gluten free is about you and taking control of your health. Some people may find the idea of a gluten free lifestyle to be difficult, but allow yourself some time to adjust. Begin by surrounding yourself with the people that will support you in your health journey. On this journey to better health, understand that going gluten free is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle and any change will take a little adjustment.
Fortunately, we’re in the day and age of Pinterest and Google and for whatever question you may have, the answer is only an internet search away! What contains gluten and what does not will become common knowledge for you, and you’ll discover recipes that you’ll love. It’s important to discover your favorite gluten free goodies so that you’re better able to resist temptation. The most tempting treats for me were always brownies! I have several recipes for brownies but my latest recipe, is by far the greatest; enjoy!
The Greatest Brownies
- 3/4c Sunflower Seed Butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2T coconut butter; or mashed avocado
- 3T coconut oil, liquid
- 2T applesauce
- 1/3c pumpkin puree
- 1/2c cocoa powder
- 1/2t baking soda
- 1t baking powder
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1/4t nutmeg
- *optional: 2T chocolate chips; stevia
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly grease with coconut oil. Place all of your wet ingredients into a blender. Blend together. [You may need to stop intermittently to scrape down the sides].
In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Now add the contents of the blender to the mixing bowl and stir your ingredients all together (including optional ingredients). The batter will be really thick and probably sticky (that’s nutbutters for you!). Spread the gooey, delicious batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
Let the pan cool completely before removing the “brownie loaf”. Cut and enjoy the greatest brownies ever! [putting the brownies in the fridge for an hour or two before cutting the brownies helps; and they only get better!]