My heart was broken a day after the election and that’s when I decided to bake something sweet.
It was an emotional morning. I woke up feeling scared, worried and so incredibly sad.
Scared for our country, worried about the unknown, and so incredibly sad for her… we were so close to shattering that glass ceiling. I couldn’t help but wonder that if I felt this way, how must she have been feeling.
But now, it’s time to be more hopeful, positive, and come together as a country. I believe everything will be okay.
Okay, that's enough politics for the year. Now let’s talk about these brownies! I found this recipe on David Lebowitz’ website. I made some alterations by swapping butter for coconut oil and turbinado brown sugar for white sugar. Although I wasn’t able to achieve that crinkly top, these brownies turned out amazing... crispy on the outside, fudgy on the inside with just the right amount of sugar.
Flourless Walnut Brownies (gluten-free, low-carb)Flourless, Gluten-free
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- ¾ cup cane sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9x9 pan, place a foil paper on top, and grease the foil paper as well. I just used Coconut Spray to grease.
- On low heat, add coconut oil.
- Once it starts to melt, add the chocolate chips.
- Stir until melted, creamy and smooth. Turn off the stove.
- Add the sugar. Mix well using an electric mixer so the batter is not grainy.
- Add 1 egg at a time. Mix well.
- Now add the cocoa powder and cornstarch. Mix, but do not over mix.
- Add the walnuts. Gently stir.
- This is what you should have.
- Pour batter into foiled tray.
- Into the oven for 30 minutes. Once done, notice the top will be grainy. Once cool, cut into 16 squares.
use white sugar instead of turbinado brown sugar (perhaps the brown sugar is too grainy).
beat the batter longer until it is smooth and thick.
John/Kitchen Riffs says
I know what you mean about feeling sad. Anyway, agree -- enough politics! Great recipe -- this will cheer us up. Thanks!
Even though I'm Canadian, I can completely understand how you felt, it's scary!
The brownies look great though. My hubby will be happy because he is GF. I'm pinning it tontry later.
These looks great!! Thanks for always including step by step pics. Will make them for the holidays.
Thanks Komal. I'm so glad the step by step helps. I changed my format a little bit. Be sure to read my instructions on achieving a crinkly brownie.
very rich and delicious! made mine in a small cast iron pan, heavily greased, worked well! thanks for a recipe that doesn't call for like, 3 cups of sugar!
That's the key.. desserts that don't call for a ton of fat and sugar. I can't do extremes. Thanks so much, glad it worked out for you. 🙂