quote and some inspiration.  Shoutout to my mom for sending me this one… I will forever be grateful for those daily motivational texts!

 

Some fun quote art 🙂

 

“Life is like ice cream, enjoy it before it melts”

I thought this quote was fitting, as this recipe may involve serving some brownies with a scoop of ice cream 🙂  However, it is an ever-important piece of advice.  

Too often, we find ourselves stuck in the daily grind of life, trying to complete a never-ending to-do list.  We get swept up trying to achieve some goal or get to a certain “place”.  We tell ourselves that once we reach it, we can relax and enjoy life.  Rather, we should enjoy the process because one thing always leads to another, and contentment can keep getting pushed to a thing of the future.  

 

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination”

 

I know I am guilty of this.  For example, I might opt for studying instead of hanging out with friends, aiming for that A.  Once I’m done, I might feel somewhat satisfied, but then I had missed out on something fun.  I certainly could have enjoyed my time socializing to much greater extent and gotten the school work done later.  

The other day, I was a bit stressed over my to-do list, but then, I saw the beautiful sunset out the window.  I knew it would only last a short time, so I took a lovely walk outside, simply enjoying the vibrant shades of yellow, pink, and orange painted across the sky.  When dusk arrived, I walked back inside feeling much more refreshed and productive.

 

The Gainesville sunset on April 9th (the best camera is the one you have with you… in this case my phone)

 

Much like the sunset, precious moments are short-lived.  That’s why it’s so important to step back, look at the big picture, and dwell in the present.  It is the only moment you can ever live in and the only moment you can control.  

When you are stuck in a grind and realize you’ve forgotten to have some fun, take some time to do something you love.  That could be going on a bike ride, painting a picture, baking some brownies (hint hint), or most anything you find fun.  You’ll be surprised at how good it makes you feel, and you will cherish a more fulfilled life on the way toward reaching your goals.

All in all, every time you indulge in some brownies and/or ice cream, let it be a reminder that moments melt away quickly, and the best thing to do is enjoy them.

 

 

Now onto this recipe… besides being wonderfully chocolatey, it has a couple special features.  First: it has no grains.  No flour… no oat flour… not even any almond flour!  For any gluten-free folks, this recipe is for you!  And if you don’t care about grains, you are still in the right place!

Since they have no flour, they are extra fudgy and gooey, which is definitely a preferable brownie characteristic in my book.  Plus, you can make them in one bowl (which is the second best thing about this recipe after being utterly delicious).  5 minutes prep and minimal cleaning – that deserves a thumbs up!

Bottom line: they are rich and yummy and serve well with a scoop of ice cream.  Eat up and enjoy!

 

 

AuthorLeah ClapperCategory, DifficultyBeginner

Yields16 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time40 mins

 1 cup chocolate chips
 ½ cup butter or coconut oil
 ¼ cup Greek yogurt
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 3 large eggs
 ¾ cup sugar (may increase to 1 cup if you prefer less dark chocolate)
 pinch salt
 ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 ¼ tsp baking soda

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2

Melt chocolate and butter/coconut oil together. Use high power for 1 minute in the microwave then stir until smooth.

3

Add Greek yogurt, vanilla, eggs, sugar, and salt. Mix or beat well.

4

Stir in cocoa powder and baking soda.

5

Grease or line an 8 x 8 cake pan with parchment paper. Spread batter evenly in the pan.

6

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean!

Ingredients

 1 cup chocolate chips
 ½ cup butter or coconut oil
 ¼ cup Greek yogurt
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 3 large eggs
 ¾ cup sugar (may increase to 1 cup if you prefer less dark chocolate)
 pinch salt
 ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 ¼ tsp baking soda

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2

Melt chocolate and butter/coconut oil together. Use high power for 1 minute in the microwave then stir until smooth.

3

Add Greek yogurt, vanilla, eggs, sugar, and salt. Mix or beat well.

4

Stir in cocoa powder and baking soda.

5

Grease or line an 8 x 8 cake pan with parchment paper. Spread batter evenly in the pan.

6

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean!

Fudgy Brownies



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