The BEST Triple Chocolate Brownies (and they just happen to be gluten- & dairy-free!)

If you’re trying to find a delicious, chocolate-y dessert for friends & family with gluten or dairy allergies this upcoming holiday season, look no further — this is it!

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Even if you’re not concerned about food sensitivities, this is a great way to get your chocolate fix but make it healthier!

This has been my go-to recipe for years for every occasion that requires a dessert and it never disappoints (except for all those times that I didn’t follow the recipe at all, but that’s another story…).

If I made the rules, chocolate would be its own food group — anyone else with me?? And since I’m not into coffee, it’s okay to get my daily caffeine fix with brownies for breakfast instead, right? ;)

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Triple Chocolate Gluten- & Dairy-Free Brownies

Preheat your oven to 350F.
Grease an 8″ square pan with coconut oil.

In a small saucepan, melt over low heat:
3 oz.  unsweetened baking chocolate (1 bar)
1 Tbsp.  coconut oil

In a medium bowl, or food processor, combine well:
3/4 cup  applesauce 
1/2 cup  sweet potato puree (pumpkin or butternut squash also works well!)
1/4 cup  coconut sugar (or whatever granulated sugar you like)
1/4 cup  honey
1/4 cup  cocoa or cacao powder
2 tsp.  vanilla

Add the melted chocolate to the bowl and mix until smooth.
Then add to the bowl:
3/4 cup  all-purpose gluten-free flour mix
1/2 cup  chocolate chips

1/2 cup  chopped pecans or walnuts
1 Tbsp.  cinnamon
1 tsp.  baking powder
1/2 tsp.  salt
Add 1/4 water if needed for desired consistency (it shouldn’t be too dry!).

Pour the batter into your greased square pan and even out with a spatula.
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Optional: Sprinkle with a few more chocolate chips, pecans and/or coconut and press into the batter.

Bake for 35-45 minutes, depending on your oven. Should be firm to the touch.

Cool and serve!

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These brownies are incredibly dense, almost like fudge…. so you might want to keep the pieces fairly small (especially if you like going for seconds… I may have eaten two large pieces after taking these photos and I was buzzing for hours from the caffeine!).

I hope you enjoy these, let me know how they turn out for you!

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Jacquie is a Virtual Assistant & professional pianist who has a keen interest in nutrition, fitness and simple living (and chocolate!!)

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